Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Insight Medical Publishing (iMedPub)

The website of the group's Journal of Medical Toxicology and Clinical Forensic Medicine says it all:
Forensic analysis studies the arranged information with respect to events of occurred crime. Forensic analysis is used to determine and understand the outlines of the total activities. The data from claim organizations or from their original files is stated to as arranged data. Formless data in comparison is taken from statement and applications or from mobile expedients.
Email
  • 3/22/16: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings from Journal of Medical Toxicology and Clinical Forensic Medicine Hope you are doing well I wonder if you could write a short review or a short commentary based on your previous article entitled “The good, the bad, the ugly: The NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America” for publication in upcoming issue. ... It would be grateful if you would submit your manuscript by April 8th, 2016. If your manuscript is ready, submit it NOW. We will process and publish within 21 days after the rigorous peer review process. Note: We will extend the date of submission as per your convenience. Please provide me your acceptance for the same I will be waiting for your positive mail. Have a nice and healthy day ahead Warm Regards, Anna Melissa Editorial Manager

Institute of Research in Engineering and Technology (IRET)

This Indian publisher “is organizing scholarly, online international journal which aims to Publishes peer reviewed original research result oriented Survey papers in the fields of Engineering, Science and Promote Innovative Technology.” Actually, there are ten "international journals" (12/28/16) of "recent trends," "emerging trends," "new trends," "research," "resedarch and development," and "scientific research" that aim to publish papers on any possible topic in science, mathematics, and engineering. A payment of 50 or 60 dollars buys a foreign author up to six pages of space and a certificate “in recognition of the publication of the paper.”

International Journal of Research and Development in Physics

Clicking on the "latest issue" of the International Journal of Research and Development in Physics (IJRDP) takes on to the archives. Every "volume" of the journal (one for 2014, 2015, and 2016) consists of a single issue. Every "issue" consists of a single article. Every paper in this international journal is domestic.

Email

2/19/16: Dear Sir/Madam, International Journal of Emerging Trends in Electrical and Electronics (IJETEE) is an scholarly, online international journal which aims to Publishes peer reviewed original research result oriented Survey papers in the fields of Engineering and Promote Innovative Technology. IJETEE has 3.84 Technical impact factors. With regards, Editor

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Internal Medicine Review

Beall is uncompromisingly negative, calling IMR "complete rubbish" from "a completely fake medical journal that falsely claims to be based in Washington, D.C." He maintains that this "hybrid" journal, as it calls itself, has "no subscribers — the entire operation is a scam [that may be] connected to the predatory publisher called KEI Journals. KEI claims it’s based in California, but they use a mail forwarding service there."

The Author Guide (viewed 10/17/16) states that "[t]he Internal Medicine Review grants authors rights to publish their work in any form for any scholarly purpose." That's great -- authors get to pay at least $1250 (unless they qualify for fee reductions on unspecified grounds) to give away their copyright to a "journal" that has no known circulation.

The emails purport to be "confidential and intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed." In case you don't understand, they add that
This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not read, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail or at 712 H Street #1018 Washington DC 20002 USA. If you have received this e-mail by mistake or wish to not recieve [sic] future emails from us, and delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.
A two story building at 712 H St NE Washington DC 20002 is the location of Gold Spot, a payday loan and check cashing business. The website (viewed 1/27/17) uses the same fake address.

Editors

It is not apparent that there are any internists among the editors of Internal Medicine Review.
  • Senior Editor Lisseth Tovar's qualifications begin "Department of Anesthesiology staff." But where is this department? The website Upwork indicates that she is "a very creative person" who consults in London for $8.00 an hour
    I am Lisseth Tovar, Medical Doctor, specialist in Anesthesiologist [sic] and a very creative person too, I am here to help you out specific areas like: Prezi presentations, powerpoint presentations, spanish transcriptions, translations (spanish – english), copy writing, data entry, academical writing (specifically about medicine), data-entry (typing speed 50 WPM). I have experience in translations related to medical journals. I have a proven ability to maintain the confidentiality to my employers. ... I am here to provide you the best solution. Moreover good and completing any Project in given time, meeting deadlines according to the instruction that is what I am. ...
  • Senior Editor Milena Mihaleva has the following qualifications (as listed in their entirety): "has served as a senior editor of the Internal Medicine Review since 2015."
  • The Editors include "Dr. Chadwick C. Prodromos, MD, The Johns Hopkins Medical School." This means that he received an MD degree from Johns Hopkins, not that he is on the faculty there. He is "a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in the Chicago Metropolitan area."
  • The only other US editor is Dr. Timothy A. MirtzHe is Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Secondary and Physical Education at Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida, and an "Adapted Physical Education Teacher" at a "Community, Educational and Vocational School."
  • Clicking on the names of a couple of other members of the editorial board reveals a dentist, a transplant surgeon, and a "a physical activity psychology scientist."
Sample Article

The current issue (Dec. 2016) begins with an article from a Tetsuya Isobe on "The Treatment To Make Home Life Peaceful." Dr., Mr., or Ms. Isobe (I can't say which because no information beyond the name is provided) concludes that "[t]he efficacy for mental symptom of PMS in shallow acupuncture using the specific pattern of needle placement was excellent, and this treatment made home life peaceful." The author's evidence for the benefit to homelife is that "When asked 'Is your home life peaceful?', 51.1% (23/45) [of the patients receiving acupuncture] answered 'Yes'." Dispensing with control groups or any other kind of comparisons certainly would make medical research easier.
Email
    First contact
  • Dr. Kaye DH, I came across your paper on The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America. [sic] and was hoping to have the opportunity to discuss possibly having a followup to this paper or perhaps a short review article published in one of the next issues of the Internal Medicine Review. It would be interesting to see a paper with information on any continued research or new data since this was published. We are a peer-reviewed monthly journal, published both in print and online. The submission deadline is flexible. I would be happy to asnwer [sic] any of your questions. Please get back to me at your earliest convenience. Best Regards, Milena Mihaleva, Senior Editor, Internal Medicine Review
  • Second try
  • Received 10/13/16: Dear Dr. Kaye Dh, My colleague asked if I could get in touch with you about a paper you authored entitled "The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America.". Firstly, thank you for taking the time to publish this, it was an interesting read. I am hoping to discuss with you having a short follow-up article or perhaps a review article published in one of the next issues of the Internal Medicine Review. ... It would not have to be a long article, but if you don't have time for this perhaps you could ask one of your co-authors or students to collaborate or contribute instead. If you have moved on from your previous research interests I am certainly interested in knowing more about your current projects; perhaps there is the potential for an article that would be published in our journal. If you have any questions about whether or not a certain subject fits our scope I can put you in contact with Dr. Chadwick Prodromos from our editorial board. Could you please let me know your thoughts on this? Sincerely, Dr. Lisseth Tovar, M. D., Senior Editor
  • A few days later
  • Received 10/17/16: Dear Dr. Kaye Dh, My last email must have reached you at a bad time so I am following up. If you are not the right person to talk to about this please let me know or feel free to forward this email. I am also pasting links to a couple of our recently published articles so you may have a sense of the style and formatting. Current Technological State of Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Lung Cancer. Longitudinal Follow-up Study of Bone Mineral Density in Adult Survivors of Solid Pediatric Cancers. Sincerely, Dr. Lisseth Tovar
  • OK, I'll reply
  • 10/17/16, to 'Dr. Lisseth Tovar, M.D.' RE: Followup to Dr. Kaye Dh's article?
    Dear Dr. Tovar, Would you kindly send me the names of the editorial board members who are internists? Thanks, DHK
  • Lisseth and her colleagues ceased communicating with me until
  • 1/25/17 Re: Checking in regarding your paper - The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America: Dear Dr. Kaye DH, I wish you a happy new year. We talked some months ago about the idea of publishing a followup article to the one you authored entitled "The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America.". Is now a better time for you to write something? Is there anything I can do to help? If now isn't the right time for you to work on a followup to this article, I would certainly be interested in knowing more about your current research. I will tell you more about the journal in case you don't still have our earlier emails. The Internal Medicine Review is a hybrid journal with optional open access. The issues are monthly, and published both online and in print. The submission deadline is flexible. Please get back to me at your earliest convenience. Sincerely, Dr. Lisseth Tovar, Senior Editor, Internal Medicine Review (IMR)
  • To Lisseth, 1/27/17
  • Dear Dr. Tovar, I like your idea, but before submitting my article, I want to be sure the editorial board has the requisite expertise to understand its remarkable contribution to medical science. Would you kindly send me the names of the editorial board members who are internists? Thanks, DHK [No reply received]
  • 3/23/17: From: Internal Medicine Review [mailto:submissions@internalmedicinereview.org] Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:06 AM
    To: the bad
    Subject: Article for Internal Medicine Review
  • Special Issue: Clinical Medicine -- Mark your calendars for the Internal Medicine Review's special issue on clinical medicine. Research, reviews, and case reports will be published.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Herald Scholarly Open Access (HSOA)

Herald International Research Journals and Herald Scholarly Open Access are on Beall's list of "potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers." The publisher's website (12/26/16) is consistent with this assessment. Despite a Virginia address, it has this mission statement:
Herald Scholarly Open Access is a leading, internationally publishing house in the fields of Sciences. Our mission is to provide an access to knowledge globally. We provide high-quality articles to the scientific community and we strive for your research improvement and distinguishment throughout the world.
We all could use some distinguishment, but if that is not enough, HSOA's vision includes "A Platform to highlight quality exploration work to the biggest possible swarm over development points secured under the field of medicine."

Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences

The website of the Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences describes it as "a comprehensive, factual reference for anyone interested in learning about the topics in forensic sciences and legal medicine from a lay perspective."

The long list of editors omits an editor-in-chief but as of January 2016 includes the following prominent names in forensic science: Sue Black, Ranajit Chakraborty, Henry Lee, and Lawrence Kobilinsky. Other faculty of academic institutions in the US listed as members of the editorial board (and given nice certificates attesting to their membership) are Brion Benninger (Western University of Health Sciences), Franklin Dorman (Penn State), Artem Domashevskiy and Gloria Proni (John Jay College of Criminal Justice), Matthew J Delisi (Iowa State), Evgeny Katz (Clarkson University), Brooke Kammrath and Claire Glynn (University of New Haven), Eve Lowenstein (University of SUNY HSC Brooklyn Downstate), Igor Ovchinnikov (University of North Dakota), Sheree Hughes-Stamm (Sam Houston State), Charles Boyd (Radford University), Gisela Bishler (California State), Baneshwar Singh and Marilyn Miller (Virginia Commonwealth University).

Email
  • Hope this mail finds you in good health! ... I would be grateful if you would review a paper entitled “Impact of Background Noise in Mobile Phone Networks on Forensic Voice Comparison” with the manuscript references no HFLIS-15-007 for the Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences. If you wish to review this paper, kindly go through the abstract given below and if you do not want to review this paper, kindly let us know your opinion on the same so that we can send you full length article. [Hmm, looks like a Catch 22. I did not reply, but the paper was published on 2/16/16 as a "case report" by Esam Alzqhoul, Balamurali Nair, and Bernard J Guillemin of the University of Auckland.]
  • 2/19/16: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings from the Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences! With reference to our previous mail, I am writing to follow up on the manuscript submission for our upcoming issue. Regards, Paul Schiller, Herald Scholarly Open Access, Herndon, Virginia USA

How Scitech Central Fakes a U.S. Address

Ironically, Scitech Central posted a comment -- no, an advertisement -- on the blog Forensic Science, Statistics & the Law. That -- and the content of its website -- earns it a place here. Many of the brands with "Central" in the name are OMICS in disguise, but this one could be an independent voice in the cacophony of pseudo-journals.

It is hard to know, inasmuch as Scitech Central uses a virtual post office in the US rather than its true address. The putative address on its website (12/26/16) is "SciTech Central Inc., 340 S Lemon Ave # 2725, Walnut, CA 91789, United States." The 340 S. Lemon Ave.  address is that of a company that sells an "Online Postal Mailbox" to "View Postal Mail Online. Anytime. Anywhere." Yes, you can
Get a real US address to receive postal mail. View your mail online without forwarding. Manage your postal mail no matter where you live.
Mail sent to the above address goes to Virtual Post Mail's building, and "your mail will not ship out of our facility, it'll simply be held at our warehouse until you pick it up."

There are lots of other telltale signs of flakiness. Among the frequently asked questions for SciTech Central is "How to find out if the particular journal exists?" (Answer: "use the search option.") Scitech Central is "inviting everyone to ... understand our motto." I am working on that, but I have not yet plumbed the depths of the slogan, "a quantum to research."
Also from its website (12/26/16):
  • established with a sole motive to disseminate knowledge, bring awareness and provide a good quality literature to the developing world
  • an amalgamation of great researchers and scholars who are constantly working for the betterment of human race with their dedication in research
  • To avail the scientists with all its support in the said cause, SciTech Central is accelerating ahead to become one of the leading service providers in Open Access Publications consisting a wide range of International Academic Journals.
  • We are inviting everyone to ... experience the rewards of advanced technologies without much pressure of cost on your side so that you’ll not regret in having to choose, or to be with us.
  • As our tagline says, “quantum to research” we are moving ahead with a great acceleration of 21st century and the vast global research scenario to ensure maximize distribution of enhanced developments to the world and the entire scientific community.
But it may difficult to "maximize distribution of enhanced developments" when eight journals have no named editors.
The other editors with "USA" in their affiliations, are
  • Stem Cell Research & Therapeutics: Prof. Paul J. Higgins, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • Jpurnal of Cancer Science & Treatment: Prof. Min Li, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Food & Nutrition: Current Research: Prof. Dr. Lu Qi, Adjunct Professor, Peking University, Beijing; Associate Professor of Medicine Medicine [sic] Harvard Medical School (HMS); Boston, MA
  • Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Research: Prof. Ke-He Ruan, University of Texas Graduate School at Houston, Houston, TX
  • Journal of Immunology Research and Therapy: Prof. Xue-Zhong Yu, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
  • Journal of Chemical Science and Engineering: Dr. A. Heidari, California South University
Apparently, Scitech Central was feeling left out. It came to my attention by posting an advertisement in the guise of a comment on the "Flaky Academic Journals" posting on the Forensic Science, Statistics & the Law blog.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Gavin Publishers

Would you trust this individual or group with your words? The startup website (viewed 11/17/16) includes remarks such as these?
  • "Gavin Publishers is a newly launched international open access organization with all its journals are in the initial stages of developments."
  • "Gavin Publishers ... publishes all kinds of manuscripts ... from the fields related to CLinical, Biology and Medical especially. Our passion to serve the scientific community drove us ... . We strive hard to spread the knowledge ... . We welcome ... people involved in and around the fields of Clinical, Biological and Medical, with open arms to come forward to share and to gain the knowledge on an open access platform. [W]e can build a huge platform ... ."
  • Although "[a]rticle processing charges are required for accepted manuscripts in order to manage the publication costs," the charges are not listed.
Like the Academicians Research Center email, some of Gavin's emails close with an inspiring "Looking forward for long lasting scientific relationship. With Regards, ..." Maybe there is a connection, maybe not. The people behind Gavin Publishers are not easily traced. The domain gavinpublishers.biz was registered by Domains by Proxy (a GoDaddy company dedicated to shielding the operators of websites from discovery). Gavinpublishers.org was registered by the Australian company, Privacy Protection Services.
Journal of Forensic Studies
A webpage explains (or tries to) that Forensic Studies "covers various aspects like criminal and civil laws. Forensic Studies including Fingerprints collect, preserve, and analyze scientific evidence during the course of an investigation. Forensic Studies provides a unique platform that forensic scientists testify asexpert [sic] witnesses in both criminal and civil cases and can work for either the prosecution or the defense and related discipline."
Email
Journal of Forensic Studies
Inaugural issue to appear in November:
  • 11/17/16: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings! We would like to invite you to submit a paper for publication for the Inaugural Issue for Journal of Forensic Studies. ... We are planning to launch the inaugural issue in the month of November 2016. ... The quick submission will result in fast review process and publications. [Considering that there are less than two weeks left in the month, that would be fast indeed for a peer-reviewed journal.] The accepted articles will be shelved for new issue release according to the editors and reviewers response. Note: If you are interested to join in our Editorial Board, kindly let us know your thoughts. We look forward to your quick response for the good scientific approach and study. Thanks & regards, Emily Olivia, Gavin Publishers, 5911 Oak Ridge Way, Lisle, IL 60532, USA
Inaugural issue to appear in January?
  • 12/2/16: [Identical except for two changes:] ... We are planning to launch the inaugural issue in the month of December 2016. Also we would like to publish your article in the upcoming issue with a Special publication charge(50% Discount) for the Christmas offer on/before 25th December, 2016.
  • 12/13/16: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings! Gavin Journal of Forensic Studies which is newly started and mainly focused on publishing quality research from eminent scholars to serve for the betterment of Scientific Community. Thus we request you to submit any kind of article (Research Article, Review Article, Short Commentaries, Case Reports, Image Articles, etc.) for our first issue. [O]ur journal office decided to publish the quality Articles on Forensic Studies and related fields of our journal with (50% Special discount on publication) for the Christmas offer. ... If you are ready with manuscript, kindly submit the manuscript on or before 30 December, 2016. Hope to have a quick and positive response from your end. Looking forward for long lasting scientific relationship. With Regards, Emily Olivia
  • 12/14/16: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings! We ... did not receive any response from you as ... might have our mail not reached to you, so we take the privilege to resend you. ... With Regards, Emily Olivia ...
Inaugural issue to appear in February?
  • 1/20/17: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings! Gavin Journal of Forensic Studies which is newly started and mainly focused on publishing quality research from eminent scholars to serve for the betterment of Scientific Community. Thus we request you to submit any kind of article ... for our first issue. As we are in the final stage of releasing the first issue, ... Special publication charge for the upcoming issue for the New Year. ... kindly submit ... on or before 30 January 2017. Hope to have a quick and positive response from your end. Looking forward for long lasting scientific relationship With Regards, Emily Olivia
Or whenever
  • 1/23/17: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings from Journal of Forensic Studies! We have contacted you earlier by mail but we did not receive any response from you as you may be engaged in some other activities or might have our mail not reached to you, so we take the privilege to resend you. Journal of Forensic Studies is an open access journal which provides quality articles with peer review process with rapid publications. All articles are available in the PDF and HTML format. The Journal welcomes Research/ Review/Short Commentaries/Editorials/Case Reports/Mini Reviews, Images etc. Journal publishes articles related to the research areas of Forensic Medicine, Forensic Pharmacy, Forensic Chemistry, DNA- Fingerprinting technology, Forensic Drugs, Criminal investigation, Forensic Biology, Evaluation and Analysis, Applications of Forensic Criminal Acts etc. Submit your articles before 30 January to avail the Discount. Hoping for your positive response at the earliest. With Regards, Emily Olivia, Journal Coordinator
Inaugural issue now to appear in April? And maybe you did not receive all our spam?
  • 3/22/17, 12:40:04 AM EDT, from forensic.gp@gavinpublishers.biz: Dear Dr. David H Kaye, Greetings! We have contacted you earlier by mail but we did not receive any response from you as you may be engaged in some other activities or might have our mail not reached to you, so we take the privilege to resend you. Gavin Journal of Forensic Studies which is newly started and mainly focused on publishing quality research from eminent scholars to serve for the betterment of Scientific Community. Thus we request you to submit any kind of article (Research Article, Review Article, Short Commentaries, Case Reports, Image Articles, etc.) for our first issue. As we are in the final stage of releasing the first issue, so our journal office decided to publish the quality Articles on Forensic Studies and related fields of our journal with Special publication charge for the upcoming issue for the Month of March 2017. ... Note: If you are ready with manuscript, kindly submit the manuscript on or before 30 March 2017. Hope to have a quick and positive response from your end. Looking forward for long lasting scientific relationship. With Regards, Emily Olivia
Inaugural issue to appear in May?
  • 4/6/17, 2:36 AM, from forensic@gavinpublishers.biz: Dear Dr. David H Kaye, Greetings! We have contacted you earlier by mail ... . [W]e take the privilege to resend you. Gavin Journal of Forensic Studies which is newly started ... to serve for the betterment of Scientific Community. Thus we request you to submit any kind of article ... for our first issue. As we are in the final stage of releasing the first issue, so our journal office decided to publish the quality Articles on Forensic Studies and related fields of our journal with Special publication charge for the upcoming issue for the Month of April 2017. ... Note: If you are ready with manuscript, kindly submit the manuscript on or before 20 April 2017. Hope to have a quick and positive response from your end. Looking forward for long lasting scientific relationship. With Regards, Emily Olivia
Maybe not.
  • 5/317, 4:40:53 AM EDT: Dear Dr. David H Kaye, Greetings! Gavin Journal of Forensic Studies which is newly started and mainly focused on publishing quality research from eminent scholars to serve for the betterment of Scientific Community. Thus we request you to submit any kind of article ... for our first issue. As we are in the final stage of releasing the upcoming issue, so our journal office decided to publish the quality Articles on Forensic Studies and related fields of our journal with Special publication charge for the upcoming issue for the Month of May 2017. ... Note: If you are ready with manuscript, kindly submit the manuscript on or before 20 May 2017. Hope to have a quick and positive response from your end. Looking forward for long lasting scientific relationship. With Regards, Emily Olivia
Nope. But never fear, the website (6/13/17) maintains that its Articles in Press, Current Issue, and Archive of Articles all "will be updated soon."
  • 6/13/17, 4:54 AM; 7/3/17 4:47 AM:
    Subject: Share Your Valuable Research/Friendly Reminder
    Greetings from Journal of Forensic Studies.
    We have chosen selective scientists who have contributed excellent work, to help us release best quality articles for the upcoming issue. Thus I kindly request you to contribute any kind of article ... We look forward to your quick response for the good scientific approach and study. Note: If you are interested to join in our Reviewer Board, kindly let us know your thoughts. With Kind Regards, Emily Olivia, Editorial Assistant
More to come?
International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Month after month, another "newly started" journal also promises a discount for its inaugural issue:
  • 1/26/17: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings! International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research which is newly started and mainly focused on publishing quality research from eminent scholars to serve for the betterment of Scientific Community. Thus we request you to submit any kind of article (Research Article, Review Article, Short Commentaries, Case Reports, Image Articles, etc.) for our upcoming issue. Our journal Editorial office decided to publish the quality Articles on Clinical Research, Clinical Trial Management System, Clinical biostatistics, Medical writing and other related fields for the upcoming issue of our journal with Special discount on publication fee for the New Year. If your manuscript is ready, Kindly submit the manuscript for the Inaugural issue. Hope to have a quick and positive response from your end. NOTE: If you are interested to join in our Editorial Board, kindly let us know your thoughts. We look forward to your quick response for the good scientific approach and study. With Kind Regards, Christina Joy, Associate Managing Editor, International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research USA, Gavin Publishers2689fs, 5911 Oak Ridge Way, Lisle, IL
  • And again, you can apply for the editorial board
  • 2/1/17: Dear Dr. DavidH.Kaye, Greetings! International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research which is newly started and mainly focused on publishing quality research from eminent scholars to serve for the betterment of Scientific Community. Mini Reviews/Research/ Review/ Case Reports/ Short Communication/ Conference proceedings/ Rapid Communications/ Commentaries/ Editorials/ Book reviews etc., are welcome for possible publication in this issue. We would like to invite you to submit a paper for publication in the Inaugural issue for International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research. If you are interested to join in our Editorial Board, kindly let us know your thoughts. We look forward to your quick response for the good scientific approach and study. With Kind Regards, Christina Joy, Associate Managing Editor, International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
  • 4/3/17, 4/7/16: Dear Dr. DavidH.Kaye, Hope you are well! Consider this as a friendly remainder from the editorial office of International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research. We have contacted you earlier through email. Since we have not received any response from you regarding your decision in submitting the manuscript, we are taking the liberty of resending e-mail as we are aware that you may be engaged in other activities or my message may not have successfully reached you. ... Journal publishes articles related to the research areas of International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research. On the eve of upcoming issue to welcome authors to share their valuable articles for new issue release. Hoping for your positive response at the earliest. With Kind Regards, Christina Joy, Associate Managing Editor, International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
  • 5/8/17, 2:27 a.m., from ijeacr.ga@gavinpublishers.net:
    Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings from International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research.
    We would like to invite you to submit a paper for publication in the Inaugural Issue of International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research. Mini Reviews/Research/ Review/ Case Reports/ Short Communication/ Rapid Communications/ Commentaries/ Editorials/ Image Article etc., are welcome for possible publication in this issue. Related Topics: please view our journal: http://gavinpublishers.com/international-journal-of-experimental-and-clinical-research. Please submit your article online ... . NOTE: If you are interested to join in our Editorial Board, kindly let us know your thoughts. We look forward to your quick response for the good scientific approach and study. With Kind Regards, Christina Joy, Associate Managing Editor, International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research


















     

SciTechnol (OMICS in disguise)

In May 2012, Beall reported that OMICS created this name for 53 instant journals and was "spamming tens of thousands of academics, hoping to recruit some of them for the new journals’ editorial boards."

Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology (JFTP)

The journal that spammed me (12/20, 21, 22, 26/16) is the Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology (JFTP). It manages to combine "all areas related to Forensic Toxicology, Digital Forensics, Forensic Chemistry, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacology on quarterly basis. ... Papers will be published approximately 15 days after acceptance." Apparently, "papers" covers a lot. "SciTechnol accepts various formats of literary works such as ... abstracts, addendums, announcements, ... annual meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, calendars, ... corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, obituaries, orations, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses."

The names and photos listed for JFTP editors from the US are James T Pokines, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University (who is "the Forensic Anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Boston"); Karl A Larsen, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; John Zheng Wang, PhD, California State University-Long Beach (a featured speaker in BIT Global's flaky conferences); Donald Siwek, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University; Fred Smith, PhD, Department of Forensic Science, University of New haven [sic]; Harvey J.M. Hou, Ph.D, Alabama State University; Lisa Reidy, PhD, Division of Clinical Pathology, University of Miami; Thomas A. Brettell, PhD, Cedar Crest College, USA; Elizabeth Laposata, Boston University; Marilyn T. Miller, Department of Forensic Science, Virginia Commonwealth University; George Thomas, Department of criminal justice & Forensic sciences, Albany state university; Jeff Hackett, United Chemical Technologies, USA ("Research interest: toxicologist").

If this journal has an editor-in-chief, it has not chosen to reveal his or her identity on the website.

Email
  • 12/20/16: Dear David H. Kaye, Greetings from Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology. We have gone through your publication entitled “The design of “the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation”” and are very impressed by it. We would like to know your availability of submitting such other interesting articles to our journal’s upcoming issue. ... It would be great if you submit your manuscript on or before January 15th, 2017 ... . Please revert back for any other queries. Regards, Maddula K, Journal Coordinator
    Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology, SciTechnol, 5716 Corsa Ave, Suite 110, Westlake,Los Angeles, CA 91362-7354, USA, Tel: +1 702-714-7001 (9039) extn
  • 12/21/16, 12/22/16: Dear David H. Kaye, Greetings from Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology. We have gone through your publication entitled “The good, the bad, the ugly: The NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America” and are very impressed by it. ... Please revert back for any other queries. [Identical text] Regards, Maddula K ...
  • 12/26/16: Dear David H. Kaye, Greetings from Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology. We have contacted you earlier through email and since we did not have the pleasure of your ensuing correspondence; we are taking the liberty of resending the mail. We are aware that you may be engaged in other activities or our message may not have successfully reached you. We would be pleased if you can spare us some time and revert back at the earliest. We have gone through your publication entitled “The good, the bad, the ugly: The NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America” and are very impressed by it. ... Please revert back for any other queries. Regards, Maddula K ...

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Remedy Publications

Remedy Publications describes itself (12/22/16) as a "mega journal." Its journals bear names like "American Journal ___," "World Journal ___," "Global Journal ___," and "Clinics In ___." Harvard Medical School professor Shuji Ogina tweeted (3/11/16) "Remedy Publications LLC is a horrible publisher that keeps sending me countless spam emails. Please do not support this company." Beall writes that "Remedy Publications claims it’s based in California, but I think it is probably a new brand from the Hyderabad, India-based publisher OMICS International. They botched their California address on their website ... . ... Once again, UTSA’s George Perry is listed as one of the editors. He serves on more predatory editorial boards than anyone."

Clinics in Oncology
Not many bona fide medical journals call themselves "mega journals," but the website (7/2/16) reports: "Clinics in Oncology Journal is a peer reviewed open access mega journal aims to publish basic, translational and clinical original research articles from all areas of oncology, surgery, clinical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, oncology case reports and images." It promises "rigorous peer-review"--wait for it--"within 2–3 weeks of submission. The interval between acceptance and publication online is 8 days ... on a continuous publication model." The editor-in-chief is "Min Rex Cheung, MD, PhD," who "is a board certified radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of a variety of adult cancers with radiation therapy. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. from Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City."
Email

  • 3/11/2016: Dear Dr. David H Kaye, Greetings for the day, Clinics in Oncology would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join our Sarcoma Editorial Board with the aim to serve the fast growing research community to disseminate best clinical practice. Clinics in Oncology is looking for prominent physicians ... to convey finest clinical resource and increase scope for best clinical understanding. [Evidently this spammer is looking in the wrong place -- I am neither a physician nor prominent.] The journal is looking forward to peers with top academic aptitude whose judgment is highly regarded within the journals main discipline. To confirm your willingness to be a part the Editorial Board for the Clinics in Oncology, kindly send: · A scanned copy of your CV · A scanned copy of your photograph. We would be glad to have you as a part of our editorial board and looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best Regards, Blossom R. Damania, Remedy Publications LLC, 820 EL Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002, USA

Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI)

For suggestions that this group or individual is more of center for promoting fraud than ideas, see
The latter article (on the Times Higher Education site) reported that in 2012, the indexing service Scopus had rejected the CPI journals and would ask that it not use its name in marketing materials. CPI has not honored this request. (An email of 11/15/16, sent by a Micah Coleman <micahcoleman44@yahoo.com> (but signed by "Dr. J. Sabrina Mims-Cox, The Chief Editor, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)," states that "the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek.") The article also reports an editorial board populated by academics who never heard of the journal and unsuccessfully asked to have their names removed, as well publication fees going to an account in Bangladesh.

Google Maps finds nothing to report (11/26/16) at the address for the "Director (USA), Dr. John Simth Jr., 432 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027." Three other "key people" are at this address. The other director is said to be one Nilofa Yasmin in Bangladesh. The About CPI page declares that CPI is "a virtual research organization ... working for creating and nurturing talents in USA and Bangladesh ... and has attained a significant place in the world for its praiseworthy activities."

The domain name of one the journals (AIJSS) was registered by Md. Mamin Ullah, of Western Education, 5/Ka, 2nd Floor, PC Culture, Ring Road Shamoli, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh, +88.01778964703, mamin_83@hotmail.com. He is the founding director of the "American Research Institute for Policy Development" -- another publisher of very flaky journals. The identity of whoever selected the CPI domain name (cpinet.org) is hidden. The organizational registrant is PrivacyDotLink Customer 2634320, PO Box 30485, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, KY1-1202, KY.

International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
The editorial board (as of 11/26/16) is said to include three US members: Dr. George Lehman, Professor of Business and Economics, Bluffton University, USA; Dr. J. Peter Pham, Assistant Professor of Justice Studies, Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs, James Madison University, USA; Thomas Traynor, PhD, Professor, Department of Economics, Wright State University, USA. The chief advisor is Jim Briden, PhD, Professor, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK.
American International Journal of Social Science
The solicitation email of 1/17/16 indicates that Anson Braeden  (anson.aripd15@yahoo.com) is the sender, but a Google search turns up nothing for the name or address. The AIJSS website gives an address with no academic affiliation in Colfax, Louisiana, for the journal's editor-in-chief.

The US members of the editorial board are listed (5/29/16) as Patricia Westerman, Professor of Psychology, Bowie State University; Toni Muhammad, Department of Sociology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette; Linda Barton, Lead Professor of Marketing, College of Business Administration, Gainesville, GA; Jared Keengwe, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Gary W. Ballou, Department of Education, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA Tonyesima Furro, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work, Albany State University; Rickey Warner, Associate Professor, Management & Marketing, Grambling State University, LA
Email
  • 11/15/16, 11/26/16: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas, USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. IJHSS aims to ... become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance ,criminology, cross-cultural studies ,demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics ,literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies ,visual arts, women studies and so on. ... The journal is now indexed [and] under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek. ... IJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 6 No. 12 which is scheduled to be published on December 31, 2016. Last date of submission: November 30, 2016. ... For more information, visit the official website of the journal www.ijhssnet.com With thanks, Dr. J. Sabrina Mims-Cox
  • 1/17/16, 12/13/16: AIJSS [American International Journal of Social Science] aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in social science and become the leading journal in social science in the world. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of economics, international relations, law, development studies, population studies, political science, history, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, peace and conflict, library and information science, public administration, psychology, philosophy, sociology, women studies, religious studies, social welfare, anthropology, linguistics, education , management, marketing, finance, banking, accounting, human resources management, international business, hotel and tourism, entrepreneurship development, business ethics and so on. ...
    AIJSS is inviting papers for Vol. 5 No. 1 which is scheduled to be published on February 29, 2016. [Changed in the 12/13/16 email from a Silvia DCosta to "Vol. 5 No. 6 which is scheduled to be published on January 31, 2017. Last date of submission: December 31, 2016."] [A]n early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. With thanks, Dr. Stewart Lehman, The Chief Editor, American International Journal of Social Science
  • 3/21/17, from Rivera Jones (rivera.jones048@yahoo.com): ... AIJSS is inviting papers for Vol. 6 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on June 30, 2017. Last date of submission: April 30, 2017. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. ... With thanks, Dr. Stewart Lehman, The Chief Editor, American International Journal of Social Science, editor@aijssnet.com 

Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE)

The Canadian Center of Science and Education "publishes many open-access journals and ... is now threatening to sue [Jeffrey Beall] for alleged defamation and libel." 1/ Beall, an academic librarian, lists it among the swelling ranks of "potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers."

Journal of Management and Sustainability
Less than a week after I posted a 38-year-old book review on the Social Science Research Network, a Maple Xiao pounced, sending an email for the Journal of Management and Sustainability. Apparently, "management and sustainability" embraces a wide swath of subjects. (The book review asked whether it was proper for a former prosecutor to disclose previously private information about the subjects of the criminal investigations, and it questioned the justifications given by former Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski for some of his decisions.)
Email
  • 12/23/15: I have the honor to read your paper "Book Review, The Right and the Power: The Prosecution of Watergate", and really appreciate your contributions in this area. As the editorial assistant of Journal of Management and Sustainability, I write to invite you to submit manuscripts to our journal.
Note

1. Declan Butler, Investigating Journals: The Dark Side of Publishing, 495 Nature 433 (2013); Colleen Flaherty, Librarians and Lawyers, Inside Higher Education, Feb 15, 2013, https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/15/another-publisher-accuses-librarian-libel.

Biomed Central

Biomed Central has been said to offer a cornucopia of "low quality" journals. According to one report (BioMed Central Accepts and Quickly Publishes an Obvious Junk Paper), "Biomed Central has published an obviously bogus scholarly article that apparently uses the 'template-plagiarism' technique, crafting a new article from an earlier one, changing the data and some of the text." Despite what seems to be flagrant plagiarism, the Biomed Central article remains on the web as 7/1/16.

Email
  • 6/22/16, 7/1/16: Dear Prof Kaye, We are very pleased to announce that the open access journal Skeletal Muscle has received its first Impact Factor of 3.500. As you know, the Impact Factor is just one measure used for evaluating a journal. Should you be interested in more information on the Impact Factor in general and alternative metrics, please click here. Read these influential articles and submit your next manuscript to the journal. ... The Benefits of Publishing with Us • High quality peer-review service • Expert Editorial Board • Rapid publication upon acceptance • Widest possible global dissemination of your research • Inclusion in a number of relevant full-text repositories. Please forward this email and share the good news. Best wishes, The BioMed Central Team

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bioaccent Group

The About Us page (12/21/16) includes "sentences" like this one: "'Quality is our first priority' hence Bio Accent open access publishers help the scientific community to publishquality articles related to latest developments happening in the areas of science, Technology and Medical." That is a mouthful from a publisher (on Beall's list) that is "one of the leading Open access publishing house based in Delware, USA." Judging from an email of 8/29/16, Bioaccent Group "invincibly believes" I am a urologist and "selective scientist" who has "enormously contributed." But, wait, a latter email reports that if I do not submit an article on pediatrics, that journal will be stalled. And the physics journal also can't complete its next issue without my "valuable manuscript." It's nice to be so important.

Email
  • 8/29/16: Dear Supporter, Hope you are doing well. Happy Open Access week.
    ... Bio Accent Group is ardent about Open Access and invincibly believes that by eliminating the barriers to access research articles published online, will greatly aid to the progress of research within scientific and technical disciplines. Your expertise suits to our Journal [BOAJ Urology and Nephrology]. For this we have chosen the selective scientists who have enormously contributed to the scientific community to have their work published in our esteemed Journal. ... You are requested to send your article by September 30th, 2015. ... The articles which will be submitted on or before September 25th, 2015 will be waived completely & the articles which will be submitted on or before September 30th 2015 will be provided 50% off over publication fee. Note: We will extend the date of submission as per your convenience. I request you to respond to this invitation within 48hrs. Best, Mina Joy
  • 1/25/17: Dear  , Greetings from Bio Accent Group. We understand your busy schedule and commitments. As a Supporter your service and contributions will be valued and appreciated. I request you to share your valuable submission to support this journal [BOAJ Pediatrics]. I’m pleased to inform you that, I need only one article to release the upholding issue successfully in due time, my intention is the one article should be yours. Hence I humbly request you to try to submit your manuscript as early as possible. So that we will release the issue by first week of February 2017. I would like to request you to your valuable manuscript submit to the pediatrics@biaoccent.org or pediatrics@biaoccent.com or info@bioaccent.org. Without your support we can’t release this issue, help us to release this issue successfully. We are eagerly waiting for your kind response. With regards, Jassi Jones
  • 2/26/17: Dear , Greetings from Bio Accent Group. We understand your busy schedule and commitments. ... So that we will release the upcoming issue by first week of April 2017. I would like to request you to your valuable manuscript submit to the Physics@bioaccent.org or Physics@bioaccent.com  or info@bioaccent.org Note: I would like to inform you to BAOJ Physics covers overall physics. ... We are eagerly waiting for your kind response. With regards, Jassi Jones

Bentham Science

Although the Bentham Science website promises "authentic peer review," Wikipedia (12/21/16) notes that
In 2009, the Bentham Open Science journal The Open Chemical Physics Journal published a study contending dust from the World Trade Center attacks contained "active nanothermite". Following publication, the journal's editor-in-chief Marie-Paule Pileni resigned stating, "They have printed the article without my authorization… I have written to Bentham, that I withdraw myself from all activities with them." ... In 2013, The Open Bioactive Compounds Journal was one of the journals that accepted an obviously bogus paper submitted as part of the Who's Afraid of Peer Review? sting. It has since been discontinued.
An email from the Open Journal of Probability and Statistics (reproduced below) boasts of seven successful years of publication. No volume for 2015 is online. 2014 was a better year -- there was a grand total of one article.

A webpage (12/21/16) cites endorsements from six Nobel Laureates. Three are still alive. One, Ferid Murad, also is the president of "bogus" conferences connected to Bentham. For more critical comments, see
https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2012/01/bentham-publisher-so-wrong-in-some-many.html;
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17288-crap-paper-accepted-by-journal/;
https://scimedskeptic.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/money-has-corrupted-science-including-some-individual-scientists/.
Email
  • From: e-Book [mailto:editorial@ebk-02.org]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 2:01 AM
    Subject: e-Book Invitation
    Dear Prof. Kaye, Bentham Science is an established international publisher of quality print and online journals and books covering varied disciplines of science, technology, medicine and social sciences. ... Considering your important contributions in your field [whatever it might be], we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for an eBook, an eBook series or an eLecture in your area of expertise as an author or editor. eBooks are a relatively recent development ... . In case you are interested to contribute ... , could you please send us a one page abstract along with your c.v. and list of international publications ... . Kindly also send us a paragraph justifying the importance of the field and why it is likely to be of interest to a large number of readers. ... Sincerely, Dr. M. Alam, Director of Publications, Bentham eBooks
  • 3/1/16: The journal Current Drug Abuse Reviews (CDAR) aims to publish the highest quality reviews (mini- and full-length), meta-analyses and drug clinical trial studies on all latest advances on alcohol and drug abuse and addiction. The journal further comprises an agenda listing relevant meetings and conferences that will take place in near future, and advertisements. ... It is a pleasure to invite you to submit a proposal for such a theme issue in a frontier area of your choice ... to thematicissue@benthamscience.org Your proposal should contain your CV ... Alternatively, you may want to consider submitting a review article to the journal. Guest Editors of thematic issues will be entitled to an honorarium of US$400 ...
  • 7/19/16, 1/27/17: Same email from Joris C. Vester, Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Vester is an associate professor of pharmacology in the Netherlands.
  • 9/27/16: Dr. D.H. Kaye, School of Law ... Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering is now in its fourth successful year ... It is a pleasure to invite you to submit a proposal for such a theme issue, in a frontier area of your choice ... Guest Editors of thematic issues will be entitled to: an honorarium of US$ 400 per thematic Issue containing a minimum of 100 printed pages and a free copy of the printed issue. ... Dr. Jinglong Wu & Dr. Kewei Chen, Co-Editors
  • 11/28/16 4:27 AM: Dear Dr. Kaye, It is my pleasure to invite you to submit research articles, reviews, letters and thematic issues to The Open Statistics & Probability Journal. This peer reviewed Open Access online journal publishes articles in all areas of statistics including biostatistics. ... Members of Bentham OPEN are entitled to discounts on the Standard Open Access charges; ... Any queries should be addressed to editorial@benthamopen.org. We look forward to hearing from you soon. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, Milan StehlĂ­k, Editor-in-Chief, The Open Statistics & Probability Journal editorial@benthamopen.org
  • From: The Open Statistics & Probability Journal
    Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:15 AM [and again 5/18/17]
    Subject: Invitation for the Post of Editorial Board Membership (The Open Statistics & Probability Journal)
    Dear Dr. Kaye, The Open Statistics & Probability Journal is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews, letters and guest edited single topic issues in statistics and probability. All areas of statistics are covered including biostatistics. The journal is in its Seventh successful year of publication, and is indexed ... . In view of your important contributions in the field, we would like to propose your name for the membership of the Editorial Advisory Board ... . Please visit the journal’s website at http://benthamopen.com/TOSPJ/home/ for the journal‘s aims and scope. If you find these to be in line with your field of work and are interested in our proposal then please send us your updated C.V. together with your list of publications, h-index and citations for approval. ... We look forward to receiving your positive response at editorial@benthamopen.org. Please ignore this email, if you find it irrelevant. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Sincerely, Mehwish Akhter, Sr. Manager Publications, The Open Statistics & Probability Journal, editorial@benthamopen.org

Austrian Scientific Publication House (ASPH)

Are they really in Austria? Following links for the editorial boards of the journals yielded either blank pages or lists devoid of Austrian editors. Each journal proudly states that "Our high qualities International Journal are published with high quality reviewed by scholarly of scientist to ensure the originality, relevance, and readability. The International Journal publish by us aims to contribute to the constant scientific research and training in the field of [take your pick]."

Journals

Editor: The editor-in-chief of the Austrian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering is Dr. Baydak Yuri, who is identified as: "Ukarine, Electrical machines and apparatuses, refrigeration equipment, compressors, refrigeration efficiency of domestic appliances."

Editors of some of the journals are said to include Dr. Shu Lin, University of California, Davis; Dr. Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California, Davis; Dr. Charles E. Perkins, WiChorus Corporation; Dr. Arnold L. Rosenberg, Northeastern University and Colorado State University; Aszistant Professor. Dr. Kaltoum Belhassan (Moroccan), American Association of International Management, New York "I worked in Ifrane Morocco with this organization"; Jannis Kallinikos, The London School of Economics and Political Science; Lars Mathiassen, Georgia State University; Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University; Susan Winter, National Science Foundation, USA; Youngjin Yoo, Temple University
Email
5/3/16: Invite to Editor and Article: We need to an Editor in Chief and member of Editorial Boards to one of the all journals (If you want). If you want, Please send us, your request and CV. Publishing your articles in the lowest time [F]ounded on two key tenets: To publish the most exciting researches with respect to the subjects of our functional Journals. Secondly, to provide a rapid turn-around time possible for reviewing and publishing, and to disseminate the articles freely for teaching and reference purposes. ... ASPH Scientific Journals List · Austrian Journal of Agricultural Sciences · Austrian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering · Austrian Journal of Psychology and Management · Austrian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities · Austrian Journal of Technology PaperSubmission: editor.autpub@gmail.com URL: www.autpub.org Email: editor.autpub@gmail.com

Apex Journal International

"Research Publication at your finger tip" is the motto of this Nigerian publisher. Among its "key tenets" is a desire "[t]o publish the most exciting researches with respect to the subjects of our operating journal." The "operating journal" is open to "all aspects of biological, social, physical and agricultural sciences including art and education." When I clicked on two journals on 7/1/16, one had no editors, the other had two editors, and neither had any articles

Email
  • 6/29/16, 7/12/16, 7/13/16: Dear Professor, Doctor / Researcher, Apex Journal International, is currently accepting manuscript for publication in the following [12] journals: International Research on Medical Sciences, ... , Journal of Education Research and Behavioral Sciences, ... , International Law and Policy Research Journal, ... Best Regards, Apex Journal International Editorial Team
  • 4/6/17: Dear Professor, Doctor / Researcher, Thanks to the Almighty for His blessings and for your partnership last year, which in spite of all the challenges turned out to be a rewarding one for us. Going into the New Year, we remain focused on forging great relationships and alliances that will deliver innovative
    solutions and opportunities for you and your articles. Apex Journal International, is currently accepting manuscript for publication in the following [same 12] journals: ... . We welcome a timely submission ... . Best Regards, Apex Journal International Editorial Team

American Research Institute for Policy Development (ARIPD)

The "Founding Director" of this "American Research Institute" is Md. Mamin Ullah. He registered the domain name aripd.org with the address Western Education, 5/ka, PC Culture Housing Society, Ring Road Shamoli, Dhaka, 1207, Bangladesh, +880.1778964703, mamin_83@hotmail.com. The "institute's" website gives an address of 3942 Tulane Avenue, Madison, WI 53714. Google Maps displays a nice residential neighborhood there. Md. Mamin Ullah also is Director (Publication and Production) for the Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI), 49, Senpara Parbata. In that capacity, he is one of the "key people" publishing another slew of flaky journals. His address as listed there is Mirpur-10, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.

More distressing news was at http://scholarlyoa.com/2015/04/28/more-junk-journals-from-a-bogus-research-center/
American Review of Mathematics and Statistics
This "American Review" has no named editor and a putative editorial board whose members are in Bulgaria, Russia, Kuwait, the Philippines, and Nigeria.
Journal of Law and Criminal Justice
Editor: Prof. Dr. Billy J. Long, is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Ferrum College. According to the journal's website, "He has published dozens of scholarly articles in corrections, policing, theory, and on myriad other topics such as illegal immigration, prostitution, and AIDS in prisons." Some of these are in other journals of ill repute. See Billy Long, Sensitizing Undergraduate Students to the Nature of White Privilege: A Guide for College Teaching, 3 Int'l J. Humanities & Social Sci. No. 14 (2013).

Editorial board: One other member of the editorial board of this "American Research Institute" journal is with a school in the US (Southeast Missouri State University). The others are in Poland, Spain, Turkey, Malaysia, Kenya, South Africa, and Iran (7/4/16).
Email
  • 2/27/16, 7/4/16, 10/9/16, 2/9/17, 4/15/17: Call for papers: ... Journal of Law and Criminal Justice is a refereed international journal that seeks to publish high quality research papers in the areas of socio-legal studies and the psychology of law, criminology and social justice studies. ... Regards, Professor Dr. Billy Long, Ferrum College, USA. Editor-in-Chief
    (The e-mail of 2/7/16 came from aldin27_thomas@yahoo.com; on 7/4/16, the sender was harris.bertha97@yahoo.com; on 2/9/17, it was harris.bertha67@yahoo.com; on 4/15/17, aldin_thomas10.aripd@yahoo.com. The submission deadlines are one month before publication, indicating remarkably prompt peer reviewer, or none to speak of.)

American Institute of Science (AIS)


AIS is behind "Public Science Framework." I only checked one of the 42 or so journals for an editorial board and found nothing but an invitation to join the board. See also Beall's note, Strange New OA Publisher Launches with 42 Journals.

Email
  • 5/15/2016: Dear Professor/Scholar, As an independent and specialized platform, we are always committed to providing the best conditions for you authors to share your research findings. In order to show the sincerity for cooperation, we would like to give free publication to you esteemed authors to publish papers in some journals [of the Public Science Framework of journals] from May 12 to August 15. We sincerely invite you to submit your papers to these journals. ... Here is a piece of good news to you honorable authors that most publications in our journals have been indexed by academic search provider, Google Scholar.

American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT)

The connection of this "American Association" to America. is unclear. The people behind the name have hidden the domain registration by using the GoDaddy firm, Domains By Proxy, as the registrant. The address on the "Contact Us" page (5/9/17) is 1521 Concord Pike Suite 301, Wilmington, New Castle De 19803 USA +(001)9107951115. This is a "virtual address" for a "virtual office" from Davinci Virtual Office Solutions. For $115/month, you get a "Local professional business address, ... 1 complimentary online notary to complete required US Postal Form 1583, Use of address for business cards, licensing, website, etc., Mail Receipt, Lobby greeter to welcome your walk-in clients," and more.

One AASCIT journal (of psychology) has an editorial board comprised entirely of one fictitious, Polish associate professor, Anna Szust. For more on AASCIT, see http://www.scientificspam.net/?p=76

Email
  • 12/27/15: We learnt that you have published a paper The design of "the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation" in SCIENCE & JUSTICE. We sincerely invite you to join AASCIT membership and submit the extended version of the published paper or new paper to our journal. To be an AASCIT member, you can take this precious chance to make a good preparation for your potentially fruitful year of 2016. We are always here looking forward to your joining. Hope we can have a pleasant cooperation in the near future.
  • 7/4/16: Publishing Two Papers Free of Charge. From Mar. 20 to Sep. 20, 2016, you distinguished scholars and experts can apply to be our Life Members and get the opportunity to publish one paper for free in any of our journals within the next six months. Also, you can publish the other paper for free in one of some recommended journals within the next six months. Besides, you'll enjoy 50% discount to publish papers in our journals within the next three years. To know more details on our Life Members, please click ... Any interest, hurry up to take the rare chance to become our Life Member. Most Published Papers Can Be Indexed by Google Scholar. All journals in our platform have been indexed by Google Scholar. We sincerely hope that you can grasp this rare chance ... .
  • 4/16/17 (from Zaire@fendergg.org): To whom it may concern, For fostering the interchange of ideas and information among investigators, would like to invite you to enjoy article publication without charge before April 30, 2017. Before April 30, 2017, articles submitted in our journals can enjoy publication without charge. is indexing our journals. International Journal of Investment Management and Financial Innovations (ISSN: 2381-1196), International Journal of Management Science (ISSN: 2375-3757), International Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing (ISSN: 2381-117X), International Journal of Modern Education Research (ISSN: 2375-3781), AASCIT Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 2472-9787), AASCIT Journal of Education (ISSN: 2381-1293)
  • 5/10/17, 1:30:02 PM EDT, from Annalise (Annalise@oerzcong.org):
    YOUR PAPER PUBLICATION
    Dear Scholar and Researcher, For encouraging global academic exchange, would like to invite you to submit your papers ... . Before April 30, 2017, if papers submitted to our journals, you will enjoy paper publishing without charge. ... List of the Journals for Your Reference: International Journal of Investment Management and Financial Innovations (ISSN: 2381-1196), AASCIT Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 2472-9787), International Journal of Management Science (ISSN: 2375-3757), AASCIT Journal of Education (ISSN: 2381-1293), International Journal of Economic Theory and Application (ISSN: 2375-298X), International Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science (ISSN: 2472-9450) 

Allied Academies' Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine

It appears that this North Carolina publisher is allied with the more notorious OMICS group. (For example, its Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine uses the Los Angeles street address that is in OMICS' contact information; Beall's page has more on this association.) As the emails of 11/23/16 and 6/13/17 show, it cannot even keep the names of its journals straight. It thinks its "confidential" advertising has "work product immunity," and it denies that its emailed promises and claims are "given or endorsed by the company."

The editorial board, if the website is to be believed, consisted of the following individuals as of 11/23/16:
J. Thomas McClintock, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Forensic Science Program, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
James P Landers, Commonwealth Chaired Professor Dept. of Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering and Pathology Jefferson Scholar Faculty Fellow Co-Director of the Center for Nano-BioSystem Integration University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States
Robert W. Allen, Professor of Forensic Science and Chairman, School of Forensic Sciences, Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University,1111 West 17th St.Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
Susan A. Greenspoon, Forensic Molecular Biologist, Virginia Department of Forensic Science, 700 North Fifth Street Richmond, VA 23219, USA
James Jabbour, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Applied Forensic Science,School of Applied Sciences, Forensic Sciences at Mount Ida College,777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA 02459, USA
As of 3/16/17, the editorial board was down to four names: McClintock, Allen, Jabbour, and "Francesco Massoni, Forensic Pathology (cardiology, pneumology, neurology),Legal Medicine and Public Health, Risk Management. PhD in Public health sciences University Sapienza of Rome." Dr. Massoni's name also appears on the editorial boards (3/16/17) of
Email
Invitations to my "research allies" for the inaugural issue
  • 10/24/16: It gives us great pleasure to invite you and your research allies to submit a manuscript for the Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine. We are delighted to announce that we are planning to release Inaugural Issue for our newly launched Journal. Your contribution adds more value to our inaugural issue. ... Moreover, we are pleased to inform you that COMPLETE WAIVER will be provided on the articles submitted on or before October 30th, 2016 for the inaugural issue. ... We Look forward for our long lasting scientific relationship. With Regards, Solomon Ebe, Editorial Assistant, Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine, Allied Academies, P.O.Box670, Candler, NC28715, USA, Call: (828) 214-3944
  • 11/23/16: Greetings from Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine. It gives us great pleasure to invite you and your research allies to submit a manuscript for the Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine. We are delighted to announce that we are planning to release Inaugural Issue for our newly launched Journal. Your contribution adds more value to our inaugural issue. ... Your contribution will help Journal of Sinusitis and Migraine establish its high standard and facilitate the journal to be indexed by prestigious ISI soon. ... We Look forward for our long lasting scientific relationship. With Regards, Solomon Ebe, Editorial Assistant, Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine, Allied Academies, P.O.Box670, Candler, NC28715, USA
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Another solicitation for "our inaugural issue" of Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine "by January 30, 2017"
  • 1/11/17: "Papers may be submitted from any discipline related to ... Forensic applications, Legal Issues, ... and suggested content areas which include but are not limited. There is no restriction for the length of the paper. Kindly send us your manuscript ... by January 30th, 2017. If it is not feasible for you in January, please let us know your possible date to contribute. ... Do not hesitate to contact for further queries. Please provide me your acceptance for the same! With Regards, Solomon Ebe, Editorial Assistant, Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine, Allied Academies, P.O.Box670, Candler, NC28715, USA, Call: (828) 214-3944. This message is confidential. ...
OK, maybe January 30 was not critical. February 20 will do.
  • 1/31/17: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings from the Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine. It gives us great pleasure to invite you and your research allies to submit a manuscript ... . We are delighted to announce that we are planning to release Inaugural Issue for our newly launched Journal. Your contribution adds more value to our inaugural issue. Papers may be submitted from any discipline related to Forensic Genetics, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Autopsy, Forensic toxicology, DNA analysis, DNA fingerprinting, Gene Cloning, Crime Scene investigation, DNA polymorphisms, Forensic applications, Legal Issues, DNA structure, Genome and suggested content areas which include but are not limited. ... Kindly send us your manuscript ... by February 20th, 2017. If it is not feasible for you in January, please let us know your possible date to contribute. ... Please provide me your acceptance for the same! With Regards, Solomon Ebe, Editorial Assistant, Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine, Allied Academies, P.O.Box670 Candler, NC28715, USA, Call: (828) 214-3944.
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Does the editor even know which journal she is editing?
  • From: Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine (forensicgenetics@alliedacademies.org)
    Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 8:07 AM
    Subject: Forensic Genetics and Medicine
    Greetings from Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine. We are pleased to inform you that Journal of Theoretical and Computational Science is under the process of accepting articles from the experts like you for Upcoming Issue. We will be grateful if you submit a paper for the upcoming issue, the submission due date for the article is 28th June 2017. We request you to let us know your possibility of submitting an article. Regards, Catherine Darley, Journal Manager, Journal of Forensic Genetics and Medicine, 5716 Corsa Ave, Suite 110, Westlake, Los Angeles, CA 91362-7354, USA

Academicians' Research Center (ARC): Secured By Means of the Work Product Immunity is "secured

ARC's website includes such remarks as "We vow for a quality peer review process"; "an ideal house of publications that accepts and promotes a creative research"; "a vehicle of research and education between the modern youth and the experienced, competent and qualified professionals through their intellectual awakening. It invites better than the best in all branches of knowledge" and "strives to become a fillip between the upcoming professionals, entrepreneurs, managers, administrators, scientists, technocrats, engineers etc." And it is "An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company" with a convenient "pay online" feature for foreign and Indian authors alike. (ISO 9001:2008 is a quality management standard for businesses that has been superseded by ISO 90001:2015).

ARC Journal of Forensic Science
Editor: A web page (12/21/16) states that "Chief Editor and Editors assume an essential part in keeping up gauges of journal through exhaustive peer review process," but I can find no Chief Editor listed.

Board of Editors (US members as listed 6/22/17): Dr Harry Hollien, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida; Dr Matthew Owen Howard, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Introduction (web page viewed 6/22/17): ARC Journal of Forensic Science ... realizes latest exploration happenings in the field of Forensic Research and Analysis. It ... gives advance science and its application to the Criminology, advance polished skill, veracity, ability, learning, foster examination, advancement rehearse, and new methodologies in the criminological sciences. Our journal likewise distributes subjects identified with measurable pathology, toxicology, science, serology, psychiatry, human studies, science, organic chemistry and the essential minor zone where science and pharmaceutical associate with the law. It manages Fingerprint examination, experimental evaluation of DNA, blood tests, bones, and criminal examinations, disclosures that incorporate different parts of DNA Analysis, Finger-printing, Techniques and current advancements.

Current Issue (viewed 6/22/17): Contains three articles beginning with "Important to Forensic Medicine Statistical Trends in Hospital Admissions of Patents Bitten and Struck by Dogs (W54 ICD-10) in the Lower Silesia Region of Poland in the Years 2006-2012."
Emails
  • 4/14/16, 6/21/16: Esteemed Professor, ... This is to bring your kind notice that Manuscript Submissions are open for Volume-1, Issue-2 [of ARC Journal of Forensic Science]. We assure you quality peer review process and respect for the submitted article. ... Kindly follow the link given below for further details for publication charges ... Looking forward for long lasting scientific relationship. With Regards, Editorial Office
  • 7/21/16, 11/2/16: Esteemed Sir/Madam, ARC Journal of Forensic Science ... invites contributions/ submissions to publish your research work in our journal. ... Kindly follow the link given below for further details for publication charges. Looking forward for long lasting scientific relationship, With Regards, Editorial Office, ARC Publications PVT LTD
  • 8/4/16, 8/22/16, 9/16/16, 9/20/16, 10/27/16: Esteemed Sir/Madam, ARC Journal of Nursing and Healthcare ... invites contributions/ submissions to publish your research work in our journal. ... Looking forward for long lasting scientific relationship. With Regards , Editorial Office, ARC Publications PVT LTD
  • 6/22/17, from Editor AJFS (editor_ajfs@arcjournals): Dear Professor, Greetings from the ARC Journal of Forensic Science. It is our immense pleasure to invite you and your research allies to submit manuscript for ARC Journal of Forensic Science, which is focused to publish the quality research work. ... We strongly believe that your article adds value to our journal as well as would be benefit to the medical research community. Manuscripts are invited from all the related aspects of Forensic Science, here we mentioned few suggested subject lines, but not restricted to the below given classification. ... Marine Forensics ... Wild life Forensics ... Forensic Geophysics ... Computational Forensics. In order to publish the articles in the upcoming issue, we request you to submit the manuscripts on or before July 20, 2017. ... Looking forward to hear from you soon, Best wishes, Aparna K, Editorial Assistant, ARC Journal of Forensic Science, ARC PUBLICATIONS Pvt. Ltd, Ongole, INDIA
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