OMICS Group Now Charging for Article Withdrawals

May 28, 2015
Withdrawal fee

Legitimate scholarly publishers do not charge withdrawal fees.

Hyderabad, India-based OMICS Group has found a new and likely lucrative revenue source — charging authors to withdraw their submissions to the publisher’s many journals.

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OA Publisher with a Long, Strange Name is Based in a Place with a Long, Strange Name

May 19, 2015
Intellectual Consortium of Drug Discovery & Technology Development Incorporation

Strange name for a publisher.

The open-access publisher Intellectual Consortium of Drug Discovery & Technology Development Incorporation (ICDTD) is based in — you guessed it — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Evidence of Paper Mills Seeking to Collaborate with Legitimate Journals?

April 30, 2015
International Bauhaus Science Press

A front for a paper mill?

Paper mills are companies that write scholarly articles and then sell the authorship to researchers needing extra publications. They then arrange to have the articles published in prestigious journals. I have evidence that a possible paper mill is looking for journals in North America that will collaborate with it and publish its brokered articles in exchange for money.

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More Published Pseudo-Science from Chinese Publisher SCIRP

April 23, 2015
SCIRP junk epidemiology

Vanity press

If you are a bogus scientist who wants to publish a fake scientific article, I’d like to recommend SCIRP, Scientific Research Publishing. They’d be happy to have you as a customer. They’ve just published another unscientific epidemiology article.

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Mexican OA Journal Demands a “Mordida” from Authors Submitting Manuscripts

April 21, 2015
Revista Agrociencia

Cultivating money.

The journal Agrociencia, published by the Colegio de Postgraduados in Mexico, demands that submitting authors subscribe to the journal before their submissions will be considered for peer-review. A subscription costs $160, and there are additional fees once the paper is accepted. Read the rest of this entry »


Joseph Publishing Group Launches with 17 New Biomedical Sciences Journals

April 14, 2015
Joseph Publishing Group

Joseph who?

This publisher describes itself like this:

Joseph Publishing Group is an international peer-reviewed science and medicine journals.

It goes downhill from there.

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OA Publisher to Peer Reviewer: Never Mind

April 9, 2015
ScienceDomain

Avoid this publisher.

The Indian open-access publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international invited a professor from Montclair State University to complete a peer review on a manuscript it had received, and he agreed. Less than a week later, the professor got a surprising email from the publisher.

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