More Junk Science Proudly Published by Chinese Publisher SCIRP

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I recently learned of another junk-science article published by China-based Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP). The article, “Three Principles of Akkie Management,” was published...

Editorial Manager Licensed to OMICS Group

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Massachusetts-based Aries Systems licenses a product called Editorial Manager to scholarly publishers. This is an online product that helps manage article submission and peer...

Ridiculous OA Journal Launches with Ridiculous Title

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The world’s newest open-access journal is the Integrated Journal of British (IJBRITISH). If the journal’s name strikes you as strange, that’s because...

Sudanese Researcher Falls Victim to Questionable Publisher

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Our friend Ravi Murugesan, a Mumbai-based teacher of scientific writing, shared a story about a Sudanese researcher who contacted him...

Introduction to “Super Closed Access Journals”

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There is a new class of scholarly journal. These journals are not open-access. You can’t purchase their articles individually. Individuals...

Icelandic Journal Latest Victim of Journal Hijacking

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The old print journal Jökull, published in Iceland since 1951, has been hijacked. The hijackers set up two bogus web sites...

Should Journalists Cite Material from Predatory Journals?

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by Robert Calin-Jageman and Jeffrey Beall Society benefits from the results of scientific research in many ways. Scholarly research supports expert testimony in...

A Publisher with no Website: Science and Engineering Publishing Company

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

Six New Vanity Presses — One with an Unbelievable Name

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Today we present six new (or newly discovered) vanity presses that we have added to the list of predatory publishers.  Intellectual...

David Publishing: Flipping Its Model

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This publisher is an enigma to me. David Publishing made my 2012 list of predatory open-access publishers. I wrote: “Although this publisher purports...

8 Fun Music Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know About

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Music has always been a part of our lives. It has been a passion for many, and that's why we have these many genres...