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 »


Scholarly Authors are Increasingly Experiencing APC Fatigue

September 25, 2014
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APCs create a digital divide.

Article Processing Charges (APCs) are the fees charged to authors upon acceptance of their papers in gold (author pays) open-access journals, and authors are getting tired of paying these increasingly higher fees. This is called APC fatigue.

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New Predatory Publisher Copies Look and Feel of BioMed Central

September 11, 2014
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The impostor (top) and the victim (bottom).

BioMed Research is a brand-new open-access publisher based in India that recently launched with 21 open-access journals. The publisher copies the look, feel — and even the tagline — of the established OA publisher BioMed Central. Read the rest of this entry »





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