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Comment on WSEAS and NAUN: Two Publishers (and Conference Organizers) to...

Thanks — I agree. This operation uses the name Europment, and it is just another brand for WSEAS. I strongly recommend that scholars NOT attend any of these conferences.

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Comment on List of Predatory Publishers 2014 by Cleve Smith

How about MDPI journals?

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Comment on List of Predatory Publishers 2014 by Jeffrey Beall

Excellent question; I can tell you that I am re-evaluating this publisher at this time for possible inclusion in my list. Please stand by.

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Comment on List of Predatory Publishers 2014 by Cleve Smith

MDPI journal ask for 500CHF publication fee. They also help people to correct English language and then ask for additional 250 CHF. They have scores of journals. It seems to be very profitable.

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Comment on More Questionable Scholarly Metrics are Emerging by Harvey Kane

Kind of reminds me of the explosion of boxing sanctioning bodies. Just who is the heavyweight champion?

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

I believe, when a journal is indexed by Thomson Reuters or Scopus, authors should not worry about anything. The personal opinions have no intrinsic or extrinsic value. No one can set the rules for open...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

Please look up the word “fatuous.”

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

Mr Beall is obviously right in certain cases. However, I’m beginning to think that his assessment is subjective with respect to certain publishers or journals. One of the journals published by the...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

There are so many logical fallacies in this that I don’t know where to start. First, yes, I agree, the criteria I use are chiefly subjective. I’ve never claimed they were objective. I also mentioned in...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

In my humble opinion MDPI is a bogus publisher. They have published many plagiarized papers in the past and many papers with counterfeit experiments. They publish several papers per month, they find...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

First, I have never published in any of the journals. Second, what do you mean by “one-word journals”? Are Nature, Cell and Science two-word journals? They are also one-word journals! Will you include...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

I see that the general opinion about MDPI is that is a substandard and questionable publisher to avoid. Again, my (only one) experience with MDPI was positive. But I begin to regret to publish there...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

Based on the amount of spam that I receive from them (mostly calls for papers in special issues), the fact that their automated emails do not feature a “unsubscribe me” link, and the fact that I did...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

I agreed to be a special issue editor for an MDPI journal. My experience so far is good. They seem to have decent standards for review, rejecting clearly sub-standard papers. Mainstream publishers like...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

Okay, help me out. Can you list three objective criteria that I can use to evaluate a journal that is less than a year old, criteria that I can apply across the board? If someone can come up with a...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

Is it legitimate to translate “one of them” into “they”? Forgive my poor English.

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

Yes, perfectly legitimate. (Good point).

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

(1) As the idea of this post is largely come from a disputatious Chinese report, I think Beall doesn’t like to be involved in ; and I have to say that it is a little difficult for Beall to fully...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

Both at the beginning and at the end of your article, you cited the publisher being a controversial figure in China as a main reason for your recommendation of avoiding MDPI. I think it is fair to say...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

Under what circumstances did he leave the University of Louisville? Not the Louisville in China, but the one in the U.S.

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