Publisher Launches with Two Nearly Identical Brands at Once

January 14, 2014
Lighthouse Journals

Twin 1

Blaze Journals

Twin 2

A colleague forwarded me a spam email from Lighthouse Journal Publication (also called Lighthouse Journals), and when I was investigating the publisher I discovered a second publisher, Blaze Journals, that looks almost exactly like the first. Read the rest of this entry »


Introducing … Purple Journals

July 25, 2013
Purple Journals

Another silly name in a serious business.

It’s not uncommon for new open-access publishers in Nigeria to assign attention-grabbing names to their operations. Purple Journals is the latest of these. It joins the ranks of Wudpecker Journals and Wyno Academic Journals.

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Introducing World Science Research Journals

February 14, 2013
Don't even think about publishing here.

Don’t even think about publishing here.

The gold rush continues — gold open-access, that is. This blog post briefly describes a brand-new publisher we recently discovered. It has serious problems. Let me explain.

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New Open-Access Publisher Copies Another’s Name

July 10, 2012
International Research Journals (Accra, Ghana)

The New One

International Research Journals (Lagos, Nigeria)

The original one.

International Research Journals is a brand-new open-access publisher based in Accra, Ghana. This publisher has copied the name of an existing publisher also called International Research Journals, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Read the rest of this entry »


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