Contract Cheating Detection Game-Changer: AI for Authorship Verification

The statistics of academic dishonesty are downright depressing: a survey reveals that 58% percent of over 70,000 U.S. high school...

Sci-Hub Will Increase Academic Plagiarism

The over 50 million scholarly articles stolen by the pirates at Sci-Hub will significantly increase the occurrence of academic plagiarism. In...

Spam from Predatory Open Access Publishers is Dominating my Inbox

Guest blog post by: Ali Mobasheri, D.Phil., Associate Professor University of Nottingham, United Kingdom I was a graduate student when e-mail...

Trying to understand “ACADEMIC JOURNALS & CONFERENCES”

We recently learned about a publisher and conference sponsor called Academic Journals & Conferences. Based in Florida, the company appears to...

Oxford on alert: predatory conference organisers are coming to town, or, Oxford beware: OMICS...

Guest blog post by Dr. Ali Mobasheri, University of Nottingham Oxford, also known as the “City of Dreaming Spires” (the term...

New Questionable Publisher — New Conference List — New Plagiarism Book

New Questionable Publisher I recently added the new publisher called Webcrawler Journals to my list of questionable publishers. Like many questionable publishers, this one...

Mysterious Institute Launches with Nine Journals

The Coltharp Institute is a conference organizer and scholarly publisher that recently launched with nine open-access journals, each with a broad scope...

More Junk Journals from a Bogus Research Center

I recently learned of a brand-new predatory publisher launching with twelve broad-scoped journals. Such a launch is routine these days...

New Predatory Publisher Copies Look and Feel of BioMed Central

BioMed Research is a brand-new open-access publisher based in India that recently launched with 21 open-access journals. The publisher copies the...

Predatory Journal Lists Murdered Doctor as Its Editor-in-Chief

The American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine currently lists a doctor murdered in 2013 as its Editor-in-Chief. The journal is published by Science...

How do Cat Repellents Work

As we all know, cats are magnificent animals, but like every other living being, they have the need to relieve themselves. If your neighbor's...