Here are three new open-access publishers I learned of and added to my list of questionable publishers in October, 2016. Each is strange is its own special way. They are True Scholar, Journals of Scientifics R&D, and Scientific Research Gate. Geographically dispersed, each originates in a country not generally associated with predatory publishers. Read the rest of this entry »
Whenever an open-access publisher uses the phrases “Academic Research” or “Publishing Group” in its name, researchers should be very wary. Here’s a low-quality, rent-seeking, open-access publisher that combines both phrases: Academic Research Publishing Group. I recommend keeping a safe distance from it Read the rest of this entry »
BIOHOUSE PUBLISHING GROUP is a bizarre new open-access publisher that launched recently with ten broad-scoped open-access journals. The publisher’s website makes it very clear that it’s based in Ashburn, Virginia. It also tries to associate the publisher with the Library of Congress and other legitimate organizations, yet I still find it a complete imposter.
A senior researcher recently forwarded me a copy of an email he sent to the controversial Switzerland-based open-access publisher Frontiers. In the email, the researcher resigns as a Frontiers reviewer, citing fatal flaws in the publisher’s peer review process. Read the rest of this entry »
A completely bogus, India-based, open-access journal is offering authors money if their papers published in the journal get cited a certain number of times in a fixed period.
PubMed is not MEDLINE. I recommend against using PubMed as a list of quality journals for the purposes of finding a journal to publish in, evaluating academic performance, awarding grants and degrees, and assessing job candidates. In addition, I recommend against relying on PubMed for literature reviews, unless the search results are restricted to MEDLINE journals only.