Professor Dreier’s Academic Drivel Report

Peter Dreier, who is the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and chair of the Urban and Environmental Policy Department, at Occidental College in Los Angeles, confesses his sins and exposes his academic hoax in a Feb 2016 article for The American Prospect Magazine entitled: Academic Drivel Report “Six years ago I submitted a […]

A peer-reviewed journal of one’s own (Žižek Studies)

“For some, the notion of a journal devoted to the work of a theorist very much alive and intellectually kicking is discombobulating.” – explain the editors of the International Journal of Žižek Studies  “As its title unambiguously proclaims, it is devoted to the work of Slavoj Žižek, a Slovenian philosopher/cultural theorist.” And yes, Improbable is […]

Profiling the IJIRS journal

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 […]

In Lamentably-Successful Search of Rotten, Scammy Journals

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 […]