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Here are some journals that very frequently solicit my expert opinions, without really checking whether I have the expertise or not, and without any impact factor.

Resources I use to check the credibility of unknown journals:

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Founded in Cairo in 1997.

22 of the 300 journals have an impact factor higher than 0, but below

  • 4.774 according to the Hindawai home page and Thomson ISI (2011, from 2012)
    • based on the years that the printed ISSN 1741-427X was run by BMC
    • the online version ISSN 1741-4288 is not registered!
  • 2.964 according to Research Gate and the University Purti Malaysia

Some other researchers impressions:;wGArog;20110726180255-0700d

I have been solicited to write an expert article for the following journals the past year. Even though I feel flattered, I would not think too much of researchers that publish in these journals with zero impact factor (and not because they are too new!)

  • Advances in Bioinformatics (Impact factor: 0, Registered in PubMed Central, Spamming a large number of potential authors)
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