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This short paper
presents a case report on detecting hijacked journals. Towards identification
of a fake journal website and preventing a hijacked paper, we can use different
tools including Google Scholar (an altmetric tool), Web of Science (WoS) and
Scopus (both as scientometric databases) to distinguish a fake
website from a legal journal website. Our evaluation shows that analysis of a
doubtful website for a targeted journal based on Google Scholar is not reliable.
In fact, the use of scientometric tools for tracking prior publications of the
targeted journal is compulsory. Another result of this case study is that
in some uncommon cases, fake websites may sometimes convince a scientometric database
in order to be partially indexed along with an abstracting of their
hijacked papers while these websites steal identity of the legal journals.
Therefore as a results, we should check both of WoS and Scopus
for verifying a fake website at the same time to obtain more