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Mysterious Turkish Thales Academic Publisher Promises “Fast” Publication in...

A Trojan horse? [Note: This is a guest blog post by Dr. Tansu Küçüköncü]. Thales Academic Publisher publishes 23 open-access journals and organizes scholarly conferences. It also publishes academic...

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Researchers in Southeast Asia Are Bombarded with Conference Spam

Conferences, journals, spam. A continuing explosion in the number of low-quality and predatory scholarly conferences in Southeast Asia is confusing and annoying researchers in the region. One example...

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A New Publisher to Watch Out for: Ology Science

Predatory-ology There’s a new open-access publisher in town, and its name is Ology Science. I fear that the publisher may have a connection with the notorious publisher called OMICS International....

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Two Turkish Journals with a Fake, “German” Editor

A mess indeed. Be on the lookout for spam from a man using the fake persona of “Dr. Karl Heinz” and soliciting manuscripts for two open-access journals of abysmal quality. The journals use the...

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Two New Absurd OA Journals, Two New OA Mandates

KnowledgeCuddle …. Really? This past week I added a publisher called KnowledgeCuddle Publication to my list. The publisher’s name is silly and unprofessional, more evidence of scholarly open-access...

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Two Predatory Publishers: One Old, One New

A cheap knockoff of the real thing. Here I’d like to sound a warning about two low-quality scholarly open-access publishers. I wrote previously about Pyrex Journals and have an update on them. I’ll...

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Three New Open-Access Publishers — All with Dumb Names

New scholarly open-access publishers continue to appear at a fast pace. Here are three that launched recently — one with a generic name, one with a stolen name, and one with a suspicious name. Here are...

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The TR Master Journal List is not a Journal Whitelist

Overstated. The Thomson Reuters Master Journal List is not a journal whitelist and should not be used as one. Numerous low-quality and predatory journals are announcing their inclusion in this list as...

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United Nations-Sponsored, Chile-Based Journal is Hijacked

A screenshot of part of the hijacked journal’s website. A scholarly journal sponsored by a United Nations organization and published in Chile has been hijacked, with the hijackers creating a...

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Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2017

2017 by Jeffrey Beall, January 3, 2017. Each year at this time I formally announce my updated list of predatory publishers. Because the publisher list is now very large, and because I now publish...

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