Alert issued for Predatory Publisher – “IADCES (International Agency for Development of Culture, Education and Science)”


SCAM WARNING –  IADCES (International Agency for Development of Culture, Education and Science)

Researchers are advised that a publishing site called IADCES (International Agency for Development of Culture, Education and Science) is engaging in predatory publishing activities, with false claims to various affiliations with Australian Universities.

The contact details for IADACES ( point to an address which is the office of Monash Conferences (a unit of Monash University).The physical address has been investigated, and there is no indication of the existence of IADCES. The IADCES website is registered in Ukraine, not Australia. The Australian editor, claimed to be John Goldwater, is the technical contact for the website in Ukraine.

IADCES is also claiming to have registered journals in Australia, and to be publishing them in co-ordination with Australian Universities.

It is understood that this site is a scam.

The matter was investigated by John Wiley & Son publishers, and Professor Brian Leiter, University of Chicago Law School.

Further Information

Please note that authors submitting an article to this website may lose the opportunity to resubmit to a legitimate journal. For more information, see Section 4 of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research:

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