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Comment on Appeals by T. Jack

I was hoping to see your comment to my post on your site. I see the message has been deleted.

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Comment on Defining Platinum Open Access by Felipe G. Nievinski

At hindsight, SciELO has been Platinum OA for over 15 years now — 1000+ journals and counting — see: .

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Comment on New Open-Access Publisher Launches with 199 Journals by John

Sadly OPEN ACCESS journals is a business model to make money. However, many journals from established publishers e.g. Taylor & Francis, Wiley, Elsevier… … also charge submission fee. For example,...

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Comment on New Open-Access Publisher Launches with 199 Journals by Jeffrey Beall

Be careful not to confuse the submission fee with the article processing charge. There is nothing wrong with being a for-profit organization, and there is nothing wrong with article processing charges....

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Comment on Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea by...

I don’t think the charge that altmetrics can be gamed is a good argument against their use, much less evidence that the idea of altmetrics is meretricious. Let’s not kid ourselves — all metrics can be...

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Comment on Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea by...

[…] I think Jeffrey Bealle has got this wrong. He claims that altmetrics are an “Ill-conceived and Meretricious Idea.” […]

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Comment on Appeals by Bidesh Chakraborty

Dear Sir, Do you have any idea about the services offered by this site http://www.citefactor.org? Is it dependable or not? Please enlighten. Regards

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Comment on Lambert Academic Publishing: A Must to Avoid by Why Publishing...

[…] made up of mostly Wikipedia articles.  This blog post from a reputable journal editor and Jeffrey Beall’s blog about predatory publishing all point out that there are several red flags with regard...

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Comment on Look out for Bogus Impact Factor Companies by Bidesh Chakraborty

As far as i can understand (since I am from india) from the design and layout of the site http://www.jifactor.com, it is located in northern part of India, may be Uttar Pradesh…may be Benares.

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Comment on Look out for Bogus Impact Factor Companies by Bidesh Chakraborty

Universal Impact Factor (http://uifactor.org): This site too seems to be hailing from India.

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Comment on Look out for Bogus Impact Factor Companies by Bidesh Chakraborty

I am shocked to find that not a single sentence in their “Important Notes” is grammatically correct. The man behind it must be a person with very low quality school education: ” The journal must have...

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Comment on Icelandic Journal Latest Victim of Journal Hijacking by veli

Dear Beall, Recently, I got an email from Bothalia (a bothanic journal), I think this journal has also been hijacked (website: http://www.bothalia.com/). Could you comment about the website (!) of the...

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Comment on Appeals by Jeffrey Beall

This is new. I need to analyze it. One other person kindly let me know about it also. Thank you very much. –Jeffrey Beall

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Comment on Questions Surround the American Academic & Scholarly Research...

Thank you Beall for the great investigation. Looking forward to reading more on such mysterious entities.

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Comment on Questions Surround the American Academic & Scholarly Research...

Something funny with your link it gives a forbidden message and a 500 (internal server error). http://aasrc.org/ works though — it seems to really need the http: for some reason.

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Comment on Questions Surround the American Academic & Scholarly Research...

Actually mine doesn’t work either — the curious can just type it in I guess.

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Comment on Beware of Spam Email With Offers to Promote Your Research by Rich...

I just got one of these invites from Research Media Ltd. The email did not mention any costs so I emailed back asking who pays. Only then was I told that it was £600/page and they normally write 3...

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Comment on More Controversy Over Open-Access Publisher MDPI by Dietrich Rordorf

Dear Rory, It is up to the authors’ university to commission an investigation into your claims of potentially falsified data. If the Publisher receives an official note from either the university or...

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Comment on Questions Surround the American Academic & Scholarly Research...

This url http://www.aasrc.org/aasrj/ gets to the journal, though there seems to be no content available. There is a note on the page: AASRJ Website is Under Maintenance! Some content may not be...

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Comment on Questions Surround the American Academic & Scholarly Research...

This journal is also: http://www.naturalspublishing.com/show.asp?JorID=11&pgid=0, which has the address: Prof. Mahmoud Abdel-Aty Sohag University, Egypt & University of Bahrain, Kingdom of...

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