Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013

The gold open-access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers are corrupt...

Hijacked Journals

Sometimes someone will create a counterfeit website that pretends to be the website of a legitimate scholarly journal. The website...

New publisher: Scientific & Academic Publishing

One of the most recent additions to my list of questionable publishers is Scientific & Academic Publishing. This publisher claims to be...

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 comments...

Is SciELO a Publication Favela?

Scholarly open-access publishing has little value when it’s effectively hidden and almost no one reads the published research. It’s possible...

List of Predatory Publishers 2014

The gold (author pays) open-access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers...

List of publishers

Beall’s List: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. We recommend that scholars read the...

Bogus Journal Accepts Profanity-Laced Anti-Spam Paper

The International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology has accepted for publication a manuscript that was first written in 2005 to protest spam...

List of standalone journals

Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access journals This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access standalone journals. For journals published...

Google Scholar is Filled with Junk Science

Google Scholar is the world’s largest and most-used academic search engine, yet it is increasingly becoming polluted with junk science, making...

Mysterious Publisher Launches with 44 Journals

I received several tips recently about a large, new open-access publisher called Open Science. I have added this publisher to my list and recommend that...