Snapshots of Recent Additions to the List of Questionable Publishers

January 7, 2016

Watch out for all of these.

I didn’t get much rest over the Christmas break, as tips regarding questionable new publishers and journals poured in  tips I am grateful for. Over the break I added five new publishers to the list. Four are from India and one is from Nigeria. Below you will find a description of each of the five publishers, accompanied by my sardonic comments. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Advanced Research Journals? None of the Above

July 23, 2015
Global Advanced Research Journals

Their journals are stranger than their carrot and beet cultivation methods.

Here’s a publisher that all researchers should avoid: Global Advanced Research Journals. This firm publishes 29 broad journals, requires copyright transfer from authors, and charges around $450-$500 to publish an article.

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Publisher Launches with Two Nearly Identical Brands at Once

January 14, 2014
Lighthouse Journals

Twin 1

Blaze Journals

Twin 2

A colleague forwarded me a spam email from Lighthouse Journal Publication (also called Lighthouse Journals), and when I was investigating the publisher I discovered a second publisher, Blaze Journals, that looks almost exactly like the first. Read the rest of this entry »

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