Thursday, January 12, 2017

Annex Publishers

"Radical Novelty of Research" is Annex Publishers' slogan. Its websites have been delisted for spamming. Here are some items from the About Us page:
⊛ established with a motive to spread information among the scientific community
⊛ on the way to be the world leader in the provision of Open Access
⊛ permits us to succeed in various readers ⊛ provides them access to scientific publications on-line for free of cost.
⊛ we take away all barriers that ancient publication models to match with the pace of the twenty first century and therefore the large international analysis of research work
⊛ a hub for scientists and researchers who work hand in hand to bring a much better tomorrow for the human race
⊛ All manuscripts published by us are peer reviewed by an eminent editorial board of respective journal.
The eminent editorial board of "33 Open Access journals [and] 10 upcoming Journals" perform "21 Days rapid review process [with] Publishing within 24 hours after acceptance." Evidently, the board does not require revisions. Despite the 21-day and publication-without-revision promises, a page of FAQs advises authors that
[W]e intimate acceptance/acceptance with modification/rejection to the author's concerned on the same day of the receipt of the same. In case, you have not received any intimation from the journal, within two months of the receipt of your manuscript by the journal, you may raise the query about the status of your manuscript.
Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC or JFSC)
The current (1/12/17) issue of the Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC) includes a Commentary and Review on Sacred Geometry, by Andres J Washington of "Fingerprint Geometric Analysis, Post Office Box 165, Bronx, NY." The abstract refers to a formula "designed to discover and analyze the compatibility/incompatibility of individuals and groups of individuals based on fingerprint classifications found in the Henry System of Fingerprint Classification and Filing." I could not find a formula on the page, but it must have something to do with the Great Pyramid Khufu. Mr. Washington explained that:
I have determined that the dimensions of the chart should reflect the perimeter of the base of the Great Pyramid Khufu at Giza Egypt  which  is  36524  pyramid  inches.  The  chart’s  dimensions  can  therefore  be  described  and  displayed  in  any  type  of  units  of  measurement so long as the perimeter equals 36524 units of measurement. Why is this necessary? Because the Ancient Egyptians show in this number three units of time, 365 for 365 days in a year, 52 for 52 weeks in a year and 24 for the 24 hours in a day. This is considered to be an impossible secret because it is said that today’s calendar was not yet developed at the time of the construction of  the  Great  Pyramid.  We  can  also  note  that  36,524.22  pyramid  inches  can  also  be  described  as  the  circumference  of  the  Great  Pyramid. In essence this equals the number of days in 100 years! In addition, a Tropical Year equals 365.24220 days. The length of each side of the base of the Great Pyramid is 365.2422 Royal Egyptian Cubits.
My thought is that this reflection is appropriate because the Great Pyramid’s construction was accurate to begin with.
Mr. Washington also is an editor of the very questionable Journal of Forensic Sciences and Criminal Investigation. The only name I recognized on the eminent editorial board that allegedly reviewed this contribution to modern forensic science is "Brent E. Turvey, Forensic Scientist and Criminologist, Forensic Solutions, LLC, Alaska, United States."
  • From: Jessica (;
    Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 2:38 AM
    Subject: Share your research-Forensic Journal 2017
    Dear Researcher, Hope this email finds you well! I am writing again to follow up on my previous email regarding manuscript submission to our journal Forensic Science and Criminology. Forensic Science and Criminology (FSC) is a bimonthly, open access, peer-reviewed journal which considers manuscripts in the field of forensic research, evidence analysis and criminal investigation. ... We welcome you to submit your manuscripts ... Please do not hesitate to voice any questions or concerns. Hoping to hear your prompt response. Regards, Jessica, Editorial Manager, FSC
  • From: Forensic Science []
    Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 3:14 PM
    Subject: JFSC - Submit your research work
    Dear Dr. Kaye David H, Warm greetings from Forensic Journal! Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology (JFSC; ISSN: 2348-9804) is a peer-reviewed journal, aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field of Forensic science. Papers published in JFSC will get high readership and acquire a high reputation.
    After a glance at your previous publication entitled “The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America” is very interesting. It is our privilege to invite you to submit your latest research work towards our journal for publication.
    All Published articles will be assigned with DOI and indexed in, Google Scholar and Cite Factor. We are associated with Cross Ref and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
    Manuscript can submit through online:
    Any response from would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
    With Best Regards, Francis Barin, Associate Managing Editor
  • From: Forensic Science []
    Sent: Tue 3/20/2018 12:54 PM
    Subject: Elicit your research manuscript - JFSC
    Dear Dr. Kaye David H, Greetings from Forensic Journal! Journal of Forensic Science & Criminology (JFSC; ISSN: 2348-9804) is an open access peer-reviewed journal with honorable Editorial board members. It aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field of Forensic science.
    Your previous publication entitled “The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America” is educative and appealing. We are delighted to welcome your new manuscript for submission towards the forthcoming issue of JFSC. This would certainly help us to improve the quality and bring success to our journal. ... We look forward to receiving your eminent article. If you require any further information, feel free to contact us. Thank you
    With Best Regards, Francis Barin, Associate Managing Editor
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1 comment:

  1. I have been recieving lots of emails and SPAM regarding publishing in such journal on medicine. I have tried to explain that my research work is focus on cultural heritage and geochemistry, but instead of stopping the spam, I have recieved even more, with authomatic answers. My last emails have been really rude, with lot of insults, I was already really upset: I have annoyed the editor, and he have sent me an email saying "shut up and respect" jajajajajaja