Open Access Journal Provides One-Day Peer Review

Need to publish an article quickly? The Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology can make you a published author in a...

The Weaknesses of Journal Whitelists

I just read an article  about a well-known journal whitelist by the brilliant Australian economist Imad A. Moosa. Entitled “A Critique...

Need Help Finding a Good Journal for Your Next Paper? Try These Resources

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is for information on how to find good journals to publish in....

Recognizing a Pattern of Problems in “Pattern Recognition in Physics”

Copernicus Publications is an open-access publisher based in Göttingen, Germany. It is not on my list of predatory publishers. However, I do have...

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...

Mysterious Institute Launches with Nine Journals

The Coltharp Institute is a conference organizer and scholarly publisher that recently launched with nine open-access journals, each with a broad scope...

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...

Questionable OA Publisher Launches with a Clever Website and 52 New Journals

A recent addition to my list is the American Research Institute for Policy Development (ARIPD), which, unlike most new OA publishers, has...

Chinese Journal Has Surprise Author Fee But Gives Refund if You Cite Your Article...

UPDATE, JULY 31, 2015: A response from the journal’s editors is appended at the end of this blog post. There’s a major,...

The Scientific World Journal Will Lose Its Impact Factor – Again

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

How do Cat Repellents Work

As we all know, cats are magnificent animals, but like every other living being, they have the need to relieve themselves. If your neighbor's...