Need Help Finding a Good Journal for Your Next Paper? Try These Resources

July 1, 2014

One of the most frequently-asked questions I receive is for information on how to find good journals to publish in. Here are three useful, online resources that provide journal suggestions or recommendations to researchers. Read the rest of this entry »


New York Attorney Warns of “Junk Science” and “Trial by Literature”

June 26, 2014
Michael Hoenig

Michael Hoenig

New York attorney Michael Hoenig is the author of the column “Complex Litigation” that appears in the New York Law Journal. He works for the law firm Herzfeld & Rubin.

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Real Location of JSciMed Central Revealed

June 24, 2014
JSciMed Central

They want to sound like BioMed Central.

JSciMed Central is a questionable open-access publisher of 36 journals. It lists two U.S. addresses as its headquarters locations, and I’ve long suspected these were dummy addresses. Now I’ve learned the publisher’s real headquarters location.

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Science Publishing Group Publishes Junk Science

June 17, 2014
Science Publishing Group logos

Their current logo (top) and the old one.

Science Publishing Group (note the unoriginal name) is a predatory publisher that first appeared in late 2012. When it appeared, it used the logo from Google Chrome (bottom panel, above), but it later adopted an original logo (top panel).

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De Gruyter Journal Hijacked

June 10, 2014
Chemical and Process Engineering (suspect)

The hijacked version of the journal.

Chemical and Process Engineering is a scholarly journal published by the German company De Gruyter for the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). A duplicate website has recently appeared for the journal, and it looks like another case of journal hijacking.

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