Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2017

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

Scam Publisher OMICS International Buying Legitimate Journals

Hyderabad, India-based open-access publisher OMICS International is on a buying spree, snatching up legitimate scholarly journals and publishers, incorporating them into its...

Would You Take a Cancer Cure Proven Effective in a Predatory Journal?

I am writing this blog post in hopes of starting a conversation in the scientific community about the medicine called...

Watch Out for Publishers with “Nova” in Their Name

Two unrelated publishers with the word “Nova” in their name have been bothering researchers with spam emails recently. One is...

More Controversy Over Open-Access Publisher MDPI

Entropy is an open-access journal published by MDPI, the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, based in Basel, Switzerland. The journals were formerly published by...

The Chinese Publisher SCIRP (Scientific Research Publishing): A Publishing Empire Built on Junk Science

Another day, another report of a junk science article published by China-based publisher Scientific Research Publishing, or SCIRP. This publisher specializes...

Index Copernicus Has No Value

Index Copernicus is a Poland-based company that offers several services related to scholarly publishing. One of their products is a journal...

Recognizing a Pattern of Problems in “Pattern Recognition in Physics”

Copernicus Publications is an open-access publisher based in Göttingen, Germany. It is not on my list of predatory publishers. However, I do have...

Anti-Roundup (Glyphosate) Researchers Use Easy OA Journals to Spread their Views

I’ve added the journal Interdisciplinary Toxicology (interTOX) to my list. The journal is associated with the Slovak Toxicology Society (SETOX). In my opinion the journal...

Hindawi’s Profit Margin is Higher than Elsevier’s

Hindawi Publishing Corporation is one of the world’s largest scholarly publishers — and one of the most profitable. Interviewed in September, 2012, Ahmed...

Bogus Iran-Based Journal Allows Up to 40% Plagiarism

The Journal of Current Research in Science (JCRS) is included on my list of questionable journals, and I strongly advise all honest researchers to avoid it....