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...

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...

Anti-Roundup (Glyphosate) Researchers Use Easy OA Journals to Spread their Views

I’ve added the journal Interdisciplinary Toxicology (interTOX) to my list. The journal is associated with the Slovak Toxicology Society (SETOX). In my opinion the journal...

Hindawi’s Profit Margin is Higher than Elsevier’s

Hindawi Publishing Corporation is one of the world’s largest scholarly publishers — and one of the most profitable. Interviewed in September, 2012, Ahmed...

Science Magazine Conducts Sting Operation on OA Publishers

In its issue being released tomorrow (October 4, 2013, volume 342, p. 60-65), Science magazine is publishing a six-page article detailing a sting...

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...

Bogus New Impact Factor Appears

The latest bogus scholarly metric to appear is International Impact Factor Services (IIFS). If you need a laugh, I recommend that you...

I get complaints about Frontiers

Frontiers is a Lausanne, Switzerland-based scholarly open-access publisher. Owned by Nature Publishing Group, the firm publishes 38 journals, chiefly in the...

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...

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...

How enamel pins are made?

Enamel pins are a small and simple accessory that can give your jacket or any other piece of clothes a more polished and suave...