Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Invention Journals are "Open Aaccess"

Five journals, all ending with the word "Invention" in their name, are listed on the website inventionjournals.org (10/10/2018). They are "Open Aaccess To All Researchers" with "Online As Well As Print Version Both" and "Doulble Blind Peer Review." (Evidently, line editing remains a challenge to the editors.)

These journals have posted a copyright assignment form that is incoherent. It states that the author "understand[s] that the Editor-in-Chief IJESI may transfer the Copyright to a publisher at his discretion" yet asserts that "[t]he author(s) reserve(s) all proprietary rights ... ."

The spam and the web sites provide no address or telephone numbers, but India is the probable location. The registrant information on the domain ijesi.org is limited to the location of Uttar Pradesh. The registrar is Net 4 India, Ltd. The "Editorials Board Members" of the International Journal of Engineering and Science Invention, which spammed me, include "Dr. Salawu .O.W", an "Inorganic Chemist, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi , Benue State Nigeria" with three years of "Experience."
Email
  • From: chief.editor054@rediffmail.com
    Date: Wed 10/10/2018 2:51 AM
    Subject: Indexed International Journal
    Dear Author/Researcher
    IJESI is peer reviewed International Journal which publishes paper online as well as print version. IJESI is indexed in major indexing like EBSCO HOST, CABELL’s library, ULRICH web, Jour Info etc. ... IJESI follows the rapid publication process.
    Important dates are as follows: Last Date for paper Submission: 25TH October 2018. Publication Date: 05TH November 2018. Hard copy will be dispatch within 7 days after online publication. Please submit your paper ... .
    With warm regard
    [The nameless] Editor-In-Chief
    (IJESI)
  • From: invention006@rediffmail.com
    Date: Tue 10/23/2018 5:58 AM
    Subject: Instant Review
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Sub: Publish paper in Best Impact Factor Journal
    Invention Journals have following different open access Journals: ... International Journal of Engineering and Science Invention (IJESI) ... International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Invention (IJPSI) ... International Journal of Business and Management Invention (IJBMI) ... International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention (IJHSSI) ... International Journal of Mathematics and Statistics Invention (IJMSI) ...
    Invention Journals are indexed in Google Scholar, Jour Info, Open J Gate, American National Engineering Database (ANED) etc.
    All Invention Journals are monthly based Journals which used to publish on exact date since last 6 years. Important Dates for October 2018 Issue: Manuscript Submission Last date: 25th October 2018 Acknowledgment Notification: Within 24 hrs Review Report Notification: Within 7-8 days Paper publication: 05th November 2018 For further clarifications, mail us at INVENTION.JOURNALS@GMAIL.COM www.inventionjournals.Org
    Thanking you,
    Invention Journals ARE (UGC Approved Journals)
    Thanking You. © Best Regards
    Editorial Board (Invention Journals)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Gece Academy: Pay to Publish Your Dissertation or Thesis

It is easy to have a dissertation published. In addition to outfits that help with the construction of any e-book from any paying author who wants to self-publish, there is ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, which boasts "[t]he largest collection of electronic theses and dissertations available worldwide ... 4 million works from more than 3,000 universities, [with] more than 130,000 works [added] annually" (10/5/18). (On the perils of publishing with ProQuest, see Kathryn Hume's remarks in https://theprofessorisin.com/2011/08/24/the-perils-of-publishing-your-dissertation-online/.)

Another option for avoiding the screening process or criteria of traditional, relatively selective academic publishing houses is to turn to publishers who are less picky or who use different criteria. Obviously, these publications will carry little brand-name prestige, and expecting high quality line and copy editing could well be unrealistic.But you have to pay for them anyway with Gece Academy.

Gece's email suffers from the absence of such editing, and its Park Avenue address apparently comes from Regus, a virtual office supplier used by many of the publishers whose emails appear in this blog. Gece Publishing House also publishes papers from conferences -- with payment up front from the authors.
Email
  • From: Publish your thesis [geceakademi@gmail.com]
    Date: Thu 10/4/2018 3:26 PM (also 10/18/2018)
    Subject: Gece AcademyPublish your thesis [geceakademi@gmail.com]
    Dear Stakeholders,
    please visit our page to examine the academic package prepared for publication and to get detailed information about, various thesis and academic studies of academicians (Academic Package - A) by Gece Kitaplığı, which is an internationally recognized publisher.
    Academic Package - A (Individual)
    In the academic package, the various thesis and academic studies of academicians are published by "Gece Kitaplığı" which is an internationally recognized publisher. In this package, the first edition of the book is made as 500 copies and 25 books are given to the author free of charge. Following the completion of the first edition of the book, the author receives 7% royalties from this sale.
    After the typesetting and layout is completed, the cover design of the book is submitted to the author's approval. After approval, the printing process is started. The editing service is provided by Gece Akademi for experienced academicians working in various universities in Turkey and around the world. The presentation of your work is made by professional advertising companies via e-mail, catalogue and social media coats.
    Your books are sent to major distributors of Turkey (Amazon, D&R, Emek, Kitapyurdu, İdefix, Final, Alfa, İnsancıl etc.) and sold in the bookstore where the Publisher works. All the services such as composition, graphic, cover design, printing, ISBN, banderol is done in our publishing house and the package fee is 600 Euro. You can send your work by e-mail ... .
    GECE ACADEMY
    USA OFFICE: 387 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor, New York, 10016, USA.
    TURKEY OFFICE: Meşrutuiyet Mah. Atatürk Bulvarı, Bulvar Palas ÇArşı İş Merkezi, C Blok No: 141/127, 06420, ÇAnkaya, Ankara, Turkey. Phones: +90 555 888 24 26; +1 347 355 10 70

Friday, September 21, 2018

The American Publishing House (TAPH) -- A House in a House?

The American Publishing House (which uses the acronym TAPH) is "always open to any correspondence from your side." Indeed, it is "open to any kind of feedbacks ... ."

GoDaddy's Domains By Proxy registered the name theamph.com for the principals behind TAPH. The address on the contact page is "27, George Street, Bloomfield NJ 07003-4329." Homemetry.com reports this as the location of a single family dwelling (4 beds, 2.5 baths, 1,926 sqft) owned by Vasant S Kalathia and last sold: Feb 2013 for $327,100. The business currently registered at this location is Shanti Kalathia, Certified Public Accountant. The address also is used by Shreeji Impex, Inc. Current or past residents are Shanti Kalathi, 973-338-0687; Shantilal Kalathia (same); Priya Kalathia (973-338-8811); Shanti V Kalathia (same); Uday A Kalathia (same); Vasant S Kalathia (same).

As of September 21, 2018, TAPH purports to publish the following journals:

Journal Editor Board Members Contents Notes
Advanced Physics Research Reports There is no board, but "If you are interested to become editorial board member ... send us your application." Nothing is posted. "considers researches that are original ... it should be of a high standard quality."
American Journal of Integrative Agricultural Sciences Of the 28 editorial board members of this "American Journal," two are in the US: Ephraim Nkonya [a citizen of Tanzania] is working at the International Food Policy Research Institute, 1201 Eye Street NW, Washington DC 20005 USA; Jipeng Yan is a postdoc (with degrees from Beijing Forestry University and SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry) at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Nothing posted "totally free of cost publication"
"15 days peer review process [and] 15 days for publication"
Journal of Computing and Informatics There is no board, but "If you are interested to become editorial board member ... send us your application." Nothing posted "not-previously-published work ... is encouraged to be submitted"
I have not inspected the remaining journals (or shells for journals, as the case may be). They are Accounts of Analytical Chemistry Research, Advanced Pharmaceutical Research, Biotechnology Insights, Environmental Research Reports, Materials Research International
Email
  • From: TAMPH Materials Res.Int [materialsjournals@theamphallsub.science]
    Date: Sep 18, 2018 at 4:55 PM
    Subject : Invitation to Submit Original Articles - Newly launched Peer-reviewed Materials Res. Int. - Journal
    Dear Prof.Dr. dhkaye,
    The American Publishing House is seeking articles that are original, of high-quality, and that represent complete studies and scientific developments in the field of materials science The research work should be of general interest to the public or the scientific community. It should have a significant potential impact, and it should be of a high standard quality.
    Materials Research International is an international, peer-reviewed, subscription based journal that aims to publish the latest research in the field of materials science. The journal publishes Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Symposia or Topical Collections, Spotlights in the field of materials science. ...
    Key Features of Journal
    - International peer-reviewed journal
    - Assures 15 days peer-review process and 15 days for publication after acceptance
    - Electronic submission, no postal charges
    - Chargeless publication
    - Publishes original, of high-quality manuscripts
    - Available in Print and Online versions
    - Double-blind peer-reviewed
    - DOI will assign to all published articles
    - Chargeless E-reprints ...
    Publication process at TAPH is carried out in an absolutely ethical manner. ... We have a systematic approach of functioning. We have a set of rules that we follow to accept the proposals and convert them into publications. All the proposals received by us undergo a rigorous assessment process, where the experts refine the content prior to publication. Also, our experts take proper care to avoid any sort of plagiarism in the content that we publish. Once, the experts refine the content, only then the proposals go for getting published. Also, we correspond to the authors to keep them updated regarding the status of their proposal. Once, the proposal gets converted to a publication, we lay it open for the readers in the printed as well as online format. ...
    The American Publishing House (TAPH) ensures high standards and quality by following strict ethical policies and by meticulous peer review. TAPH follows the COPE Flowcharts, according to the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), for resolving the suspected malpractice cases. Malpractices include practicing plagiarism, data usage frauds, or bogus claims of authorship. TAPH, henceforth, expects its editors, reviewers, and authors to follow the best guidelines on ethical practices. Read More>>
    I sincerely hope you will accept our invitation and will publish your valuable research work ....
    Regards
    Mike Chotavia
    Manuscript Management Dept.
    The American Publishing House, Publisher's Website

Friday, September 14, 2018

Parasites

The following comment-spammers are blocked from this site. Their comments, sometimes repeated dozens of times, are advertisements.
CaryPress International
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⊗ farah for Jordan University
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yadavs indian -- meaningless comments that link to SciTech Central
Somiya Khan for Delhi Escorts
⊗ "i am Mudaf Kyle from MALARIA" hawking miracle cures
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Masonava
Syed Mehmood selling ufone stuff
Nagendra Lohith for MedDocsNational Journal Publications
padmapriya priya
pegasusmediagroup
Jack Peters advertising mailing lists (for more spam?) from Techno Data Group
Rakul Preet 42 MedDocs advertisements; 1 for Net Journals
priyakarthik's Blogger profile consists of the word "proofreading" and a link to TJPRC journals.
Quickbooks Data and Quickbooks Support
Scitech Central
Adi Singh
uj website linked to University of Jordan
Toby Warner "help" on writing academic papers
Web worker for Montrose co hotel

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fitness World Magazine wants "your outstanding research in medical field"

Perhaps the email below does not qualify for inclusion in the Flaky Academic Journals blog. Who would mistake "Fitness World Magazine" for an academic journal? Nevertheless, it seems to reaching out (from an email address in India) and using a street address in California (that Google Maps does not recognize) to attract contributions from "researchers ... in the medical field."
Email
  • From: Lauren [lauren@giftitnow.co.in]
    Date: Thu 9/13/2018 11:08 AM
    Subject: Your Research in Fitness Magazines
    Greetings from Fitness World Magazine. I am Lauren, editorial assistant from Fitness World magazine contacting you regarding your outstanding research in medical field.
    We are reaching out to experts in fitness industry and asking them to share their outstanding research with us. Our editors at Fitness world magazine would like to feature them in our monthly magazine and bring good reputation to researchers like you in the medical field.
    Our Fitness World Magazine is distributed to millions of subscribers monthly, and you will be featured in that magazine.
    Please share me your research article, so that our editors will write an excellent article on your research and make it available on our magazines both print and digital.
    With this featured article, you will receive wide recognition across the world.
    Please let me know your interest.
    Will be waiting for your reply.
    Regards
    Lauren | Editorial Assistant
    Fitness World Magazine,
    1653 Clifford Street, Oakland, CA 94621.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

IJCER Publications, "The Imminent and Sovereign Online Engineering Information Service"

A webpage called "The Foundation" on icjeronline.com indicates that the publisher's only journal to date fills a much-needed gap in the literature. It begins:
The IJCER Publications is established in the year of September-2011 with people from various avenues of engineering profession, who have come together in a single platform [sounds painful] to redefine the structure of engineering profession in the country, where it is seen only as an industry oriented profession.
We are pleased to introduce ourselves as the novel, imminent and sovereign online engineering information services in the world. The foundation aims to support every effort to “empower technical education and research/Young research engineering scholors”. With a first of its kind website in the country [would that this were so], it strive to improve the knowledge of students and professionals in the various fields of engineering by providing valuable resources in the form of ebooks, articles etc. It is a platform for all students, budding engineers to develop their career further. Mainly focusing on Students/ Young research engineering Scholors, the prime objective of www.ijceronline.com is to bridge the gap between Industry and Institute by promoting mutual understanding and relationship between Professionals & Students/Research Scholors. ICJER Publication. ...
There must be a great in-house staff of reviewers, because the "Peer Review Time [is] within One week." Of course, there is a catch: "If article is accepted than authors require to deposit following manuscript handling charges by online transfer or by going bank."

The domain registrant is hidden by the firm Masked Identity Protection Services, whose address is 139-A-1. S/F, Mohammadpur, Delhi 110066, India.
Email
  • From: Publication Office [publication.office15@aol.com]
    Date: Sat 8/4/2018 1:07 AM
    Subject: International Journal of Computational Engineering Research
    CALL FOR PAPERS ... A PEER REVIEWED REFEREED MONTHLY INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL
    We are pleased to inform you that IJCER is going to launch its next issue (Volume 8, Issue 08, and August-2018). We would like to invite you to contribute your Research Paper for publication in IJCER. Papers published in IJCER will receive very high publicity and acquire very high reputation. (www.ijceronline.com).
    We publish original research articles, review articles and technical notes. The journal reviews papers within one week of submission and publishes accepted articles on the internet immediately upon receiving the final versions. Our fast reviewing process is our strength.
    (An ISO 3297: Certified International Journal) ...
    [no signature line]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

AND Media, a "Google Partner Network"

Today's email is not from a journal publisher -- flaky, predatory, or otherwise -- at least, not one that I can locate. It purports to be from Google News, Google News (Partnered Company), and AND Media Ltd ( Google Partner Network). The message has the deceptive title "You are Featured in Google News" -- no such luck. The claims are rather silly -- "you can even apply for grants from the government or university by publishing your work in Google News"!

The domain name oasispub.co.in suggests an Indian origin. ICANN does not show registration data, but a whois search on domaintools.com shows registration to "Student" in India in June 2018. The website oasispub.co.in is a blog (with no content) called "Oasis Cart – One shopping destination." Neither Mapquest nor Google Maps recognizes the email's street address in Massachusetts.

Under these circumstances, it is difficult to imagine why anyone would send "your opinion article" or "your research work" to this "Google Partner Network." I submitted an inquiry to Google News and will supplement this posting if I learn more.

UPDATE (August 23, 2018): Apparently Google could not care less who advertises itself as a "Partnered Company." So far, I have received no reply to my inquiry there. In response to a second spam on Aug. 19, I asked Jennifer Ballard, "Before I send an article, could you provide more information about AND Media Ltd – who is on the editorial board, whether you pay for articles, what subjects are of interest, etc.?" No reply so far.
Email
  • From: Google News [google-news@oasispub.co.in]
    Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:39 PM [and again
    Subject: You are Featured in Google News
    Hello Dr.David H Kaye,
    I am Jennifer Ballard, Editorial Assistant for Google News contacting you with the reference from our Editorial Board.
    We are looking for experts like you in the medical field. Many top medical researchers are going unnoticed due to predatory journals are taking up the lead. You would get nothing but a published article in that journal and they don't add any value to your hard work.
    We at Google News (Partnered Company) are going to take your research to the world by publishing your opinion article in our news website. This way, your research will get noticed by many people and you can even apply for grants from the government or university by publishing your work in Google News
    Google News receives millions of visitors daily from all over the world, and it is one of the top news websites in America. If you think that your research work is not getting enough exposure, we can help you feature you and your research work in Google News. All we need is a news article especially written for Google News by explaining in detail about your research, so that common people can understand it and send it to us so that we can publish your article with us. If you want us to write the news article for you, just send us your articles, so that our editors can write about you and your work and will publish the same in our news website.
    This will help you in getting high impact factor and more citations for your articles and also increases your credibility.
    If you are interested in our proposal, just send us your articles or published article link, so that we can send you more details.
    All the best
    Jennifer Ballard, | Editorial Assistant,
    AND Media Ltd ( Google Partner Network)
    3164 Christie Way Salem,
    Massachusetts 01970, USA
  • From: google news [google-news@webgroup.in]
    Date: Sun 8/19/2018 1:29 PM [and Sun 7/29/2018 3:39 PM]
    Subject: Your are Featured in Google News
    Dear DR.David H Kaye,
    I am Jennifer Ballard, Editorial Assistant for Google News contacting you with the reference from our Editorial Board. We are looking for experts like you in the Scientific field. Many top Researchers are going unnoticed due to predatory journals are taking up the lead. You would get nothing but a published article in that journal and they don't add any value to your hard work.
    We at Google News (Partnered Company) are going to take your research to the world by publishing your opinion article in our news website. This way, your research will get noticed by many people and you can even apply for grants from the government or university by publishing your work in Google News. We believe that publishing with Google News will be of great value to you, and will help you reach your research with a world-wide recognition. It is going to impact your profession in a major way.
    Google News receives millions of visitors daily from all over the world, and it is one of the top news websites in America. If you think that your research work is not getting enough exposure, we can help you feature you and your research work in Google News. All we need is a news article especially written for Google News by explaining in detail about your research, so that common people can understand it and send it to us so that we can publish your article with us. If you want us to write the news article for you, just send us your articles, so that our editors can write about you and your work and will publish the same in our news website.
    This will help you in getting high impact factor and more citations for your articles and also increases your credibility.
    If you are interested in our proposal, just send us your articles or published article link, so that we can send you more details. Nothing is more important to us than the satisfaction of those we work with. I’m sure we will live up to your expectations.
    The package includes publishing in Google News along with 300+ major news outlets. Here I am attaching you report of 300+ major news outlets in which your work gets published.
    All the best
    Jennifer Ballard, | Editorial Assistant,
    AND Media Ltd
    (Google Partner Network)
    3164 Christie Way Salem, Massachusetts 01970, USA