Gujarat-Based Mehta Press Now Up to 192 OA Journals

December 10, 2013
Mehta Press Logo

This is no Hathi Trust

Mehta Press has been around since early 2010, but it has recently revamped its website and now boasts an amazing number of journals. Read the rest of this entry »

Predatory Publishing News

November 14, 2013

Here are three news items that relate to predatory open-access scholarly publishers.

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Allegations of Plagiarism in a BioMed Central Journal Remain Unresolved after Three Years

November 12, 2013

A paper published in the BioMed Central Journal Nutrition & Metabolism is a near exact match of a paper published earlier in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Read the rest of this entry »

Bangladeshis Publishing Even More Journals from Connecticut

February 19, 2013
Moinuddin Sarker

Moinuddin Sarker, publisher.

I recently discovered a group of 15 brand-new journals that are not published under the banner of any publisher — each operates as an independent journal. They all have an intriguing relationship with Academic and Scientific Publishing, a new predatory publisher I recently described in an earlier blog post.

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Publisher Charges Authors for Retractions

December 19, 2012

I am involved in a case of duplicate publishing — as the person who discovered and reported it to Springer, who published it the second time. I have been copied on many emails being sent among the authors, the editors, and Springer.

In a case of duplicate publishing (the same or nearly the same paper published in two different journals), one of the articles must be retracted. In this case, the author is initiating the retraction, and he is wisely selecting the journal with the least impact.

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