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The Federal Trade Commission won an initial ruling against the India-based publisher for allegedly misleading researchers and for misrepresenting journal impact factors and editorial boards. 

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Many Editors of US Medical Journals Receive Industry Funding

By Shawna Williams | November 8, 2017

The authors of two new studies on the payments suggest stricter guidelines are needed.

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Oncotarget Journal Cut from Medline

By Katarina Zimmer | October 26, 2017

New papers from a cancer journal once named as a possibly predatory publication will no longer appear in the widely used research database.

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Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines

By Catherine Offord | September 5, 2017

The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.

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Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs

By M. Bishr Omary and Theodore S. Lawrence | September 1, 2017

As article processing charges top $5,000 at some research journals, authors and institutions have means of negotiating better deals or finding less expensive options.

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Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List

By Michael Mimouni, Eyal Braun, Francis B. Mimouni, Daniel Mimouni, and Eytan Z. Blumenthal | August 15, 2017

Although the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not. 

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These institutions join around 60 others that hope to put increasing pressure on the publishing giant in ongoing negotiations for a new nationwide licensing agreement.

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Website Flags Wrongly Paywalled Papers

By Dalmeet Singh Chawla | May 31, 2017

Thousands of open access papers have mistakenly asked readers to pay access fees, but publishers are correcting the errors. 

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Opinion: The Frustrating Process of Manuscript Submission

By Robert Montgomerie and Tim Birkhead | May 10, 2017

We suggest a centralized facility for submitting to journals—one that would benefit scientists and not only publishers.

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Opinion: Why I Published in a Predatory Journal

By John H. McCool | April 6, 2017

Our totally bogus case report swiftly passed muster, with only minor revisions requested.

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