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Comment on Appeal Process to be Implemented for This Blog’s Lists by...

Dr. Beall, this is a welcome initiative. However, this is something like appealing to a rogue to appear before the Sheriff. Rogues never turn up. After all, that is what we expext too. But, why is...

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Comment on Appeal Process to be Implemented for This Blog’s Lists by Christopher

Krishnakumar, it won’t be the rogues who appeal. there have been and will continue to be new entrants to the publishing field who may at first seem questionable. the good ones prove themselves through...

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

I strongly disagree with you on this post, Jeffrey. We should opine and debate about open-access journals’ quality and policies, but not attack persons.

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

If Dr. Perry has such a low view of publishing, why is he so heavily invested in it?

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

Saw a link to this in The Lancet. I’ve gotten a few emails TELLING me I was on the editorial board for such “journals.” I have not checked to see if they listed me on their websites, having not...

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Comment on Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013 by Tom

Jeff, thanks. I browsed through OMICS cardiology journal and found an astonishing number of well-respected people on the ed board, as well as a few articles by established groups. My take is they were...

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Comment on Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013 by Jeffrey Beall

It’s difficult to fully observe their peer-review process because they are not transparent or they do not honestly describe it. I do know that they send out personalized spam emails to researchers,...

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Comment on Lambert Academic Publishing: A Must to Avoid by Jacobine Sella

This company is a big scam, they’ll never send to an author any free copies and royalties as agreed, instead turn around to disown responsibility over any undelivered authors free copies when in the...

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Comment on Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013 by Tom

Thanks Jeff. I am aware of that and daily receive many spam invitations to submit or attend meetings. One way of evaluation could be to go after the authors, directly asking for info on processing...

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Comment on Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013 by Felipe G. Nievinski

Great, much needed work — kudos to Jeffrey Beall! I’d be interested in hearing your opinion about MOAMJ — multidisciplinary open access mega journals. Although often published by well-established...

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Comment on Two Predatory Bloopers by Guria

Thank you very much for your reply. It is very interesting to learn about that. Last time that I visited the websites, articles of later issues could still be downloaded. Is it possible they develop a...

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

since this is the only somewhat positive comments about omics, I would need an advice, I have been invited as speaker at omics conference (they correctly matched tha conference with my profession) and...

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Comment on List of Publishers by Yildiray Keskin's Blog

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Comment on Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013 by Felipe G. Nievinski

Also worth highlighting is that MOAMJ are not limited in terms of number of pages per issue, or even number of issues per year.

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

I very much doubt that the OMICS Publishing Group actually pays Dr. George Perry for his services. So why does he continue to be associated with them???

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

Wow. That’s a very long non-answer, but at least it’s original (not copied from the interwebs). @Trevor — he’s not attacking him. He’s questioning his professional ability to undertake the obligations...

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Comment on Appeal Process to be Implemented for This Blog’s Lists by David...

…further: publish the appeal file and the committee’s decision. Transparency!

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

If a scholar attached his name and reputation to a publication, there is absolutely no problem in publicly stating that they are associated with these publications. Statements of fact should never be...

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

Trevor, I regret you see this as a personal attack. I did not intend it as an attack. It is meant as an inquiry. Dr. Perry is a public figure, and as a critical thinker, I think it’s reasonable to...

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

I guess that at some point in a scientific career, collecting memberships in editoral board can become addictive, much in the same way as executive/administrative board memberships become addictive to...

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