Why the WSEAS is Not a Predatory Publisher. Is WSEAS a Predatory Publisher? No! Of Course, No!

Authors: Klimis Ntalianis, Badea Lepadatescu, Dmitry A. Tarasov, Imre J. Rudas, Vincenzo Niola, Valeri Mladenov, Nikos Mastorakis, John Kechagias, Vladimir Vasek

Abstract: We will try to prove in this study that WSEAS does not have any relation with fake and predatory publishers. In this article we use the criteria of Megan O'Donnell in the web site https://instr.iastate.libguides.com/predatory/id for Predatory Publishers, [1] .Mihiretu Kebede, Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer and Brook Tesfaye Tekle in their recent article [2] examined what the so-called predatory journals are and how they do operate. Kyle Siler in his blog [3] writes the following: “The nature and extent of predatory publishing is highly contested. Whilst debates have often focused defining journals and publishers as either predatory or not predatory. Kyle Siler [3] argues that predatory publishing encompasses a spectrum of activities and that by understanding this ambiguity, we can better understand and make value judgements over where legitimacy lies in scholarly communication”. In this article, we would like to examine if the WSEAS is a Predatory Publisher or not. The answer is that WSEAS does not have any relation with the so-called Predatory Publishers. The WSEAS is not and has never been “Predatory Publisher”.

Pages: 84-90

DOI: 10.46300/91015.2022.16.15

International Journal of Systems Applications, Engineering & Development, E-ISSN: 2074-1308, Volume 16, 2022, Art. #15