Useful Tool for Identifying Predatory Journals

Predatory journals and publishers are risking the academic integrity of published research.

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The dubious journals abuse the author-pay open access model of scholarly publishing.

Here, I will walk you through the new unique tool “Compass to Publish” for identifying the predatory and fake journals.

The tool is developed by the ULiege Library, Belgium. Now, it has been released online as beta version.

It helps you determine the authenticity of open access journals requiring or hiding Article Processing Charges (APC).

Beyond that, the ground-breaking online tool allows you to identify the possible predatory journals.

The tool aims to help researchers to examine the degree of authenticity of open access journals.

Moreover, it permits scholarly community to better understand pseudo journals and publishers as well.

By answering a series of questions related to your journal, you can asses the authenticity.

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Las universidades presionan a Elsevier para que abarate las tarifas de las revistas


Exigen que los artículos estén disponibles gratuitamente en línea

Andrew Jack and Patricia Nilsson3 marzo 2021

Las universidades británicas exigen a Elsevier, la mayor editorial académica del mundo, que reduzca el coste de sus revistas y aumente la proporción de artículos disponibles gratuitamente en línea.
Las 160 instituciones de enseñanza superior que negocian a través del Comité Conjunto de Sistemas de Información (Jisc), un proveedor de tecnología sin ánimo de lucro para el sector, advierten que su factura anual de 50 millones de libras es inaceptable en un momento de intensificación de la presión financiera y de la demanda de ciencia de libre acceso.

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Thomas Piketty y Karl Marx, dos visiones totalmente diferentes del capital

Eric Toussaint

En su libro El capital en el siglo XXI [1] Thomas Piketty [2] hace una precisa recopilación de datos y un trabajo útil con su análisis de la distribución desigual de la riqueza y la renta, pero es importante destacar que algunas de sus definiciones son confusas y cuestionables. Tomemos la definición de capital propuesta por Thomas Piketty: «En todas las civilizaciones el capital cumple dos grandes funciones económicas: sirve, por una parte, para alojarse (es decir, para producir “servicios de vivienda”, cuyo valor calculado a partir del arrendamiento de las habitaciones consiste en el bienestar de dormir y vivir bajo un techo en lugar de a la intemperie) y, por la otra, como factor de producción para elaborar otros bienes y servicios…»

Aquí nos sumerge Piketty en una historia fantasiosa de la humanidad en la que el capital ha estado presente desde el principio

Y continúa: “Históricamente, las primeras formas de acumulación capitalista parecen referirse tanto a las herramientas (pedernal, etc.) como a los acondicionamientos agrícolas (cercas, irrigación, drenaje, etc.) y a los alojamientos rudimentarios (grutas, tiendas, cabañas, etc.), antes de pasar a formas cada vez más sofisticadas de capital industrial y profesional, y a locales de vivienda siempre más elaborados”. Aquí nos vemos sumergidos por Piketty en una historia fantasiosa de la humanidad en la que el capital ha estado presente desde los orígenes y en la que las rentas de una cuenta de ahorros de un jubilado pobre se equiparan con los ingresos del capital.

El capital según Thomas Piketty

Esta gran confusión encuentra su extensión en el análisis presente en el corazón de su libro El capitalismo en el siglo XXI. Para Thomas Piketty, un apartamento de un valor de 80.000 € o un depósito de 2.000 € en una cuenta postal [3] constituyen un capital, de la misma forma que una fábrica o un edificio comercial de 125 millones de €. Evidentemente, en el día a día muchas personas de todo el mundo consideran que tienen un capital en forma de piso valorado en 80.000 €, al que se suma un seguro de vida de 10.000 € y tal vez 2.000 € en una cuenta postal. Por lo tanto, estarán totalmente de acuerdo con la definición dada por Piketty, los libros de texto de economía tradicional y su banquero. Pero se equivocan porque en la sociedad capitalista el capital es una relación social que permite a una minoría enriquecerse apropiándose del trabajo de otros (ver más abajo).

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Página falsa de Facebook y un texto de Juan Iñigo Carrera — Rolando Astarita [Blog]

En una nota anterior (aquí) denuncié que alguien creó una página falsa en Facebook utilizando mi nombre. Al momento de escribir publicar esta entrada, esa página sigue en pie, a pesar de las denuncias. El sujeto que hizo esto también creó una página falsa utilizando el nombre de Juan Iñigo Carrera. Además, realizó posteos atribuyéndolos […]

Página falsa de Facebook y un texto de Juan Iñigo Carrera — Rolando Astarita [Blog]

El verdadero negocio de trump

Why Donald Trump is fighting Republicans over his name

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

Updated 0318 GMT (1118 HKT) March 10, 2021

Governor on relief bill: Why reward states for bad behavior?

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Lawmaker fires back at Tucker Carlson’s QAnon spin

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‘A ransom demand’: Avlon slams Trump’s letter to RNC

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on November 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump had earlier made the traditional call to members of the military stationed abroad through video teleconference.

Trump requests mail-in ballot ahead of local election

TORNILLO, TX - JUNE 19:  Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment recently built near the Tornillo Port of Entry on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. The Trump administration is using the Tornillo tent facility to house immigrant children separated from their parents after they were caught entering the U.S. under the administration's zero tolerance policy.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Record number of children in border patrol custody at migrant facilities

GOP attacks 2 Biden nominees of color for top spots at DOJ

LITTLE ROCK, AR - NOVEMBER 04:  U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Arkansas waits to greet people entering a polling place on November 4, 2014 in Little Rock, Arkansas. As voters head to the polls,  U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is holding a narrow lead over incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR).  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Biden 03062021

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Schumer: Nobody said it would be easy, but it is done

01 senate stimulus bill 210306

Senate passes Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill

‘A ransom demand’: Avlon slams Trump’s letter to RNC

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on November 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump had earlier made the traditional call to members of the military stationed abroad through video teleconference.

Trump requests mail-in ballot ahead of local election

TORNILLO, TX - JUNE 19:  Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment recently built near the Tornillo Port of Entry on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. The Trump administration is using the Tornillo tent facility to house immigrant children separated from their parents after they were caught entering the U.S. under the administration's zero tolerance policy.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Record number of children in border patrol custody at migrant facilities

GOP attacks 2 Biden nominees of color for top spots at DOJ

LITTLE ROCK, AR - NOVEMBER 04:  U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Arkansas waits to greet people entering a polling place on November 4, 2014 in Little Rock, Arkansas. As voters head to the polls,  U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is holding a narrow lead over incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR).  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cotton slams checks to prisoners, but supported them under Trump

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(CNN)While Donald Trump has long championed himself as a master real estate tycoon, talk to anyone familiar with how he built his fortune and they will tell you that the key to his success wasn’t buying buildings. It was in agreeing to license his name — literally — to a variety of buildings, reality TV shows and other ventures that wanted to benefit from being associated with a brand that, for many Americans, exuded over-the-top opulence.”Ultimately, Mr. Trump has been more successful playing a business mogul than being one in real life,” wrote The New York Times in September 2020 after a detailed examination of 15 years of the former President’s tax returns. “‘The Apprentice,’ along with the licensing and endorsement deals that flowed from his expanding celebrity, brought Mr. Trump a total of $427.4 million, The Times’s analysis of the records found.”And the Times added that “most of Mr. Trump’s core enterprises — from his constellation of golf courses to his conservative-magnet hotel in Washington — report losing millions, if not tens of millions, of dollars year after year,” while “his revenue from ‘The Apprentice’ and from licensing deals is drying up, and several years ago he sold nearly all the stocks that now might have helped him plug holes in his struggling properties.”Which brings me to the current fight playing out publicly between the former President and the Republican Party apparatus — a fight centered on (you guessed it!) whether the party organization can use Trump’s image and name to help it raise money.Last Friday Trump’s lawyers sent out a cease-and-desist letter to the Republican National Committee as well as the House and Senate campaign committees insisting that they stop using his “name, image, and/or likeness in all fundraising, persuasion, and/or issue speech.” THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! The RNC pushed back on Monday, sending a letter of their own to Trump’s lawyer — insisting that the RNC “has every right to refer to public figures as it engages in core, First Amendment-protected political speech, and it will continue to do so in pursuit of these common goals.”Trump, of course, responded to that response via a statement released by his “Save America” group. “No more money for RINOS,” wrote Trump, referring to a derogatory term for GOPers viewed as insufficiently loyal to core principles. “They do nothing but hurt the Republican Party and our great voting base — they will never lead us to Greatness. Send your donation to Save America PAC at DonaldJTrump.com. We will bring it all back stronger than ever before!”That echoes a pitch made by the former President during a speech late last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “There’s only one way to contribute to our efforts to elect America First Republican conservatives, and in turn to make America great again, and that’s through Save America PAC and DonaldJTrump.com,” he told the crowd.There’s exactly one reason that Trump wants to control his likeness vis a vis political fundraising: Money.Remember that Trump is facing the dangerous confluence of two financial realities: 1) His business revenue is WAY down (40% off year over year, according to financial disclosure documents filed earlier this year) 2) He is personally on the hook for loans totaling $421 million, the large majority of which, according to The New York Times, come due over the next few years.What that means is that he needs to find new ways to make money. And with his brand badly damaged by his presidency and its violent coda on January 6, there aren’t a lot of great money-making options out there for Trump. Except, that is, figuring out ways to monetize his name — particularly with his most ardent followers. We’ve already seen Trump dabble in these waters. He raised more than $30 million in the wake of the election for his “Save America” PAC through hundreds of fundraising appeals that suggested that he needed the money to fight legal battles that, if he won, would make him president again. But that’s not what he actually used the money for. As The Washington Post reported in late January based on the “Save America” fundraising filing:“Save America spent only about $343,000 of the $31.5 million it raised since it was created after the election, to pay fees to the company that processes its donations, filings show. The committee retained the rest of the donations as of Jan. 1.“The money collected by the leadership PAC cannot be used directly for Trump’s campaign purposes, but there are few other restrictions on how the money can be spent. For example, donations could be used to pay for events at Trump’s properties or to finance his travel or personal expenses.”Trump’s strategy here is as Ann as the nose on Plain’s face: He is going to keep trying to use his massive fundraising database — built around a cult of personality — t

UK budget: coming out of COVID — Michael Roberts Blog

The UK economy was the hardest hit of the top G7 economies in the year of the COVID.  Real GDP fell 9.9%, which the multi-millionaire and richest man in the British parliament, Conservative Chancellor, Rishi Sunak admitted was the worst contraction in national income in 300 years! The UK government also failed to protect the […]

UK budget: coming out of COVID — Michael Roberts Blog

Los privilegios que Europa dio a las grandes empresas hipotecan ahora su política energética / Juan Torres López — Sociología crítica

En el último siglo se han firmado 2.896 acuerdos internacionales de comercio e inversión (el recuento aquí). Como analicé en estas mismas páginas hace unos meses (Tratados indignos en tiempos de pandemia), todos ellos conceden a los inversores extranjeros un privilegio extraordinario: el derecho a demandar a los estados, en tribunales de arbitraje privados, para reclamar […]

Los privilegios que Europa dio a las grandes empresas hipotecan ahora su política energética / Juan Torres López — Sociología crítica

Mala defensa de la libertad de expresión por carmen aristegui

Alejandro Valle B.

Hoy escuché a Carmen Aristegui defender a los medios informativos mexicanos ante el escarnio que hizo de ellos el presidente López Obrador. AMLO presentó un video donde una multitud de informadores criticaron duramente al gobierno basados en el informe de la Auditoria Superior de la Federación (ASF). En dicho informe se calculó erróneamente el costo de suspender el nuevo aeropuerto de la Ciudad de México: consignó el triple de lo estimado inicialmente.

¡Que paliza al gobierno! esclama gozoso uno de los periodistas exhibidos en el video que reune muchas expresiones similares. Carmen Aristegui defendió que todos los que informaron y los que opinaron sobre el asunto hicieron uso de la libertad de expresión y condenó a AMLO por exhibirlos. Nunca dijo Carmen que muchos de esos medios recibían mucho dinero de los gobiernos del PRIAN para hacer propaganda a la medida del pagador. Nunca he oido a Aristegui destacar que muchos de los medios informativos cobraban cantidades millonarias en los gobiernos de Peña y Calderón para informar bien sobre esos gobiernos.

Una parte considerable de los medios informativos son parte de la delincuencia organizada. Recordemos la farsa informativa representada por Loret de Mola (hoy en El Universal) en el caso Florence Cazzes, por ejemplo.

Aristegui dijo que los que informaron los dicho por la ASF no son responsables de los errores. Dijo, además, que los que editorializaron el hecho para atacar al gobierno de AMLO estuvieron en su derecho. Parcialmente es correcto lo que dijo. No son responsables de los contenidos en los informes de la ASF; si son responsables de los tendenciosos ataques basados en esos documentos. Si son responsables de estar linchando al gobierno por no pagarles lo que antes recibían.

Carmen Aristegui ha sido una periodista ejemplar: valiente, inteligente y seria. Recordemos que ha sido despedida por ello en dos ocasiones. Carmen no es directamente responsable de lo que dicen los comentaristas que actúan en su programa. Ella es responsable de tener un conjunto de analistas mayoritariamente conservador, donde la mesa de los lunes es la excepción. Desde que inició su programa, Aristegui Noticias, hasta hoy; se nota una clara deriva hacia el conservadurismo. Alfredo Figueroa Fernández, quien participó en la campaña del panista Ricardo Anaya, y Denise Dresser son dos de las voces que hablan hoy por Carmen Aristegui.

Mavroudeas S. (2020), ‘The changing notions of Political Economy in Greece till the beginning of the 21st century’, Florya Chronicles of Political Economy Vol.6 No.2 — Stavros Mavroudeas Blog

Mavroudeas S. (2020), ‘The changing notions of Political Economy in Greece till the beginning of the 21st century’, Florya Chronicles of Political Economy Vol.6 No.2 Abstract ABSTRACT This paper surveys the changing notions ascribed to the term ‘Political Economy’ in Greece from the beginning of the Greek economics till the beginning of the 21st century. […]

Mavroudeas S. (2020), ‘The changing notions of Political Economy in Greece till the beginning of the 21st century’, Florya Chronicles of Political Economy Vol.6 No.2 — Stavros Mavroudeas Blog

Mission impossible — Michael Roberts Blog

Italian-American economist, Mariana Mazzucato, who works and resides in London, has become a big name in what we might call ‘centre-left’ or even in mainstream economic and political circles.  She has a new book out, Mission Economy: a moonshot guide to changing capitalism. Mazzucato was briefly an economic adviser to the UK Labour Party under […]

Mission impossible — Michael Roberts Blog

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