Here’s an exploitative publisher that I think everyone should avoid: Global Science Research Journals. It publishes 100 broad-scoped journals with titles such as Global Journal of Medicine and Surgery, and it is abusive to researchers.
Hyderabad, India-based OMICS Group has found a new and likely lucrative revenue source — charging authors to withdraw their submissions to the publisher’s many journals.
Two unrelated publishers with the word “Nova” in their name have been bothering researchers with spam emails recently. One is an open-access publisher based in a dwelling in Ontario called Nova Explore Publications. The other one is an old book publisher called Nova Science Publishers, based in New York State. Researchers should avoid them both.
A completely bogus scholarly society, the Australian Society for Commerce Industry & Engineering, uses numerous tricks to make itself look legitimate. This publisher lifts pictures of professors from the internet, gives them new names, and advertises them as editors-in-chief of its mediocre journals.
The open-access publisher Intellectual Consortium of Drug Discovery & Technology Development Incorporation (ICDTD) is based in — you guessed it — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.