Iceland Professor in Hot Water for Publishing in Predatory Journals

Iceland business professor Þórhallur Örn Guðlaugsson has gotten himself in some hot water recently. Guðlaugsson, a business professor at the University...

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...

Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd edition)

In August 2012, I published the first edition of my Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers. I received many helpful...

Large New OA Publisher Launches with 85 Journals

A brand-new open-access publisher has just appeared: Science and Education Publishing (SciEP). The publisher is launching with 85 new journals, the second...

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...

Index Copernicus Has No Value

Index Copernicus is a Poland-based company that offers several services related to scholarly publishing. One of their products is a journal...

Publisher’s Journals Boast Amazingly High Impact Factors

The International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA) is a publisher and conference organizer whose scholarly journals claim some of the highest...

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...

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...

OMICS Publishing Launches New Brand with 53 Journal Titles

India-based OMICS Publishing Group has just launched a new brand of scholarly journals called “SciTechnol.” This new OMICS brand lists...

9 Important Factors to Consider When Developing a Website – 2020...

If you are a business owner and you are still "invisible" on the Internet, creating a website should really be part of your business...