More Published Pseudo-Science from Chinese Publisher SCIRP

April 23, 2015
SCIRP junk epidemiology

Vanity press

If you are a bogus scientist who wants to publish a fake scientific article, I’d like to recommend SCIRP, Scientific Research Publishing. They’d be happy to have you as a customer. They’ve just published another unscientific epidemiology article.

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Mexican OA Journal Demands a “Mordida” from Authors Submitting Manuscripts

April 21, 2015
Revista Agrociencia

Cultivating money.

The journal Agrociencia, published by the Colegio de Postgraduados in Mexico, demands that submitting authors subscribe to the journal before their submissions will be considered for peer-review. A subscription costs $160, and there are additional fees once the paper is accepted. Read the rest of this entry »

Fake Peer Review: More Documentation

April 16, 2015

Completely bogus.

The International Journal of Education and Research is a predatory journal published by the so-called Contemporary Research Center Australia, which is based in Bangladesh. It does a fake peer review. Read the rest of this entry »

Joseph Publishing Group Launches with 17 New Biomedical Sciences Journals

April 14, 2015
Joseph Publishing Group

Joseph who?

This publisher describes itself like this:

Joseph Publishing Group is an international peer-reviewed science and medicine journals.

It goes downhill from there.

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OA Publisher to Peer Reviewer: Never Mind

April 9, 2015

Avoid this publisher.

The Indian open-access publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international invited a professor from Montclair State University to complete a peer review on a manuscript it had received, and he agreed. Less than a week later, the professor got a surprising email from the publisher.

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Questionable Subscription Publisher Acts Like a Predatory OA One

April 7, 2015
Knowledge Enterprises Journals

A publisher to avoid.

Knowledge Enterprises Journals is a subscription publisher that acts like a predatory publisher. It charges author fees, yet it’s not open-access. It requires copyright transfer, and it sends lots of annoying, high pressure, spam.

Update, 2015-04-23: The publisher has changed its name to KEI PUBLISHING.

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Possible Paper Mill Company Has Proliferating Websites

April 2, 2015
Biblical Greek

This questionable company does a poor job of making up names.

Last December, I wrote a post about a possible paper mill, called Journal Publication. Now it appears the company behind Journal Publication is very nimble and has created several new brands, each represented by a new website offering the same “get published” services. Read the rest of this entry »


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