The TR Master Journal List is not a Journal Whitelist

The Thomson Reuters Master Journal List is not a journal whitelist and should not be used as one. Numerous low-quality and predatory...

More Junk Science Proudly Published by Chinese Publisher SCIRP

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

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

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

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”

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

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?

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

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

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

How Does IPTV Work?

As technology continues to advance, more and more people are shifting away from traditional media, and towards the internet and all the services, available...