Saturday, January 21, 2017

Juniper Publishers and the Journal of Forensic Science & Criminal Investigation

Juniper Publishers are "honorably accepting E-books" and "delightfully launching the Audio Articles." Google Maps indicates that the address as of 10/10/16 is an apartment house in Thousand Oaks, California. This is a change from the initial addresses in 2015. Those were a mail forwarding front and an apartment house in Dubai, which led Beall to suspect that "thirty-six science journals are being published by one man out of a flat in Dubai."

The website displays unbounded ambition: "Juniper publishers have been established with the aim of spreading quality scientific information to the research community throughout the universe. We ... strive to offer the best in class ... thus matching up with the rapidity of the twenty-first century." All this for only $1049 for a research article from a "high income country."

From the guidelines for authors: "Juniper reviewers are requested to provide authentic, positive review comments and critics for the respective manuscript." Also, "One can intimate us your pinion of accepting or declining the invitation. If you are not able to accept the invitation you can suggest any of your colleagues, so that respective editor may invite that person to review and you may not transfer your invitation."
Journal of Forensic Sciences & Criminal Investigation
Who are the editors of JFSCI? The website lists these individuals (along with still more associate editors) for the editorial board:
▸University of New Haven: Henry Lee, John DeCarlo
▸John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Richard Reyes, Zelma W. Henriques
▸Liberty University: Lawrence A Presley
▸Columbia Southern University: Barry Goodson
▸Florida Gulf Coast University: Scott Johnson
▸National University, San Diego: Chandrika Kelso, Ismail Sebetan
▸Georgia Gwinnett College: Ronald Hunter
▸Penn State Harrisburg: James Ruiz
▸Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey: Hakan Hakeri
▸Linnaeus University, Sweden: Goran Basic
▸Nottingham Trent University, UK: John Walker
▸University of Derby, UK: Philip Hodgson
▸University of Pisa, Italy: Alberto Gargani
▸New Jersey State Police: Howard J Baum
▸Fulbright Alumni Advisory Council, UK: Andrew B Brown
▸Fingerprint Geometric Analysis USA: Andres Washington, whose research interest is said to be "The correlation between the elevation of the mental manifestation and the phenomenon of the dermal ridge arrangements"
▸Independent Research Professional, USA: GM Yezzo
  • Email (8/10/16): Dear Dr. David H Kaye, Greetings from Juniper Publishers!!! We are very glad to announce that submissions are now being accepted for our successfully running forthcoming Issue (Issue 2) of our peer reviewed, open access, online Journal of Forensic Sciences & Criminal Investigation (JFSCI). ... We modestly request authors to submit their valuable papers through online submission on or before 17th August, 2016 to get published in our forthcoming issue. Jennifer Smith, Assistant Managing Editor 

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