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Latest News from the ISSM - August 30, 2019 Member Login
Watch Out for Predatory Conferences!

Predatory conferences are a frequent problem for academics, and it's becoming harder to distinguish which meetings are real and which are fake.   

ISSM members are advised to keep their eyes and ears open for conference scams. How can you tell? Here are some basic warning signs: 

  • Sponsorship by an unknown organization.
  • Spelling and grammar errors on the conference website. 
  • Missing or spotty contact information.
  • Excessively high registration fees.
  • Quick turnaround time for abstracts.

If you are unsure about the legitimacy of a meeting, ask your colleagues what they know about it. These articles also share tips: 

9 Signs a Conference is a Fake (Ex Ordo)

Predatory conference scammers are getting smarter (Chemistry World)

Tips on How to Identify and Avoid Predatory Conferences (Enago Academy)

The Caltech Library offers an extensive list of resources as well.

Pubic Hair Removal Practices May Follow Social Norms

Both women and men remove their pubic hair, and their reasons for removing (or not removing) hair may align with social norms and sexuality, according to a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study. 

Over 4,400 people in northern Belgium completed an online survey, answering questions about their own pubic hair removal practices, along with their attitudes and expectations for their partner. 

Pubic hair removal was much more common in women: 80% said they did so, compared to 39% of the men. 

The participants also shared their views on pubic hair removal as a reflection on femininty or masculinity and how it affected their sexual enjoyment. Click here for more details. 

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