A senior researcher recently forwarded me a copy of an email he sent to the controversial Switzerland-based open-access publisher Frontiers. In the email, the researcher resigns as a Frontiers reviewer, citing fatal flaws in the publisher’s peer review process. Read the rest of this entry »
A completely bogus, India-based, open-access journal is offering authors money if their papers published in the journal get cited a certain number of times in a fixed period.
PubMed is not MEDLINE. I recommend against using PubMed as a list of quality journals for the purposes of finding a journal to publish in, evaluating academic performance, awarding grants and degrees, and assessing job candidates. In addition, I recommend against relying on PubMed for literature reviews, unless the search results are restricted to MEDLINE journals only.
Notorious open-access publisher OMICS International operates a scholarly conference division called Conference Series LLC. I learned recently that a London-based corporation called The CPD Standards Office has “accredited” all of OMICS International’s exploitative conferences.
The owners of Allied Academies have made some truly incompetent business decisions, including associating with the notorious Indian publisher OMICS International — which is freely using Allied Academies’ name in its business dealings. You may have heard that OMICS is currently under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.
This blog post describes four new open-access publishers I added to my publisher list in September, 2016. Two of them may be ghost brands from OMICS International, continuing in its strategy to dominate and saturate medical publishing with its low-quality, duplicative, and unneeded open-access journals. The four new publishers profiled here are Aster Publications, Science Research Association, Scientific Literature, and United Scholars Publication.