New Bottom-Feeding OA Journal: American Research Thoughts

October 30, 2014
American Research Thoughts

Thoughtless.

American Research thoughts is a new open-access journal published by a Romanian-Indian team of two people. The title American Research Thoughts is not suitable for a professional scholarly journal, and the rest of the operation is unprofessional as well.

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Shabby Indian Management Megajournal Reveals Its Peer Review Process

October 28, 2014
International Journal of Management Research and Review

Poor management.

The International Journal of Management Research and Review (IJMRR) is typical of the many low-quality and deceptive megajournals that are started up in India every week.

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OA Medical Journal Publishes Terrible Poem about Colitis

October 7, 2014
The International Journal of Medical Science Research and Practice (IJMSRP) is a new medical mega-journal that is probably published out of India, though the "contact us" page for the journal neglects to list a location. This journal is notable for publishing a one-page article that is a horrible poem about colitis.  /  The poem is entitled "Ulcerative Colitis," written by Dr. Sanjeev Narang, a professor in the — perhaps fittingly — Department of Pathology at the Index Medical College in Indore, India.   Here are the first two lines of the poem:  Begins in the rectum and backwards it goes No mercy to any part of colon it shows.

Is this picture pirated?

The International Journal of Medical Science Research and Practice (IJMSRP) is a new medical mega-journal that is probably published out of India, though the “contact us” page for the journal neglects to list a location. This journal is notable for publishing a one-page article that is a horrible poem about colitis. Read the rest of this entry »


An Editorial Board Mass-Resignation — from an Open-Access Journal

October 2, 2014
Backward advance.

Backward advance.

I learned recently of a mass-resignation from the editorial board of an open-access journal. The journal, Advances in Anthropology, is published by the troubled publisher Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP).

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