The Journal of Forensic Psychology (visited 10/23/17) "publishes a wide range of article in this discipline covering all modern trends in ... Legal Psychology, Organizational Psychology, ... Paranormal activity, ... and creates a platform for the authors to contribute towards the journal. ... The editorial office promises to peer review the submitted manuscripts and ensures quality." Such quality comes from review that takes no more than two weeks and publication days later. Ironically (considering the diction in the email), the journal's email touts "language correction services for authors from non-English speaking regions."
The website's page on paranormal activity is definitely beyond the normal. It explains that
The paranormal Activity refers to as the beyond the range of normal experience of or pertaining to the events or perceptions occurring without any scientific explanation. It is merely an extrasensory perception. It is used to describe a variety of activity and phenomenon. It is also referred to as the phenomenon that in one or more prospects exceeds the limit of what is physically impossible according to scientific assumptions.The page lists "Expert PPTs" and "Speaker PPTs" on topics ranging from "Development of a new predisposition SNP-panel focused on customized diet and physical activity setting" to "Emotional reactivity."
The journal has no editor-in-chief -- at least, the link to that position leads to a blank page. The US members of the editorial board are said to be
⊗ Scott A. Johnson, American College of Forensic Examiners InternationalClicking on the word "biography next to the names pops open a bubble that says "biography."And the email even has a "disclaimer" cautioning against relying on its content.
⊗ Jonathan K. Appel, Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Tiffin University
Gordon Arthur Crews, Tiffin University
⊗ Sheila Jane Foley, Assistant Professor, Bay Path University Longmeadow
⊗ Bryanna Hahn Fox, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, University of South Florida
⊗ Christophe Le Dantec, Assistant Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychology , La Sierra University
⊗ Robert A. Leark, Professor, Alliant International University
⊗ Gordon E. Taub, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed School Psychologist, University of Central Florida
The emails do not make the fact the fact that the journal is part of Omics very clear. The registrant contact information for the domain "neurologyinsights.org" used in the journal's email is "Whois Agent, Domain Protection Services, Inc., PO Box 1769, Denver, CO 80201." However, the name servers are in India, and "omicsonline.org" is part of another email address that is included.
- From: Journal of Forensic Psychology
Sent: October 23, 2017, 5:44 AM
Subject: Forensic Psychology Research Submission
Dear Dr David H. Kaye,
Greetings! “Journal of Forensic Psychology” (ISSN: 2475-319X) aims to provide an Open Access platform for the researchers to share their expert knowledge in basic, clinical and applied studies related to Forensic Psychology. We have chosen selective scientists who have contributed excellent work in related field, your contribution help us release best quality articles.
As we celebrate Open access week from October 23-29. Considerable Discount will be given on the publication fee for articles submitted in between this stipulated period (October). ... Article submitted on or before 31 October, 2017 will be highly appreciated. Submit your manuscript by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Or email@example.com ... If it is not feasible for you to submit paper in this month, then kindly let us know your feasible time for contribution for further issue submissions. ... Hope to receive a positive reply and submission.
With kind regards, Ahamed Bilal M, Journal Editor and Coordinator, Journal of Forensic Psychology, Kemp House, 152 City Road, London EC1V 2NX, Fax: +1-650-618-1414, Phone: +44-2035-1423-46/ +1-650-268-9744,Phone: +1-702-714-7001(ext: 9040)
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- From: Journal of Forensic Psychology (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Fri 1/12/2018 5:04 AM
Subject: Experts in Forensic Psychology
Hearty Wishes and Greetings from Journal of Forensic Psychology (ISSN: 2475-319X)
We have chosen selective scientists who have contributed excellent work, to help us release best quality articles. Your published papers has appended value to the existing literature, thus I kindly request you to contribute any kind of article (Research, Review, Short Commentaries, Case reports, Mini Review, etc.)
If possible we would appreciate receiving by on or before 28th January 2018.
If it is not feasible for you to submit paper in this month, then kindly let us know your feasible time for contribution for further issue submissions.
You may submit your manuscript by e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or submit the manuscript to the journal online at: Sexual Offenders [http://www.editorialmanager.com/medicalsciences/default.aspx]
• 14 days rapid review process.
• Publication within 7 days of acceptance.
• Fast, fair and constructive peer-review.
• Language-correction services for authors from non-English speaking regions.
To visit our Current issue page
Hope to receive a positive reply and submission.
With kind regards, Ahamed Bilal M, Journal Coordinator, Journal of Forensic Psychology
Kemp House, 152 City Road, London EC1V 2NX, Phone: +44-2035-1423-46/+1-650-268-9744
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