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."

  • 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


  1. I'm currently receiving spam from the lowlife scammers at OAText, in the name of Rex Cheung, who purportedly edits one of their journals (the grifters keep sending their spam from different domains so as to evade spam filters). I was looking for his e-address so I could warn him that some scuzzy little fraudsters were misusing his name, but I'm beginning to suspect that he knows.

    He also contributes to and edits the equally-predatory Journal of Cancer and Clinical Research:
    Dear Dr. ,
    Hope this mail finds you in good health.
    We would like to invite your kind attention towards the journal Nuclear Medicine and Biomedical Imaging – NMBI (ISSN: 2398-3361).
    We have a Rapid Review Process and Publication Facility which allows submission to be published in just over 7-10 days. We appreciate all your efforts for the growth of scientific research. Based on your recent contributions, it is a great pleasure for me to invite you to contribute an article to NMBI.
    Special processing fees for Vol 2:
    Article Type Charge
    Images with short description Free of cost
    Commentaries/Short Review $250
    Case Reports $350
    Research/Review Articles $450

    For more details, please contact or to (mention the journal’s name)
    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Robert Rae
    Editorial assistant
    Rex Cheung
    University of Texas M.D.
    Anderson Cancer Center

  2. Ah, I see he also sits in the Editorial Boards for journals from ClinMed, Jacobs, and SM Group -- one of these guys whose involvement in a journal is a helpful indicator of its parasitical nature.

    Although the spam from OAText boasts of his "Anderson Cancer Center" affiliation, his e-address there is no longer valid, and he is elsewhere variously listed as working from a clinic in Flushing, and a street address in Pennsylvania.