International Publisher Ltd. (or International Publisher LLC)[1] is a fraudulent academic publishing company that coordinates the unethical sale of authorship positions on academic research papers.[2] The company is headquartered in Moscow (Russia) with offices in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Iran, and lists its chief editor as Ksenia Badziun.[2]

The company was exposed by scientific misconduct tracking website Retraction Watch in 2019.[1] In 2022, a report on arXiv was covered by Science Magazine detailing how International Publisher Ltd. had published hundreds of academic papers across diverse academic journals, including from respected publishing companies.[2][3] Some of these publishers have opened an investigation into the matter.[4] In 2019, the scientific indexing company Clarivate's Web of Science group sent International Publisher Ltd. a cease-and-desist letter, which was ignored.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Perron, Brian E.; Hiltz-Perron, Oliver T.; Victor, Bryan G. (2021-12-20). "Revealed: The inner workings of a paper mill". Retraction Watch. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  2. ^ a b c Chawla, Dalmeet (2022-04-06). "Russian site peddles paper authorship in reputable journals for up to $5000 a pop". Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  3. ^ Abalkina, Anna (2022-03-20). "Publication and collaboration anomalies in academic papers originating from a paper mill: evidence from a Russia-based paper mill". arXiv:2112.13322 [cs.DL].
  4. ^ "Science". AAAS. Retrieved 2023-04-19.