The Decline of Medicine, a Wolters Kluwer Health Megajournal

September 24, 2015
Medicine, a journal published by Wolters Kluwer Health

In need of a cure.

Medicine, a journal published by Wolters Kluwer Health, switched from a subscription model to gold (author pays) open access in late 2014. Since the journal transitioned the pay-to-publish mega-journal model, Medicine has declined in quality and published at least one questionable article.

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How Does This Fake OA Publisher Manage to Publish Over 500 articles Monthly?

March 5, 2015

The Global Journals

A publisher named The Global Journals, based in Gujarat, India, publishes hundreds of articles each month in its four broad-coverage journals. I don’t understand how such a low-quality and dishonest publisher is able to attract and publish so many articles.

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Shabby Indian Management Megajournal Reveals Its Peer Review Process

October 28, 2014
International Journal of Management Research and Review

Poor management.

The International Journal of Management Research and Review (IJMRR) is typical of the many low-quality and deceptive megajournals that are started up in India every week.

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New Term: MOAMJ = Multidisciplinary Open Access Mega Journal

March 5, 2013
IEEE Access

Open Access

IEEE has just announced that it will be starting a new gold open-access mega-journal to be called IEEE Access.  In launching the journal, the publisher has also coined a new term for the journal’s genre: Multidisciplinary Open Access Mega Journal (MOAMJ).

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