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Comment on New Journal Claims to be “The Ultimate Online Journal Publishing...

Some of the ‘scam artists’ may be sincere in their intentions, but given the vast number of redundant and nonsensical journals being created, they have to make some real effort to distinguish their...

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

Are you sure of this about textroad journal. I am about to pay for my paper to be published

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Comment on Eleven New Journals from India by Jan Szczepanski

You are throwing the baby out with the bathwater! Jan

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Comment on Eleven New Journals from India by Alex

Yes Jan but these journals are far more bathwater than baby. Open access is a good idea ; predatory journals are the problem not those who caution against predatory journals

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Comment on Journals from Antarctica by Rajnish Joshi

Can you please see the following journal “World Journal of Pathology” http://www.npplweb.com/wjp/default.aspx Which seems to be published by Narain Publishers Private Limited in India...

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Comment on Eleven New Journals from India by Jawahar

Here’s one I found.. http://www.hindawi.com/ They apparently publish over 300 open-access journals :-).. Didn’t realise how widespread the problem is.

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Comment on Eleven New Journals from India by Zerdana

Another fun fact: the first and second journals in the image have the same name: the translation of the first journal from Hindi to English results in the second journal. Wonder if other journals...

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by...

Hi Jeffrey, I just noticed that Versita Open has been dropped from your watchlist. Are there any reasons why? Regards, Murphy

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by...

Actually, I don’t have a watchlist anymore, just a list. Versita Open was bought by de Gruyter, a German publisher. I think they are making many worthy improvements to Versita, and it is not on my...

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Comment on Plagiarism in the “Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies” by...

This is a widespread problem with many articles. Fortunately many of them got caught in a pre-submission stage. I had cases where 70-90% of Introduction/discussion were copied verbatim from several...

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Comment on Scientists’ Email Addresses for Sale by How Did They Get My Email...

[...] One firm selling these addresses is SciData, which substitutes the “@” for “a” in its logo, indicating that email is @ the heart of their business. I won’t use that here because it’s just too...

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Comment on A New Open-Access Scholarly Publisher and an Old Scam by Hogyan...

[...] egy kis keresést, és hamar kiderült, hogy ismeret átverésről van szó. (másik hasonló történet)  Aki már vett részt bírálati folyamatban, talán nem [...]

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Comment on The Journal of Buffalo Science by Info

The second issue of Journal of Buffalo Science is now online. The September 2012 issue contains a Theme Section entitled “Use of Reproductive Techniques in Buffalo” edited by Dr. Vittoria L. Barile...

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Comment on Plagiarism in the “Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies” by...

Guido, the standards are somewhat different. Direct text copying even with proper attribution is considered plagiarism. Even in humanities where direct quotation is (much) more common such a borrowing...

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Comment on International Prank Involving Predatory Publishers Makes Headlines...

Honestly, I don’t view this act as a “prank,” but a dishonest act. If the prankster was serious about testing the integrity of the publisher, he could have waited for acceptance but refused to pay the...

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Comment on International Prank Involving Predatory Publishers Makes Headlines...

I think both articles are fake. “Pejabat Palsu” is not a common name. “Pejabat Palsu” means fake bureaucrat/false official.

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Comment on International Prank Involving Predatory Publishers Makes Headlines...

The original second author named “Pejabat Palsu” is most likely also fake. It means “False Office”.

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Comment on International Prank Involving Predatory Publishers Makes Headlines...

But the original article seems a fraud as well. Pejabat palsu is not a person name. You should clarify more.

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Comment on International Prank Involving Predatory Publishers Makes Headlines...

The ‘original’ paper is also a prank. The second author “Pejabat Palsu” means “Fake Officer” .The content of the paper is plagiarized from internet materials

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Comment on International Prank Involving Predatory Publishers Makes Headlines...

please, check this website and it’s four journals; http://growingscience.com/index.html you could aware students who submit their paper to these journals, especially “management science letters”...

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