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...

Questionable OA Publisher Launches with a Clever Website and 52 New Journals

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A recent addition to my list is the American Research Institute for Policy Development (ARIPD), which, unlike most new OA publishers, has...

Look out for Bogus Impact Factor Companies

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The proliferation of predatory open-access publishers has created several new and expanding markets. One of these is the market for...

Proposed Criteria for Identifying Predatory Conferences

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

Defining Platinum Open Access

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Recently I used the term “platinum open access” in an email I sent to several scholarly communication listserves. A platinum nugget. Photo...

The OMICS Publishing Group’s Empire is Expanding

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OMICS Group, the Hyderabad, India-based group of scholarly publishing-related companies, is expanding and now operates at least twelve publishing imprints...

The Scientific World Journal Will Lose Its Impact Factor – Again

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The troubled publication Scientific World Journal will once again lose its impact factor (this time for 2014), according to one Thomson Reuters...

Bogus British Company “Accredits” OMICS Conferences

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Notorious open-access publisher OMICS International operates a scholarly conference division called Conference Series LLC. I learned recently that a London-based corporation called The CPD...

More Fringe Science from Borderline Publisher Frontiers

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The scandal-plagued, Switzerland-based publisher Frontiers has just published a chemtrails conspiracy theory paper by the same author whose earlier article was published and then...

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2017

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Each year at this time I formally announce my updated list of predatory publishers. Because the publisher list is now...

How Late Is The Closest Grocery Store Open? (Open 24 Hours)

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Are you looking for the closest grocery store open late on a particular night? Well, thanks to modern technology, we now have a few...