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...

Open-Access Articles for Sale as Expensive Books on Amazon

A publisher called Applied Research Press has set up shop using Amazon.co.uk and is selling openly-licensed scholarly articles as monographs. The Creative...

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...

A Publisher with no Website: Science and Engineering Publishing Company

Virtually all the publishers on my list of predatory publishers maintain a website for the publisher with links to, among...

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...

OMICS Group Aims to Trick Researchers with Copycat Journal Titles

OMICS Group continues to launch and publish scholarly journals whose titles closely match those of established and respected journals, including...

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...

Large New OA Publisher Launches with 85 Journals

A brand-new open-access publisher has just appeared: Science and Education Publishing (SciEP). The publisher is launching with 85 new journals, the second...

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Germany For Your Studies In 2020

Time goes by fast, and even if you've thought that there's so much more until college, you’re probably reading this...

OMICS Goes from “Predatory Publishing” to “Predatory Meetings”

By Jeffrey Beall and Richard Levine Previous blog posts have described and documented examples of OMICS Group’s unethical practices, including sending personal invitations...

5 Things You Need When You Travel – 2020 Guide

Before you start packing for your trip, make a list of things you need on your vacation. That way, you won't carry too many...