Sunday, May 7, 2017

International Knowledge Press

International Knowledge Press spams for articles and reviewers. Its website (5/7/17) gives no information on when it was founded. Although it imposes page charges on authors, it publishes no open access journals.

The website for the Asian Journal of Current Research, which was the first from IKP to solicit me, promises that a "Complete list of Editors will be published soon." For now, the journal has no named editor-in-chief, and its editorial board includes one US scholar: "Prof. Palle E. T. Jorgensen, Department of Mathematics, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, palle-jorgensen@uiowa.edu, https://math.uiowa.edu/people/palle-jorgensen."

The latest issue (2017:2) is sparse. It consists of two articles for a total of 14 pages. The articles would cost $30 each to download. They come from authors in India. The scope of the journal in literally unlimited. A webpage states: "Scope of this journal includes (but not limited to): ... all other science and engineering disciplines, etc."

IKP's server is in India. The domain ikpress.org was registered to P. Mondal of Hoogly, West Bengal, India 712410, +91-9434356957, pinakibckv1@yahoo.com, in 2013. IKP also may be operating as Science Domain International (discussed here) and ResearchPromotion.com.
Email
Asian Journal of Current Research
  • Sent: May 4, 2017, 5:44:44 PM EDT,
    From: Ms Rina Basu (editor09@ikkpress.org)
    Greetings!! We are contacting you from Asian Journal of Current Research. This is a subscription based Hardcopy journal. We follow robust and neutral double-blind peer review system. We are committed to provide Quality and Fast publication. Please see our editorial board. Some of our journals are covered by respected indexing services (in process) like: ... . Extremely nominal page charge is applicable ... . This special page charge also covers the cost of complimentary PDF copy of the article, one complimentary journal hard-copy and international postage charges. ... with regards, Ms. Shyamali Basu
    EUROPE: International Knowledge Press, S107, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB, UK, Fax: +44 (0)161 667 4459
    ASIA PACIFIC: International Knowledge Press, N. S. Road, Tarakeswar, Hooghly, PIN-712410, West Bengal, India
  • The same "newsletter" came on 8/21/17 at 12:38 AM from Ms Ankita Roy (editor03@ikkpress.org).
Journal of Basic and Applied Research international
  • From: Ms Anandi Das (editor09@ikkpress.org)
    Sent: May 18, 2017, 2:32:10 AM EDT
    Dear Colleague,
    We are contacting you from Journal of Basic and Applied Research international. This is a subscription based Hardcopy journal ... . Present ongoing issue is Volume 11-Issue 1. We follow robust and neutral double-blind peer review system. We are committed to provide Quality and Fast publication. Please see our editorial board. ... Some of our journals are covered by respected indexing services (in process) ... .
    Extremely nominal page charge is applicable: ...
    with regards, Ms. Shyamali Basu
    Journal of Basic and Applied Research international
    EUROPE: International Knowledge Press, S107, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB, UK, Fax: +44 (0)161 667 4459
    ASIA PACIFIC: International Knowledge Press, N. S. Road, Tarakeswar, Hooghly, PIN-712410, West Bengal, India
  • Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 7:30:37 AM EDT
    From: Ms Anjani Roy (editor09@ikkpress.org)
    Dear Colleague, We are contacting you from Journal of Basic and Applied Research international. ... Present ongoing issue is Volume 11-Issue 1. We follow robust and neutral double-blind peer review system. We are committed to provide Quality and Fast publication. Please see our editorial board. ...
    Some of our journals are covered by respected indexing services (in process) like: ... .
    Extremely nominal page charge is applicable... . This special page charge also covers the cost of complimentary PDF copy of the article, one complimentary journal hard-copy and five complimentary reprints and international postage charges. ...
    with regards, Ms. Shyamali Basu,
    Journal of Basic and Applied Research international
    EUROPE: International Knowledge Press, S107, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB, UK, Fax: +44 (0)161 667 4459
    ASIA PACIFIC: International Knowledge Press, N. S. Road, Tarakeswar, Hooghly, PIN-712410, West Bengal, India
  • From: Dr. Shyamoli Basu (dhkaye@betterpubl.net)
    Sent: Feb 26 at 11:14 AM
    Dear Colleague, We are contacting you from Journal of Basic and Applied Research international. This is a subscription-based Hardcopy journal [ISSN: 2395-3438 (Print), 2395-3446 (Online)]. We follow robust and neutral double-blind peer review system. We are committed to provide Quality and Fast publication. Please see our editorial board. We are now publishing volume 23. ... ail attachment to the editorial office (http://tinyurl.com/editor-office). ...
    with regards, Dr. Shyamali Basu
    Journal of Basic and Applied Research international
    EUROPE: International Knowledge Press, S107, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB, UK, Fax: 44 (0)161 667 4459
    ASIA PACIFIC: International Knowledge Press, N. S. Road, Tarakeswar, Hooghly, PIN-712410, West Bengal, India

3 comments:

  1. On 8/29/17, Scitech Central tried to place an advertisement for itself here (and elsewhere on this blog) as if it were a comment. The ad begins "Great post.This article is really very interesting and effective.I think its must be helpful for us." Typical.

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  2. Today I have received a request to review a article that no way connected to my topic of research or academic field of interest from an unknown source I came to know for the first time. Immediately I search in Google and found this page only to be confirmed that the journal is a fake one. Thanks.

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  3. The content of the request letter for reviewing is as under. It seems that the mentioned journal has some connection with Science Domain. Earlier I was be-fooled to be get involved in reviewing one paper for the journal. The quality of the paper was so poor that I instantly rejected that. But, when the journal editor insisted for second reviewing even when the paper was not much improved, I was convinced about the motive and interest of the Journal. I strongly refused. This way I have wasted my time for no good purpose.

    Subject: Ms_JOGRESS_6054: Invitation to Review Manuscript for Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science



    Dear Colleague,



    1. I am approaching you with the peer-review request of the below mentioned manuscript, submitted in Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science



    Title: Gender Language Convergence in Contemporary Chinese Society



    I would be grateful if you would kindly find some time to review the above mentioned manuscript and send your valuable comments within 18 calendar days (25 Mar’2018).



    Abstract of the manuscript is available in this link (http://www.ikpress.biz/media/doc/2018/03/Abstract_Ms_JOGRESS_6054.pdf). If you require the file as E-mail attachment kindly let us know.



    If you accept our invitation, we’ll send you the full paper. Authors’ affiliation will be supplied, if requested by the reviewer.



    2. After completion of timely quality peer review, we’ll be pleased to provide you Official Certificate of peer reviewing from the journal (signed Scan copy). You are requested to submit your full affiliation in review comments forms to facilitate the preparation of the certificate.



    3. Please inform as early as possible if you agree to accept our invitation to review. Would you not be able to find time to act as a reviewer this time, please let me know through an email. We hope as part of academic community you’ll appreciate our efforts to complete quality peer review within stipulated time period. Comments received after stipulated time (as mentioned above) may not be utilized. Here we politely want to mention that, if we do not receive any communication within next 7 calendar days, we’ll be approaching to alternative reviewers to complete this peer review.



    4. Useful Links:

    Journal scope link: http://www.ikpress.org/about-journal/46

    Editorial Policy link: http://www.ikpress.org/editorial-policy/46





    Thanking you

    ----------------

    Mr. Sadek Mallick

    www.ikpress.org

    EUROPE: International Knowledge Press, S107, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB, UK, Fax: +44 (0)161 667 4459, Email: contact@ikpress.org

    ASIA PACIFIC: International Knowledge Press, N. S. Road, Tarakeswar, Hooghly, PIN-712410, West Bengal, India, Email: contact@ikpress.org (Editorial Office)

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