Bogus British Company “Accredits” OMICS Conferences

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Notorious open-access publisher OMICS International operates a scholarly conference division called Conference Series LLC. I learned recently that a London-based corporation called The CPD...

More Fringe Science from Borderline Publisher Frontiers

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The scandal-plagued, Switzerland-based publisher Frontiers has just published a chemtrails conspiracy theory paper by the same author whose earlier article was published and then...

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2017

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

Scam Publisher OMICS International Buying Legitimate Journals

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Hyderabad, India-based open-access publisher OMICS International is on a buying spree, snatching up legitimate scholarly journals and publishers, incorporating them into its...

Would You Take a Cancer Cure Proven Effective in a Predatory Journal?

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I am writing this blog post in hopes of starting a conversation in the scientific community about the medicine called...

Watch Out for Publishers with “Nova” in Their Name

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Two unrelated publishers with the word “Nova” in their name have been bothering researchers with spam emails recently. One is...

More Controversy Over Open-Access Publisher MDPI

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Entropy is an open-access journal published by MDPI, the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, based in Basel, Switzerland. The journals were formerly published by...

The Chinese Publisher SCIRP (Scientific Research Publishing): A Publishing Empire Built on Junk Science

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Another day, another report of a junk science article published by China-based publisher Scientific Research Publishing, or SCIRP. This publisher specializes...

Index Copernicus Has No Value

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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”

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Copernicus Publications is an open-access publisher based in Göttingen, Germany. It is not on my list of predatory publishers. However, I do have...

Winter Is the Season of Online Dating: A Time of High...

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Most of the modern young people aged 20-25 are single and do not plan to start a family soon. They are at the stage...