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...

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...

How To Create A Site For Your Business – 2020 Guide

How do you build a website for your business? Every business needs a website. It doesn’t matter whether you are a solo freelancer, you’re Warren...