Summary:

The AMEE Office has been advised that a journal titled the, Journal of Modern Education Reviews, has offered dubious publication requests to some AMEE 2012 conference attendees.

Article:

The AMEE Office has been advised by two AMEE 2012 participants that they have been approached by the Journal of Modern Education Reviews offering to publish a paper they presented at AMEE 2012.

The approach appeared to be plausible. However, once ‘accepted’ following a dubious peer review process, authors are asked to pay page charges which were not previously disclosed. On further investigation it appears this is a scam involving a number of journals across the different professions and the journal does not exist on Thomson Reuters Master Journal List although it does have a website. We therefore advise extreme caution if unsolicited offers to publish are received.

As a precaution the AMEE Office has removed all author email addresses from the Abstract Book online at www.amee.org (http://www.amee.org/) and have uploaded a revised version. The online Conference Programme is temporarily unavailable and a new version will be uploaded next week.