Why Researchers Should Avoid the Clute “Institute”

November 27, 2014
Clute Institute door

The entrance to the “Institute”

Among the questionable publishers on my list, the one physically closest to me is the so-called Clute Institute. It’s located in a lonely professional building southwest of Denver, in a small office (shown above). It is not an institute in any honest sense of the term. Clute is merely a scholarly vanity press. Read the rest of this entry »


Open-Access Physics Journal Accommodates Authors Blacklisted from arXiv

November 25, 2014
Progress in Physics

Dark matter.

Progress in Physics is an open-access journal that publishes articles unsuitable for mainstream physics journals. Among other roles, it provides desperate authors, some of whom have been blacklisted from arXiv, a place to publish their work.

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Open-Access Medical Publisher Has Contradictory Journal

November 18, 2014
Scholoxy

Scholarly hypoxia is more like it.

Scholoxy is an India-based scholarly publisher of six medical journals. The publisher is a massive spammer, and it includes a medical journal with an unscientific title. Read the rest of this entry »


OA Publisher Known for its Junk Science Has Chinese Language Imprint with 160 Journals

November 13, 2014
Hans Publishers Inc.

Be very careful

Hans Publishers Inc. (also HansPub or 汉斯) is the Chinese-language counterpart of Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP), a highly-questionable publisher that has been on my list for many years, a publisher that does not hesitate to publish junk science provided the fee is paid.

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