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Comment on Hindawi’s Scientific World Journal Loses its Impact Factor by Mai...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation handled this issue very professionally. They must learn from this case and improve their system to make sure that this will never happen again in the future.

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Comment on Hindawi’s Scientific World Journal Loses its Impact Factor by Mai...

I think before suggesting to add Hindawi to the list of Predatory Publishing we should specify what it believes constitutes acceptable and unacceptable behaviour by publishers. Spamming in this case...

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by R.V.Krishnakumar

Dear Dr.Guido, I thought I was satiric. Sorry it sounds ironic. Please visit http://www.naasindia.org and you would find a ‘rating’ range from 6.1 to 10 and while IJPBS will get 6.1, PSNA, Nature and...

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

JPAM, OJCST, Ultra Engineer, OJC, Current World Environment, Materials Science Research India, Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia – All by Oriental Scientific Publishing Co. which claims as...

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

I came across another journal with the statue of liberty forming the part of the journal logo! – International Journal of Current Science (IJCS). A new problem is that there are joirnals unworthy of...

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by Guido

Yes, I think I understood your meaning. As a non-native speaker, I guess I mixed up ‘ironic’ and ‘satiric’. Sorry for the confusion.

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Comment on Science Target: Targeting Your Author Fees by Roddy MacLeod

Having a mailbox shouldn’t be a reason for a publisher being on your list, and I notice that http://www.sciencetarget.com/site/index.php/article-processing-fees-ijes-2 has no charge for publication,...

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Comment on Science Target: Targeting Your Author Fees by R.V.Krishnakumar

I think these publishers should call their stuffs as ‘open access magazines’. Right now, to begin a open access journal, it is enough if one knows how to build a website. Instead, let us say, i) if...

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

I recently spoke at two conferences organized by this company and had several good networking opportunities that turned into fruitful collaborations with other junior scientists. However, the meetings...

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Comment on List of Publishers by Open Access Resources | Research Impact:...

[...] Beall’s List of Predatory Open Access Journals: It’s important to be aware of publishers/journals “that unprofessionally exploit the author-pays model of open access publishing (Gold OA) for...

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Comment on Science Target: Targeting Your Author Fees by Die Hugh

Mr R V Krishnkumar makes some interesting points, however, i) plagiarism simply needs awareness and honesty in the authors; as for the publishers to check for plagiarism doesn’t really need a corpus of...

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Comment on Growing Science — The Pride of Ontario? by Die Hugh

Among the issues raised in this section, faulty address along with faulty telephone number sounds bad however the duplicate editor photo might be topographical error; secondly format of the article...

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Comment on Science Target: Targeting Your Author Fees by R.V.Krishnakumar

I am not sure whether anykind of concrete action towards regulating open access publishing is going on anywhere around the world. I think Dr.Beall’s efforts are the first of its kind in identifying...

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Comment on Science Target: Targeting Your Author Fees by J.Toth

Maybe an easyer way to find out the (il-)legitimacy of these type of journals & publishing enterprises is to write an email to the listed editors or editorial board members with a “western” name...

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

[...] The latest way in trying to up the journals impact factor is to buy citations. Some publishers have started to send thank-you e-mails to those who have cited articles from their journals in other...

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

[...] Det senaste knepet att höja tidskriftens impact factor är att köpa citeringar. Vissa förlag har börjat skicka tack-meddelanden till dem som har citerat artiklar från dess tidskrifter i andra...

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Comment on Cosmic Journals by Roddy MacLeod

A typo in the publisher’s description (written by someone for whom English is probably a second or third language), some over-enthusiastic marketing fluff, and the fact that Cosmic is based in India...

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Comment on List of Publishers by Open Access Week: Publishers role in Open...

[...] ‘predatory’ publishers. According to Jeffrey Beall, who publishes a list of publishers he calls ‘predatory’: “Predatory, open-access publishers are those that [...]

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Comment on Cosmic Journals by R.V.Krishnakumar

As many as 28 titles from http://interesjournals.org/index.htm. It is difficult to establish plagiarism unless otherwise they are “striking” as indicated by Dr.Beall in a concluding paragraph of a...

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Comment on Cosmic Journals by Dorey, Gerald

Hi Jeffrey These journals are quite sad. Authors with terrible English but often quite good academic credentials writing rubbish because there is no peer review. Do you have any stats collected about...

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