Major Advantages of Applying for a VISA Online

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People travel from one place to another because of different reasons. Indeed, we mostly travel to a certain destination as...

Sting Operation Nails Korean OA Publisher

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An anonymous researcher in Eastern Europe submitted a contrived and completely bogus scholarly manuscript to an open-access publisher based in...

The TR Master Journal List is not a Journal Whitelist

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The Thomson Reuters Master Journal List is not a journal whitelist and should not be used as one. Numerous low-quality and predatory...

An Editorial Board Mass-Resignation — from an Open-Access Journal

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I learned recently of a mass-resignation from the editorial board of an open-access journal. The journal, Advances in Anthropology, is published...

Japanese Open-Access Journal is a Joke

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I don’t see too many questionable open-access journals that originate in Japan, but here’s one, the Journal of Physical Therapy Science....

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2016

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By Jeffrey Beall, January 5, 2016. Each year at this time I formally release my updated list of predatory publishers....

Trying to understand “ACADEMIC JOURNALS & CONFERENCES”

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

The Scientific World Journal Will Lose Its Impact Factor – Again

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The troubled publication Scientific World Journal will once again lose its impact factor (this time for 2014), according to one Thomson Reuters...

Index Copernicus Has No Value

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Index Copernicus is a Poland-based company that offers several services related to scholarly publishing. One of their products is a journal...

Open-Access Articles for Sale as Expensive Books on Amazon

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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...

How To Find Other Mom Friends

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"What do I do when my kid...?" This question and its infinite variations is the reason you need a mommy mentor. A mom who's...