David Publishing: Flipping Its Model

This publisher is an enigma to me. David Publishing made my 2012 list of predatory open-access publishers. I wrote: “Although this publisher purports...

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...

More Duplication of Journal Titles and Conference Names by Predatory Publishers

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve received several emails informing me about two scholarly publishers/conference organizers and their intentional...

Another Predatory Publisher Accepts a Computer-Generated Paper

The predatory journal named Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology has accepted a bogus, computer-generated paper entitled “Robots No Longer Considered...

I’m Following a Fringe Science Paper on F1000Research

I am following the progress of the article “Culture and identification of Borrelia spirochetes in human vaginal and seminal secretions”...

Predatory Publisher Organizes Conference Using Same Name as Legitimate Conference

The predatory publisher WASET (World Association of Science, Engineering and Technology) is organizing a conference using the exact same name as a...

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...

Conference attendee to OMICS: I want out

Today’s post consists of two emails. One is from OMICS Publishing Group to a scientist who attended an OMICS conference,...

Reviewer to Frontiers: Your Review Process is Merely for Show — I quit

A senior researcher recently forwarded me a copy of an email he sent to the controversial Switzerland-based open-access publisher Frontiers....

The Serials Crisis is Over

I declare that the serials crisis, the event that gave birth to the open-access movement, is over. I base my declaration...

How Does IPTV Work?

As technology continues to advance, more and more people are shifting away from traditional media, and towards the internet and all the services, available...