Mysterious Publisher Launches with 44 Journals

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I received several tips recently about a large, new open-access publisher called Open Science. I have added this publisher to my...

Instead of a Peer Review, Reviewer Sends Warning to Authors

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A peer reviewer for the MDPI journal Atmosphere sent a warning — in place of a peer review — to authors who...

More Pseudo-Science from Swiss / Chinese Publisher MDPI

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I’ve written several blog posts documenting the Swiss / Chinese publisher MDPI’s practice of publishing junk science, articles that few, if any,...

An Editorial Board Mass-Resignation — from an Open-Access Journal

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I learned recently of a mass-resignation from the editorial board of an open-access journal. The journal, Advances in Anthropology, is published...

Questionable OA Publisher Launches with a Clever Website and 52 New Journals

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A recent addition to my list is the American Research Institute for Policy Development (ARIPD), which, unlike most new OA publishers, has...

Look out for Bogus Impact Factor Companies

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The proliferation of predatory open-access publishers has created several new and expanding markets. One of these is the market for...

Proposed Criteria for Identifying Predatory Conferences

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Here’s a draft of a criteria for identifying predatory conferences. The draft was written by James McCrostie, a full-time Associate...

Defining Platinum Open Access

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Recently I used the term “platinum open access” in an email I sent to several scholarly communication listserves. A platinum nugget. Photo...

The OMICS Publishing Group’s Empire is Expanding

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OMICS Group, the Hyderabad, India-based group of scholarly publishing-related companies, is expanding and now operates at least twelve publishing imprints...

The Scientific World Journal Will Lose Its Impact Factor – Again

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The troubled publication Scientific World Journal will once again lose its impact factor (this time for 2014), according to one Thomson Reuters...

Revolutionizing Air Cargo Charter Services For Global Supply Chains

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Global supply chains have experienced significant transformations over the past few years. Businesses across various industries are increasingly dependent on efficient logistics to maintain...