What’s Up with Dr. George Perry?

February 28, 2013
Geroge Perry

Geroge Perry

When I analyze and investigate possible predatory publishers, there is one name that I frequently see: George Perry.

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Appeal Process to be Implemented for This Blog’s Lists

February 27, 2013


This blog will be adding an appeal process soon. If any publisher or independent journal feels that it should not be included on one of the two lists (publishers, independent journals), a process will be in place to handle appeals. The appeal process will involve a blind review by a three-member advisory board that will study the appeal and make a recommendation (keep, remove) to the website owner.

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Documenting Plagiarism in the Journal of Academic and Business Ethics

February 26, 2013

Research Institute or Vanity Press ?

The Journal of Academic and Business Ethics is one of 19 journals published by the Jacksonville, Florida-based Academic and Business Research Institute (AABRI). The institute appears to be chiefly a one-man operation headed by entrepreneur Dr. Russell K. Baker, who is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at the Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University .

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OA Journal Stops Publishing, Deletes Website

February 22, 2013

One of the things I look for in scholarly open-access publishers is an understanding of and a commitment to digital preservation. In fact, my Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers includes one criterion related to this: “The publisher … has no policies or practices for digital preservation.”

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Bangladeshis Publishing Even More Journals from Connecticut

February 19, 2013
Moinuddin Sarker

Moinuddin Sarker, publisher.

I recently discovered a group of 15 brand-new journals that are not published under the banner of any publisher — each operates as an independent journal. They all have an intriguing relationship with Academic and Scientific Publishing, a new predatory publisher I recently described in an earlier blog post.

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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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OMICS Ineptly Uses Social Media to Promote its Brands

February 12, 2013

Guest blog post by Kenneth Witwer.

Kenneth Witwer is an assistant professor of pathobiology in the Baltimore, Maryland area. The views and opinions expressed in this post are his own and do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of his employer or any associated entity.

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