According to Wikipedia, a content farm is “… a company that employs large numbers of often freelance writers to generate large amounts of textual content which is specifically designed to satisfy algorithms for maximal retrieval by automated search engines. Their main goal is to generate advertising revenue through attracting reader page views as first exposed in the context of social spam.”
A bogus proofreading service is spamming scholars with illiterate solicitations for its business.
The explosion of author-pays open-access journals has created a severe shortage of unused journal names. This shortage is causing new publishers to be creative in coming up with titles.
Laval, Québec is the location of CSCanada, the latest addition to my list of predatory open-access publishers. This publisher gives its headquarters address as: 758, 77e AV, Laval, Quebec, H7V 4A8, Canada, but when I look at that address using Google Maps, I see what appears to be a low-rent apartment complex.
Another mega-publisher from India has appeared. This one is called Cloud Journals, which itself is a division of an organization called Intellectual Society, a group that falsely claims to be the “world’s first online and most active organization devoted to online education and open access publications.”
Cairo-based Hindawi Publishing Corporation’s mega-publication Scientific World Journal has lost its impact factor.