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

[…] If the publisher isn’t on the list, check out Beall’s Criteria for Determining Predatory Open Access Publishers and do some investigating yourself. One of our librarians recently spotted a dodgy...

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Comment on List of Predatory Publishers 2014 by Benno von Bormann, MD

I was invited by OMICS group to contribute for the Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion, either via website or sending the manuscript attached to an Email. I did the latter after a lot of work...

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Comment on Another Award Scam? The International Research Promotion Council...

No value? The fact that you go through the trouble to reply suggests otherwise, Toniva. That notwithstanding, an argument based on authority alone should have zero value in science, I agree. That is...

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Comment on Another Award Scam? The International Research Promotion Council...

If your point is that a journal does not have to be a bad journal because it is based in e.g. India, then you are right. If your point is that using country of origin to disqualify journals is...

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Comment on Misleading Metrics by MK

I believe I have another (via an OMICS journal I was invited to review for): General Impact Factor http://generalimpactfactor.com/

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Comment on Shedding Some Light on the Photon Foundation by Quentin

One more “journal” to add to your list: Photon Journal of Neurology Thanks for making us aware of their activities!

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Comment on Shedding Some Light on the Photon Foundation by Jeffrey Beall

Thanks — I do have this publisher (Photon Foundation) included on my list.

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Comment on Misleading Metrics by Jeffrey Beall

Thank you! I had not heard of this one. They are popping up all over the place.

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Comment on Another Award Scam? The International Research Promotion Council...

This site draws an… unusual crowd. Beall can’t even tell you what the weather is like outside his office without getting scores of thumbs-down. The cynic in me thinks that it’s due to shady publishers...

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Comment on A Vanity Scholarly Press from Québec by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

I was just invited to submit articles for publication from the “Edtior” of Canadian Social Science (CSS) (yes, the editor misspells “editor” in her e-mail address!), apparently published by “Canadian...

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Comment on Fallout from Questionable Article in OA Pediatrics Journal by Jeff...

So, youtube is now a scholarly publisher? I guess at least it’s open access and doesn’t charge for publication. I’m guessing that it’s peer review process leaves something to be desired. Why don’t they...

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Comment on Another Award Scam? The International Research Promotion Council...

“What predatory publisher are you associated with?” I think this is hitting below the belt. First – what makes you think that I am associated with any journal. Second – what makes you think I am...

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Comment on List of Predatory Publishers 2014 by lisaamartin

LOL! Mr Dr James Watson…educationally unqualifiied…he’s a she! Gracious me.

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Comment on Another Award Scam? The International Research Promotion Council...

I am currently not associated with any journal, but I did serve on the editorial board of <em>Cataloging & Classification Quarterly</em> in the past. Are you in Malaysia ? Will you...

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Comment on Another Award Scam? The International Research Promotion Council...

The EMBO editorial cited by Sudesh Kumar makes a valid point and supports his argument about location. Jeffrey, your ad-hominem response seems not too different to that of the anonymous contributors...

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Comment on Be Careful with Spam from Research Media by Vitaly Citovsky

i agree that they are not doing anything blatantly wrong. but i do think that they misrepresent the impact of their publication and, most importantly, they lie when they suggest that they select the...

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Comment on Another Award Scam? The International Research Promotion Council...

In the context of the gold open-access model, where scholarly authors pay publishers who accept and publish their manuscripts, transparency is vital. This means that publishers using the gold open...

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Comment on List of Predatory Publishers 2014 by naelil

Dear Mr. Beall Thanks for this information. Actually Mr. Gorka and my professor have almost same question about International Journal of Marine Science (IJMS). My prof’s manuscript has been published...

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Comment on List of Predatory Publishers 2014 by Jeffrey Beall

Can you send me a link to the journal, please? It appears there may be more than one journal with this title.

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Comment on Another Award Scam? The International Research Promotion Council...

Concerning “bullying”, you could require an institutional email address+confirmation email combo for commenting.

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