Disclaimer on the existence of a fake website



We write to inform the general public that the website https://unijisedu.com/index.php/ijis is fake and does not belong to us. A syndicate group created the website to make money from unsuspecting members of the international community. Their mode of operation is to take the articles we have published, place them on their website and then add their own articles. However, the articles that they add are not usually indexed in Scopus because it is not a legitimate website. They have also tried to link their website illegitimately to the International Serial Number (ISSN) Portal, but they also did it wrongly. For example, the ISSN like  https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN-L/2735-9891

 Which they provided only takes you to the ISSN portal, and there is nowhere on the ISSN portal for you to click to take you to the illegitimate website. However, if you click this link, https://portal.issn.org/api/search?search[]=MUST=default=Ianna+Journal+of+Interdisciplinary+Studies&search_id=34704987 , our journal URL is provided, and when you click on it, it takes you to our website.  Here are the key signs to look  out for  to know that the website is fake:

  1. Our journal is open-access, but the content on the website is closed.
  2. We have not published articles outside of Nigeria, but the website contains articles purportedly coming from authors from other countries.
  3. Articles published on the website do not contain the authors' details, such as the corresponding author's email address and institutional affiliations of contributing authors.
  4. They only listed the names of fake Editorial Board members without designations. For example, there is no Editor-in-Chief, no Associate Editor, etc.

NOTE: IJIS cannot be judged based on the website's activities because it is an illegitimate venue. The Internet is a free space, so we have no control over what people do with it. We encourage authors to stay away from the website, as it is fake. We assure our readers and authors that we will continue to work hard to identify fake websites that want to use our name to make money from the public because it is indexed in Scopus.

Dr Gever Verlumun Celestine

Editor-in-Chief, Ianna Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Website: https://iannajournalofinterdisciplinarystudies.com/index.php/1/about