The Scientific World Journal Will Lose Its Impact Factor — Again

October 14, 2014
Scientific World Journal

Unceremoniously … dropped.

The troubled publication Scientific World Journal will once again lose its impact factor (this time for 2014), according to one Thomson Reuters website and reports I have received. Web of Science deleted the title (i.e., will no longer index articles) on August 23, 2014.

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OA Medical Journal Publishes Terrible Poem about Colitis

October 7, 2014
The International Journal of Medical Science Research and Practice (IJMSRP) is a new medical mega-journal that is probably published out of India, though the "contact us" page for the journal neglects to list a location. This journal is notable for publishing a one-page article that is a horrible poem about colitis.  /  The poem is entitled "Ulcerative Colitis," written by Dr. Sanjeev Narang, a professor in the — perhaps fittingly — Department of Pathology at the Index Medical College in Indore, India.   Here are the first two lines of the poem:  Begins in the rectum and backwards it goes No mercy to any part of colon it shows.

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The International Journal of Medical Science Research and Practice (IJMSRP) is a new medical mega-journal that is probably published out of India, though the “contact us” page for the journal neglects to list a location. This journal is notable for publishing a one-page article that is a horrible poem about colitis. Read the rest of this entry »


An Editorial Board Mass-Resignation — from an Open-Access Journal

October 2, 2014
Backward advance.

Backward advance.

I learned recently of a mass-resignation from the editorial board of an open-access journal. The journal, Advances in Anthropology, is published by the troubled publisher Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP).

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OA Publisher Disappears from Internet, Goes Out of Business

September 30, 2014
VictorQuest Publications

Long gone …

You spend a couple years carrying out some research, another year writing it up, and then you submit your research manuscript to an open-access publisher. It’s accepted, you pay the article processing charges, and then it is published online. A year later, the publisher goes out of business and all its published articles disappear forever. Read the rest of this entry »


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