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Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing

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    […] Large New OA Publisher Launches with 85 Journals […]

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    <i>Architecture of Networks-on-Chip and Design Techniques</i> Not just plagiarised, but copied directly from an <a href="https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jece/2012/634930/" rel="nofollow">Editorial summarising the contents of a journal's Special Issue</a>. Outside of that context, the opinions of "Dr Syed Basha S" do not make a lot of sense. "Nitrogen Heterocyclic Five Member Compounds" is also swiped from <a href="https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/2013/250381/" rel="nofollow">an editorial for a special issue</a>, seemingly written before contents for the issue had accrued, so it's primarily a request for submissions. Why "Dr.N.Bakthavatchala Reddy" felt obliged to print the last two paragraphs of the plagiarised version in <b>BOLD CAPITALS</b> is anyone's guess. Publisher Suresh Babu Changalasetty -- of Acharya Nagarjuna University, India, and King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia -- has had recourse in the past to predatory publishers such as <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3614673/" rel="nofollow">"International Journal of Biomedical Science"</a>, <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2248444/" rel="nofollow">Bioinformation</a>, <a href="http://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/CEIS/article/view/6573" rel="nofollow">IISTE</a>, et cetera. And his co-authors of these opuscules re-appear on the BioHouse Editorial Board. They also reappear as contributors to the journals' early editions, recycling their greatest hits (e.g. Lalitha Saroja Thota). The general impression I get is of a circle of colleagues who have been using predatory journals to produce the Publication Units expected by their employers, until they decided to get in on the scam themselves. Should we talk of these as separate journals? There is a single Archives page, with no option for searching for contents specific to a single journal. Also a single Current Issue page, and a single Editorial Board.

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    I recommend against using the Thomson Reuters master list as a white list. It is full of junk journals. I limit my work to identifying predatory and low-quality journals and publishers and do not create lists of good journals, nor do I recommend journals. Talk to your librarian and senior colleagues, and read journals in your field.

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    I strongly recommend that you do not attend any WASET conferences.

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    I'm receiving this junk mail most of the time. Unsuscribe does not work of course, and you can't block them because mail address is always a different one. Did anyone say pigs? Yes, pigs.

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    ISSN: 2306-8515 e-ISSN: 1726-5479 for Sensors & Transducers

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    PLoS does not copy edit. Neither do many BMC journals. Who can blame the predators for not doing that. In fact, PLoS does not even send proofs any more: http://retractionwatch.com/2016/08/05/plos-ones-correction-rate-is-higher-than-average-why/

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    Dear Sir Prof. Bell I am interested to know about Journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology-Plodiv Univ and Munis Entomology and Zoology. Are those fake? Please comment.

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    I haven't heard of them before. The first one does not appear to be a candidate for my list at this time. <em>Munis Entomology and Zoology </em>needs a closer analysis.

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    The journal does appear to be open-access (I was able to access the full-text of every article I clicked on), and I do see some strange things about the journal, especially its industrial-like output. I am unclear whether authors have to pay to publish and unclear why it has so many articles in it, as the journal does not have an impact factor. Overall, it does not meet the criteria for inclusion in my list at this time. I will monitor it, and thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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    I am currently preparing a journal club presentation on a paper published by Oncotarget. I am interested to know why you have listed it as a standalone predatory journal? thank you

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    Please see <a href="https://scholarlyoa.com/2016/04/19/oncotargets-peer-review-is-highly-questionable/" target="_blank">here</a>. I question <em>Oncotarget's</em> peer review.

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    Thanks. The last one is on my list of misleading metrics already. I have added the first one to the list after receiving this information. I don't want to add the second one at this time. But thanks very much for sharing this information.

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    <i>has anyone ever seen OMICS impersonate various fake profiles</i> OMICS definitely infest LinkedIn with phony identities. There is a "Jessie Rose", "Sr. Event Manager, Biostatistics 2016 Conference", who promotes scamferences in OMICS' bogus ConferenceEvents series. Oddly enough, "Jessie Rose" is also part of the LinkedIn harem of invariably European female names from the MedCrave editorial office. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessie-rose-43133bb5 This could denote a link between MedCrave and OMICS, but it could be coincidence, as both are generating their profiles from the same small name-space. I grant you that MedCrave are most industrious. Here's "Celina Jones", "Assistant Editor for Journal of Nanomedicine Research". https://www.linkedin.com/in/celina-jones-a65613a1 I single Celina out for having previous experience at "Prik Publications", which appears to exist in some other time-line, since there is no sign of its existence in consensus reality. The Jones family is particularly well-represented in the harem. "Nancy Jönes" somehow acquired an umlaut, perhaps for the same of variety: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-j%C3%B6nes-a35283115 Too many umlauts set off my Irritable Vowel Syndrome. <i>spam Quora/facebook/linkedin with ridiculous praise messages in some sort of weird language that I can only understand to be broken English?</i> The Quora threads -- https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-get-rid-of-the-rumours-about-Medcrave-Predatory-Publisher and https://www.quora.com/What-is-Medcrave-predatory-publisher are entertaining, if only as a display of literary pathology. There is a large <i>dramatis personae</i>, with all the names drawn from the same name-space, and all using the same broken Indlish. The author needs to learn how to vary his characters' voices if he wants his theatrical scripts to be more convincing.

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    Easy, as far as I know, when an author have a funding from NIH or some other associated organisms, s/he can submit his paper to PubMed.

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    *clap*clap*clap* I stand corrected. Brilliant post Herr Doktor, made me laugh more than the Quora threads that display the proper use of this ancient and most distinguished language that is "Ingrlish". Btw, maybe Celina Jones missed a "c" in Prik ... ?

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    Dear Beall, Please can you advise on rspublications. I have presented two papers to them for publication. They rspublication.com/ijeted/ijeted_index.htm and rspublication.com/ijst/. I have received my review report. should i continue with them.

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    Not to forget "Nancy Jones" (no umlaut) https://nz.linkedin.com/in/nancy-jones-7b579b94 and "Jones Nancy" https://nz.linkedin.com/in/jones-nancy-6567699a

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    Or <a href="http://bettyjonespub.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Betty Jones & Sisters Publishing</a>.

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    lolol oh god no more, can't stop laughing.

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