With the rise of predatory behavior in the publishing industry, many predatory publishers have expanded their business models to make additional profits from fake conferences.
At a glance, these predatory conferences can seem to be legitimate and scientific based events. Be aware that these conferences are actually organized by revenue generating companies who not only exploit presenters and attendees, but also increase profits by collecting registration fees. In addition, these fake conferences do not provide adequate scholarly presentation sessions. Many academics arrive at these conferences only to discover that there are very few attendees, a limited number of actual presentations, or that multiple conferences covering a wide range of topics are combined into a single conference.
Spot predatory conferences by looking for the following red flags: