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Comment on The Maryland Institute of Research, From Bangladesh by M. Alamin

I contacted with Mr. Shamim using admin phone given here. He said “I am working as website maintenance as part of organization’s outsourcing, I do not know about the details of the organization”.

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Comment on OA Publisher Offers Author Fee Waivers in Exchange for Citing Its...

Serendipituously, the paper that was cited had “papermill” in it, I suppose used in the context of a mill that manufactures paper, whatever that means nowadays.

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

I looked at the documents and I think the recycling of text is so extensive (starting with the very first sentence) that it is not absolutely necessary to see the markings. So if it’s difficult to...

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

[...] Additionally awareness needs to be raised with researchers about what are becoming known as ‘predatory‘ open access publishers, the advice of knowledgeable repository staff is going to prove [...]

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Comment on Two Print Journals Completely Hijacked by Online Hoodlums by naser

Please note this fake journal works under new website as follows, http://www.archiveofscience.com I would appreciate it if you could kindly turn this down. I am guessing many people have already been...

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by Roddy MacLeod

I downloaded that journal’s “Indexed and Abstracted in” list, and it would appear that it is indeed included in at least some of the indexes mentioned – i.e. DOAJ, Scirus, and IndexCopernicus

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by Enrique Espinosa

Fascinating! Your work really merits a book compyling your findings. And I am grateful; your posts disouraged me of publishing in some vanity predatory journal.

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by Shawn

This journal is in a lot of A&Is. However, DOAJ & IndexCopernicus are “directories” and not A&I services (They are 2 very different things). DOAJ is becoming the directory of vanity...

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by prof. Muthuprasanna

I am the managing editor of this journal. Thank you for discussing our journal in this site. This is indexed in Elsevier (scopus and embase) as shown by the astrix beneath the elsevier symbol as...

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Comment on What’s Going on at Virology Journal? by Maurice Ling

I had observed 2 disturbing cases in the last few years. 1. An international conference with presented papers from about 2-3 senior authors. 2. An edited/peer-reviewed book of about 20 chapters but...

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Comment on One of the World’s Most Prolific Scholars: Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din...

Thanks for your article on this. I had to write a “critical review” on a paper entitled ‘Screening of Micrococcus sp. from Oil Contaminated Soil with Reference to Bioremediation’ that was published in...

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by R.V. Krishnakumar

I am not surprised. I am surprised that it didnt find a place in http://naasindia.org/rating.html. Probably the journal is yet to meet a very important requirement that it should be at least 3 years...

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by prof. Muthuprasanna

Thank you Prof .R.V. Krishnakumar sir for your valuable information for getting the journal rated in NAAS. We have also received official invitation letter from the same body for indexing. The process...

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by R.V.Krishnakumar

For those “ghost busters” or “dragon raiders”, American Journal of PharmTech Research (www.ajptr.com) is a good candidate to find a place in Dr.Beall’s “Hall of Fakes”?!!!?

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by Guido

Thanks! That journal’s logo is just hilarious… Also, eight people are listed as reviewers, while the latest issue alone contains no fewer than 76 papers! This is too funny.

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by Shawn

I hope you got express written consent from Elsevier to use their corporate logo in that matter. I worked for Elsevier more than a decade ago, and they are pretty aggressive in protecting the “Elsevier...

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by Guido

I think prof. Krishnakamur was being ironic…

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by Guido

(‘Krishnakumar’ – sorry for the typo)

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Comment on New Journal Publishes Seven Issues of Bogus Articles to Appear...

This journal may have created a new word – “Note: Uplodation is in Progress” http://www.ijesrt.com/issues.html

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Comment on List of Publishers by Publishing open access in neuroscience |...

[...] over at SV-POW! (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5).  Finally, I have excluded journals from suspected ‘predatory’ publishers. You can refer to the table below, or download the full...

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