This blog is an offshoot of Forensic Science, Statistics & the Law.
Two of the most popular postings were lists of flaky academic journals
and conferences and correspondence with the staff operating some of them. The criteria for
inclusion on the lists are unsolicited email to me (spam), indications
of shady practices or possible incompetence in the subject areas, and
reports on other websites.
The burgeoning length of the lists and supporting information made them
unwieldy, so I decided they merited separate blogs that could be more
readily updated and searched. (23 Dec. 2016)