Dr. Mehrdad Jalalian. Academic Journalism, Publication Ethics

Texas Journal of Science is hijacked

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Texas Journal of Science (ISSN: 0040-4403) was hijacked by a group of cyber-criminals in 2012. The legitimate journal is published by the Texas Academy of Science in the United States. To my knowledge, as of June 1, 2014, this is the only journal that has been hijacked in the United States. I should say that a Valid link from Thomson Reuters to the authentic website is available/or added recently (last visit on June.12.2014). 

Additional information:

Legitimate Publisher:  http://www.texasacademyofscience.org 

Legitimate journal: http://www.texasacademyofscience.org/Texas_Journal_of_Science 

 

And I detected three counterfeit websites for the hijacked journal:

http://www.texassciences.us 

http://www.texassciences.com 

http://www.texasacademyofscience.com 

I should add that all of the three counterfeit websites are currently offline (last visit on June.12.2014).

  


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