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Comment on Bogus New OA Publisher Association Attempts to Compete with OASPA...

I see that OAJPA switched its logo. Maybe the Football Association of Ireland is a big fan of this blog!

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Comment on Bogus New OA Publisher Association Attempts to Compete with OASPA...

Hi… just to clarify. The comment here is in response to this statement in the original post: “Also, the ISBN reference is wrong; serial publications do not get ISBNs.” They can and they do. Of course,...

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Comment on Should Journalists Cite Material from Predatory Journals? by...

[...] the case of PMC, people who often do not have a sophisticated awareness of journal branding. It is tripping journalists up. It is also confusing across the board, conferring equivalency where...

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Comment on Open-Access Publisher Launches with 355 New Journals by naser

Robin Hood I was only joking about that part, please disregard that part of my comment. I have never done and will never do such action to any one. Thanks for sharing your advise. Best Naser

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Comment on Should Journalists Cite Material from Predatory Journals? by Bob...

You guys are giving journalists way too much credit. It’s not that they are being fooled by predatory publishers. It’s that they don’t care if the sources is disreputable. When I contacted the...

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Comment on Should Journalists Cite Material from Predatory Journals? by Bob...

p.s. here is a bit of my correspondence with CHE: I asked them: Does the CHE article meet your standards for journalism? Does it violate principles of journalistic norms, such as “don’t cite dubious...

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Comment on Predatory Publisher Steals Code, University’s Name by Frank Lu

Looks like the makings of a thriller.

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Comment on List of Publishers by Leave the Door Ajar « Andrew Richard Schrock

[...] up a major issue that gets overlooked in many discussions in the open culture movement about how predatory journals are voraciously appropriating the term “open access.” By predatory, I mean [...]

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Comment on A Publisher with no Website: Science and Engineering Publishing...

Hello, “Science and Engineering Publisher” (which for whatever reason is abbreviated SEI??) invited me for a paper, surprisingly free of charge. I am getting many such invitations, of course I don’t...

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Comment on Predatory Publisher Steals Code, University’s Name by Potkin

i have an important quiz; is “Management Science Letters” a fake journal? (or about its publisher which called GROWINGSCIENCE) they publish 4 journals, but MSL (Management Science Letters) is...

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Comment on A Publisher with no Website: Science and Engineering Publishing...

It’s not uncommon for publishers to grant fee waivers on newly-launched journals. Tha appears to be the case here, as this journal is brand new and has no articles yet. Then they use these good...

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Comment on Predatory Publisher Steals Code, University’s Name by Jeffrey Beall

The publisher Growing Science is on my list of predatory publishers, and I recommend against submitting papers to any of its journals.

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Comment on Predatory Publisher Steals Code, University’s Name by Peter Matthews

There is an element of the fantastic in all of these discoveries that Jeff is making. It’s a bit like being in a house of ghosts, where the ghosts simply divide and multiple the more we attack them....

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Comment on Predatory Publisher Steals Code, University’s Name by Nils

Lernaean Hydra would be even more appropriate than ghosts ;)

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Comment on Lambert Academic Publishing: A Must to Avoid by Amana Birahi

Truly said here. Buddha was born in Nepal not in India. The world knows about it. On the basis of power Inadia is claiming buddha as born india. It’s very funny. Be in reality not in fancy.

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Comment on Fraud Alert: Bogus Article Acceptance Letters by D. R.

I do not believe that any decent scholar is stupid enough to be fooled by a scam, whether e-banking, credit card, or other scam. One that would be fooled by this does not deserve to have a PhD.

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Comment on Fraud Alert: Bogus Article Acceptance Letters by Charles J...

D.R., What is a “decent scholar”? You know it when you see it? Many excellent writers cannot balance a checkbook. There is a widespread problem of fraud, identity theft, and confidence schemes, and...

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Comment on Fraud Alert: Bogus Article Acceptance Letters by Claudia...

I had to laugh at Jeff’s point that these perpetrators are not limiting their scams to legitimate, reputable OA publishers. Nothing like scamming the scammers!

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Comment on OMICS Publishing Launches New Brand with 53 Journal Titles by...

[...] be aware that OMICS has established a separate brand called SciTechnol that operates much the same as OMICS. OMICS may be experimenting with additional web brands [...]

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Comment on OMICS Goes from “Predatory Publishing” to “Predatory Meetings” by...

I’ve just received 2 emails from “SJP” requesting that I send ‘original research paper…’ I’ve just forwarded a copy to your email.

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