Dr. Mehrdad Jalalian. Academic Journalism, Publication Ethics

The journal "Mitteilungen Klosterneuburg" is hijacked!

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I received several emails from academic researchers for a while in early 2014, asking me about the originality of a website that was claiming to be the official website of the journal "Mitteilungen Klosterneuburg" (ISSN: 0007-5922).

On March 8, 2014, I performed a deep investigation of the journal and the respective website. I found that the journal is hijacked! The story was similar to almost all previous journal hijackings. The cyber-criminals registered a domain and designed a website for this journal and began to send call-for-paper spam emails to authors claiming that their journal is an ISI indexed journal with an impact factor compiled by the web of science (WOS) of Thomson Reuters.

The fake website can be seen at: http://mitt-klosterneuburg.com. The legitimate publisher’s website is: http://weinobstklosterneuburg.at , and the published issues of the journal can be seen at http://bundesamt.weinobstklosterneuburg.at/seiten/index.php/view.408.

I should add that no valid link from Thomson Reuters to the authentic website is available (last visit on June.12.2014).

 

The image below shows an screenshot of the hijacked journal

 

 

 


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