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1 MDPI | {{doi|10.1989}} · {{doi|10.20944}} · {{doi|10.32545}} · {{doi|10.3390}} · {{doi|10.35995}}
[Beall's publisher list / update]
MDPI is very much hit-and-miss. MDPI on Beall's original list in 2014, but was removed in 2015. The updated list says "Some of their journals have a very poor peer-review; some are fine." Social Sciences could be multiple other journals. Evaluate on a case by case basis (see Q8 in the FAQ).
All 290 MDPI-related entries
11258 8617 1.306
2 Frontiers Media | {{doi|10.3232}} · {{doi|10.3389}} · {{doi|10.4175}}
[Beall's publisher list]
Very much hit-and-miss. See note on Beall's list. Will accept almost anything (80-90% of submissions), and has sacked editors for being too selective. Many journals have impact factors and are listed on DOAJ, and Frontiers Media remains part of COPE and OASPA. Evaluate on a case by case basis (see Q8 in the FAQ).
All 170 Frontiers Media-related entries
8782 6333 1.387
3 Hindawi (publisher) | {{doi|10.1100}} · {{doi|10.1155}} · {{doi|10.3814}} · {{doi|10.4061}} · {{doi|10.5402}} · {{doi|10.6064}} · {{doi|10.7167}} · {{doi|10.7217}}
[Beall's publisher list*]
Listed on Beall's list in 2010, but later removed as a 'borderline case'. Evaluate on a case by case basis (see Q8 in the FAQ).
All 543 Hindawi (publisher)-related entries
4944 4236 1.167
4 Medknow Publications | {{doi|10.4103}} · {{doi|10.6219}}
[Beall's publisher list· Beall's journal list / update]
Listed on Beall's list in 2011, but removed in 2012. Several of its journal are listed on the updated list, however.
All 475 Medknow Publications-related entries
4385 3333 1.316
5 Hijacked journal
[Beall's hijacked list · Beall's hijacked list / update · Beall's journal list · Bohannon's list of hijacked journals]
Hijacked journals are legitimate academic journals with imposters pretending to be the legitimate publication. These citations are likely not problematic, but it is good to check that the real journal is being cited.
All 157 Hijacked journal-related entries
4045 3299 1.226
6 Bentham Science Publishers | {{doi|10.2174}}
[Beall's publisher list]
Bentham Open is listed, although Bentham Science Publishers is not.
All 288 Bentham Science Publishers-related entries
3332 2648 1.258
7 Alternative medicine
[Unreliable fields]
All 153 Alternative medicine-related entries
1843 1260 1.463
8 Dove Medical Press | {{doi|10.2147}}
[Beall's journal list / update]
Formerly on Beall's original list as 'Dove Press', but several journals are listed on the updated list.
All 143 Dove Medical Press-related entries
1812 1515 1.196
9 Rolling Stone
[WP:RSP § Generally unreliable]
See WP:RSP#Rolling Stone; good for culture news reporting; unreliable for politically/societally sensitive reporting; Culture Council articles unreliable.
1785 1575 1.133
10 Parapsychology
[Unreliable fields]
Several skeptical publications setting out to debunk rather than promote nonsensical claims may be included here.
All 35 Parapsychology-related entries
1304 878 1.485
11 Race and intelligence controversy
[Unreliable fields]
1281 581 2.205
12 Baishideng Publishing Group | {{doi|10.11569}} · {{doi|10.12998}} · {{doi|10.13105}} · {{doi|10.35711}} · {{doi|10.35712}} · {{doi|10.35713}} · {{doi|10.37126}} · {{doi|10.3748}} · {{doi|10.4239}} · {{doi|10.4240}} · {{doi|10.4251}} · {{doi|10.4252}} · {{doi|10.4253}} · {{doi|10.4254}} · {{doi|10.4291}} · {{doi|10.4292}} · {{doi|10.4329}} · {{doi|10.4330}} · {{doi|10.4331}} · {{doi|10.5306}} · {{doi|10.5312}} · {{doi|10.5313}} · {{doi|10.5314}} · {{doi|10.5315}} · {{doi|10.5316}} · {{doi|10.5317}} · {{doi|10.5318}} · {{doi|10.5319}} · {{doi|10.5320}} · {{doi|10.5321}} · {{doi|10.5409}} · {{doi|10.5410}} · {{doi|10.5411}} · {{doi|10.5412}} · {{doi|10.5492}} · {{doi|10.5493}} · {{doi|10.5494}} · {{doi|10.5495}} · {{doi|10.5496}} · {{doi|10.5497}} · {{doi|10.5498}} · {{doi|10.5499}} · {{doi|10.5500}} · {{doi|10.5501}} · {{doi|10.5527}} · {{doi|10.5528}} · {{doi|10.5662}}
[Beall's publisher list]
All 48 Baishideng Publishing Group-related entries
1085 809 1.341
13 Case report
[Unreliable fields]
Case reports may be perfectly fine citations, however they will usually fail WP:MEDRS as individual cases are considered anecdotal evidence.
All 146 Case report-related entries
1079 891 1.211
14 Pseudo-scholarship
[Unreliable fields]
All 102 Pseudo-scholarship-related entries
1052 852 1.235
15 Current Science
[Beall's journal list / update]
880 750 1.173
16 Impact Journals (New York State, USA) | {{doi|10.18632}}
[Beall's publisher list]
507 415 1.222
17 Forbes
[WP:RSP § Generally unreliable]
See WP:RSP#Forbes.com contributors, staff is reliable, contributors are not.
503 432 1.164
18 AME Publishing Company | {{doi|10.21037}}
[Beall's publisher list]
All 45 AME Publishing Company-related entries
460 373 1.233
19 ResearchGate | {{doi|10.13140}}
[WP:RSP § Generally unreliable]
See WP:RSP#ResearchGate.
All 99 ResearchGate-related entries
402 369 1.089
20 F1000 (publisher) | {{doi|10.12688}} · {{doi|10.12703}} · {{doi|10.3410}} · {{doi|10.4089}} · {{doi|10.7490}}
[See [1]]
All 27 F1000 (publisher)-related entries
387 323 1.198
21 Conspiracy theory
[Unreliable fields]
All 44 Conspiracy theory-related entries
385 343 1.122
22 Oncotarget
[Beall's journal list]
349 309 1.129
23 Frontiers in Bioscience | {{doi|10.2741}}
[Beall's publisher list]
323 306 1.056
24 Propaganda
[Unreliable fields]
All 82 Propaganda-related entries
319 258 1.236
25 Chiropractic
[Unreliable fields]
All 29 Chiropractic-related entries
292 137 2.131
26 Daily Star (United Kingdom)
[WP:RSP § Generally unreliable]
See WP:RSP#Daily Star.
288 159 1.811
27 Unpublished
[—]
May simply be in need of being updated to the published version. Otherwise, these probably fail WP:V.
All 152 Unpublished-related entries
259 228 1.136
28 Blog hosting services
[WP:SPSLIST]
See WP:BLOGS.
All 157 Blog hosting services-related entries
244 213 1.146
29 HuffPost
[WP:RSP § Generally unreliable]
See WP:RSP#HuffPost contributors, staff is debatable, contributors/editorial partners are not reliable.
All 12 HuffPost-related entries
218 201 1.085
30 Quadrant (magazine)
[WP:RSP § Generally unreliable]
See WP:RSP#Quadrant.
211 140 1.507
31 Tabloid journalism
[Unreliable fields]
All 24 Tabloid journalism-related entries
210 189 1.111
32 Cureus | {{doi|10.7759}}
[—]
Uses crowd-sourced "post-publication peer-review".
199 190 1.047
33 Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks
[WP:CIRCULAR / WP:MIRROR]
Many entries are listed for mirroring small excerpts only.
All 19 Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks-related entries
197 185 1.065
34 Medwell Journals | {{doi|10.3923}}
[Beall's publisher list]
Veterinary Research is most likely the one published by BioMed Central, rather than Medwell. Social Sciences could be multiple other journals.
All 11 Medwell Journals-related entries
193 167 1.156
35 e-Century Publishing Corporation
[Beall's publisher list]
All 18 e-Century Publishing Corporation-related entries
187 174 1.075
36 Journal of Management
[Lying about DOAJ]
165 136 1.213
37 Canadian Center of Science and Education | {{doi|10.5539}}
[Beall's publisher list]
All 26 Canadian Center of Science and Education-related entries
164 150 1.093
38 Psychology Today
[Quackwatch's list]
139 125 1.112
39 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
[Quackwatch's list]
137 115 1.191
40 Aging (journal)
[Beall's journal list]
136 99 1.374
41 Medical Hypotheses
[See [2]]
Purposefully not peer-reviewed.
118 92 1.283
42 OMICS Publishing Group | {{doi|10.11131}} · {{doi|10.12715}} · {{doi|10.14303}} · {{doi|10.15412}} · {{doi|10.21767}} · {{doi|10.24105}} · {{doi|10.36648}} · {{doi|10.37532}} · {{doi|10.4066}} · {{doi|10.4172}} · {{doi|10.47128}}
[Beall's publisher list]
Vegetos is published by Springer Nature since 2019.
All 21 OMICS Publishing Group-related entries
112 101 1.109
43 Superseded theories in science
[Unreliable fields]
All 16 Superseded theories in science-related entries
110 99 1.111
44 American Scientific Publishers | {{doi|10.1166}}
[Beall's publisher list]
All 23 American Scientific Publishers-related entries