Sunday, January 29, 2017

Trade Science Inc.

See the discussion on Beall's list. Can any journal that spams for editors of between 10 and 18 journals at once, as Trade Science has done in 2013 and 2016 (and probably other years), be credible?The website (1/29/17) observes that the journals "The high-indexed has contributed significantly" to the "wide spectrum of audience."

It lists two addresses (with a single telephone number): 57 Ullswater Avenue, West End Southampton, Hampshire UK S018 3QS, and 6th Floor, Building No.6, Divyasree Orion, Raidurgam village, Serilingampally Mandal, Hyderabad-500081, Phone: 040-33432400/2421
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  • 2/23/16: Trade Science Inc seeks e-applications for the positions of Editors for below international journals commencing February 2016. To select Editors, the Trade Science Inc has created a Search Committee ... Accounts of Biotechnology Research, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Cell Biology, Biochemistry. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biosciences, Chemical Technology, Electrochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Inorganic Chemistry, Macromolecules, Materials Sciences, Nano Science & Nano Technology, Natural Products, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer
  • 3/20/16: SUBMIT MANUSCRIPTS NOW !! New International Physics & Astronomy Journals Acoustics Research, Astronomy Research, Atomic & Molecular Physics, Chemical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Journal of Physics & Astronomy, Nuclear & High Energy Physics, Statistical & Nonlinear Physics, Surface Science

Time Journals

Eight subject-area journals were listed as of January 2016 and January 2017, with no address for the publisher. From the website (1/29/17):
⊡ "It arises from a reaction to the severe restriction of knowledge distribution imposed by subscription publishing models ... ."
⊡ "at the forefront of building the ultimate open journals platform."
⊡ "rapid publication (monthly) of manuscripts in virtually all fields of human endeavor."
⊡ "Customer-focused passion to win"
In a banner labelled "testimonials," the website reports that "Dr. Lu Qi has become the Founding Editor in Chief of Food & Nutrition: Current Research." It identifies Dr. Qi as "Adjunct Professor, Peking University, Beijing; Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School (HMS); Boston, MA, USA." The notorious Omics International lists Dr. Qi as a member of the editorial board of its Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, and he was listed as a speaker for Omics' 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Nutrition, Chicago, 2015.
Time Journal of Biological Sciences and Technology
In January 2016, the Time Journal of Biological Sciences supposedly was "Monthly published," yet its archive showed only three issues every year, often consisting of a single article (with the same article sometimes appearing in more than one issue). In January 2017, the most recent issue available was for January 2016. It consists of a single article, on "Effect of cooking on the antinutrient composition of dikanut," which really appears in Vol. 1(3) pp.17 -20, October 2013.
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  • Dear Dr., ... We cover all areas of scientific researches and we welcome the submission of manuscript(s) with a significance and scientific excellence ... We are indexed by well recognize database such as ... . Our objective is to inform author(s) of the decision on their manuscript(s) within 2 weeks of submission. Best Regards, Editor

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Scinzer Scientific Journals

These "scientific journals" include Accounting and Management, Humanities, and Medical. Yes, just the "Scinzer Journal of Medical." The editorial board includes two US members: "Assistant Professor. Dr. Qiuying Yang, UTSouthwestern Medical Center," and postdoc "Dr. Sunil Kumar Verma, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Medical Research Building." Dr. Yang is also with Progressive Science Publications. If the journals have any content at all, I cannot find it at Scinzer's website. The postal address is "NO 178, Vienna, 1120 Meidling, Austria."
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  • 10/8/16: Fast track paper publication (3-10 Days) Dear Researcher, It is our great honor to invite you for submitting your papers to Scinzer Journals. Papers from your country are welcome for publication!
  • 10/3/16: Dear Researcher, It is our great honor to invite you for submitting your papers to Scinzer Journals. Papers from your country are welcome for publication! Scinzer Journals releases peer-reviewed scientific research journal that addresses both applied and theoretical issues. The scope of the journals encompasses research articles, original research reports, reviews, short communications and scientific commentaries in different fields of science. ... Unique Features and Tools ... All SCINZER journals are open access available. Journals are indexed in famous Abstracting/Indexing services. Publishing through SCINZER journals is fast and easy. SCINZER journal papers are highly cited in other researches. SCINZER Journals publishing looks forward to improve the facilities for better servicing to authors and researchers. Publication charges (Fee?) 40 USD per paper. All rights reserved for SCINZER Journals. EMail: editor@scinzer.com www.scinzer.com
  • 6/18/16: Dear Researcher, It is our great honor to invite you for submitting your papers to Scinzer Journals. Papers from your country are welcome for publication! ... Publication Time= 7 Days

Scientifica (Hindawi)

The "distinguished editorial board" is divided into 64 subject areas from "Allergy" to "Zoology" with no editor-in-chief listed for any group or for the overall mass. Cairo-based Hindawi Publishing claims to have "more than 30,000 internationally-recognized Editors". "Scientifica currently has an acceptance rate of 14%" and an "average time between submission and final decision [of] 22 days." See http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2013/01/09/hindawi-another-dodgy-oa-publisher/ for more comments.
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  • Excerpt: I am writing to invite you to submit an article to the Genetics subject area of Scientifica, which is a peer-reviewed, open access journal ... in a wide range of subjects within the life sciences and environmental sciences. ... The journal has a distinguished Editorial Board ... . ... Best regards, Ghada Salah, Editorial Office, Scientifica, Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • 6/28/16: Dear Dr. Kaye, I would like to invite you to submit an article to Journal of Nucleic Acids, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishing original research articles and review articles related to all aspects of nucleic acids. Publishing an article in Journal of Nucleic Acids normally requires Article Processing Charges (APCs) of USD 1,000. However, all APCs will be waived for manuscripts submitted to Journal of Nucleic Acids during July 2016. [A]ll published articles will be made available on PubMed Central and indexed in PubMed at the time of publication. ... A current list of the journal's Editors can be found at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jna/editors/. ... Best regards, Rana Khaled, Editorial Office, Journal of Nucleic Acids, Hindawi Publishing Corporation

    Note: As of 7/1/16, I could find no editor-in-chief for this journal and no articles in press. The advertised editorial board includes the following US members:
    Ashis Basu, University of Connecticut
    Ann L. Beyer, University of Virginia
    Emery H. Bresnick, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Tapas Hazra, University of Texas Medical Branch
    Luis A. Marky, university of nebraska omaha
    Zucai Suo, The Ohio State University
    Yitzhak Tor, University of California, San Diego

Science Publishing Group (SciencePG)

SciencePG is one of the most brazen predatory publishers. Its website (5/13/17) advertises "200+ Journals, 10,000+ Papers, 50,000+ Registered Authors, 2,000,000+ Hits Per Month". It works "in media partnership" with the equally outrageous OMICS International. Here is a sampling of its journals:
  • American Journal of Modern Physics
    ⊖ No editor listed.
    ⊖ The four members of the editorial board of this "American Journal" hail from the Sudan, India, Russia, and the Ukraine.
    ⊖ Published titles include "Modification of Einstein's E= mc2 to E =1/22 mc2". V/blockquote>
  • American Journal of Physics and Applications
    ⊖ No editor listed.
    ⊖ The thirteen-member editorial board (5/13/17) of this "American Journal" includes no Americans. (Well, there is a South American in the Department of Basic Sciences, Maritime University of the Caribbean, Catia la Mar, Venezuela.)
    ⊖ Published an article by Abdalla A. Jaber, of Tirana, Albania, on "Jaber's law," which "gives a new understanding of gravity and compares between stars and ball of lightning, and solves ambiguous matters in our understanding of stars, planets and moons behavior" and "explained the relation between gravity and temperature of objects, tying his theories with experimental discovery of repulsion between gravity and heat."
  • American Journal of Applied Mathematics
    ⊖ No American editorial board members or reviewers
    ⊖ Articles such as "Mathematical Proof of the Law of Karma."
  • American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
    ⊖ No editor.
    ⊖ The two members (5/13/17) of this "American Journal" are in Saudi Arabia and India.
    ⊖ Publications include "Use of Energy Healing Medicine Against Escherichia coli for Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Biochemical Reaction and Biotyping" by Mahendra Kuma Travedi, Dahryn Trivedi, and three other colleagues at Travedi Global Inc. (Henderson, Nevada), and Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. (Bhopal, India). The article reports that "Overall, data suggested that Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment can be applied to alter the antimicrobial sensitivity, biochemical reactions and biotype number of E. coli."
  • American Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    ⊖ No editor-in-chief.
    ⊖ two names with U.S. affiliations on its editorial board (5/13/17): "Dr. Duo Zhang, Pulmonary Center, Boston Unviersity School of Medicine, Boston, MA," and "Setu Patolia, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, Saint louis, Missouri." Duo Zhang is not on the tenure or tenure-track faculty of BU, but he is a postdoc there. He also is an editor of Research & Reviews: Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Its publisher is "[c]ertified by American Montessori Council" and has "developed a unique education system that is a blend of our Ancient Vedic Educations with the practice equipment of Montessori system."
  • European Journal of Biophysics
    ⊖ No one from Europe on the editorial board, but board members and four peer reviewers supposedly include Khyati Dave, Department of Biodesign, Stanford University, and Peng Zou, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University.
SciencePG's home page (5/13/17) is entitled "Become Editor-in-Chief." "Professor title or above will be preferred." The benefits are
☆ Publish two papers for free per year.
☆ 20% discount for paper publishing.
Certificate is friendly offered.
I do not know what is at the professed address of 548 Fashion Ave, New York, NY 10018, 347-688-8931. The owners of the domain used for the website and email, kepconfter.org, are hidden by GoDaddy.com's Domains by Proxy company in Arizona. For more negative press, see
https://scholarlyoa.com/2014/06/17/science-publishing-group-publishes-junk-science/;
https://scholarlyoa.com/2016/05/24/science-publishing-group-a-complete-scam/;
https://www.researchgate.net/post/Are_students_being_warned_about_Science_Publishing_Group ("I pointed out that my field is Ecology and Ethology, which none of their 'journals' covers. They wrote back offering to create that journal and make me editor in chief.").
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The email to me is so voluminous that I have created separate entries in this blog by journal name. The ones that have invited me to submit a manuscript, join the board, or organize a special issue because they "have learnt about [my] precious paper" (or for other reason) are the following:
In addition, SciencePG sent the following generic emails without even making an effort to identify a journal related to my expertise:
  • Date: 5/19/16
    Dear Professor/Researcher,
    Learned that you have made research findings in your research field, we now cordially invite all the scholars, experts and researchers to submit your papers to our journals and to enjoy the fast publication, which will also help you make more achievements.
  • From: Laila@hendleder.org
    Date: 9/26/16
    Dear Dear Scholar/Author,
    [W]e now sincerely invite you to propose a Special Issue related to the fields of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics as a Lead Guest Editor in our platform. Enjoy for your rest papers in Special Issue. Get one hard copy of your Special Issue when the Special Issue is finished successfully (if you need).
  • From: Kyah@peakconfor.org
    Date: 10/4/16
    Dear Author,
    With your witness of our development and rapid growth in recent years, we have obtained widespread attentions and supports from you respected authors, experts and researchers from all over the world. Now we welcome you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our academic journals in the fields of social science, education and economics. Become Editorial Member. This work can offer you a better way to create your identity as a famed specialist in your field. Thus it may lead to increasing invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area. Become Reviewer. As our reviewer, it opens doors to incredible opportunities for you. Review works will improve your knowledge of professional standards; and quickly earn the reputation among your peers.
  • On 11/10/16, elana@youerker.org sent much the same invitation with a list of "Some Commendatory Journals" and holding out the tantalizingly obscure possibility that "If you make great contribution to our journal and you want to submit paper, we may consider giving you a special offer for paper publication
  • From Ricardo@flossred.org
    Date: 11/13/16
    Dear Researcher or Scholar,
    [E]njoy the new activity for article publication from November 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017. ... One paper submitted ... can be published without publishing fee. ... More than 10000 papers have already been published online in our platform. ... [O]ur platform offer you author the opportunity of fast publication. We can publish a paper with good quality in a period of 30-50 days.
  • From Joslyn@educonfer.org
    Date: 12/15/16
    Dear Scholar and Researcher,
    ... [N]ow we sincerely invite you to join us as an editorial member or a reviewer in our journals covering the disciplines of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Benefits ... 1. If you review papers submitted in our platform, your name will appear in our journal's editorial board website which provide a platform to let more people know you. 2. We will give you a special offer for paper publication, if you make great ontribution to our journal. 3. If your application for editorial member or reviewer is accepted, we can provide the certificate for you.
  • From: Mark (Mark@yerconfole.org)
    Date: 3/30/17, 7:39:59 AM EDT
    Subject: Join Editorial Board/Reviewer Team
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We hope our email finds you well.
    Join Us as the Editor-in-Chief. As an international academic publisher, our platform has obtained widespread attentions from all over the world in recent years. Currently, we earnestly invite you to become editor-in-chief, editorial member or reviewer in our journals to enjoy the privilege. If you are interested, you can apply for editorial members by clicking: http://www.kepconfter.org/20170219/home.html. ...
    Thank you!
    George Wells
    Editorial Assistant
  • From: Laken (Laken@ghelysium.org)
    Subject: EDITORIAL MEMBER INVITATION
    Dear Author/Scholar,
    Date: 5/10/17, 2:07:28 PM EDT
    With our platform's development recent years, Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) has now expanding and obtain more extensive attention from all over the world. For fulfilling the expansion of our editorial board and reviewer group, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals in the fields of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... This work can provide you a better way to create your identity as a famed expert in your field. Thus it may lead to increased invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area. ... Featured Journals: Philosophy, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Social Sciences, Cognitive Psychology
  • From Renee (Renee@assoutced.org):
    Date: 5/11/17, 2:10:12 PM EDT
    Subject: APPLY FOR EDITORIAL MEMBER
    Dear Professor,
    With several years' development, Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) is experiencing rapid growth and gaining widespread attention. To expand the editorial board and reviewer team, now we sincerely invite you to join us as an editorial member or a reviewer in our journals covering the disciplines of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is friendly offered for you if you need it. You can get the certificate as an editorial Member or a reviewer via downloads online.After becoming the editorial member/reviewer, you can obtain 20% off the Article Processing Charges if you make great contribution to the journal and want to publish papers. If you review papers submitted in our platform, your name will appear in our website which provide a platform to let more people know you. Furthermore, more academic communications are available to you. ... Commendatory Journals: Business, Journalism and Communication, Philosophy. Human Resource Management
  • Date: 5/13/17
    From Hendrix (Hendrix@assoutced.org)
    Subject: To Be Editorial Member or Reviewer
    Dear Scholar and Professor,
    With several years' development and rapid growth, Science Publishing Group [SciencePG] has obtained widespread attentions from all over the world in different fields. To expand the editorial board and reviewer team, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals in the fields of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is friendly offered for you if you need it. If the editorial board members/reviewers make great contribution to our journal and want to submit papers, we can offer them 20% off to publish their papers. If you review papers submitted in our platform, your name will appear in our website which provide a platform to let more people know you. Furthermore, more academic communications are available to you. ... Featured Journals Listed: Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Archaeology. Economics
  • From: Alyssia (Alyssia@dhypotenuse.org)
    Date: 5/15/17
    Subject: To Be the Editorial Member
    Dear Researcher/Author,
    With several years' development and rapid growth, Science Publishing Group [SciencePG] has obtained widespread attentions from all over the world in different fields. To step farther with stronger support from you respected scholars, experts and researchers, we sincerely invite you to join us as an editorial member or a reviewer in our journals in subjects of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is provided for you if you need it. ... As an editorial member or reviewer, you can 20% off to publish your papers if you make great contribution to the journal and want to submit papers. This work helps to add in and provides a better way to create your identity as a well known expert in your field and may lead to increased invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area. ... Some Featured Journals: Social Psychology, Sports Science, Elementary Education, Finance [no signature line]
  • From: Berenice [Berenice@cingbowknot.org]
    Date: 5/17/17
    Subject: Invitation of Editorial Member
    Dear Scholar,
    With our platform's development recent years, Science Publishing Group [SciencePG] is now expanding and obtain more extensive attention from all over the world. To step farther and grow better, we sincerely invite you to join us as an editorial member or a reviewer in our journals, which include subjects of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is offered for you if you need it. ... After becoming our editorial member or reviewer, you can enjoy 20% off to publish your papers if you make great contribution to the journal. ... This work helps to add in and provides a better way to create your identity as a well known expert in your field and may lead to increased invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area. ... To be an editorial member, please click here ... . Apply for reviewers, please click here: ... Recommendatory Journals: Secondary Education, Arts and Design, Teacher Education, Accounting
  • From Samara (Samara@assoutced.org)
    Date: Monday, July 24, 2017, 1:36:43 AM EDT
    Subject: Invitation from Editorial Board
    Dear Researcher/Author,
    With several years' development and rapid growth, has obtained widespread attentions from all over the world in different fields. For meeting the expansion of our editorial board and reviewer group, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals in the fields of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is friendly provided for you if you need it. ... After becoming the editorial member or reviewer, you can enjoy 20% off the publication fee if you make great contribution to the journal and want to publish your papers. This work can give you a better way to create your identity as a celebrated specialist in your field. Therefore, it may lead to increasing invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area. ... Some Recommended Journals [are] Social Psychology, Applied Psychology, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Cognitive Psychology.
  • From: Hendrix (Hendrix@assoutced.org):
    Date: 7/26/17
    Dear Professor/Scholar,
    With our platform's development recent years, Science Publishing Group has now expanding and obtain more extensive attention from all over the world. For fulfilling the expansion of our editorial board and reviewer group, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals in the fields of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is provided for you if you need it. You can obtain the certificate for editorial member or reviewer via online downloads. ... After becoming our editorial member or reviewer, you can enjoy 20% off to publish your papers if you make great contribution to the journal. You will have more opportunities to know latest research achievements in your fields. In addition, more academic communications are available to you. ...
  • From: (Chace@vigilantly.org)
    Date: 8/29/17
    Dear Researcher/Author,
    With our platform's development recent years, Science Publishing Group is now expanding and obtain more extensive attention from all over the world. To step farther and grow better, we sincerely invite you to join us as an editorial member or a reviewer in our journals, which include subjects of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is friendly offered for you if you need it. ... After becoming the editorial member or reviewer, you can enjoy 20% off the publication fee if you make great contribution to the journal and want to publish your papers. ... You will have the priority to know more up to date research achievements in your fields. In addition, more academic communications are available to you. ...
  • From: Ricardo (ricardo retouchabd.org)
    Date: 9/18/17
    Dear Professor or Researcher,
    For the purpose of advancing the journals' future development and supporting you scholars a better condition to share and transfer recent scientific achievements and findings, Science - Publishing - Group(SciencePG) sincerely invite you to submit papers to our newly launched journals and publish your paper with a favorable APC before Nov. 30, 2017. To further strengthen the communication of research works between scholars from all around the world, SciencePG presently offers a favorable APC to authors who submit papers to the newly launched journals. For paper submitted before Nov. 30, 2017, Article Processing Charges in the journals will be different from 170USD to 370USD. ... List of Recommended Journals: Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications, International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Science Journal of Education, Earth Sciences ...
  • From: Dexter@tedareher.org: Enjoy Privilege for Publishing Article
    Date: 11/16/16
    Dear Researcher or Professor,
    ... We honestly ask you to submit your paper to newly launched journal in the fields of social science, economics, management and education and enjoy new activity for paper publishing before February 28th, 2017. ... For now, more than ten thousand papers have already been published online in our platform. ... For the sake of spread knowledge, and expand science and technology advancement, a quick publication procedure is now provided by our platform. Only in 30-50 days, paper with good quality can be published. ... [A]ll the papers published in our platform can be accessible by the public, which can gain high visibility.
  • Date: 1/25/17
    From: Renee [Renee@sdeartod.org]
    Dear Author or Scholar,
    How is everything? Our platform is an international academic publisher which publishes open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. A paper submitted before Feb. 28, 2017 in the recommended new journal can be published without fee. Our recommended new journals cover a wide range of academic disciplines. Here are some of the recommended new journals: ... American Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, International Journal of Dual Diagnosis. If you are not interested in our new journals, you can check our other journals. ... Published Paper: Many Infectious Human Diseases Can be Arrested with Oxygen; Author: Delik D. Gabaev ...
    Sincerely,
    Susan Jones
    Editorial Assistant. [The email avoids mentioning that SciencePG is the publisher.]
  • From: J. JPS [mailto:editorialboard@jplantsciences.org]
    Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 10:52 PM
    Subject: Submit your article and join SciencePG as editorial board members/reviewers
    Dear Sir,
    SciencePG is an open access publisher which publishes open access journals in all aspects of academic disciplines. For the future development of our platform and providing you scholars more excellent condition to share and transfer up to date research results, we sincerely invite scholars and researchers to submit papers to the journals or join in the editorial board/reviewer team.
    Open Access. Open Access makes knowledge available to all readers, without the barrier of affordability and without restrictions on using it to develop related areas of research. 30-50 Days Paper Publication. Fast publication promotes scientific research and saves author's time. Papers submitted can be published within 30-50 days provided that the paper is of good quality and the authors' response is prompt.
    A List of Some Journals: American Journal of Management Science and Engineering, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications, Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, American Journal of Health Research, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, American Journal of Energy Engineering
    Invitation of Calling for Manuscripts
    As an international academic publisher, SciencePG has 200+ open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. SciencePG welcomes both scholars and practitioners to submit valuable papers to the related journals through the online system. ... Join Us as an Editorial Member or a Reviewer
    To fulfill the expansion of our editorial board and reviewer team, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals. If you are eager for more details of the Benefits and Responsibilities of the editorial member or reviewer, please feel free to visit the following link: http://www.ijsge.net/joinasaneditorialmember
  • From: Maydim Malkov [submission@journalphilosophy.org]
    Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018 5:02 PM
    Subject: Submit Article and Join Our Journal
    Dear Author,
    For the sake of spreading up to date scientific research findings and let you scholars learn from each other, we sincerely invite scholars and researchers to submit papers to the journals or to become one of our editorial board members or reviewers.
    Become an Editorial Member or a Reviewer. To expand the editorial board and reviewer team, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals. If you are eager for more information of the Benefits and Responsibilities of the editorial member or reviewer, please feel free to click the following link: http://www.urpjournal.org/journals
    We have a variety of journals with an editorial team comprising many of the world's leading researchers. If you have burst out some new ideas in your specialized or interested field, welcome to submit your papers to the corresponding Journals to share your ideas with people around the world. ... [No signature line]

Research Institute for Progression of Knowledge (RIPK)

The Research Institute for the Progression of Knowledge (RIPK) promises "rigorous peer review" in just 5-7 days. The website (viewed 10/22/17) sports scrolling pictures of different kinds of beakers and flasks, newly planted trees, and similar nonsense. The address box at the bottom of page (which claims offices in the UK and Bangladesh) takes one to advertising pages for outdoor clothing and equipment at http://webtutorialbox.com/. The domain name is registered to Moniruzzaman Monir, Green Tech Solution BD, 604 Boro Moghbazar, 19 Dilkusha Motijheel, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh, +880.1812233807, kh.moniruzzaman@gmail.com.

Only two journals are listed (mercifully). The International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review (IJHSSR) lists an editorial board that includes the following US members:
⊗ Dr. Laurie J Wolf, Associate Professor, Program Director for William and Mary Theatre, Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance, College of William and Mary
⊗ Dr. Antonio L Rappa, Professor, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University, New York
Mamadou Diouf, Professor, Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies Department and History Department, Columbia University
Suhail Abboushi, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Department of Marketing and Management, School of Business, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carol A. Savery, Assistant Lecturer, School of Communication, The University of Akron
Antonio L Rappa (the only name I tried to investigate) is not a professor at Columbia University. He is an Associate Professor at Malaysia's SIM University and an editor for an OMICS journal as well.
Email from International Journal of Business, Management and Commerce (IJBMC)
  • From: Dr. Albert Camryn [editor@ijbmcnet.com]
    Date: 8 June 2019 12:46 PM
    Subject: Call for paper
    Send your manuscript to the editor ... International Journal of Business, Management and Commerce (IJBMC) is an international peer-reviewed journal which accepts research articles, review papers, case studies, etc. in all fields of Business, Management and Commerce. The core objective of IJBMC is to publish new knowledge and theories for the benefit of society from academics, researchers, professionals to industry practitioners. It also provides a venue for PhD scholars to submit on-going research and developments in these areas.
    IJBMC publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Business Management and Commerce will occasionally be published. The journal is published both in print and online versions. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of:
    Business and Management: business, management, human resource management, strategic management, e-business, services, information technology production & operations management, financial management and managerial economics, entrepreneurship development and so on. Banking and finance: economics, banking, accounting, commerce, human resources management, international business, finance, marketing, law, jounalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, linguistics and so on.
    Social science and Humanities: Social Science, Humanities, Sociology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Public Administration, Psychology, Philosophy, hotel and tourism, development studies, population studies, international relations, Political Science, History, Education, Women Studies and so on.
    IJBMC is inviting papers for Vol. 4 No.3 which is scheduled to be published on June 30, 2019. Acceptance Notification will send within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission Last date of Submission: June 15, 2019. For more information, visit the official website of the journal ... .
    With Warm Regards,
    Chief Editor
    Dr. Albert Camryn
    International Journal of Business Management and Commerce
    E-mail: editor@ijbmcnet.com
Email from International Journal of Education and Social Science (IJESS)
  • 1/31/16: International Journal of Education and Social Science (IJESS) providing a platform for the researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high quality empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews and book reviews. ... publishes research paper in the field of: ... Philosophy, ... International Relations, Law, Development Studies, ... Tourism and Hospitality Management, ... Strategic Management Policy, ... Entrepreneurship Development, ... Public Administration, ... and so on. ... IJESS is inviting papers for Vol. 3 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on February 29, 2016.
    Acceptance Notification: Within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission. Submission deadline: February 08, 2016
  • Repeated "with warm regards" from "Chief Editor, Dr. George Branner, Jr." May 28, 2016 (seeking submissions by June 5 for "Vol. 3 No. 6 which is scheduled to be published on June 30, 2016").
  • More spam on Dec. 14, 2016, from Dr. Branner (edgar.173@ijessnet.com) promising 5-7 days review and giving a submission deadline of Dec. 18 for publication in a Dec, 30 issue of this "peer-reviewed" journal.
  • Dr. George Branner Jr. [editor@ijessnet.com] is back "with warm regards" on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, "inviting papers for Vol. 5 No. 1 which is scheduled to be published on January 30, 2018. Acceptance Notification: Within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission ... Contact: E-mail editor@ijessnet.com or editor.ijess.ripk@hotmail.com"
  • More warm regards on April 24, 2018, for Vol. 5 No. 5.
  • And Chief Editor Dr. George Branner Jr. [editor@ijessnet.com] sent more warm regards on August 15, 2018. This time, he wanted submissions as late as August 25 for publication in Vol. 5 No. 7 "which is scheduled to be published on August 30, 2018." Five days from submission to publication must be a record of some sort
  • Another "warm regards" Banner email [editor@ijessnet.com] for submissions by January 15, 2019 for "Vol. 6 No. 1 which is scheduled to be published on January 30, 2019." 
  • On June 8, 2019, Dr. Banner is back "inviting papers for Vol. 6 No. 6 which is scheduled to be published on June 30, 2019."
Email from International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review (IJHSSR)
  • 2/18/16: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review IJHSSR is inviting papers for Vol. 2 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on March 31, 2016. Acceptance Notification: Within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission. Submission deadline: February 28, 2016.
  • Continuing to promise all but instant review and publication, an email of 4/3/16 specifies a submission deadline of April 10 for the April 30 issue of IJHSSR. Comparable email on 5/3/16. The 5-7 day promise, which obviously is incompatible with meaningful review, appears in an email of 7/26/16. No information on editor-in-chief Dr. Willard Nicholas is evident on the journal's webpage.
  • 4/5/17: ... International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review (IJHSSR) is ... providing a platform for the researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students ... The Journal Publishes in both print and online version. International Journal ... publish research paper in the field of ... and so on. ... IJHSSR is inviting papers for Vol. 3 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on April 20, 2017. Acceptance Notification: Within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission ... With Warm Regards, Chief Editor, Dr. Willard Nicholas, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review
  • 10/22/17: Identical email, except for "Vol. 3 No. 6 which is scheduled to be published on November 10, 2017" and "Submission deadline: October 28, 2017."
  • 2/6/18: Same email, to edgar.173@ijhssrnet.com, for "Vol. 4 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on February 28, 2018." "Submission deadline: February 12, 2018."
  • 6/9/18: More warm regards from the unknown Dr. Willard Nicholas "inviting papers for Vol. 4 No. 4 which is scheduled to be published on June 30, 2018" with "Acceptance Notification: Within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission" and "Submission deadline: June 18, 2018.
  • 4/20/19: More of the same -- "inviting papers for Vol. 5 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on May 30, 2019. Acceptance Notification: Within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission"

Public Science Framework (PSF)

Email
  • 2/21/16: Continued Privilege: Publishing Papers with 50% Discount
    Dear Scholar, Public Science Framework is always devoted to offering the best circumstance for you authors to share your research findings. In order to show the sincerity for cooperation, Public Science Framework decides to make continued privilege for you--publishing papers with 50% discount in 7 journals: International Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics, International Journal of Chemical and Biomolecular Science, Agricultural and Biological Sciences Journal, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, International Journal of Life Science and Engineering, American Journal of Marketing Research, International Journal of Education and Information Technology. 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 Public Science Framework and submit the extended version of the published paper or new paper to our journal.
Epilogue: PSF must be doing better financially. An email of 5/2/16 only offered a 40% discount "to show the sincerity for cooperation." Now the list of "all journals" was the International Journal of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, International Journal of Mathematics and Computational Science, International Journal of Modern Physics and Applications, Physics Journal, American Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, International Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics, International Journal of Modern Physics and Applications.

Progressive Science Publications (PSCIPUB)

A cursory check of the website reveals some symptoms of pathology.
  • There are "+5000 active participants."
  • The postal address is "Near Sadia Farooq Masjid, Khalid Town, Okara-56300 Pakistan."
  • The editor of Applied Science Reports is "Professor. Dr. Raziuddin" (no full name, no affiliations). Editorial board members from the US and Western Europe are limited to Dr. Sunil Kumar Verma, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular, Biology University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Medical Research Building, and Assistant Professor. Dr. Alfredomaria Lurati (Italy), Gaetano Pini Institute Chair, of Rheumatology, Hospital.
Email
  • 6/15/16: Fast track paper publication in DOI journals . It is our great honor to invite you for submitting your papers to PSCIPUB Journals. Papers from your country are welcome for publication! PSCIPUB Journals releases peer-reviewed scientific research journal that addresses both applied and theoretical issues. Advance in Agriculture and Biology, Applied Science Reports, Scientia Agriculturae, Progress in Management Sciences. Journals are indexed in famous Abstracting/Indexing services. Publication charges (Fee?) Free of Charges.

Scientific Research Publishing Inc. (SCIRP)

From Wikipedia (7/15/16): [I]ts journals duplicated papers which had already been published elsewhere, without notification of or permission from the original author and of the copyright holder. ... Some of the journals had listed academics on their editorial boards without their permission or even knowledge, sometimes in fields very different from their own. [O]ne of its journals ... accepted a paper written by a random text generator.

SCIRP organizes a huge number of conferences, predominantly in China. The Flaky Academic Conferences blog has more on that.
Psychology (PSYCH)
PSYCH's website (7/15/16) defines the relevant areas, which include "National Psychology," "Traffic Psychology," "Scientific Psychology," and "Other." It lists Prof. Peter Walla, University of Newcastle, Australia, as the editor. The US members of the editor board as listed are
Dr. Matthew C. Costello, Indiana University South Bend
Dr. Jay R. Elliott, Yale University
Dr. Thomas Vincent Frederick, California Baptist University
Prof. Jay Friedenberg, Manhattan College
Dr. David M. Goodman, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Hong Jiao, University of Maryland
Dr. Michelle Y. Kibby, Southern Illinois University
Prof. Kenneth A. Kiewra, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Prof. Beth Kurtz-Costes, University of North Carolina
Prof. Tim F. McLaughlin, Gonzaga University
Dr. John T. Mitchell, Duke University
Dr. Jennifer Kim Plybon Penberthy, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Dr. Massimiliano Versace, Boston University
Dr. Berney J. Wilkinson, Webster International University
Dr. Patricia Gail Williams, University of Louisville
  • Email sent 7/15/16:
    You are cordially invited to submit or recommend articles to Psychology PSYCH, ISSN Print: 2152-7180), which is an international academic journal devoted to the publication of original contributions in relevant areas. ...
    Best regards,
    Ms. Ray Wong (Editorial Assistant)
    PSYCH Editorial Office, E-mail: psych@scirp.org
  • From: Psychology [psych@tanforc.com
    Date: Aug 11, 2018, at 12:42 AM
    Subject: Criminal Psychology and Legal Medicine - Thematic Issue - David H. Kaye
    Dear Author/Researcher,
    The journal Psychology (PSYCH) is going to publish a thematic issue on "Criminal Psychology and Legal Medicine". Considering your academic achievements in the relative fields, you're warmly invited to send original papers to this issue. ... Detailed information ... by searching PSYCH 2152 7199 online. [P]lease feel free to contact us by replying to this email (service@openaccessj.com). ...
    Best Regards,
    Ms. Rui WONG (Managing Editor)
    PSYCH Editorial Office
  • From: Psychology ]psych@ollectiok.com]
    Date: Sept 25 at 9:14 AM
    Subject: Thematic Issue "Criminal Psychology and Legal Medicine" for David H. Kaye
    Psychology (PSYCH)
    Impact Factor:1.32 ; H5-index: 30; Citations > 8280
    Special Issue on "Criminal Psychology and Legal Medicine" (Extended Deadline:October 29th, 2018; Publication Date: December 2018)
    Peer Review period: within 2 weeks Publishing period of submissions to regular issue: 1.5 months.
    Dear Author/Researcher,
    We are glad to introduce our coming special issue on "Criminal Psychology and Legal Medicine", to be published in the journal Psychology (PSYCH). Due to your great contributions in the relative fields, we cordially invite you to send your relevant research work to this issue. Submission: attach your paper by direct reply to this email (service@openaccessj.com). Welcome to inquiry by direct reply: for any questions, ask for journal website, or inform us of your plan. It would be our pleasure to hear from you if it's of interest to you. And we respond within one working day. You could also research our journal online by PSYCH 2152 7199. ...
    Ms. Ray Wong (Managing Editor)
    PSYCH Editorial Office
    [No address, no telephone number, no links]
Open Journal of Statistics
The journal's understanding of the subject of experimental design is this:
Experimental design can be used at the point of the greatest leverage to reduce design costs by speeding up the design process, reducing late engineering design changes, and reducing product material and labor complexity. Designed Experiments are also powerful tools to achieve manufacturing cost savings by minimizing process variation and reducing rework, scrap, and the need for inspection.
Among the members of the editorial board listed on the website are
Prof. Qihua Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (Editor-in-Chief)
Prof. Junsoo Lee, University of Alabama
Prof. Tae-Hwy Lee, University of California, Riverside
Prof. Gengsheng Qin, Georgia State University
Prof. Kalyan Raman, Northwestern University
Prof. Sunil K. Sapra, California State University, Los Angeles
Prof. Siva Sivaganesan, University of Cincinnati
Prof. Jianguo Sun, University of Missouri
Dr. Florin Vaida, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Haiyan Wang, Kansas State University
Dr. Peng Zeng, Auburn University
Prof. Yichuan Zhao, Georgia State University
  • Email sent: 1/27/17
    Open Journal of Statistics (OJS, 2161-7198) is seeking papers for the upcoming special issue on "Design of experiments". We would like to invite you to submit papers to this issue through our Paper Submission System. ...
    Best regards,
    Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Qihua Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), OJS Editorial Office, E-mail: ojs@scirp.org, Principal Place of Business: Building 5, Headquarters Space of Optical Valley, Tangxun Lake North Road #38, East Lake High-Tech Development Zone, Wuhan 430223, Hubei Province, China. For ease of communication: Scientific Research Publishing Inc., P. O. BOX 54821, Irvine CA 92619-4821, USA.
  • Email sent: 4/9/17, 2:36 a.m.
    Same email, except for "Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2017"
Other Email
American Journal of Analytical Chemistry
  • 7/19/17, 2:40 AM, from American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (ajac@lopzo.com): The American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (AJAC, ISSN Online: 2156-8278), a scientific journal, is seeking papers for the upcoming special issue on " Chemometrics". Taking your publishing history into consideration [which does not include analytical chemistry], we would like to invite you to contribute more by submitting your research work to us. Submit Now ...
    Best regards,
    Ms. Martina MA (Editorial Assistant), AJAC Editorial Office
  • From: American Journal of Analytical Chemistry
    Sent: Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017
    Subject: Seeking New Research Papers - "Bioanalytical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnosis"
    As an international open access journal, the American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (AJAC), is calling papers for the latest special issue on "Bioanalytical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnosis". If you have some unpublished papers, we still wish to be the suitable platform to make your research work reach to worldwide readers. For paper submission, please click: Manuscript Tracking System. Kindly write to the email (papersubmission.zt@Gmail.com) and attach your papers. Please inform us which journal or special issue you would like to submit to. Any question regarding the publication is welcome.
    Ms. Martina MA (Managing Editor), AJAC Editorial Offic
  • From: American Journal of Analytical Chemistry
    Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 10:34:11 PM EST
    To: ajac.@scirp.org
    Subject: Re: Special Issue on "Bioanalytical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnosis" - Due: January 25th, 2018, Publication Date: March 2018
    We are pleased to inform you that American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (AJAC) is going to launch a special issue on " Bioanalytical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnosis", which will be published in July 2017.
    You could send your manuscripts directly via: Manuscript Tracking System. Or you are welcome to send your manuscript via the email: papersubmission.zt@Gmail.com (Email subject format: ajac_bcdm_article tittle).
    Best regards, Ms. Martina MA (Managing Editor), Editor-in-Chief, AJAC Editorial Office
Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology
  • Sent: 8/12/17
    From Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology
    Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology (ABB, 2156-8502) is seeking papers for the upcoming special issue on "Biochip Technology and Applications". Your expertise in the field catches our attention. We would like to invite you to submit related papers to us through our Paper System. Aims and Scope (not limited to) ∗ DNA microarray ∗ Microarray fabrication ∗ Protein biochip array ∗ Microarray technologies ∗ Fluorescent tags ∗ Protein biomarkers. ...
    Best regards,
    Ms. Jiaojiao Yao (Editorial Assistant), ABB Editorial Office
Creative Education
  • Sent: 3/9/16
    From Creative Education (ce@persuss.com)
    Subject: Special Issue on "Critical Pedagogy and Critical Thinking Research"
    Submission Deadline: August 25th, 2016
    The Creative Education (CE, ISSN Online: 2151-4771), a peer-reviewed open-access journal, is seeking papers for the upcoming special issue on "Critical Pedagogy and Critical Thinking Research". We would like to invite you to submit or recommend original research papers to this issue [even though you have no qualifications in the field] through our Paper Submission System. ... Other Special Issues in CE • Medical Education and Training (Submission Deadline: March 29th, 2016) • Special Education Research (Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2016) • Gender and Education Research (Submission Deadline: April 20th, 2016)
    Best regards,
    Dr. Cathy H. Qi (University of New Mexico, USA), Editor-in-Chief
    CE Editorial Office, E-mail: ce@scirp.org, Principal Place of Business: Building 5, Headquarters Space of Optical Valley, Tangxun Lake North Road #38, East Lake High-Tech Development Zone, Wuhan 430223, Hubei Province, China. For ease of communication: Scientific Research Publishing Inc., P. O. BOX 54821, Irvine CA 92619-4821, USA
  • 7/21/16: The Creative Education (CE), a peer-reviewed open-access journal, is seeking papers for the upcoming special issue on "Critical Pedagogy and Critical Thinking Research". We would like to invite you to submit or recommend original research papers to this issue through our Paper Submission System.
    Best regards,
    Dr. Cathy H. Qi (University of New Mexico, USA), Editor-in-Chief, E-mail: ce@scirp.org
Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS)
  • Sent: 12/16/16
    This e-mail is sent from Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS). We are very interested in your study [even though you have never written anything on food and nutrition sciences]. If you have unpublished papers in hand and have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please feel free to submit your manuscripts ... Best regards,
    Prof. Alessandra Bordoni (Editor-in-Chief), FNS Editorial Office; E-mail: fns@scirp.org
Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • From: Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
    Sent: Dec 15, 2017, at 3:34 AM
    Subject: Seek papers - "Molecular Diagnostics"
    Special Issue on "Molecular Diagnostics", Manuscript Due: March 29th, 2018. This is to inform you of the lastest special issue "Molecular Diagnostics" to be published on Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE). We cordially invite you to submit your article through Paper Submission System.
    Note: If you couldn't enter into the submission system, please send your papers directly to e-mail: papersubmission.fy@gmail.com. ....
    Best regards,
    Ms. Jie ZHANG (Karen), Editorial Assistant, JBiSE Editorial Office
  • Sent: 9/29/17
    From: Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (jbise@mnb6.com)
    Submission Deadline: November 16th, 2017. ... We are inviting you to submit papers for the upcoming special issue on " Repair of DNA Damage", Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE), an international open-access academic journal. Journal. Stats: Article downloads exceed 3,300,000; Visits of the journal exceed 5,200,000; 4811 citations for articles published in the journal JBiSE as of June 2017 based on the statistics from Google Scholar. ... We will handle your papers within 24 hours. ... Best regards, Ms. Jie ZHANG (Karen), Editorial Assistant, JBiSE Editorial Office
Journal of Biophysical Chemistry (jbpc@minuch.com)
  • Sent: 5/1/17
    From: Journal of Biophysical Chemistry (jbpc@minuch.com)
    Dear David H. Kaye,
    This e-mail is sent from Journal of Biophysical Chemistry (JBPC). We are very interested in your study [which does not exist]. If you have unpublished papers in hand and have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please feel free to submit your manuscripts ... . Published Articles in JBPC: The Physiological Model of Na+-Dependent Transporters for Glucose and Amino Acids in Rat and Turtle, Henk M. Buck.
    Best regards,
    Ms. Joy Wong (Editorial Assistant), JBPC Editorial Office, E-mail: jbpc@scirp.org. For ease of communication: Scientific Research Publishing Inc., P. O. BOX 54821, Irvine CA 92619-4821, USA.
    Principal Place of Business: Building 5, Headquarters Space of Optical Valley, Tangxun Lake North Road #38, East Lake High-Tech Development Zone, Wuhan 430223, Hubei Province, China.
  • Sent: 9/1/17
    From: Journal of Biophysical Chemistry
    Dear David H. Kaye,
    This e-mail is sent from Journal of Biophysical Chemistry (JBPC). Due to your outstanding contributions in this area [which are nil], we cordially invite you to submit or recommend relevant research work to our journal. ... Please send the papers directly to this e-mail ... if you encounter difficulties with our Submission System. We will upload your papers to our system within 24 hours. ... Our journals are accessible online for free and have a larger audience. All manuscripts submitted to our journals undergo peer review. Peer review process and publication are usually completed within approximately one and a half months after submission.
    Kind regards,
    Prof. Kazuhisa Nishizawa (Teikyo University, Japan), Editor-in-Chief, JBPC Editorial Office
  • Sent: Mar 31 at 3:48 PM
    From: Journal of Biophysical Chemistry (jbpc@atformu.com)
    Subject: Latest Papers in Journal of Biophysical Chemistry
    This e-mail is sent from Journal of Biophysical Chemistry (JBPC), an international journal which focuses on research achievements in biophysical chemistry. For paper submission, please log in our Submission Entrance or send your paper to E-mail: papersubmission.fy@gmail.com ...
    Yours truly,
    Ms. Joy Wong (Managing Editor), JBPC Editorial Office, Journal of Biophysical Chemistry
Journal of Computer and Communications (jcc@derffiu.com)
  • Sent: 6/6/17
    From: Journal of Computer and Communications (jcc@derffiu.com)
    Subject: Formal Methods - Special Issue: Calling papers from the upcoming special issue on "Formal Methods" for the academic journal, Journal of Computer and Communications. Considering your [non-existent] expertise in the field, we would like to invite you to submit related papers to us through the Paper Submission System. ...
    Best Regards,
    Prof. Vicente Milanés (INRIA, France), Editor-in-Chief, JCC Editorial Office
Open Journal of Geology (ojg@sipplly.com)
  • Sent: 5/20/17, 3:57:38 AM EDT
    From: Open Journal of Geology (ojg@sipplly.com)
    The Open Journal of Geology (OJG, ISSN Online: 2161-7589), a peer-reviewed open-access journal, is seeking papers for the upcoming special issue on "Solid Geophysics". We would like to invite you to submit or recommend original research papers [even though you have training or publications in the field] ...
    Best regards,
    Prof. Zhihong Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Editor-in-Chief, OJG Editorial Office, E-mail: ojg@scirp.org, Principal Place of Business: Building 5, Headquarters Space of Optical Valley, Tangxun Lake North Road #38, East Lake High-Tech Development Zone, Wuhan 430223, Hubei Province, China. For ease of communication: Scientific Research Publishing Inc., P. O. BOX 54821, Irvine CA 92619-4821, USA.
Open Journal of Opthalmology (OJOph)
  • Sent: 8/31/16
    In view of your valuable publications in academic circle [none of which concern opthalmology], we hereby invite you to submit your current scientific manuscripts to "Open Journal of Ophthalmology" (OJOph, ISSN Online: 2165-7416), a peer-reviewed open-access journal.
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS)
  • From: Open Journal of Social Sciences (jss@zdpxi.com)
    Sent: Feb 1, 2018, 4:05 PM
    Subject: Special Issue on "Media in Modern Society" Submission Deadline: March 29th, 2018
    Special issues devoted to "Media in Modern Society will be published by Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS, h5-index: 9), a peer reviewed OA journal. In view of your valuable contributions to this field, you are faithfully invited to submit your research works for publication in this issue. Please upload your paper via: Online Submission Webpage. We also accept your article by email: papersubmission.zt@Gmail.com, please kindly indicate me which journal you want to choose.
    Journal Facts
    1. Articles: 1159; Citations: 756; Downloads; 2,526,265; Views; 3,215,775.
    2. There are 756 citations for articles published in the journal JSS as of September 2017 based on the statistics from Google Scholar.
    3. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, it will undergo language copyediting, typesetting, and reference validation in order to provide the highest possible publication quality.
    Best regards,
    Ms. Qian LI
    (Managing Editor), JSS Editorial Office 
  • From: Open Journal of Social Sciences (jss@anspuw.com)
    Sent: Feb 28, 2018, 10:30 PM
    Subject: "Media in Modern Society" - March 29th, 2018 - Special IssuePublication Date: May 2018
    This is an email concerning the new special issue on " Media in Modern Society" published by Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS, ISSN Online: 2327-5960), a scientific journal.
    Journal Facts * Google Scholar: There are 1043 citations for articles published in the journal JSS as of December 2017 based on the statistics from Google Scholar. * h5-index: The h5-index for JSS is 12 based on Google Scholar Metrics (June 2017). * Journal Stats: Articles 1176; Downloads 2,576,340; Views 3,283,625.
    Other Themes in JSS * Quality Management Study (Submission Last Date: May 10th, 2018) * Urbanization and Poverty Reduction (May 24th, 2018) * Feminism and Equality (June 14th, 2018)
    The Topics to Be Covered (not limited to) > News media and society > Social network > The development of media > Emerging media > Media uses and effects > Traditional media
    Please upload your paper via Paper Submission System. Or please attach your paper by replying the email: papersubmission.zt@Gmail.com (the email subject "jss_mms_article title").
    Best regards,
    Ms. Qian LI (Editorial Assistant), JSS Editorial Office
  • From: Open Journal of Social Sciences [jss@guaranten.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 10:09:39 AM EST
    Subject: An Invitation - "Modern Media"
    ... You're warmly welcome to read and share the email from the special issue on "Modern Media", which belongs to the Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS), a scholarly open access journal. In view of your valuable contributions to this field, you are cordially invited to submit your research work for publication in this issue.
    We cordially welcome your scientific works for submission via the e-mail: submission@openaccessj.com, (E-mail Subject Format: JSS_title) any question regarding the publication is welcome. Your submission will be answered within 24 hours. Detailed information on published articles, indexing, editorial board members and open special issues can be checked at the journals' website, by searching JSS 2327 5960.
    Aims and Scope (not restricted to):
    • Mobile media • Media arts • Social network • Emerging media • Traditional media • News media and society • Modern media function • Diversified development of modern media
    Fresh Article Sharing Your Health, My Happiness: Optimism and Socioeconomic Status as Moderators between Spousal Health and Life Satisfaction among the Elderly Yue Zhao, Liangmu Wu DOI: 10.4236/jss.2018.612012 10 Downloads 23 Views
    Meskhetian (Ahiska) Turks in Turkey and Their Perception of Spatial Belonging Zerrin Toprak Karaman, Damla Mursül DOI: 10.4236/jss.2018.612009 27 Downloads 63 Views
    Best Regards,
    Ms. Spring Tian (Managing Editor)
    JSS Editorial Office E-mail: papersubmission.zt@gmail.com
Theoretical Economics Letters
  • Sent: 5/7/17
    From: theoretical economics letters
    This e-mail is sent for soliciting papers for the special issue on "Experimental Economics", which is launched by Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL, ISSN Online: 2162-2086), a peer-reviewed open-access journal. If you have related papers ready for publication, please feel free to submit ... .
    Yours sincerely,
    Ms. DENG Jing (Joy), Editorial Assistant, tel@scirp.org, Scientific Research Publishing Inc., P. O. BOX 54821, Irvine CA 92619-4821, USA. Principal Place of Business: Building 5, Headquarters Space of Optical Valley, Tangxun Lake North Road #38, East Lake High-Tech Development Zone, Wuhan 430223, Hubei Province, China.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Peertechz Journals

Peertechz's "vision is ... to promote qualitative research publications for Science ... with an un-restricted access." The "about us" page explains that "We operate from Hyderabad, India. Over the years, Peertechz has evolved into one of forerunner in the publishing industry around the world." As the name would suggest, Peertechz is serious about peer review:
[W]e have more than 100 scholarly journals with broaden scope to publish high-quality original research papers, case reports and other manuscripts. We promote scientific research with the help of stringent Peer-Review process. We are empowered by eminent group of editors and reviewers. The Editorial Board oversee the stringent multi-level Peer-Review process including evaluating submissions, selecting reviewers and assessing their comments and making editorial decisions.
The stringent process resulted in a five-year-old dog on an editorial board.

UPDATE: Scientific Spam reported (2/7/19) that Peertechz has been using "IP ranges to send their mail that had already been listed on our list as belonging exclusively to OMICS."
Email
  • 9/23/16: Dear Dr. David H Kaye, We pray for your prosperity. ... Forensic Science and Technology journal credits all the authors for their dedication and commitment they have rendered ... . [W]e have decided to offer substantial waive off on the publication fees for the journal. You are requested to pay processing fee of just $159 (One Hundred and Fifty-Nine Dollars). The authors are suggested to take advantage of this offer and publish their articles in subsidized rates. [T]he offer is valid only on the articles submitted in Peer- Review Week (15th September -23rd September). Submit your valuable works immediately and avail the huge discount offer. Please revert for any further query. Best regards, Hitesh P, Journal Managing Editor, Editorial Office, Tel: +91 40 23833479, Email #202, NVS Central, Hi-tech City, R.R District, Hyderabad-500018, TS, India
  • 3/1/16: Special Greetings! We are pleased to announce a regular issue entitled "Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy" and we would like to invite you to submit a manuscript to the regular issue for possible publication in the Archives of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy. The idea is to present originally contributed research, review, case reports papers, mini review, short communication or any perspective from leading researchers in the field of Archives of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy Focus. ... aims to publish high quality basic and clinical research in all the disciplines related.

Openventio Publishers

Looks like another Indian venture with a fake US address and little quality control for selecting editors (see http://possibleexperience.blogspot.com/2014/11/solicitation-from-fake-academic.html) that seeks high "membership fees" for a "themed Organization setted up with 40 Peer Reviewed Medical Journals" as of 11/4/16.
Email
Anthropology – Open Journal
  • Date: 11/4/16
    Dear Dr. DAVID H. KAYE,
    Greetings. This is a requisition mail from Anthropology – Open Journal which is one of our open access journal that deals with advancements ... The last date for submission is on or before Dec 30th, 2016. Please acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail within 48-72 hrs. Have a good day!
    Yours Sincerely,
    Kathy Flora
    Editorial Assistant
    Journals Operation Division, Openventio Publishers, 8280, Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 600, Fairfax, VA 22031, USA
Toxicology and Forensic Medicine – Open Journal
  • From: Toxicology and Forensic Medicine - Open Journal [editor.tfmoj@openventio.org]
    Date: Dec 12, 2018, at 7:04 AM
    Subject: Follow Up: Editorial Board Invitation : TFMOJ
    If the email was not intended to you or if you are interested in reading our open access articles, then please click unsubscribe or subscribe.
    Dear Dr.DavidHKaye,
    Greetings
    We contacted you earlier but did not receive your response. We are taking this opportunity to contact you again as we can understand your busy schedule.
    We are glad to introduce you to our journal Toxicology and Forensic Medicine – Open Journal (TFMOJ) which provides data on the research and advancements in Toxicology and Forensic Medicine and its related fields. It is freely accessible over the internet to the readers/audience worldwide.
    We are in process of selecting few professionals who are well experienced and eminent scientists/researchers for our Journal Toxicology and Forensic Medicine – Open Journal – Editorial Board and we shall be pleased to extend our proposal for your valuable collaboration with our journal by serving as one of the highly valued members of our Editorial Board.
    We look forward to your confirmation in reply to proceed further.
    You may also follow us @ LinkedIn
    With thanks & regards,
    Kathy Flora
    Editorial Assistant
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  • From: Toxicology and Forensic Medicine – Open Journal [editor.tfmoj@openventio.org]
    Date: 10/5/18 6:58 AM
    Subject: Follow Up: Editorial Board Invitation: Toxicology and Forensic Medicine – Open Journal
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

OMICS International

Horror stories abound. See Wikipedia | Australian Broadcasting Corp. | Beall ( 1 | 2) | Individuals: ( 1 | 2 ). In August 2016, the FTC charged the OMICS Group, its tentacles (iMedPub LLC and Conference Series LLC), and Managing Director and CEO Srinubabu Gedela, with multiple deceptive acts or practices. See also Kevin Carey, Fake Academe, Looking Much Like the Real Thing, N.Y. Times, Dec. 30, 2016. [UPDATE: A federal court issued a $50 million fine and a permanent injunction.]

The website boasts "700+ leading-edge peer reviewed, Open Access Journals that operates with the help of 50,000+ Editorial Board Members and esteemed reviewers and 1000+ Scientific associations." If that is not enough, would you believe "more than 15 million readers" study these journals? It might take that many to decipher some of the articles. For example, the webpage of the Journal of Scientific and Industrial Metrology includes the "relevant topic" of electricity and magnetism, which is defined -- mind-numbingly -- as follows:
This article presents key ideas of power and attraction important to anaesthesia. Straightforward analogies are utilized to clarify current power and the activity of electronic parts in like manner utilization. The idea of electric and attractive fields is presented with samples of their handy application.
The description of the journal Lovotics is a tour de force of verbiage:
Lovotics is an open access,peer reviewed which publishes original research papers on new ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements, as well as novel and innovative applications. It aims to cover a broad spectrum of topics related to the latest technologies. It should be considered as multidisciplinary research field which utilizing the essential concepts from social and computer science, artificial intelligence and engineering, robotics, philosophy etc. It defines the research of relationship between human and robot and this relationship offer new possibilities for exploring the bidirectional human to robot love.
Email

Journal of Forensic Research
Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences
The editorial board includes (according to the website):
Amit K.Chhabra, Professor, New York Law School (5/29/16)
Antonio Gidi, Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law (5/29/16)
Christina Mancini, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University (5/29/16)
Elizabeth Nowicki, Associate Professor, Tulane Law School (5/29/16)
Daniel R. Ortiz, Distinguished Professor, University of Virginia School of Law (5/29/16)
David T. Ritchie, Professor of Law & Philosophy, Walter F. George School of Law (5/29/16)
Paul Rose, Associate Professor, Department of Law, Ohio State University (5/28/15)
Seval Yildirim, Associate Professor, Whittier Law School (5/28/16)
Tung Yin, Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School (5/29/16)

Authors include (according to the journal) Jessica Gabel Cino, Georgia State Law School (doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000183 -- four days from acceptance to publication)
  • Date: 2/2/16, 3/7/16, 6/21/16, 6/23/16, 10/5/16
    Hope you are doing great!!
    I would like to invite you to submit a paper for Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences ... an Open Access & peer-reviewed journal which strives to release issues bi-monthly and is adamant to publish manuscripts relating to the field of Civil & Legal Sciences. I would be glad to have a contribution from your side to this journal. ... Kindly provide your valuable manuscript on before February 15th, 2016 or let me know your possibility regarding submission date. If your Manuscript is ready you can submit it as soon as possible. You may submit your paper online ... or you can simply send as an attachment to editor.jcls@omicsonline.org. Kindly revert back for further queries. Looking forward to hear from you soon.
    Warm Regards,
    Sonia mattews
    Editorial Assistant, Journal of Civil & Legal Sciences [Sender name = Arabian Journal of Business and Marketing]
  • Date: 3/21/17
    Hope you are doing great.
    It’s a great pleasure to invite you to submit a paper for the upcoming issue (volume 6 issue 2) in our journal. Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences ... is adamant to publish manuscripts relating to the field of Civil & Legal Sciences.I would be glad to have a contribution from your side to this journal. ... Kindly revert for further queries, Warm Regards, Sonia Matthews, Editorial Assistant, Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences
  • From: Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences
    Date: Sat 3/24/2018 1:22 AM
    Subject: Law and Enforcement
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Greetings for the day
    It is a pleasure to invite you to contribute your manuscript ... to Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences.
    Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences is an International Open Access Journal publishing high quality peer-reviewed articles in the field of Civil and Legal Rights. The submitted papers undergo a rigorous peer-review to maintain the International publication standards.
    Suggested content areas include but are not limited to in the field of Civil and Legal Sciences or based on the topics which relate this journal.
    If possible, we would appreciate your submission on or before 10th April, 2018. Let us know your feasible time for submission. ... Deadline for submission: 10th April, 2018. Deadline for publication: 1 week after the acceptance. To submit your manuscript through online or send us the attachment at civillegal@scholarlyjournals.org. For all general enquiries, please contact: editor.jcls@omicsonline.org
    We look forward to get your quick and positive response.
    Regards,
    Sonia Matthews,
    Editorial Manager, Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences, Tel: +1-650-618-9889, Fax: +1-650-618-1414.
  • From: Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences [operations@omicsonline.net]
    Date: Mon 7/23/2018 7:36 AM
    Subject: Civil and Legal Sciences
    Dear Researcher,
    Greetings from Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences!! Hope you are doing great!
    Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences is an Open Access and peer-reviewed journal which strives to publish manuscripts relating to the field of civil and legal sciences, civil and criminal law, conflict of laws, public affairs, banking and finance law, Human Rights law etc.
    It’s a great pleasure for us to invite you to submit a paper for the upcoming issue (volume 7 issue 2) in our journal. We would be glad to have a contribution from your side to this journal. You can contribute manuscripts like Reviews/ Research/ Commentaries/ Case Reports/ Short Communication/ Book reviews etc. If possible, we appreciate receiving your submission by 10 August 2018 or else you can suggest the date of submission as per your convenience. Please submit your article online ... or mail us. If you have any queries or suggestions please do let me know, it would be our pleasure to assist you. We look forward to your quick response.
    Regards,
    Sonia Matthews
    Managing Editor, Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences, Tel: +1-650-618-9889 Fax: +1-650-618-1414 Email: civillegal@scholarlyjournals.org
Global Journal of Nursing and Forensic Studies
  • Date: 4/27/16
    Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
    Hope you are doing well!
    Looking at your previous contribution towards the scientific community, we are very impressed with your great research work and we are glad to inform you that Global Journal of Nursing & Forensic Studies is under process of accepting new articles from an eminent person like you. It will be a great pleasure if you could submit your research work like review article, short commentaries, image articles towards our journal. ... The last date of submission is May 15th 2016. Awaiting to hear a positive response from you soon. Have a great day ahead!
    With regards,
    Princy D, Editorial Assistant
  • Date: 5/5/16
    Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
    Greetings!! It's your eminence and reputation in the quality of research field for which you have been invited and requested to submit a manuscript for Global Journal of Nursing & Forensic Studies! It will be a great honor for us if you accept our invitation and submit your manuscript. ... We strongly believe that your contribution to this issue will bring some momentum to solicit the articles in 2016. We look forward for a long lasting scientific relationship. With best regards, Princy D, Editorial Assistant
Intellectual Property Rights: Open Access (IPR)
This journal's website maintains that "Intellectual Property Rights is a controversial term ... . The journal includes a wide range of fields in its discipline to create a platform for the authors to make their contribution towards the journal and the editorial office promises a peer review process for the submitted manuscripts for the quality of publishing." A "related journal," it seems, is Intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Date: 9/2/16, 9/15/16
    It gives us immense pleasure to share this moment of happiness that Intellectual Property Rights: Open Access (IPR) is planning to release articles for upcoming issue. We cordially invite you to submit a paper for Intellectual Property Rights: Open Access. Your contribution will help IPR establish its high standard and facilitate the journal to be indexed soon.