Predatory Journal Lists Murdered Doctor as Its Editor-in-Chief

July 7, 2015
Roger Brumback

The researcher listed as the editor has been dead for two years.

The American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine currently lists a doctor murdered in 2013 as its Editor-in-Chief. Read the rest of this entry »


Publisher Uses His McGill University Email Address and Affiliation to Conduct Business

July 2, 2015
Dr. Abdel Rahman M. Al-Tawaha

No longer at McGill.

An alumnus of McGill University in Montréal, Québec — Abdel Rahman M. Al-Tawaha — is using his McGill University email account to conduct business as an open-access publisher. He is associated with at least three low-quality or predatory publishers in the Middle East and South Asia and uses his McGill affiliation to make the publishing operations appear connected to or affiliated with the university and therefore more legitimate than they really are. Read the rest of this entry »


Another Conference Organizer to Avoid: Global Academic Network

June 30, 2015
Global Academic Network

Warning: Another low-quality, profit-seeking conference organizer.

Here’s another mysterious, academic conference organizing company that I think everyone should avoid: Global Academic Network. It appears to be a for-profit company that exploits the need of researchers to present their work at conferences and exploits the need to take university-funded vacations.

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Sting Operation Nails Korean OA Publisher

June 25, 2015
The International Association for Information, Culture, Human and Industry Technology

The International Association for Information, Culture, Human and Industry Technology — please avoid

An anonymous researcher in Eastern Europe submitted a contrived and completely bogus scholarly manuscript to an open-access publisher based in Asia. The publisher quickly completed a fake peer review, accepted the submission, and invoiced the researcher for the author fees.

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Predatory Journal is Hijacked

June 18, 2015
International Journal of Review in Life Sciences

And it really does have a connection to Thomson Reuters.

The International Journal of Review in Life Sciences (IJRLS) has been hijacked. The victim journal is published by India-based Pharmascope, a publisher included on my list. So this is a case of a predatory journal being hijacked.

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New “Journal of Chest” Hopes to Steal Authors from the Real CHEST Journal

June 16, 2015
Journal of Chest

Journal of Rubbish

The Journal of Chest is a new medical journal published by the OMICS-Group-owned Insight Medical Publishing (ImedPub). The journal is competing in a sleazy way with the legitimate and respected medical journal CHEST, published since 1935 by the American College of Chest Physicians.

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