Japanese Open-Access Journal is a Joke

I don’t see too many questionable open-access journals that originate in Japan, but here’s one, the Journal of Physical Therapy Science....

Canadian Publisher Has Open-Access “Evil Twin”

Ontario-based Andrew John Publishing Inc. has two websites, one for its subscription journals and print monographs, and a secretive new one that also includes...

Wacky Open-Access Publisher Launches with 61 New Journals

Another pay-to-publish, open-access publisher has appeared: Lawarence Press. Based in Delhi, India, the press is named after the street its...

David Publishing Company, a Massive Spammer from China

David Publishing Company is among the most annoying scholarly open-access publishers. It incessantly spams pretty much everyone in higher education, medicine,...

Obituary for an Open Access Journal

In the wake of the open-access movement, many new open-access journals have been launched. Often these journals have been started...

Fake ISI Aims to Trick the Scholarly Community

I recently learned of an impostor website for Journal Citation Reports, the product marketed by Thomson Reuters, and the successor of the Institute...

Serbian Journal Accepts Paper in 24 Hours with No Peer Review, Demands EUR 1785

The Archives of Biological Sciences is the official journal of the Serbian Biological Society. Here I describe one case in which the...

Publisher’s Journals Boast Amazingly High Impact Factors

The International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA) is a publisher and conference organizer whose scholarly journals claim some of the highest...

OA Journal Stops Publishing, Deletes Website

One of the things I look for in scholarly open-access publishers is an understanding of and a commitment to digital...

Two Print Journals Completely Hijacked by Online Hoodlums

Two print journals that didn’t have websites have had their identities completely stolen. Unknown persons have created impostor websites using the...

How enamel pins are made?

Enamel pins are a small and simple accessory that can give your jacket or any other piece of clothes a more polished and suave...