Reliability of Hijacked Journal Detection Based on Scientometrics, Altmetric Tools and Web Informatics: A Case Report Using Google Scholar, Web of Science and Scopus

2019-12-20T16:58:03Z (GMT) by Mohammad R. Khosravi Varun G. Menon
This paper presents a case report on detecting hijacked journals. Towards identification of a fake journal website and preventing a hijacked paper, we use different tools including Google Scholar - as an altmetric tool, Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus, both as scientometric databases, to distinguish fake website from a legal (printed) journal. Our evaluation shows that analysis of a doubtful website should be done not just using Google Scholar. In fact, use of scientometric tools for tracking prior publications of the journal is compulsory. Main result of this case study is that in some uncommon cases, fake websites may convince scientometric databases in order to be fully/partially indexed along with an abstracting of their hijacked papers. Therefore as a results, we should check both WoS and Scopus for verifying a fake website.