There’s a new open-access publisher in town, and its name is Ology Science. I fear that the publisher may have a connection with the notorious publisher called OMICS International.
The Association for Scientific and Engineering is a Chinese article broker. It arranges for its clients’ manuscripts to be published as scholarly articles in indexed journals. It’s one of many such companies but stands out because it has an English website in addition to its Chinese homepage.
This blog post is a review of the article:
Nwagwu, W. E. (2016). Open access in the developing regions: Situating the altercations about predatory publishing. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 40(1), 58–80.
Summary: (Nwagwu 2016) is a very weak article that (1). Includes significant errors of fact; (2). Includes unattributed text and tables that match text and tables from previously-published articles; and (3). Poorly analyzes the status quo of scholarly open-access publishing.
Last week I wrote about a publisher that claims to be based in a small house in San Bernardino, California. Now here’s another Chinese publisher that has claimed to be based in in a dwelling in Rowland Heights, California.
A group of business deans here in the United States has issued and endorsed a statement opposing predatory publishing. Read the rest of this entry »
A continuing explosion in the number of low-quality and predatory scholarly conferences in Southeast Asia is confusing and annoying researchers in the region. One example is the so-called International Academy of Computer Technology (IACT) — which is not really an academy at all — whose headquarters address shows up as a dwelling in a U.S. state.