New Predatory Publisher Copies Look and Feel of BioMed Central

September 11, 2014

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 »

A Curious Case of a Hijacked Journal, or Just a Title Change?

August 21, 2014

International Journal of Junk.

I am trying to understand what’s going on with the International Journal of Scientific Research (IJScR). It claims to be published by the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Indian Open-Access Publisher Assigns Metrics to Its Own Journals

August 19, 2014
Researchjournali logo

Crazy name, crazy publisher.

We recently learned about the scholarly open-access publisher called Researchjournali. It launched with 24 broad journals and is based in Odisha, India. It promises an “editorial decision” in seven days, and authors get to suggest their own peer reviewers.

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