I agree with Jeffrey. It’s absolutely ridiculous and even comical to be associated with so many journals. Most bona fide journal editors will reserve their energy and expertise for a small number of reputable journals
Dear Beall, what is your take on ‘La Prensa Medica’ under elsevier publications?
Thanks for your great work Dr Beall. What about the Institute of Science Publishing (http://www.iospublishing.org/)? It is not on your list; probably because it seems to be a brand new publishing group. IOS lists 8 journals, but none of the journals have any contributions yet. In general they do not carry the hallmarks of a typical predatory journal. However, I was alerted by the fact that they do not state their publication fee anywhere just mentioned that IOS are ‘committed to keeping its open access publication charges at a minimum level.’ Also, I am very intrigued about the inclusion of the Frontiers Journals in your list. I noticed that you replied to an earlier comment that it is a long reply and you will email an answer. I think a blog about this issue would be of great interest.
I would like to know about predatory publshers 2015 list. Because I wonder the list that you show is 2016.
I am not familiar with this.
Thank you for alerting me to IOS Publishing, which I had not heard of before. I have analyzed this publisher and found that it easily meets the criteria, so I’ve added it to the list. For more information on Frontiers, I would refer you to Leonid Schneider’s blog For Better Science. He often describes this publisher’s many weaknesses.
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I submitted a manuscript as well. They are asking for $160.00 as well. I have e mailed the agent and have not received and reply.
I don’t know about the University of South Florida, but I think many universities (including my own) must be turning a blind eye to predatory journals. Given that by one estimate, there were 420 000 publications in predatory journals in 2014, there must exist universities were predatory journals are common enough that the universities are fully aware of what is going on.
A man of many talents: the vita also contains nine other active professorships or adjunct professorships, in addition to other lab or faculty appointments.
During 2016 alone, about 20 editorial board memberships in journals with *wildly* different disciplines activated. He must be on a spree of accepting all spam that lands in his inbox.
No, it is not.
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I am sure if Jeffrey Beall should do a critical analysis of ‘Research Ideas and Outcomes’, it will fit in perfectly in the list of predatory journals. I tried downloading some articles and was amazed the time of receiving a manuscript to its acceptance is barely one week, in fact in some cases 1-3 days! This seems extremely fast for a good peer reviewed journal
Perhaps they’re using the post-publication peer review model in some cases?
I have received manuscript solicitations from Dr. Kateryna Bielka of the kind discussed above. I replied to her briefly as follows:
Dziękuję i do widzenia , which means “Thank you and goodbye” in Polish.
Jon Gallant, University of Washington