Another Predatory Publisher Accepts a Computer-Generated Paper

The predatory journal named Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology has accepted a bogus, computer-generated paper entitled “Robots No Longer Considered...

I’m Following a Fringe Science Paper on F1000Research

I am following the progress of the article “Culture and identification of Borrelia spirochetes in human vaginal and seminal secretions”...

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...

University of Pristina Rector under Fire for Publishing in Predatory Journals

In Kosovo, University of Pristina Rector Ibrahim Gashi is being pressured to resign after it was revealed he published articles...

Conference attendee to OMICS: I want out

Today’s post consists of two emails. One is from OMICS Publishing Group to a scientist who attended an OMICS conference,...

Reviewer to Frontiers: Your Review Process is Merely for Show — I quit

A senior researcher recently forwarded me a copy of an email he sent to the controversial Switzerland-based open-access publisher Frontiers....

Science Publishing Group: A Complete Scam

I think Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) is a totally bogus publisher. Here I would like to repeat my warning to all...

The Serials Crisis is Over

I declare that the serials crisis, the event that gave birth to the open-access movement, is over. I base my declaration...

New Term: MOAMJ = Multidisciplinary Open Access Mega Journal

IEEE has just announced that it will be starting a new gold open-access mega-journal to be called IEEE Access.  In launching...

Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd edition)

In August 2012, I published the first edition of my Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers. I received many helpful...

HVAC Heating and Cooling Devices-Maintaining Tips

One of the most used systems in the construction of any new building is the HVAC (short for heating, ventilation and air conditioning). Simply,...