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...

The Increasing Use of Predatory Journals for “Advocacy Research”

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A recent article in the National Review used the term “advocacy research” to describe unscientific articles published in predatory journals to promote a social...

More Duplication of Journal Titles and Conference Names by Predatory Publishers

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Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve received several emails informing me about two scholarly publishers/conference organizers and their intentional...

Another Predatory Publisher Accepts a Computer-Generated Paper

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The predatory journal named Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology has accepted a bogus, computer-generated paper entitled “Robots No Longer Considered...

I’m Following a Fringe Science Paper on F1000Research

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

Predatory Publisher Organizes Conference Using Same Name as Legitimate Conference

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The predatory publisher WASET (World Association of Science, Engineering and Technology) is organizing a conference using the exact same name as a...

6 Health Benefits & Effects of Vaping CBD Oil

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Traditional medicine has been around for more than we know, but CBD has recently gotten so much attention that it’s impossible to not know...