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 »
The International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology has accepted for publication a manuscript that was first written in 2005 to protest spam conference invitations. The paper contains the F-word throughout the manuscript.
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.
The brand-new mega oncology journal Cancer Research Frontiers is in the process of launching. It is not associated with Nature Publishing Group’s open-access imprint Frontiers, as far as I can tell. The journal is ambitious and makes many promises to prospective authors, promises I am not sure they can keep.