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Location: Kyoto and Auckland
Work interests: research, editing, science communication
Affiliation/website: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
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Contact: email = researchcooperative-at-gmail-dot-com
Favourite publications: Various, and especially the open access versions of older journals with effective review systems

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Work: ethnobotany, prehistory, museum curation
Affiliations: 1996-present: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. 1995: Freelance editor, Kyoto. 1994: JSPS Research Visitor, Kyoto University, Kyoto. 1993: Research Visitor, Australian National University, Canberra. 1991: Visiting Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.1990: STA Fellow, National Institute for Ornamental Plants, Vegetables, and Tea (NIVOT), Ano, Japan
Contact: National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511
Biographical: Established the Research Cooperative in 2001
Favourite Publications: Various

Rejecting applications for membership - detecting spam

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By: Research Cooperative
Posted in: Research Co-op

Joining our network is not an automatic process. The profile of each new member has to be checked by a living person (me) and then manually approved (by pressing the 'approve' button). Without this, our membership would be quickly dominated by spam robots posing as humans, or humans working as spam robots.

Today I found an application and profile that was clearly composed without any evidence of a human mind at work: although all parts of the form were filled with academic looking details, the details in different parts of the form were inconsistent and nonsensical in combination. They appear to have been composed by combining details from the profiles of various recently joined members.

Here is what I saw, with the name deleted in case the name actually belongs to a real person.

If anyone believes this member was wrongly rejected, please let me know!

Thanks, Peter


About R.... G..... [name deleted]

What is your location? (country, region, city, or other))
USA, Nebraska, plainview
Self-description (You can represent yourself or an organisation)
learner, university undergraduate
Work areas/research interests - general, specific, or both
psychology and language learning
Preferred means of contact
Mail via my profile mail box
Preferred language(s) for correspondence
Further details - e.g. contact info, working languages, short CV
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Kinshasa,P. M .B. 1115, Kinshasa, Speaks and writes English.
Am 24, pursuing Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics/Extension,Masters Degree in Extension and Rural Development,and currently a Ph.D researcher in the University of Reading,United state and also a lecturer in the University.
What are your favourite local and international research-related journals, newsletters, or popular-science magazines? Please name up to six publications in total, without ranking, across these categories
Global Journal of Agricultural Research - Nigeria, Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, Journal of Agriculture and Environment, Finland, Journal of Agriculture - Pakistan, Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development - Bangladesh, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Elserveir Journal, UK and the USA.
How would you like to use this website?Private

to start or join a project or group, to make an offer of help
Comments for the Administrator (questions, issues, advice, etc.)Private

Australian Journal of Agricultural Research,


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