New Open-Access Publisher: Clyto Access

May 5, 2016
Clyto 1

Are you serious?

The open-access movement recently welcomed its latest, fully open-access publisher: Clyto Access. This brand-new publisher launched with 15 journals, mostly in the biomedical sciences.

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Medical Journal Accepts Sting Paper, Gets Tipped Off, Retracts

May 3, 2016
Medical Archives

Unhealthy archives.

Fed up with the easy acceptance of articles submitted to the Bosnian journal Medical Archives, a faculty member at the University of Prishtina (Universiteti i Prishtinës) decided to carry out a sting operation to expose the journal’s lack of peer review and rapid publication. It didn’t go exactly as planned.

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The TR Master Journal List is not a Journal Whitelist

April 28, 2016
Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (IEDEE


The Thomson Reuters Master Journal List is not a journal whitelist and should not be used as one. Numerous low-quality and predatory journals are announcing their inclusion in this list as a mark or guarantee of quality, fooling many.

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Another Predatory Conference Organizer from Asia: Academic Fora

April 26, 2016
Academic Fora

A low-quality, mega-conference organizer.

For several months, I have been receiving emails and blog comments about a highly questionable conference organizer called Academic Fora. I find Academic Fora a bogus conference organizer selling easy academic credit, and racking up a large profit doing it. I recommend all honest researchers avoid the many conferences sponsored by Academic Fora.

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Three New Open-Access Publishers — All with Dumb Names

April 21, 2016

New scholarly open-access publishers continue to appear at a fast pace. Here are three that launched recently — one with a generic name, one with a stolen name, and one with a suspicious name.

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