The monographic series Reef Resources Assessment and Management Technical Papers has been hijacked as an open-access journal.
These two companies are owned by the same individual and are all about profit and not about scholarship, in my opinion. WSEAS is the original company, NAUN appeared more recently. Both organizations gratuitously use the terms “academy,” “society,” and “union.” They are really just for-profit companies seeking easy income.
The Photon Foundation is a predatory publisher of fifty bogus journals. This publisher, which uses Google Sites as its publishing platform, has been on my list for some time. I recently learned that the publisher is trying to use deception to get manuscript submissions from legitimate journals with titles similar to its journals.
We recently learned about a new scholarly open-access publisher whose name sounds very much like that of an established scholarly publisher.
Index Copernicus is a Poland-based company that offers several services related to scholarly publishing. One of their products is a journal rating system, and I am concerned about the methods they use for ranking journals and the high proportion of predatory journals in their database.