Academic phishing


18 March 2017


Invitations to write for bogus journals and speak at bogus conferences keep rolling in. Here is one I received today.

Dear Dr. Rob J. Hyndman, It is our great pleasure to welcome you to join in Part 2: Knowledge Economy Symposium of GCKE-2017, which will be held in Qingdao, China during September 19-21, 2017. And we cordially invite you to propose a Speech on your recent research of Corrigendum to: “Hierarchical forecasts for Australian domestic tourism” [International Journal of Forecasting 25 (2009) 146–166]… . Your prompt reply with a speech proposal (Speech Title and abstract preferred along with full CV) will be highly appreciated!

That particularly exciting piece of research is freely available here. I’m trying to imagine how I could expand it into a full talk.