Jeffrey Beall’s list of predatory publishers includes OA Publishing London for many years. They have launched OA Periodontology and Dental Implantology last year. I had informed the editor-in-chief, Professor Jasim Albandar at Temple University in Philadelphia, about the questionable reputation of the publisher after he had invited me to serve on the editorial board. I am still listed there but certainly won’t review papers for the journal. In general, authors are discouraged to publish their work there, as are invited editors, editorial board members and reviewers strongly advised to resist.
I briefly scanned also Beall’s list of standalone predatory journals and found the International Journal of Dental and Health Sciences. How shoddy publication is done there can be seen in a recent article by Mundeja et al. (2014) on Gingival Biotype: A Key Determinant in Periodontal Treatment. The reference list of this review article is actually that of another review article written by Gupta et al. (2014) on Alendronate in Periodontics: Where are We?
3 January 2015 @ 9:31 am.
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