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Comment on Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent...

This varies from field to field — in math, it would be bizarre to reword standard definitions. (Typically in this case there is no confusion about whether the definitions represent intellectual work of...

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Comment on Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent...

Dear Jeffrey Beall , I disagree with you about Springer and MDPI !

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Comment on Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent...

It is the author’s responsibility to not plagiarize, not the responsibility of either the editor or the reviewer’s to notice it (although it’s optimal if they do, and can nip the issue in the bud)....

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Comment on Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent...

Who puts those “rules”? And, are they infallible, perfect “rules”? If you cite a person, you should cite him/her as faithfully as possible. Otherwise, we risk to deform his/her intention. Successive...

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Comment on Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent...

Some of the recent comments indeed miss the point, and I wonder whether the commenters have looked at the paper in question. The paper does not include the occasional quotation, it contains almost...

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Comment on Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent...

Thanks Professor Shrager for correcting my last conversation. I definitely don’t support the authors, i firm believe that, author’s work based on justice, each and every paragraph cited properly, as...

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Comment on Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent...

I’m with Ashley on this one. Over the years I have given workshops on avoiding plagiarism and other questionable writing practices to students, postdocs, and faculty from across the full spectrum of...

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Comment on Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent...

I see that the icon changed after I posted the above reply. Not crazy about that one either, but it will do.

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Comment on Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent...

Your are right Jeff…..however, the matter is either editor is soft on plagiarism? i object that……editor is on the right forum and as he has already asked that plagiarism definition  is not clear...

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Comment on Is the Editor of the Springer Journal Scientometrics indifferent...

The question I am posing in regard to this issue is (or similar issues): would it be FAIR to penalize an author for 1 or two sentences, one or two paragraphs he/she copied? He/she may did it with...

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Comment on Iceland Professor in Hot Water for Publishing in Predatory...

I’ve been to those hot springs in Iceland Ironically, they are not “real” but are the manufactured result of excess heat from an energy project. Still comfy though.

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd...

[…] this journal was easy. (I was partially inspired by Jeffrey Beall’s list of things to look for to determine ‘predatoriness’.) The website features animated GIF images and other very general images...

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Comment on LIST OF PUBLISHERS by Revues « prédatrices » : un danger pour les...

[…] américain, Jeffrey Beall, a conçu le blog Scholarly Open Access où il établit une liste des revues “prédatrices”. Mise à jour très régulièrement, celle-ci recense actuellement plusieurs centaines...

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Comment on Other pages by Jeffrey Beall

It looks like Elsevier published the journal on behalf of the "Society" and now the journal is being published only by the society and Elsevier has washed its hands of it. The journal is a total mess....

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Comment on What’s Up with Dr. George Perry? by DarkLord

Agreed “I don’t understand how it is physically possible for one human being to serve in so many positions and also serve as the dean of a college”. I don’t understand how it is physically possible for...

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Comment on What’s Up with Dr. George Perry? by DarkLord

His CV says marine biologist but OMICS says pathologist

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Comment on Scholarly Article Submitted and Accepted before Research is...

this is new technology “Online Ahead of Research”

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Comment on Scholarly Article Submitted and Accepted before Research is...

It might just be a typo, 2012 would make more sense. In my field there was an influential 2001 paper from a reputable journal that reported an erroneous pKa value of 3.6, instead of 6.3, and people to...

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Comment on List of Predatory Publishers 2014 by ify

I want to commend you. You are really doing a great work, keep it up. My questions are (1) is it possible for journals or publishers on your list to mend their ways by improving on quality and correct...

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Comment on List of Predatory Publishers 2014 by Jeffrey Beall

Yes, I do remove publishers and journals from my lists. This is not uncommon. No, I do not supply lists of good journals, sorry.

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