Srinubabu Gedela, the owner of India-based OMICS Publishing Group, authored a chapter in the book Bioinformatics for Omics Data: Methods and Protocols, published by Springer under its imprint Humana Press in 2011. But there’s a problem with his text. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of the time, it takes an expert to detect and confirm a case of image manipulation in a scholarly article. We found an exception, an apparent case that anyone could detect. Read the rest of this entry »
The English word epitome can mean, according to Wictionary, “The embodiment or encapsulation of” or “A representative example.” Here I want to describe a publisher that is the epitome of predatory publishers.
I believe that open-access publishing enables, facilitates, and increases the rate and occurrence of author misconduct. I base this conclusion on my observation of predatory journals over the past several years.
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 .
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.