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Comment on New OA Publisher: the Council for Innovative Research by Bill White

Thanks Jeff! The authors of this paper seem answering the question posed in another paper about the same topic: “The disaster of the impact factor” where we can read the question: “…Why such a biased...

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Comment on Journal Indexing: What it is, and What it’s Not by Paul Blobaum

sd, “REAL” indexing services are often those published by a society (such as Social Work Abstracts, from the National Association of Social Workers) and MEDLINE (which is the authoritative index to...

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Comment on Journal Indexing: What it is, and What it’s Not by Paul Blobaum

Reputable indexes have policies on how to submit candidates for indexing. Here is the MEDLINE journal inclusion policy. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/jsel.html

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Comment on Journal Indexing: What it is, and What it’s Not by Paul Blobaum

Cabell’s directories. I am finding faculty have a misconception that inclusion of titles in Cabell’s signifies authenticity and scholarly reputation. I have found no vetting process for Cabell’s, so my...

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Comment on New Japanese OA Publisher Tempts Authors with Cash Prizes by Jeff...

p.s., “Grade is determined by proofreaders, …” (From the linked page: http://www.spp-j.com/editorial_policy.php#link5_2) So at least there are proof readers. This actually makes some sense (although...

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Comment on LIST OF PUBLISHERS by Open season on academics: My brush with...

[…] Colorado librarian Jeffrey Beall has compiled a valuable list of dubious and predatory publishers (http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers) – those who prey upon academics who face more and more pressure...

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Comment on Appeals by Abhishek Rai

Another one if not already listed: http://ijar.in/

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Comment on Research by sadia

Dear Jeffrey, Can you tell me about the Scientific World Journal (ISSN:1537-744X). Is it listed in Thomson Reuter’s (Science Citation Index Expanded, 2013) list. I have one paper published there. My...

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Comment on New Mega Open-Access Scholarly Journal Publisher by Sayedur R...

While it is true that a journal’s quality depends on the authors who would send their quality research manuscripts for publications, but then again where would you invest your best work in? A crappy,...

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

I had one experience with MDPI which shows a lack of sincere interest by the editors to look into possible problems with articles. It’s quite easy to publish pseudoscientific articles in their journals...

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Comment on Research by Jeffrey Beall

Yes, this journal has a valid impact factor and is in SCI. It is NOT a predatory journal. I think this journal should meet your university’s requirements. Good luck.

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Comment on Appeals by Jeffrey Beall

Thanks — this appears to be a subscription publisher.

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Comment on Misleading Metrics by Khabri Lal

Another one to be added http://www.infobaseindex.com. Sir, please check.

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Comment on Misleading Metrics by Jeffrey Beall

Thanks for sharing this. I’ve added it to the Meaningless Metrics page.

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Comment on Misleading Metrics by Jeffrey Beall

Thanks — this appears to be some sort of attempt at creating a new abstracting and indexing service.

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Comment on Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013 by Guest Post: Reviewing...

[…] of the current peer review system more than anything else. The study took many journals from ‘Beall’s list’, a known list of hoax open access journals previously defined by Jeffrey Beall, so...

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Comment on LIST OF PUBLISHERS by 09 – Bibliographic Essay – Tasha A. | BIS...

[…] based on several criteria: the reputability of the publisher (from Beall’s List of Publishers, http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers); the associated bodies of work by its contributors; and whether...

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Comment on Combining Fake Journals with Fake Conferences: Global Business &...

This is not true. They reviewed and guided me for preparation of papers and provided the link for viper plagiarism tool also. Even they didn’t charge any fee. If you want hard copy you can buy journal...

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Comment on Two Publishers Each Have a Journal With the Same Title by Open...

[…] Two publishers each have a journal with the same title […]

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Comment on New Japanese OA Publisher Tempts Authors with Cash Prizes by...

“filed with lots of rules” –> filled

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