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Wikipedia:CITEWATCH Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:CITEWATCH

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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 291 MDPI-related entries
12563 9487 1.324
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 177 Frontiers Media-related entries
9630 6949 1.386
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 549 Hindawi (publisher)-related entries
5136 4398 1.168
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 489 Medknow Publications-related entries
4692 3549 1.322
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 160 Hijacked journal-related entries
4229 3450 1.226
6 Bentham Science Publishers | {{doi|10.2174}}
[Beall's publisher list]
Bentham Open is listed, although Bentham Science Publishers is not.
All 282 Bentham Science Publishers-related entries
3385 2696 1.256
7 Alternative medicine
[Unreliable fields]
All 162 Alternative medicine-related entries
1906 1302 1.464
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 145 Dove Medical Press-related entries
1898 1573 1.207
9 Parapsychology
[Unreliable fields]
Several skeptical publications setting out to debunk rather than promote nonsensical claims may be included here.
All 41 Parapsychology-related entries
1332 899 1.482
10 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 227 Case report-related entries