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Comment on Cosmic Journals by Jeffrey Beall

Hi, Gerald, no, I do not keep track of where the publishers on my lists are based. Many are dishonest and don’t state where they are really from.

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Comment on Cosmic Journals by R.V.Krishnakumar

It is not correct to say there is bias. If I am a gangster, I am bad. Doesnt matter to which country I belong to. There are many originating from India which should be bothering scholars in India....

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Comment on Four New, Really Bad Scholarly Open-Access Publishers by...

[...] an earlier blog post, I [...]

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Comment on Cosmic Journals by Shawn

First, not all publishers start at the bottom. There are plenty of small start ups that produce quality material (Academic societies for example). Frankly Indian journals are frequently cited here is...

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by Jan Velterop

An Indian journal! All the authors Indian! Even an Indian telephone number! Shouldn’t be allowed! And it doesn’t even reach the exalted levels of European or American journals, where you’ll never find...

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Comment on Copying Elsevier by Jeffrey Beall

Jan, I think you ought to submit one of your papers to them. I am sure they will accept it.

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Comment on List of Publishers by Open Access Week 2012 | Infectious Thoughts

[...] a nutshell, check out the fantastic Jeffrey Beall‘s blog which has a list of dubious publishers best [...]

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Comment on About the Author by Open Access Week 2012 | Infectious Thoughts

[...] a nutshell, check out the fantastic Jeffrey Beall‘s blog which has a list of dubious publishers best [...]

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Comment on Defining Platinum Open Access by Gratuité ou libre accès? Poser...

[...] a relayé la pro­po­si­tion d’une voie de pla­tine (« pla­ti­num road »), déjà pro­po­sée par d’autres, qui se défi­nit par une absence de paie­ment pour l’auteur comme pour le lec­teur, charge...

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Comment on New Open-Access Chemistry Journal with Some Problems by Peace Peter

You did not list enough Journals. For example: This journal has a problem: http://ijcsi.org/

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Comment on And Now, a Proofreading Scam by Austin Rinehart

It’s just a nightmare, I never used such services if I didn’t sure about quality of them. Make sure to use proper services like http://www.papersconsulting.com for example.

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Comment on Open-Access Publishing Pyramid Scheme by dzrlib

If nothing else, ‘open access’ publishing, by new and previously unknown publishers, is becoming increasingly creative.

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Comment on Open-Access Publishing Pyramid Scheme by Ninth Level Ireland »...

[...] “We learned recently about a scholarly publisher that appears to be operating like a pyramid scheme. The publisher is Simplex Academic Publishers, based in Tiruchengodu, India. It publishes five...

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Comment on Cosmic Journals by Gerald Dorey

The sites seem to have been taken down now: even worse luck for the poor authors who thought their work was published with perpetual access, but which now find it is stuck in a strange academic limbo...

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Comment on And Now, a Proofreading Scam by Peter Matthews

Even when we know a service is genuine, it is best to start by asking the editor or company to edit a sample text. Of course, even the response to this can be faked (the company might employ an...

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Comment on Exposing Sketchy Faculty Publications: The Dirty Western by Rob...

I have very mixed feelings about that Dirty Western site. On the one hand it’s interesting to see how prevalent publishing in low-quality journals is but, on the other hand, some of it is, methinks, a...

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Comment on Predatory Publishers are Abusing the ISO Logo by Frank Lu

What has ISO got to do with quality control of journals? What is the international standard that we are talking about — ISO 9000?

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Comment on Predatory Publishers are Abusing the ISO Logo by Jeffrey Beall

They are completly abusing the ISO certification system to make themselves look legitimate.

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Comment on Exposing Sketchy Faculty Publications: The Dirty Western by Robert...

It might worth noting that faculty at Western Illinois University are not being tenured or promoted on the basis of the articles found in predatory publishers. While the DW “broke” this story four...

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Comment on Predatory Publishers are Abusing the ISO Logo by Rahim Khan, India

The fact is that there are a number of organizations that get you ISO certification in India for a fee. I guess these journals must have availed these kind of services. There is a lack of any...

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