A Vanity Scholarly Press from Québec

Laval, Québec is the location of CSCanada, the latest addition to my list of predatory open-access publishers. This publisher gives its headquarters address...

Hindawi’s ISRN Brand Offers to Pay for Articles

Cairo-based Hindawi Publishing Corporation is apparently launching a new strategy to invigorate its ISRN (International Scholarly Research Network) brand. The strategy...

The Weaknesses of Journal Whitelists

I just read an article  about a well-known journal whitelist by the brilliant Australian economist Imad A. Moosa. Entitled “A Critique...

New Name, Same Horrible Business: OMICS International

I am writing this blog post to renew my urgent warning to researchers in all countries to avoid all products...

Mysterious Turkish Thales Academic Publisher Promises “Fast” Publication in 20 Days

. Thales Academic Publisher publishes 23 open-access journals and organizes scholarly conferences. It also publishes academic books. It is included in...

Bogus Iran-Based Journal Allows Up to 40% Plagiarism

The Journal of Current Research in Science (JCRS) is included on my list of questionable journals, and I strongly advise all honest...

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...

Open Access Journal Provides One-Day Peer Review

Need to publish an article quickly? The Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology can make you a published author in a...

Chinese Journal Has Surprise Author Fee But Gives Refund if You Cite Your Article...

UPDATE, JULY 31, 2015: A response from the journal’s editors is appended at the end of this blog post. There’s a major,...

OMICS Group Now Charging for Article Withdrawals

Hyderabad, India-based OMICS Group has found a new and likely lucrative revenue source — charging authors to withdraw their submissions...

How do Cat Repellents Work

As we all know, cats are magnificent animals, but like every other living being, they have the need to relieve themselves. If your neighbor's...