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Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing

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    Thank you very much Dr. Beall. The predatory journals have created serious confusion in promotion criteria in some institutions in Africa. Your work is indeed clear guidance for all. What do you think about LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing in Germany?

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    I find Dr. Perry's defense to be a non sequitur. I heartily concur that from hypotheses, ‘failed’ experiments, and novel but developing supporting ideas advance knowledge, and we need more of them to be published to create a fuller understanding of the state of the evidence on scientific subjects. What does this have to do with lax or nonexistent pre-publication peer-review rigor?

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    What a misguided article. How is this going to influence the predatory publishers? They don't make money from tourists. Please write something useful. Most western researchers are aware of these publishers and are not going to be duped. Yet these predatory journals flourish. Most articles are coming from developing countries. There is a symbiotic relationship between them. These journals provide them a fake accomplishment of publishing in an international journal that boosts their career in their home countries. Only way to stop this practice is educate the policy makers in the developing world.

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    UPDATE -- finally received the <b>first</b> contact e-mail from Kathy Allison, the one that the Dec 9th e-mail was supposedly following up. <blockquote>Dear Colleague We are contacting you after reading your article which is published in Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision. Our team has read your article with great interest and wish if you could publish your upcoming articles in our journal New Frontiers in Ophthalmology (NFO). You can send us your submissions at submissions@oatext.com Please take a few minutes to let us know your concerns regarding publication. Awaiting your reply. With appreciation, Kathy Allison Managing Editor for Prof. James B. Aguayo-Martel Editor in Chief</blockquote> It would take more than "a few minutes" to let them know my "concerns regarding publication" with a slavering pack of incompetent greed-heads.

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    As I work for the federal government, I take no income, so have no personal investment in the section publishing a quantity of papers just to hit a payment threshold.

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    And not attacking you personally, but rather pointing out that no one person has the inclination or skillset to judge the science in all journals. I know I don't.

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    Hello Sir, Would u plz tel me international journal of managmenet ijm (publisher IAEME) is still predatory one?

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    You're completely missing the point. I don't judge the science in the published articles (unless they contain obvious pseudoscience, such as a discussion of civilizations on Mars). The analysis looks at use of deception, lack of transparency, and adherence to established standards. Please have a look at the criteria.

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    Yes, this publisher is included on my list of questionable publishers, and I recommend that you avoid all of the journals from this publisher.

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    This is a different type of publisher. It's out of scope for my lists. This publisher wants you to sign over copyright to your thesis or dissertation, and then they try to sell it as a book on the internet. For most people,it's not a good choice.

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    For them is evil to make cancer not radiation..!!!

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    I recommend against using PubMed as a whitelist or indicator of quality. It is full of junk, including some rubbish from OMICS International.

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    This is an interesting topic. Have you ever heard of someone paying the withdrawal fee and the predatory publisher not withdrawing the publication?

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    Predictably, listed as a spammer by ourselves under the domain names scholarlyresearch.org, research-advances.org, irajournal.org, researchref.org.

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    I really don't understand what Jeff. Beall means by PREDATORY! It seems to me that Beall is the one actually predating these journals/ publishers. That a man sends you an unsolicited mail, how does that translate into predatory? It is rather a cost effective marketing option for the journals. Or, is Beall insinuating that these organisations should not market their products/services? Prof. Mark S. Kindy is rather a research leader per excellence, whose foresight, insight, and forthrightness is not beclouded by Beall's lists. Even Thomson Reuters, the most authoritative organization in research evaluation/benchmarking approves of some journals which Beall categorized as PREDATORY. For example, Asian Journal of Biochemistry published by Scialert (http://scialert.net/jindex.php?issn=1815-9923) is accredited by Thomson Reuters. When I studied this Journal, I found that the quality of peer review in this journal out weighs many of the other high sounding, conceited and over rated journals. It is only babies that are deceived and scared away by just shouting "LION ". Normally, a responsible and right thinking persons should look to see the lion before running. How on earth should sending mails translate to predatory? Does that mean because you see Coca Cola advert, that makes Coca Cola a predatory company? So laughable! lol Victor A. Adedayo

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    Rather intriguing, fallacious(?) and time-consuming work to go into detail by looking into most of the URL's that are provided .... Institute of Research Advances as well as Harvard Dataverse. Concerningthe given "Mailing Address [of:] Institute of Research Advances, Opp. Sector 22C Mini Park, Sector 22C, Chandigarh, UT-160022 India. Email: editor@irajournal.org Web: www.journal.research-advances.org" See/cf: https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=RESEARCH-ADVANCES.ORG. (same as for: journal.research-advances.org): Registrant Name: Registration Private, Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC. "The whois info on the site comes back with Domains by proxy. About the only time a company hides their ownership is when something nefarious is going on or doesn't want to be directly associated with it such as porn sites and so on" [cited from: https://plus.google.com/+JeffJarvis/posts/ZBqENFQTJ2x in this thread find (in „previous 28 replies“) the post of : George Hayes 06.09.2014 ]. BTW: There exist a lot of (Google) search results concerning:

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    continued: There exist a lot of (Google) search results concerning:Complaints, reviews, scams and fraud reports about address 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309. Scottsdale -Arizona -85260 - USA

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    Reblogged this on <a href="https://kenmitton.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/fake-institute-has-fooled-many-even-harvard/" rel="nofollow">Biomedical Research Laboratory: Ken Mitton, PhD</a> and commented: A fake set of journals that has evened fooled a database at Harvard.

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    and...? Has it began to twitch nervously yet?

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    dear Jeffrey, my name is Gianluca Antonelli (http://www.eng.docente.unicas.it/gianluca_antonelli), “specialty chief editor” for Robotic Control Systems: http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/robotics-and-ai/section/robotic-control-systems I'm interested in your claim that Frontiers is a multilevel marketing, may I ask you to further elaborate it? Concerning the income. You are right, in theory there is an income for the Specialty Chief Editor after having handled a certain number of submissions. The income is related to the submissions and not to the accepted papers to avoid "predatory" behaviors. I do not have any idea of the amount of money, I might inquire, in my case I asked to the editorial office to eventually (we are just at he start-up) use this money for alternative purposes such as, e.g., a money prize for some young author or similar. Finally, since my career is totally based on my scientific reputation, I feel a little bit uncomfortable in being "volunteering" servicing a supposed "predatory" journal. Could you link me to some "systematic" facts that confirm this claim? Thanks in advance for your reply, Gianluca

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