Global Advanced Research Journals? None of the Above

July 23, 2015
Global Advanced Research Journals

Their journals are stranger than their carrot and beet cultivation methods.

Here’s a publisher that all researchers should avoid: Global Advanced Research Journals. This firm publishes 29 broad journals, requires copyright transfer from authors, and charges around $450-$500 to publish an article.

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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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