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...

OMICS Publishing Launches New Brand with 53 Journal Titles

India-based OMICS Publishing Group has just launched a new brand of scholarly journals called “SciTechnol.” This new OMICS brand lists...

Combining Fake Journals with Fake Conferences: Global Business & International Management Conference

If you have ever wanted an employer-paid vacation and the ability to chalk up a new publication at the same...

The TR Master Journal List is not a Journal Whitelist

The Thomson Reuters Master Journal List is not a journal whitelist and should not be used as one. Numerous low-quality and predatory...

More Junk Science Proudly Published by Chinese Publisher SCIRP

I recently learned of another junk-science article published by China-based Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP). The article, “Three Principles of Akkie Management,” was published...

Editorial Manager Licensed to OMICS Group

Massachusetts-based Aries Systems licenses a product called Editorial Manager to scholarly publishers. This is an online product that helps manage article submission and peer...

Ridiculous OA Journal Launches with Ridiculous Title

The world’s newest open-access journal is the Integrated Journal of British (IJBRITISH). If the journal’s name strikes you as strange, that’s because...

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...

Introduction to “Super Closed Access Journals”

There is a new class of scholarly journal. These journals are not open-access. You can’t purchase their articles individually. Individuals...

Icelandic Journal Latest Victim of Journal Hijacking

The old print journal Jökull, published in Iceland since 1951, has been hijacked. The hijackers set up two bogus web sites...

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...