Library Science Journal Is a Poor Example of Open Access

March 24, 2015
International Journal of Information Research

Lots of problems here.

The International Journal of Information Research claims to be published by the Society of Scholarly Publishing and Open Access Resources (SPOARS), but the only information I can find about this “society” is on the journal’s website itself. The journal is low quality, has unoriginal content, and is a good example of how NOT to manage a scholarly journal.

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Latvian Journal Has Almost All Chinese Authors — Something’s Wrong

March 19, 2015
Computer Modelling and New Technologies

Very popular in China.

The journal Computer Modelling and New Technologies is published by the Latvian Transport and Telecommunication Institute (Transporta un sakaru institūts). It normally publishes quarterly (except five issues were published in 2014).

The problem, however, is that there’s a second website for a journal with the exact same title, except pretty much all the papers in that version of the journal are written by authors from China.

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“Canadian” Open-Access Journal Doesn’t Look Very Canadian

March 17, 2015
Canadian Scientific Journall

Looks very scientific.

I recently learned about the Canadian Scientific Journal, a scholarly journal that is much more popular in Ukraine than in Canada, for some reason.

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How Does This Fake OA Publisher Manage to Publish Over 500 articles Monthly?

March 5, 2015

The Global Journals

A publisher named The Global Journals, based in Gujarat, India, publishes hundreds of articles each month in its four broad-coverage journals. I don’t understand how such a low-quality and dishonest publisher is able to attract and publish so many articles.

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New Open-Access Humanities Journal Launches

February 5, 2015
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What ?

Attention humanists! You now have an open-access journal where you can submit your humanities research.

Except, wait, maybe not.

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Scholarly Conferences and Palm Trees: Get Academic Credit for Taking a Vacation

January 29, 2015
Institute of Strategic and International Studies

The academic life.

There are several organizations around the world called Institute of Strategic and International Studies. The one I want to review here is the one run by Dr. Detelin Elenkov of Angelo State University in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »


Open-Access Publisher McMed International Helps Authors Needing a Fast Publication

January 27, 2015
McMed International

Fast publication

I recently learned of the new open-access publisher McMed International. Everything about this publisher is amateurish and even childish. Its website feels like it was designed for children, and no serious researcher should publish here.

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