17 Responses to Two Predatory Publishers: One Old, One New

  1. Wim Crusio says:

    “Pyrex” is actually a registered trademark for a brand of glassware (https://www.corning.com/content/microsites/cls/pyrex/en/pyrex.html)… So I guess this name is also a trademark infringement.

  2. Nwugballa says:

    Please what is your take on Cogent OA?

  3. Bell Deen says:

    Pyrex with their offensive and disturbing solicitation for articles.

  4. Hello Jeffrey,

    obviously they wanted to save space in the title:

    “Opthalmology and Vision Science
    The Ophthalmology and Vision Science journal is a peer-reviewed…”

    only the title has the wrong spelling….

    But they sure need space, have a look at what this journal covers:

    “all aspects of Optometry, Visual science, Pharmacology and drug therapy in eye diseases, Primary and secondary eye care, Ophthalmology Surgical tips and devices, Clinical trials in ophthalmology, Cataract and Refractive surgery, Cornea and external disease, Glaucoma, Ophthalmic pathology, Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, Pediatric ophthalmology, Lasik eye surgery, Vision correction, visual function and quality of life, Retina immunobiology, Retinal imaging, Vitreomacular interface and management, Lamina cribrosa, angles and blebs, Retinal detachment and allied diseases, Hazy vision, Hyphema, Myasthenia gravis, Neuro ophthalmology, Ocular migraines, Oculoplastics and Orbit surgery, Optic neuritis, Photophobia, Pterygium, Retinal Detachment, Retinal vascular occlusion, Sarcoidosis, Strabismus, Uveitis, Watery eyes, Anterior segment surgery, Black eye, Squint eye, Blindness, Coloboma, Cone-rod dystrophy, Corneal ulcer, Dry eye syndrome, Eye and vision development, Blepharitis, Far sightedness, Lazy eye, Myopia, Ocular oncology, Ophthalmic pathology, Ophthalmoplegia, Presbyopia, Retinitis pigmentosa, Scleritis, Usher syndrome, Visual impairment, Other macular disease imaging and surgery, Degenerative eye disease, Cornea surgery refractive, Corneal imaging and topography, Glaucoma genetics, Autoimmune ocular disease and Allergy, Vasculature and Photoreceptors, Cataract surgery, Choroidal Vascular diseases, Function and microstructure of the macula, Uveal Melanoma pathophysiology”


    last remark:
    “Double blinded peer review process”
    what a pity for a vision and sight journal……



  5. Tatiana I Andreeva says:

    Hi Jeffrey,
    I did not find any special tool to send you a message. So I write it in a comment to a recent post.
    Below is a message that I received from Innovative journals. I found this publisher in your list of predatory publishers but did not find any specific posts about it. If you have some additional observations, I would appreciate if you could share these with the readers. Thanks!

    “Submission open for April – 2016
    Last Date of Submission : 25 April 2016
    Acceptance Notification : within 3-4 days after submission
    Publication (Online) :within 1-2 days after Payment Approval
    Issue online : 25 April
    Authors are invited to submit papers for the upcoming Issue April – 2016.
    The manuscript/ paper can be submitted online via Online Submission system
    Academy of Medical and Health Science Journal peer-reviewed and published monthly, is committed to publishing scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles that have a high impact on the medical & health science field as a whole. AMHSJ encourages new ideas or new perspectives on existing research. This journal has articles pertaining to the following fields of medical & health science:
    General & Introductory Medical & Health Sciences, Basic Medical Health Sciences, Addiction, Allergy & Clinical Immunology Andrology, Anesthesia & Pain Management, Anatomy, Audiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Consumer Health, Dentistry, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine & Trauma, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Gastroenterology &Hematology, General & Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Health & Social Care, Health science, Hematology, Infectious Disease & Microbiology, Brain, AIDS, Cosmetic Surgery, Implants, Medical Devices, Holistic Medicines, Intellectual Disability, Mental Health, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing & Midwifery, Nutrition & Dietetics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Occupational Therapy, Oncology & Radiotherapy, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, Public Health, Radiography, Renal Transplantation, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Sexual Medicine, Speech Therapy, Sports Medicine, Surgery & Surgical and…………………………………….. all other area covered in medical and health science.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Oziel D
    For Online submission visit: Online Submission system
    Website: http://innovativejournal.in/amhsj

    • herr doktor bimler says:

      Website: http://innovativejournal.in/amhsj
      If the website is to be believed, the AMHSJ has no editorial board, publication ethics, issues, instructions for authors. etc. Even the all-important Publication Charges sub-page is absent!

      I don’t think the people behind it are trying very hard.

      The domain was registered with the e-address “editor@jpublication.info”. The “jpublication.info” site is now defunct, but was once another predatory journal. The e-mail also leads to the “Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics” at http://jddtonline.info. Which is owned and edited by a Ramchand Dhakar, pharmacist.

  6. Michel says:

    Predatory Publisher: Academic Research Publishing Group (URL: http://www.arpgweb.com/index.php?ic=journals&id=2) has launched two new journals
    1. Academic Journal of Chemistry
    2. Academic Journal of Computer and Electronics
    In order to earn easy money.

  7. Hugo van den Berg says:

    Scientia Ricerca is Lingua Latina Canina but not that dumb a name. I highly respect this blog and strongly recommend it to my students (I run a major PhD programme at a top UK university) so please do avoid such cheap shots and stay classy, Jeffrey.

  8. Thank you for this warning; very much appreciated. Professor LBK

  9. Oyeyemi Oyetunde says:

    I am sure if Jeffrey Beall should do a critical analysis of ‘Research Ideas and Outcomes’, it will fit in perfectly in the list of predatory journals. I tried downloading some articles and was amazed the time of receiving a manuscript to its acceptance is barely one week, in fact in some cases 1-3 days! This seems extremely fast for a good peer reviewed journal

  10. Wisdom says:

    Dear Jeffrey, good afternoon from Nigeria.
    Thank you very much for your commitment to excellence.
    I recently received mails from “Scientia ricerca” and tried looking up her credibility; then I found this page. Now, I know what do.

    However, I must let you know that I do not quite at appreciate the following comment you made above: “……….. Nigeria, a place where strange and salient business names are common”. Even though some persons may be projecting the wrong impression about our Great nation, most significant percentage of our people are very responsible and clean people with clean businesses. Please try not generalize a whole nation painting it otherwise; we definitely know there is room for improvement in our nation and we are getting there.
    There are no nations of the earth without strange and salient business names.
    Keep up the good job of marking out corruption in the Academia.

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