Thursday, December 22, 2016

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 <> (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."  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."

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  ( 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
  • 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 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

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