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

August 21, 2014
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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
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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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OMICS Publishing Group’s Abuse of Researchers: More Evidence

August 7, 2014
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Avoid this publisher.

Hyderabad, India-based OMICS Publishing Group is among the most abusive of the scholarly publishers classified as “predatory publishers.” One of the ways it rips off researchers is by spamming them without mentioning the article processing charges.

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