Oxford on alert: predatory conference organisers are coming to town, or, Oxford beware: OMICS...

Guest blog post by Dr. Ali Mobasheri, University of Nottingham Oxford, also known as the “City of Dreaming Spires” (the term...

Did A Romanian Researcher Successfully Game Google Scholar to Raise his Citation Count?

The Google Scholar profile for Ştefan Vlăduţescu at Romania’s University of Craiova indicates that his publications have been cited 1,709 times. However,...

Is this 17 Year-Old Korean Ph.D. Student a Plagiarist?

South Korean prodigy Yoo-geun Song is 17 years old and about to complete his Ph.D. in astrophysics. The boy genius, along...

Proposed Criteria for Identifying Predatory Conferences

Here’s a draft of a criteria for identifying predatory conferences. The draft was written by James McCrostie, a full-time Associate...

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...

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...

Icelandic Journal Latest Victim of Journal Hijacking

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

The Increasing Use of Predatory Journals for “Advocacy Research”

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

Fake ISI Aims to Trick the Scholarly Community

I recently learned of an impostor website for Journal Citation Reports, the product marketed by Thomson Reuters, and the successor of the Institute...

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2017

Each year at this time I formally announce my updated list of predatory publishers. Because the publisher list is now...

3 Top Tips To Build A High-Performance Leadership Team – 2020...

Successful companies are the result of a consistent and high level of team performance, which allows them to outwork their competition and enjoy economies...