When I analyze and investigate possible predatory publishers, there is one name that I frequently see: George Perry.
This blog will be adding an appeal process soon. If any publisher or independent journal feels that it should not be included on one of the two lists (publishers, independent journals), a process will be in place to handle appeals. The appeal process will involve a blind review by a three-member advisory board that will study the appeal and make a recommendation (keep, remove) to the website owner.
The Journal of Academic and Business Ethics is one of 19 journals published by the Jacksonville, Florida-based Academic and Business Research Institute (AABRI). The institute appears to be chiefly a one-man operation headed by entrepreneur Dr. Russell K. Baker, who is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at the Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University .
One of the things I look for in scholarly open-access publishers is an understanding of and a commitment to digital preservation. In fact, my Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers includes one criterion related to this: “The publisher … has no policies or practices for digital preservation.”
I recently discovered a group of 15 brand-new journals that are not published under the banner of any publisher — each operates as an independent journal. They all have an intriguing relationship with Academic and Scientific Publishing, a new predatory publisher I recently described in an earlier blog post.
The gold rush continues — gold open-access, that is. This blog post briefly describes a brand-new publisher we recently discovered. It has serious problems. Let me explain.
Increasingly, unethical authors and predatory publishers are learning new tricks to make it more difficult to detect plagiarism in their writings and published articles. Here are five methods they are using to defeat automated plagiarism detection programs.