Many predatory publishers have expanded their business models to make additional profits from fake conferences. At a glance, these predatory conferences can seem to be legitimate, scientific based events. Be aware that these conferences are actually organized by revenue generating companies who exploit presenters and attendees. These fake conferences do not provide adequate scholarly presentation sessions. Many academics arrive at these conferences only to discover that there are very few attendees, a limited number of actual presentations, or that multiple conferences covering a wide range of topics are combined into a single conference.
Conference Organizers and Sponsorship
Aim & Scope
Peer Review Process
The original version of this guide was created by Ruth Bueter, Serials Librarian at George Washington U. Library. She generously gave me permission to use hers as a template for this guide.