The list of bad science journals – these predatory journals publish online whatever crap you sent them in exchange for your money

Science Based Medicine triggered the alarm that there are hundreds of online science journals that aren’t really science journals. They are online websites that accept to publish any crap in exchange for your money.

The researchers have even sent in a HIV paper which they copied from another team, changed every instance of the word “HIV” with “cancer” and then submitted that paper. It was instantly published. You can see some absurd papers being published that have nothing to do with science. Watch out.

So, whenever you see someone ranting about publishing in science journals, please check if those journals are in this predatory journals list and if yes, then tell them to back off.

The best places to publish a paper are Science and Nature, but you need to have a solid paper and research and also have a couple of thousands of dollars to pay for the review process. Now, go sciencing and publish in Nature or Science.

UPDATE 17 jan 2017: Scholarly OA has been effectively closed, articles deleted. RetractionWatch reports.

If you still want to see the list, then go to Internet Archive. Also you can see the latest lists of the predatory journals below:

Predatory publishers (zip archive of this page is here Predatory publishers)
Predatory journals (zip archive of this page is here Predatory journals)
Misleading metrics( zip archive of this page is here Misleading metrics)
Hijacked journals (zip archive of this page is here Hijacked journals )

by http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/ – Last updated August 27, 2014

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