Gopal Chakraborty, B.Sc (Physics Hons.), M.Sc (Physics), CWD, PHD (Pursuing), Assistant Professor of Physics, GKCEM, JIS GROUP, is the editor-in-chief of an unusual academic publication entitled : The International Journal Of Innovative Research and Studies (ISSN: 2319-9725). It’s unusual in several respects – in that it’s a monthly, multidisciplinary, international, English language journal, with zero-level […]
Comes another reminder that some scholarly journals, like some people, are less careful than others. [Another way to put this: if the ONLY thing you know about a report is that it was published in “a scholarly journal”, then you know almost nothing about it.] Richard van Noorden reports, in Nature: The publishers Springer and IEEE are […]
Reader (when reading a study) and writer (when submitting a study for publication) beware — if the journal publishing (or offering to publish) that study is not known to you. Dan Vergano explains, in this National Geographic article: Fake Cancer Study Spotlights Bogus Science Journals A cancer drug discovered in a humble lichen, and ready […]
Heated debates continue regarding the thorny question of ‘Open Access’ to academic journals. Some (e.g. the publishers) argue that it’s financially unsustainable to give free access – while others (e.g. unpaid authors) assert that the forefront of knowledge is not something that should be traded as a commercial commodity. One place where scholarly discussion about publishing […]
Good — and bad! — science appears in many, many places, not just in the top journals. Richard Smith, former editor of the top-rank medical journal BMJ, writes: The world also seems unaware that it is scientifically dangerous to read only the “top journals”. As Neal Young and others have argued, the “top journals” publish […]
Further news about the mysterious journals publisher that presents old studies as if they are new. Katharine Sanderson of Nature magazine has looked more deeply into the matter. (For background, see our previous posts — 1, 2, and 3). Sanderson’s report appears online today. It begins: Two new journals copy the old At least two […]
A new math journal specializes — exclusively — in research papers that have been rejected by other math journals.