Recently launched, and with 66 brand-new journals, Horizon Research Publishing Corporation carefully hides its headquarters location on its website. The “contact us” page does not list any location. [Update, 2013-06-08: The website now lists this address: Horizon Research Publishing 506 N GARFIELD AVE #210 ALHAMBRA CA 91801 USA].
Guest blog post by: Ali Mobasheri, D.Phil., Associate Professor University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
I was a graduate student when e-mail became widely available as a form of communication and the world wide web was getting going in the early 1990’s. Scholars and researchers largely welcomed the advent of the internet and e-mail greatly facilitated communication and collaboration. More than 2 decades later e-mail and the web are dominating academic life and it is hard to imagine how we managed without them. However, e-mail and web-based administration is starting to take over the lives of many academics and researchers. Read the rest of this entry »
There are companies that publish websites or magazines that showcase research. These companies send spam invitations to published researchers inviting them to pay to have their research promoted in the glossy magazines or on the websites.
Thanks to tips sent in by scientists and researchers, I learn about several new questionable publishers and independent journals each week. In this blog post, I highlight three questionable publishers that I recently learned about and added to my list. Read the rest of this entry »
Nigeria-based International Research Journals is being cut off by its United States-based Internet service provider for spamming, a violation of the provider’s terms of service. Read the rest of this entry »
IJSAT, the International Journal of Science and Advanced Technology, is engaging in a spam email campaign to solicit manuscripts, and it offers a bonus for authors: quick publication.