Scam Publisher OMICS International Buying Legitimate Journals

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

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...

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

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

Contract Cheating Detection Game-Changer: AI for Authorship Verification

The statistics of academic dishonesty are downright depressing: a survey reveals that 58% percent of over 70,000 U.S. high school...

9 Best Majors for Students Who Can’t Decide – 2020 Guide

All of the things you can experience in college can significantly affect your life long-term. According to Omnia Space, your...

Misleading Metrics

This is a list of questionable companies that purport to provide valid scholarly metrics at the researcher, article, or journal...

More Pseudo-Science from Swiss / Chinese Publisher MDPI

I’ve written several blog posts documenting the Swiss / Chinese publisher MDPI’s practice of publishing junk science, articles that few, if any,...

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...

Hindawi’s ISRN Brand Offers to Pay for Articles

Cairo-based Hindawi Publishing Corporation is apparently launching a new strategy to invigorate its ISRN (International Scholarly Research Network) brand. The strategy...

How to Make Learning Fun in 2020

Hitting the books hard is the traditional and often dreadful activity for students. Therefore, education is often described as a...

The Survival Guide to College in 2020

High school is a great time in our lives. It momentarily seems stressful but our whole lives are ahead of us. No matter how...