The OMICS Publishing Group’s Empire is Expanding

December 18, 2014
OMICS Group

Accelerating profits

OMICS Group, the Hyderabad, India-based group of scholarly publishing-related companies, is expanding and now operates at least twelve publishing imprints (brands), as well as a scholarly conferences division.

It is headed by a dubious character who seems intent on conquering all of scholarly publishing and who may be a megalomaniac. Here I present an update on OMICS Group’s highly questionable business practices and describe the man behind them, Srinubabu Gedela.

Read the rest of this entry »


The Chinese Publisher SCIRP (Scientific Research Publishing): A Publishing Empire Built on Junk Science

December 16, 2014
AIDS Denialism

AIDS Denialism

Another day, another report of a junk science article published by China-based publisher Scientific Research Publishing, or SCIRP. This publisher specializes in publishing junk cosmology and junk physics, but with this article, the publisher is branching out into junk medical science, specifically AIDS denialism.

Read the rest of this entry »


Open-Access Physics Journal Accommodates Authors Blacklisted from arXiv

November 25, 2014
Progress in Physics

Dark matter.

Progress in Physics is an open-access journal that publishes articles unsuitable for mainstream physics journals. Among other roles, it provides desperate authors, some of whom have been blacklisted from arXiv, a place to publish their work.

Read the rest of this entry »


Open-Access Medical Publisher Has Contradictory Journal

November 18, 2014
Scholoxy

Scholarly hypoxia is more like it.

Scholoxy is an India-based scholarly publisher of six medical journals. The publisher is a massive spammer, and it includes a medical journal with an unscientific title. Read the rest of this entry »




Google Scholar is Filled with Junk Science

November 4, 2014
Google scholar

Pseudo-scholar

Google Scholar is the world’s largest and most-used academic search engine, yet it is increasingly becoming polluted with junk science, making it a potentially dangerous database for anyone doing serious research, from students to scientists.

Read the rest of this entry »


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,594 other followers

%d bloggers like this: