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Conference Accreditation and Need of a Bibliometric Measure to Distinguish Predatory Conferences

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Centre for Materials Interfaces, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera, Italy
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Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications (DiSIA), Florence University, Viale Morgagni 59, 50134 Florence, Italy
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The Graduate School, Augusta University, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
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Academic Editor: Oleg V. Mikhailov
Publications 2021, 9(2), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9020016
Received: 1 March 2021 / Revised: 30 March 2021 / Accepted: 21 April 2021 / Published: 22 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modern Problems of Scientometric Assessment of Publication Activity)
Academic conferences offer scientists the opportunity to share their findings and knowledge with other researchers. However, the number of conferences is rapidly increasing globally and many unsolicited e-mails are received from conference organizers. These e-mails take time for researchers to read and ascertain their legitimacy. Because not every conference is of high quality, there is a need for young researchers and scholars to recognize the so-called “predatory conferences” which make a profit from unsuspecting researchers without the core purpose of advancing science or collaboration. Unlike journals that possess accreditation indices, there is no appropriate accreditation for international conferences. Here, a bibliometric measure is proposed that enables scholars to evaluate conference quality before attending. View Full-Text
Keywords: conference indicator; conference impact factor; conference accreditation; bibliometric measure conference indicator; conference impact factor; conference accreditation; bibliometric measure
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Makvandi, P.; Nodehi, A.; Tay, F.R. Conference Accreditation and Need of a Bibliometric Measure to Distinguish Predatory Conferences. Publications 2021, 9, 16. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9020016

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Makvandi P, Nodehi A, Tay FR. Conference Accreditation and Need of a Bibliometric Measure to Distinguish Predatory Conferences. Publications. 2021; 9(2):16. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9020016

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Makvandi, Pooyan, Anahita Nodehi, and Franklin R. Tay. 2021. "Conference Accreditation and Need of a Bibliometric Measure to Distinguish Predatory Conferences" Publications 9, no. 2: 16. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9020016

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