This month's reports are from subscription journal titles:
- Another Mass Retraction Springer is pulling 64 papers from 10 of its journals because of “fabricated peer-review reports.” [reported in The Scientist, Aug. 17. 2015.]
- 17 retractions from SAGE journals bring total fake peer review count to 250
I think it's important to call attention to these because so much has been written about problems with quality and peer review in so-called "predatory" open access publishers, although I like Rick Anderson's suggestion that these be called deceptive publishers rather than predatory, see Should We Retire the Term “Predatory Publishing”? and Deceptive Publishing: Why We Need a Blacklist, and Some Suggestions on How to Do It Right.