Two OA Journals Share the Same Title and Each Claims the Other is Not Legitimate

May 5, 2015

Two open-access journals — each titled Amphibian & Reptile Conservation — both claim to be the official organ of an organization also called Amphibian & Reptile Conservation. The split is the apparent result of a bitter academic “divorce.” Both journals use strong language to warn readers about the other one.

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Evidence of Paper Mills Seeking to Collaborate with Legitimate Journals?

April 30, 2015
International Bauhaus Science Press

A front for a paper mill?

Paper mills are companies that write scholarly articles and then sell the authorship to researchers needing extra publications. They then arrange to have the articles published in prestigious journals. I have evidence that a possible paper mill is looking for journals in North America that will collaborate with it and publish its brokered articles in exchange for money.

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More Junk Journals from a Bogus Research Center

April 28, 2015
Center for Global Research Development

Another bogus “Center”

I recently learned of a brand-new predatory publisher launching with twelve broad-scoped journals. Such a launch is routine these days — nothing new about this. What’s unique about this fleet launch, however, is its apparent connection to another notorious open-access publisher.

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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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