I’m Following a Fringe Science Paper on F1000Research

I am following the progress of the article “Culture and identification of Borrelia spirochetes in human vaginal and seminal secretions”...

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

Today I am publishing a list of the criteria I use for determining predatory open-access publishers. The document is available...

New Fake Metric Company Sells Nine Bogus Metrics to Publishers

Let me introduce Impact Factor Services for International Journals(I.F.S.I.J), the newest addition to my list of misleading metrics companies. The firm’s mission is...

Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent to plagiarism?

Summary: A reader of my blog alerted me to significant word-for-word plagiarism in an article published in Springer’s journal Scientometrics. I...

Science Publishing Group Publishes Junk Science

Science Publishing Group (note the unoriginal name) is a predatory publisher that first appeared in late 2012. When it appeared, it used...

New Term: MOAMJ = Multidisciplinary Open Access Mega Journal

IEEE has just announced that it will be starting a new gold open-access mega-journal to be called IEEE Access.  In launching...

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...

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...

David Publishing Company, a Massive Spammer from China

David Publishing Company is among the most annoying scholarly open-access publishers. It incessantly spams pretty much everyone in higher education, medicine,...

How Does IPTV Work?

As technology continues to advance, more and more people are shifting away from traditional media, and towards the internet and all the services, available...