There are appearing open access publishing houses whose seriousness is in doubt. We will try and list them on this page and link to the discussion about these publishers. In general, if you are considering submitting a paper to an unknown journal /publisher look at how well it performs in these areas.
If you come across publishers that don’t give a serious impression that is not on our list, let us know by mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
General: Eliasson, P-O: Bluff-förlag söker forskare en allt vanligare företeelse, Universitetsläraren, 2011, 15 (in Swedish).
Academic journals is running an aggressive campaign to recruit authors that seems close to spamming . There is no real contact information on their web pages, authors are requested to sign away their copyright and there are few articles published in each journal..
Bentham Science Publishers: Bentham Open
David Publishing Company
OMICS Publishing Group
Example: A “peer-reviewed” article in the Journal of Earth Science and Climatic Change
Scientific Research Publishing
Sanderson, K. (2010). "Two new journals copy the old". Nature 463: 148
Scientific Journals International
A non-OA monograph publisher
Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP) och VDM Publishing House Ltd
LAP mainly contacts students and researchers who have recently received their Ph. D or Masters Degree and offers to publish their thesis as a book. The benefits for the author are dubious. Some collected links on LAP/VDM (thanks to Maria Kinger, Chalmers Institute of Technology for collecting them).
From Swedish universities:
Last updated: November 1, 2012
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