The domain name is registered to GoDaddy's Domains By Proxy in Arizona, masking the names and location of any individuals. However, the website states that ARC is "[a]n 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 (ISO 9001:2008 is a quality management standard for businesses that has been superseded by ISO 90001:2015). But the domain used in what may been a phishing email of 12/14/17 is registered to "cve cve" with mailing address "shanghai, shanghai Shanghai 200000"and phone +86.1388888888, and email email@example.com.
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, 12/20/17): 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 (24-page total) beginning with "
- 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, 8/11/17: 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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