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Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing

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    This journal is published by a firm called Society for Science and Education, which I include on my list of questionable publishers. They are only interested in your money and not your papers, I recommend you ignore this solicitation and find a better publisher for your work.

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    […] PeerJ) are not really reputable, and a lot make the list of predatory Open Access publishers (See: https://scholarlyoa.com/2016/01/05/bealls-list-of-predatory-publishers-2016/ ). It is often a good plan to make contact with someone with experience authoring papers in your […]

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    One is based in Lagos, Nigeria (Academic Journals). One is based in Pakistan (Academic Journals, Inc., though this one pretends to be based in New York).

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    Top of the day to you Professor, please, i like to know if this journal is predatory - http://njpas.com.ng/. Thank you.

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    Can you get Google to shut the email address they're using?

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    Thank you for your suggestion. Before I asked that question, I have sent my paper to them and this morning I got the letter of acceptance. In that email, they said: "We are looking forward to meet all the authors in our conference. But if you and your co-author(s) could not attend ICPPS 2017 to present your paper for some reasons, please inform us. And we will send you the official receipt of registration fee, proceedings and/or other materials after ICPPS 2017 free of charge." Is it the one of indication that the conference is fake? What should I do? Please, give me some information. Thank you.

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    This sounds like a very dishonest conference organizer to me. I recommend you find a better conference to attend, preferably from a non-profit scholarly society in your field.

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    Mehmet Yorgun has a wide range of business activities, judging from the range of domains he registered. http://domainbigdata.com/gmail.com/mj/kwECcxzFK6QfNd8LiFgB9w (or he sets up websites for other people). But this is interesting... remember "Transylvanian Review", the hijacked version (hijacked in early 2015). A month ago the domain shifted; it is now registered to one Mehmet Bahaeddin Yorgun. http://transylvanianreviewjournal.org.ipaddress.com/ I haven't checked the current details for the other identity-theft journals on your list.

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    It's not on my list at this time.

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    Dear Beall, I would like to know about “Journal:The Social Sciences (medwell journal). Is it respected ? Thanks.

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    In my opinion, no. It's not respected. I recommend against submitting papers to all Medwell journals.

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    Just because OMICS is present in Hyderabad and may be some other publishing companies have address as Hyderabad, does not make "Hyderabad" a corrupt city as a whole. It is very wrong to "generalize" the whole of Hyd as corrupt when only some are corrupt. Your blog should have dealt with OMICS only or with other publishers who are fake and take money for publishing so called "open access" journals without peer review. City has nothing to do with the fake publishers. I think the blog writer just wanted a immediate attention by having a hair raising title. For your info, there are many Multi National Companies (MNC) who have set up shop in Hyd like, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Accenture, etc.. If the whole of hyd was corrupt, do you think these companies would have set their shop ??

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    Good morning dear Prof, please is hindawi publishing group on your list of predatory publishers

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    No, it's not on my list at this time, though many ask me if it's legitimate.

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    I stand by my assertion that Hyderabad is a city of corruption, especially corruption involving the internet. Clever arguments will not change this. All researchers should be very careful before doing business with any firm based there.

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    Thanks prof. It certainly shouldn't be in your list of predatory journals. Please keep up your good work.

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    There is nothing fake about low cost journals doing very little peer review, which is expensive. Peer review is nice but not necessary, a luxury.

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  • 12/27/16--06:23: Comment on Appeals by Estela
  • Dear Jeffrey, I read that Frontiers Publisher is in your list. However, I have found that respectul colleagues are in the editorial board of Frontiers in Plant Science and also found interesting articles. Could you please clarify me if Frontiers in Plant Science is or is not a predatory journal? Thank you in advance

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    Most of the journals on my lists claim to manage a standard peer review, among other broad promises of standard practices. However, few carry out a bonafide peer review and few follow industry practices, so in this sense they are unfaithful and fake. Would you want your neurologist to read and implement research he read in a predatory journal? Perhaps he already does.

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    The publisher Frontiers is included on my list, and this listing applies to all the journals it publishes. I and others have documented many times that this publisher's peer review is highly questionable, following its publication of numerous non-scientific papers. Having "interesting articles" does not make a publisher worthy of article submissions from legitimate researchers. If you are considering submitting your work to a Frontiers journal (if you can afford it), I would recommend you find a more respected publisher for your work.

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