Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mehta Press

In 2013, Beall's list warned that
Mehta Press has been around since early 2010, but it has recently revamped its website and now boasts an amazing number of journals. I count 192 journals in the Mehta Press portfolio, but most of them are mere templates, lacking content and editorial boards. Because the publisher recently launched a bunch of new journals, it is spamming for manuscripts and editorial board members.
As of 11/29/16, Mehta Press's website did not even supply a list of journals -- just a drop-down menu with eight journals listed and a picture of some others. It has a prominent "Editors Invited" button on every journal page I found, suggesting that not much has changed. I clicked on the first journal, Current Analytical Sciences. The editorial board was blank. There was no table of contents. Perhaps that is why the email to me "Invites Curriculum Vitae of efficient Scientists for Editor Post in newly launched chemistry journals."
Email
  • 10/29/16: Manuscripts Invited. The Current Chemical Research is devoted to the rapid publication of fundamental research papers ... . All contributions shall be rigorously refereed and selecting on the basis of quality and originality ... . Maximum review time 15 days.
  • 2/22/17: Mehta Press Invites Curriculum Vitae of efficient Scientists for Editor Post in newly launched social sciences and humanities journals. Applications are invited for a Editor for following journals ... Anthropology International, Current Political Science, Current Updates in Advanced Communication & Media, Current Updates in Archaeology, Journal of Decision Sciences, Philosophy International, Psychology International, Sociology International. ... Immediate or very fast publication on acceptance.

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