Anti-Roundup (Glyphosate) Researchers Use Easy OA Journals to Spread their Views

I’ve added the journal Interdisciplinary Toxicology (interTOX) to my list. The journal is associated with the Slovak Toxicology Society (SETOX). In my opinion the journal...

Hindawi’s Profit Margin is Higher than Elsevier’s

Hindawi Publishing Corporation is one of the world’s largest scholarly publishers — and one of the most profitable. Interviewed in September, 2012, Ahmed...

Science Magazine Conducts Sting Operation on OA Publishers

In its issue being released tomorrow (October 4, 2013, volume 342, p. 60-65), Science magazine is publishing a six-page article detailing a sting...

New Fake Metric Company Sells Nine Bogus Metrics to Publishers

Let me introduce Impact Factor Services for International Journals(I.F.S.I.J), the newest addition to my list of misleading metrics companies. The firm’s mission is...

Bogus New Impact Factor Appears

The latest bogus scholarly metric to appear is International Impact Factor Services (IIFS). If you need a laugh, I recommend that you...

I get complaints about Frontiers

Frontiers is a Lausanne, Switzerland-based scholarly open-access publisher. Owned by Nature Publishing Group, the firm publishes 38 journals, chiefly in the...

Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea

Many are excited about innovative measures that purport to quantify scholarly impact at a more granular level. Called article-level metrics or...

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...

Did A Romanian Researcher Successfully Game Google Scholar to Raise his Citation Count?

The Google Scholar profile for Ştefan Vlăduţescu at Romania’s University of Craiova indicates that his publications have been cited 1,709 times. However,...

Lambert Academic Publishing: A Must to Avoid

I receive many emails from all over the world complaining about LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG. (This publisher...

Mysterious Publisher Launches with 44 Journals

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