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."

One of Juniper's journal's lists a dog as an editor. No kidding. Another wants a two-page opinion letter from me. That I have no MD or other training apparently is not a concern for the Juniper Online Journal of Orthoplastic and Microsurgical Reconstruction. Maybe I should take up the invitation to be "an honorable editorial board member."
Journal of Forensic Sciences and 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
The journal publishes articles with titles such as "Twenty-Three Facts Make the Fingerprint at the Top of Scientific Evidences." This article's stream of consciousness includes the observation that "The fingerprint is not only individual as a whole, but each point is individual, try to examine the third level details, certainly by a scientific microscope."
  • From:
    Date: 8/10/16, 6:11:34 AM EDT,
    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 and Criminal Investigation (JFSCI). ... archiving of articles forever. ... 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 | Journal of Forensic Sciences and Criminal Investigation | 1890 W Hillcrest Dr Newbury Park, California-91320 |
  • From: Juniper Online Journal of Orthoplastic and Microsurgical Reconstruction (JOJOMR) []
    Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 3:19 AM
    Subject: Shortfall
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Hope this email finds you in good spirits!
    We are in shortfall of articles for successful release of Volume 1, Issue 3. Is it possible for you to support us with your 2 page Opinion or Mini Review for this issue? We are confident that you are always will be there to support us.
    Note: If you are interested to join as an honorable editorial board member of our journal. Please send your CV ...
    Await your response.
    Cindy Decker
    Juniper Online Journal of Orthoplastic and Microsurgical Reconstruction, Juniper Publishers Inc | 1890 W Hillcrest Dr, Newbury Park CA 91320 USA
  • From: Global Journal of Addiction & Rehabilitation Medicine []
    Date: Friday, July 20, 2018 12:47 AM
    Subject: Request for Artcle
    Dear Dr. DH Kaye,
    Hope you had a great day
    Over a few months we have been publishing a bunch of articles in our Global Journal of Addiction & Rehabilitation Medicine (GJARM) and about to close Volume 6 Issue 1 by this week. With the same spirit, we are pushing ourselves to bring more issues to the sphere, so we would like to open a door for our upcoming issue (Volume 6 Issue 2) with your research work. We are confident that you are always will be there to support us for our Journal success. Please track the below link for manuscript submission ...
    Hope you Understand us. A wait for your Prompt Response.
    Ebony Petersen


  1. They also solicit papers "In support of triumph of the Christmas issue", and "request you to accomplish with your articles for the success of this issue"...

  2. Annette LankshearJune 11, 2018 at 3:58 AM

    Also solicit articles in nursing and health care:

    I hereby inform you that, we have successfully published 50 articles towards our JOJ Nursing & Health Care: Open Access Journal (JOJNHC), and we would like to fill our plates with 60 articles by the 20th of June. Hence, we need your contribution by any type of the article.

    If this is a short notice please do send 2 page opinion or mini review for publication and we hope 2 page article isn’t time taken for eminent like you.

    We do hope you will feel able to respond positively to this invitation, and we look forward to hear from you shortly.

  3. Still at it. My expertise for "Oceanography & Fisheries Open Access Journal" is I know how to fish, so I was offered.
    Greetings from Juniper Publishers!
    “Well, we would like to launch “Review Edition” in our Journal. To initiate this edition, we need your review paper, so can I have your support?”
    If you have any type of article rather than Review, please contact us to publish in non-review edition.
    Your prompt attention to this matter would be greatly appreciated.

  4. Also solicit articles in toxicology, anesthesia & intensive care medicine:

    I am glad to update you that OAJT has released its Volume 3 Issue 3 with the support of eminent people like you.

    Please go through the below link for our latest articles

    With the same spirit, I would like to liberate Issue 3, so I humbly request you to submit any type of article and with your submission we would like to initiate this issue, so please support us at the earliest.

    Your valuable support can lead to a fruitful issue release.
    Await your reply.

    I kindly invite you for submitting your eminent articles towards our Journal. In fact I would like to have your precious support in the victorious release of Volume 7 Issue 1 of our journal. So please do submit your articles at the earliest possibility.

    Also I invite you for submitting your eminent e-Books and Video Articles for publishing in our journal.

    Kindly go through the below link to view samples of e-Books, video articles and reprints

    Your kind contribution will assist us a lot.
    Await your submission.

  5. 25 July 2018

    Hope you are doing well!

    We are in shortfall of one article for successful release of Volume 10 Issue 2 in the Journal of Forensic Sciences & Criminal Investigation (JFSCI).

    So, can we expect an article from you to support us and enable in releasing the forthcoming issue with quality manuscripts like yours?

    Please submit your transcript before 6th August to support the journal. Hope you will be able to respond positively to this invitation.

    Look forward to hear from you shortly.

    Await your response.

    Best regards,
    Jennifer Smith

  6. Global Journal of Archaeology & Anthropology
    subject: Hopeful response

    Hope you are doing well.

    We are in shortage of two articles for successful release of Volume 6 Issue 2.

    I am most sure that the editorial piece coming from eminent people like you will be most informative to the upcoming researchers. You are welcome to submit manuscripts like Research/Review/Case reports/Opinion/ Short communication etc.

    If your time does not allow you to submit any type of above articles we humbly request, you to send us a 2-page Opinion/Short Communication/ Mini Review on the topic of your field interest.

    Await your positive response.


    Susan Lara

  7. I received the same (Global Journal of Archaeology & Anthropology). They requested me money and when I refused, anyway they published the article.