Lambert Academic Publishing: A Must to Avoid

I receive many emails from all over the world complaining about LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG. (This publisher...

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...

Index Copernicus Has No Value

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

Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea

Many are excited about innovative measures that purport to quantify scholarly impact at a more granular level. Called article-level metrics or...

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...

Defining Platinum Open Access

Recently I used the term “platinum open access” in an email I sent to several scholarly communication listserves. A platinum nugget. Photo...

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...

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2015

By Jeffrey Beall, January 2, 2015 Each year at this time I formally release my updated list of predatory publishers. Because...

More Pseudo-Science from Swiss / Chinese Publisher MDPI

I’ve written several blog posts documenting the Swiss / Chinese publisher MDPI’s practice of publishing junk science, articles that few, if any,...

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...

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...