I get complaints about Frontiers

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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

OMICS Goes from “Predatory Publishing” to “Predatory Meetings”

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By Jeffrey Beall and Richard Levine Previous blog posts have described and documented examples of OMICS Group’s unethical practices, including sending personal invitations...

Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers

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UPDATE 2015-11-13: MDPI has been removed from the list following a successful appeal. Updated 2014-02-27 I have added the Chinese publisher MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital...

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2016

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By Jeffrey Beall, January 5, 2016. Each year at this time I formally release my updated list of predatory publishers....

Misleading Metrics

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This is a list of questionable companies that purport to provide valid scholarly metrics at the researcher, article, or journal...

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2015

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By Jeffrey Beall, January 2, 2015 Each year at this time I formally release my updated list of predatory publishers. Because...

Disposable Vape – A Complete Guide For Beginners!

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Vaping industry's growth over the past few years has been one of the most impressive  industry developments ever. While it has attracted regular smokers...