Friday, October 9, 2009

Nova Scientific Publishers again

Since my post of May 15, 2009, "Nova Publishers" - legitimate or bogus?", I have gotten several emails with more concerns and problems with this press. The most relevant and useful, from David Bade, includes a link to an online article of his about Nova Publishers, called

The Content of Journals Published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: Political History and Culture of Russia and Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe.

He also referenced the discussion page of the entry for Nova Publishers on Wikipedia. Very interesting, indeed! I quote the end of his email to me:

"Don’t let your students get involved!"


Research Papers said...

Many institutions limit access to their online information. Making this information available will be an asset to all.

Jason Ur said...

I suspect the reason for the animated discussion is that your post is presently the #5 Google result for a search on "Nova Publishers." The first two are from Nova itself, and another is from Wikipedia and therefore completely untrustworthy. The long Stanford report on Nova isn't even on the first results page. The large number of comments to the original Nova post, and the diversity of disciplines represented, is a good indicator of the value of this blog, even if most readers are lurkers. Thanks!