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." One of its medical journals had a dog on its board of editors
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Journal of Forensic, Legal and 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 in January 2016, it included the following prominent names in forensic science:
Sue Black, Professor, Department of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, UK
Ranajit Chakraborty (listed as Chakraborty Ranajit, Professor, Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA
Lawrence Kobilinsky, Chairman, Science, City University of New York, USA
Henry C Lee, Chair Professor, Department of Forensic Science Program, USA
Other faculty listed as members of the editorial board (and given nice certificates attesting to their membership) included

Anna Barbaro  + Executive-Editor, President, Worldwide Association of Women Forensic Experts(WAWFE) and Studio Indagini Mediche E Forensic (SIMEF), Italy
Peter D Anderson  + Forensic Pharmacologist, Randstad Healthcare Boston, USA
Brion Benninger *+ Executive Director, Department of Medical Anatomical Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences, USA
Gisela Bishler * Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, USA [California State}
Charles Clifford Boyd *+ Professor, Department of Anthropological Sciences, USA [Radford University]
Christian M Crowder  + Director, Department of Forensic Anthropology, USA
Matthew J Delisi *+ Professor and Coordinator, Criminal Justice Studies, Iowa State University, USA
Artem V Domashevskiy *+ Assistant Professor, Department of Sciences, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
Franklin L Dorman *+ Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Claire Glynn *+ Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, USA [University of New Haven]
Brooke W. Kammrath *+ Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, USA [University of New Haven]
Evgeny Katz *+ Professor, Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, USA
Marilyn Miller *+ Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Science, USA [Virginia Commonwealth University]
Eve Lowenstein *+ Associate Professor, Departmenr of Dermatology, USA [University of SUNY HSC Brooklyn Downstate]
Igor Ovchinnikov *+ Associate Professor, Department of Biology, USA [University of North Dakota]
Gloria Proni *+ Associate Professor, Science Department, City University of New York, USA
Sheree Hughes-Stamm *+ Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, USA [Sam Houston State]
Baneshwar Singh *+ Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, USA [Virginia Commonwealth University]
Jessica Zarate  + Research Scientist, Department of Forensic Science, USA
* listed as of January 2016     + listed as of July 2018

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.]
  • Date: Feb. 19, 2016
    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
  • From: Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences [forensicscience@heraldopenaccess.info]
    Date: Fri July 13, 2018, 7:18 AM and Jul 13 at 7:17 AM
    Subject: Manuscript Submission - Upcoming Issue
    Good Day Dr. David H. Kaye,
    Warm Wishes! We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences is one of the Herald Scholarly Open Access journals, which aims for vast readership with advanced research work. Currently, the Journal is planning for an upcoming issue. We would like you to submit your research/review/mini review/short communication/perspective articles for this upcoming issue. Please let us know your opinion for submission. If you are interested, you can submit an article online. Feel free to ask for further queries Hope to hear a positive response from your end [← My end?]
    Regards,
    Katherine Chelsea
    Herald Scholarly Open Access USA
    Note: 1. Kindly provide your consent for further communication with Herald Scholarly Open Access [← That's not going to happen.] 2. We confirm you that we are not sharing any of our data to third party
    You are receiving this email because of your relationship with the sender. [← What relationship?]

4 comments:

  1. Warm greetings from the Journal of Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine!

    We would like to take an opportunity and introduce the Journal of Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine as one of the journals of Herald Scholarly Open Access. We are in the process of releasing an upcoming issue.

    We would like to invite you to peer review a manuscript for the Journal of Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine. The manuscript entitled “Benefits of Dream Work for the Dying” with the reference number HACIM-17-019 abstract is given below; please let us know your opinion to review it. If you accept to review the manuscript, then we will send you the full length article.

    Abstract:

    This paper provides an examination of the effects of dream work on patients facing end of life. The literature reviewed is an exploration of the value of interaction with dreams though guided dream work techniques as well as using surveys and interviews. Quality of life, comfort, and psychological well-being associated with dream work will also be explored. Additionally, the author will review the research on how dreams and dream content help to mediate the existential crisis faced by those at end of life. The author's goal is to provide evidence to support the integration of dream work into the existing complementary and integrative practices for palliative care and to highlight the need for further research.

    Please feel free to contact us for any queries.

    Anticipating your reply

    With Best Regards
    Emma Lynch
    Herald Scholarly Open Access
    2561 Cornelia Rd
    #205, Herndon, VA 20171
    USA
    Tel: +1-646-661-6626

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  2. Dear Dr. Elizabeth -,

    Warm Wishes!

    Several microorganisms lead to extensive spreading of infectious and non-infectious diseases. The scientific research society is competing for the best practices to reduce the health risks by research.

    Herald’s Journal of Infectious & Non-Infectious Diseases is one of the forums to keep the scientific dissemination globally. We promote the unique knowledge of researchers which helps further development in scientific research.

    We gladly inform you that, we are in the process of receiving articles for our new issue. We appreciate your participation in this issue by an article submission. Kindly Let us know your opinion.

    Please do let me know if I can be of further assistance

    Sincerely
    Tracy Doyle
    Herald Scholarly Open access
    2561 Cornelia Rd
    #205, Herndon, VA 20171
    USA

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  3. -------- Forwarded Message --------
    Subject: Reminder: Prescribed Issue Reviewer
    Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:58:26 +0530
    From: Genetics_US
    To:
    Good Day Dr. Prashanth,
    Hope we trust you are well!
    This is the gentle reminder mail for the article submission.

    We feel honored with your association with us as a reviewer. We gladly inform you that, we would like to release an issue with the articles submitted only by the reviewers. We request you to kindly submit a review/case report/opinion/perspective type of articles.

    We believe your submission will add quality to the journal. We seek your immense support in this regard which makes this issue a success. Kindly let us know your opinion for submission.

    Please do let me know if I can be of further assistance
    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Sincerely
    Elina Grace
    Herald Scholarly Open access
    2561 Cornelia Rd
    #205, Herndon, VA 20171
    USA

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  4. Dear Dr. Leonora...,
    Hope this mail finds you in good health!
    Brain & Neuroscience Research is one of the best Journal of Herald Scholarly Open Access. We are in process of releasing our upcoming issue for the journal in the month of September 2018.
    In this process you have been invited to peer review a manuscript for the Journal of Brain & Neuroscience Research. I would be grateful if you would review a paper entitled “Neuroanatomy of the Brain as Revealed by Human Language: Evidence from Predictive Processing in Information Structure” with the manuscript reference no. HBNR-18-004 for the Journal of Brain & Neuroscience Research.
    If you wish to review this paper, kindly go through the abstract given below. If you do not want to review this paper, kindly let us know your opinion on the same.
    Abstract
    Language is one of the multifarious mirrors of brain complexity. The way human language is processed provides compelling insights into the neuroanatomy of the brain and how its domain general properties are involved in linguistic tasks. The neurolinguistic literature has investigated the functional significance of two electrophysiological components, N400 and P600, in the mental encoding of linguistic stimuli. Particularly, these two signatures have been observed in predictive processing, at different levels of linguistic analysis. After a preliminary overview of earlier and current neurophysiological approaches to language processing, the paper will zoom in on the level of Information Structure and how it has been addressed experimentally in later electrophysiological investigtions. The role of discourse-driven predictions will be discussed and a two-fold processing modality for Information Structure units will be put forward.
    Hope to have a long lasting scientific relationship with you!
    Please feel free to contact us for any queries.
    With Regards,
    Lily Jones
    Herald Scholarly Open Access
    USA

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