The Serials Crisis is Over

I declare that the serials crisis, the event that gave birth to the open-access movement, is over. I base my declaration...

New Term: MOAMJ = Multidisciplinary Open Access Mega Journal

IEEE has just announced that it will be starting a new gold open-access mega-journal to be called IEEE Access.  In launching...

Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd edition)

In August 2012, I published the first edition of my Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers. I received many helpful...

OMICS International Totally Sucks

Greetings for the day! I am writing this blog post as yet another reminder that the open-access publisher OMICS International completely sucks....

Is this 17 Year-Old Korean Ph.D. Student a Plagiarist?

South Korean prodigy Yoo-geun Song is 17 years old and about to complete his Ph.D. in astrophysics. The boy genius, along...

Science Publishing Group Publishes Junk Science

Science Publishing Group (note the unoriginal name) is a predatory publisher that first appeared in late 2012. When it appeared, it used...

Fallout from Questionable Article in OA Pediatrics Journal

This article, “Changes in confirmed plus borderline cases of congenital hypothyroidism in California as a function of environmental fallout from...

Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent to plagiarism?

Summary: A reader of my blog alerted me to significant word-for-word plagiarism in an article published in Springer’s journal Scientometrics. I...

Finnish Man Uses Easy Open-Access Journals to Publish Junk Climate Science

Predatory open-access journals stand ready to publish junk science that legitimate journals reject for publication. Anyone with a pseudo-scientific idea...

Another Taiwan-Based Mega-Scholarly Conference Organizer Emerges

There’s a lot of money to be made in the scholarly-conference organizing business in Asia these days. These are not...

The Serials Crisis is Over

I declare that the serials crisis, the event that gave birth to the open-access movement, is over. I base my declaration on my observations as...