Is this 17 Year-Old Korean Ph.D. Student a Plagiarist?

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South Korean prodigy Yoo-geun Song is 17 years old and about to complete his Ph.D. in astrophysics. The boy genius, along...

Science Publishing Group Publishes Junk Science

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Science Publishing Group (note the unoriginal name) is a predatory publisher that first appeared in late 2012. When it appeared, it used...

Fallout from Questionable Article in OA Pediatrics Journal

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This article, “Changes in confirmed plus borderline cases of congenital hypothyroidism in California as a function of environmental fallout from...

Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent to plagiarism?

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Summary: A reader of my blog alerted me to significant word-for-word plagiarism in an article published in Springer’s journal Scientometrics. I...

Finnish Man Uses Easy Open-Access Journals to Publish Junk Climate Science

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Predatory open-access journals stand ready to publish junk science that legitimate journals reject for publication. Anyone with a pseudo-scientific idea...

Another Taiwan-Based Mega-Scholarly Conference Organizer Emerges

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There’s a lot of money to be made in the scholarly-conference organizing business in Asia these days. These are not...

Mysterious Publisher Launches with 44 Journals

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I received several tips recently about a large, new open-access publisher called Open Science. I have added this publisher to my...

Instead of a Peer Review, Reviewer Sends Warning to Authors

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A peer reviewer for the MDPI journal Atmosphere sent a warning — in place of a peer review — to authors who...

More Pseudo-Science from Swiss / Chinese Publisher MDPI

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

An Editorial Board Mass-Resignation — from an Open-Access Journal

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I learned recently of a mass-resignation from the editorial board of an open-access journal. The journal, Advances in Anthropology, is published...

5 Ways to Make Your Baseball Practice More Effective

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The baseball season has already started, but most people don't realize that the most important time of the year is during off-season training. You...