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...

Have I Discovered the Source of the Hijacked Journals?

I received another report of a hijacked journal. Similar to many earlier cases, this established Austrian enology journal had only...

Oxford on alert: predatory conference organisers are coming to town, or, Oxford beware: OMICS...

Guest blog post by Dr. Ali Mobasheri, University of Nottingham Oxford, also known as the “City of Dreaming Spires” (the term...

5 Ways to Bounce Back from Bad Grades at College in 2020

At some point in academic life, every apprentice deals with bad grades its all-natural, working on improving the bad grades...

Proposed Criteria for Identifying Predatory Conferences

Here’s a draft of a criteria for identifying predatory conferences. The draft was written by James McCrostie, a full-time Associate...

Sudanese Researcher Falls Victim to Questionable Publisher

Our friend Ravi Murugesan, a Mumbai-based teacher of scientific writing, shared a story about a Sudanese researcher who contacted him...

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...

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Germany For Your Studies In 2020

Time goes by fast, and even if you've thought that there's so much more until college, you’re probably reading this...

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...

Science Publishing Group Publishes Junk Science

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

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 us. No matter how...