Friday, April 28, 2017

International Organization of Scientific Research (IOSR) Publishing

The website (4/28/17, 12/23/17) of the International  Organization of Scientific Research displays many danger signs. For example,
  • "IOSR Journals follow peer review process. It takes 7-10 days."
  • "[A]ll authors would be awarded hard copy of acceptance certificates after the publication of paper."
  • "Research Areas ... Lightning and Ear thing works ... ."
  • "In the present days International Organization of Scientific Research (IOSR) publishes research articles related to various streams of Technology and Engineering."
  • "IOSR Board Member[s]" are "formely" this and "formealy" that.
  • No telephone number
  • Bogus addresses (e.g., 8th floor, Straight hub, NS Road, New York)
  • "IOSR Journal Achievements": "IOSR Journals is becoming a major international research journal editors and thesis research."
  • Promises publication in "Transstellar Journals"
The domain is registered to Chetan Sharma, Shri Ram Colony, Devi Mandir road, Dasna, haziabad (201015), Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201015, India, +91.9313171903, The gmail address appears in the whois records for the domains used by other journals such as the "American Journal of Engineering Research" and those in
  • 4/28/2017 6:51 AM and again 5/12/17 12:26 AM
    From: jen.journal editor []
    Dear Researcher, IOSRJournal of Engineering (IOSR-JEN) is ISO 3297:2007 certified open access and peer reviewed refereed international Journals. IOSR Journals invites articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences ... IOSR JEN has released 07 Volumes and 04 Issues . IOSR-JEN published papers in last issue from more than 13 Countries including Nigeria, Malaysia, Iran, Iraq, China, New Zealand, India, Bangladesh. Submission Deadline: 20th May 2017. Acceptance notification: After One week of paper submission Paper Publication: 30th May 2017. ... For any query, feel free to mail us to
    Regards, Editor-In-Chief IOSR Journal of Engineering, International Organization of Scientific Research
The journal's editorial board includes "Dr. Madison Luke, Havard University, USA," and "Dr. Augustine Ahorght, Boston University, USA." The faculty directories (4/28/17) of Harvard and BU. do not contain these names. Note also that IOSR-JEN has authors give it full copyright to their work via a "Copy Right Form."
  •  From: JAGG IOSR []
    Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 2:36 AM
    Subject: IOSR Journals :: Best Ranking 2017
    Dear Sir, We are happy to announce you that IOSR Journals ( have come under AQCJ - 2015 Top 20 Journals Ranking. It was calculated on the basis of “Google Scholar Citation” of published articles. IOSR Journals got 9th Ranking by AQCJ (African Quality Center for Journals) - Top 20 Journals Ranking. IOSR Journals provides DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to each article. ...
    Papers are invited for IOSR Journals May 2017 Issue related to all field of Engineering, Management, Medical & Dental Science, Pharmacy, Applied Sciences, Nursing, Humanities and Social Science etc. ...
    Acceptance notification: After 10 Days of submission (Blind peer review process) ...
    Regards, Director General, IOSR Journals ( (A unit of International Organization of Scientific Research), Mail id:
  • From: IOR []
    Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 12:26 AM
    Subject: UGC APPROVED Journals
    Importance: High
    IOSR Journals CALL FOR ORIGINAL RESEARCH MANUSCRIPTS DECEMBER 2017 UGC Approved (JBM, JEN, JPBS) | Accepted | ISSN ACCREDITED | HIGH NAAS Rated | HIGH IMPACT FACTOR| HIGH IC Value (Index Copernicus Value)| Crossref DOI indexed journal UGC APPROVED Journal
    Submission Deadline: 30 Dec, 2017; Notification Date: Within 5 days of Submission; Expected Date of Print Publication: Dec 05, 2018; Expected date of dispatch of hard copies of journals: Dec 10, 2018
    Dear Scholar,
    IOSR Journals are looking for papers which offer original research and application across all domains of design. Papers must be submitted in .doc format. Submissions must be in English and submitted through the ONLINE PAPER SUBMISSION OR Papers can be sent directly to
    Process: The different innovative research is covered by the journal topics. All published journal papers are refereed by the International competent researchers and scientists. ... All papers are refereed, and the Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to refuse any type script, whether on invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.
    Advantages of selecting Transstellar Journals? ...
    ⊡ High Quality of publication (Both PRINT and ONLINE) thru seamless process strength in journal production, marketing and distribution
    ⊡ Indexing With Popular databases
    ⊡ Journals with High Index Coepernicus Value
    ⊡ ISSNs for Online + Print Publication
    ⊡ High Impact Factor
    ⊡ Strong National and International network and Collaboration
    ⊡ 10000 +Unique Papers Indexed and Abstracted in 15+ Global Databases
    ⊡ Authors hail from 65+ Countries ⊡ Conference paper publication in proceedings / special issues of journals
    ⊡ Faster Turn Around Time in responses and decision making. After acceptance notification, it will take ONLY 10 to 15 business days for publication. ...
    Based on the quality of papers, vitality and importance of research title, your papers are subject to BEST PAPER AWARD nominations (as per recommendations of Editorial Review Board) and the selected papers are eligible for Awards and Certificates. This is considered to be highly meritorious in the academic research arena.
    Regards, Director - Publication, IOSR Journals, New York || Australia || India || New Zealand


  1. I have checked in UGC list. Most of IOSR Journals are under UGC. UGC is not fake. So i think IOSR Journals are best Journals. It is also indexed in Cross Ref (DOI). I verified that.

    1. Thank you for this information. A list of the IOSR journals that are not accepted by India's University Grants Commission would be helpful. Also, could you kindly reveal your association with IOSR? Your Google+ link leads to advertising for IOSR journals