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...

University of Pristina Rector under Fire for Publishing in Predatory Journals

In Kosovo, University of Pristina Rector Ibrahim Gashi is being pressured to resign after it was revealed he published articles...

Plagiarism in the “Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies”

The editor of the Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies, Senthil P. Kumar, wrote an editorial in the journal that contains passages that appeared in...

Mysterious Institute Launches with Nine Journals

The Coltharp Institute is a conference organizer and scholarly publisher that recently launched with nine open-access journals, each with a broad scope...

The OMICS Publishing Group’s Empire is Expanding

OMICS Group, the Hyderabad, India-based group of scholarly publishing-related companies, is expanding and now operates at least twelve publishing imprints...

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...

Open-Access Articles for Sale as Expensive Books on Amazon

A publisher called Applied Research Press has set up shop using Amazon.co.uk and is selling openly-licensed scholarly articles as monographs. The Creative...

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Germany For Your Studies In 2020

Time goes by fast, and even if you've thought that there's so much more until college, you’re probably reading this...

Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers

Today I am publishing a list of the criteria I use for determining predatory open-access publishers. The document is available...

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...