[Taxacom] Warning

EBERWEIN Roland roland.eberwein at landesmuseum.ktn.gv.at
Mon Sep 10 05:47:08 CDT 2012

Dear colleagues,

the websites http://www.wulfeniajournal.at and http://www.wulfeniajournal.com are not the official websites of the botanical journal "Wulfenia: Mitteilungen des Kaerntner Botanikzentrums" published by the Regional Museum of Carinthia. Both websites criminally usurp the identity of the official journal. They fraudulently use false informations, a false editorial board and false publication requirements to encourage authors to submit articles and to transfer page fees to a bank account in Yerevan (Armenia).

The criminals use Address, ISSN, Impact Factor, etc of the official journal. They changed the URL of the Regional Museum of Carinthia at Thomson Reuters Master Journal List directing users to their homepage. You can identify the homepages cited above as fake by checking names of persons: the criminals have severe problems to distinguish between first names and surnames (eg Editor's name: Prof. Vienna S. Franz).

Please, don't transfer any money to VTB Bank (Armenia), Yerevan Branch, Taylors Publications LLC (16048185548601 and 16048185548602).

The Regional Museum of Carinthia is not liable for any offence undergone by potential authors who would have submitted articles via the websites mentioned above. Download of articles from these websites which were published in the official journal Wulfenia is illegal.

Best regards,

PS: According to the current thread on e-only publication for zoology: are new names of taxa published in a fake journal valid?
Mag. Dr. Roland K. Eberwein
Regional Museum of Carinthia
Carinthian Botanic Center
Prof.-Dr.-Kahler-Platz 1
9020 Klagenfurt / Woerthersee
Tel.: +43 463 502715 11

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