I have added European Scientific Journal to my list, as well as a bunch of brand-new journals just launched by the journal’s publisher, the European Scientific Institute. Read the rest of this entry »
New Questionable Publisher
I recently added the new publisher called Webcrawler Journals to my list of questionable publishers. Like many questionable publishers, this one is not transparent about where it is based. My guess is Nigeria, because many of the publishers from there have strange names and hide their locations.
Summary: A reader of my blog alerted me to significant word-for-word plagiarism in an article published in Springer’s journal Scientometrics. I analyzed the article and confirmed plagiarism. I reported the plagiarism to the journal’s editor, András Schubert, but he responded with a condescending email dismissing the plagiarism as unimportant.
Here are three news items that relate to predatory open-access scholarly publishers.
Australia-based TS Publications recently appeared with a fleet of 199 new open-access journals. The publisher has used a clever method of adding articles to many of the journals, content that he hopes will attract additional articles, and their accompanying article processing charges.
Here’s a story of a very serious case of academic plagiarism. An article on pectin published in a Thai academic journal in 2003 has been almost completely lifted and published in an OMICS journal, with new authors.