Beware World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology (WASET) Law and Culture Conferences – Predatory Publisher Alert

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The World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology hosts annual conferences, under names such as the International Conference on Law, Culture and the Humanities, and the International Conference on Government, Law and Culture. Calls for papers can be found all over the Internet, and though the website looks very official and says many of the right things – your paper may be published, may be peer-reviewed, etc. – the only problem is, the World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology, otherwise known as WASET, is a known predatory publisher. Predatory publishers are those that misrepresent themselves to authors in order to make money off their books or articles without providing a legitimate scholarly credit to your resume. WASET has even been known for running conferences with titles very close to the names of “legitimate conferences” in order to convince potential scholars to submit their work. According to the Ottawa Citizen, all you need to do to present is register (and pay a fee of over $500) to present at a WASET conference, which holds conferences every few days around the world.

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