Science Publishing Group: A Complete Scam

May 24, 2016
A threat to science.

A threat to science.

I think Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) is a totally bogus publisher. Here I would like to repeat my warning to all researchers that they not send any papers to this dangerous, pretend publisher.

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Hijacked Journals Are Still a Problem

May 19, 2016
The masthead of a hijacked journal.

The masthead of a hijacked journal.

Hijacked journals — scholarly journals whose identities are stolen and represented on counterfeit websites — are still victimizing researchers in some countries. Here is an update.

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TÜBİTAK Supports Predatory Journals of Turkish Fake Associate Professor

May 17, 2016

[Note: This is a guest blog post by Dr. Tansu Küçüköncü].

Hakan Murat Korkmaz

Hakan Murat Korkmaz

Hakan Murat Korkmaz is a fake associate professor from Turkey who publishes 15 academic journals and organizes several conferences. He serves as the editor-in-chief of some of his journals and is either an editorial board member or managing editor on the others.

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Sci-Hub Will Increase Academic Plagiarism

May 12, 2016
scihub raven

An interpretation of Sci-Hub’s logo, a raven.

The over 50 million scholarly articles stolen by the pirates at Sci-Hub will significantly increase the occurrence of academic plagiarism. Read the rest of this entry »


New Name, Same Horrible Business: OMICS International

May 10, 2016
OMICS banner

International rubbish.

I am writing this blog post to renew my urgent warning to researchers in all countries to avoid all products and services of OMICS International. It’s a counterfeit scholarly publisher and conference organizer that abuses and exploits honest researchers and threatens science.

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New Open-Access Publisher: Clyto Access

May 5, 2016
Clyto 1

Are you serious?

The open-access movement recently welcomed its latest, fully open-access publisher: Clyto Access. This brand-new publisher launched with 15 journals, mostly in the biomedical sciences.

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Medical Journal Accepts Sting Paper, Gets Tipped Off, Retracts

May 3, 2016
Medical Archives

Unhealthy archives.

Fed up with the easy acceptance of articles submitted to the Bosnian journal Medical Archives, a faculty member at the University of Prishtina (Universiteti i Prishtinës) decided to carry out a sting operation to expose the journal’s lack of peer review and rapid publication. It didn’t go exactly as planned.

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