Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Al-Nahda and Al-Sham Post Publishing House

Five emails from the same journal of the Al-Nahda Publishing House graced my inboxes today. They came from "Editor of JOAAABR" in Palestine -- no individual name or address. Facebook lists Al Nahda Publishing House as a local business in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A whois lookup shows the joaaabr.com domain's primary IP address is 160.153.129.26. Established in November 2017, it is registered only to GoDaddy.com.

The email promises "very fast, highly rigorous" peer-review -- "it takes just three weeks." At the moment (2/11/18), however, the only article on the newly launched journal's website is "Evolving of Selected Integrated Reporting Capitals among Listed Bahraini Banks." There is a named editor and editorial board (mostly assistant professors).

More spam (4/29/18) indicates that the publisher's name has changed to "Al-Sham Post Publishing (AAP)." Still no individuals and no website for the publisher. However, there are now five articles in Issue 1.
Email
  • From: Call for papers [editor@joaaabr.com]
    Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:58 AM [and Mar. 3 (three of them), Mar. 4, and Mar. 14 (six more)]
    Subject: Call for paper
    Dear Colleague, Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research (JOAAABR) publishes research in accounting, finance and management with a special emphasis given to the interaction between these areas of research in an international context and in either the private or public sectors. Aiming to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers and professionals who are conducting research, the journal covers issues arising in ... Management, Marketing, Finance, Other. ...
    We kindly use this opportunity to welcome and invite you to submit your manuscript(s) for publication in the March 2018 Edition, (Volume 1, Number 1) and request that you disseminate these information to Fellow Colleagues, Scholars, and Researchers. Our peer-review is very fast, highly rigorous and it takes just three weeks, and authors are carried along adequately in all the publication processes. Submission must be well researched, informed and demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature, concept and theoretical perspective in the study. Following acceptance, a paper will be published in the issue of that month. ...
    Note: there is no submission or publication fee.
    Best regards,
    Editor of JOAAABR, Al-Nahda Publishing House, Palestine, joaaabr@hotmail.com, editor@joaaabr.com
  • From: Al-Nahda Publishing House (editor@joaaabr.com)
    Sent: Wed 3/28/2018 7:25 AM (5 of them starting at 7:17 am) and again Sat 3/31/18 (5 of them starting at 6:00 AM)
    Subject: Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research
    Dear Colleague,
    Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research (JOAAABR) publishes research in Accounting, Finance and Management with a special emphasis given to the interaction between these areas of research in an international context and in either the private or public sectors. Aiming to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers and professionals who are conducting research, the journal covers issues arising in:
    Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research (JOAAABR) has been indexed by Open J-Gate, Academickeys, Journalseek, Drji, Researchbib, Citefactor, Google Scholar.
    We kindly use this opportunity to welcome and invite you to submit your manuscript(s) for publication in the April, 2018 Edition, (Volume 1, Number 2) and request that you disseminate these information to Fellow Colleagues, Scholars, and Researchers. Note: there is no submission or publication fee.
    Best regards,
    Editor of JOAAABR. Al-Nahda Publishing House, Palestine, editor@joaaabr.com, www.joaaabr.com
  • From: Al-Sham Post Publishing (APP) [editor@jaaabr.com]
    Sent: Sun 4/29/2018 4:10 AM [two of them] and Thursday 4/26/18 [three of them starting at 4:44 AM]
    Subject: Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research
    [Same text for Volume 1, Number 2, with April changed to May]
    Best regards,
    Editor of JAAABR.
    Al-Sham Post Publishing (AAP)
  • From: JAAABR Journal (joaaabr@hotmail.com)
    Sent: 5/26/18 at 3:14 PM and at 4:04 PM
    Subject: Publish with DOI
    Dear Colleague,
    Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research (JAAABR) (ISSN:2616-7751) publishes research in Accounting, Finance and Management with a special emphasis given to the interaction between these areas of research in an international context and in either the private or public sectors. Aiming to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers and professionals who are conducting research, the journal covers issues arising in: Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research (JAAABR) has been indexed by Open J-Gate, Academickeys, Journalseek, Drji, Researchbib, Citefactor, Google Scholar. JAAABR publushies the accepted papers with DOI.
    We kindly use this opportunity to welcome and invite you to submit your manuscript(s) for publication in the June, 2018 Edition, (Volume 1, Number 3) and request that you disseminate these information to Fellow Colleagues, Scholars, and Researchers. ...
    Best regards,
    Editor of JAAABR.
    Al-Sham Post Publishing (AAP), editor@jaaabr.com

Friday, February 2, 2018

OMICS' Domains

In addition to the obvious three -- omicsgroup.org, omicsonline.com, and omicsonline.org -- as of January 2018, the following domains are associated with OMICS
⊗ alliedacademies.org
⊗ biomedconferences.org (as of 2/18/19)
⊗ conferenceseries.com
⊗ conferenceseries.net
⊗ euroscicon.com, euroscicononline.org
⊗ global-summit.com
⊗ imedpub.com
⊗ lifescienceevents.com
    ⊗ openaccessjournals.com
⊗ pulsus.com
⊗ pharmaceuticalconferences.com
⊗ rroij.com
⊗ scholarsresearchlibrary.com
⊗ scitechnol.com
⊗ tsijournals.com
OMICS also is using the following domains to send emails (8/2/18):
⊙ annualconferences.org
⊙ conferenceeurope.com
⊙ conferenceint.com
    ⊙ conferencesglobal.org
⊙ lupinepublishers.org (as of 2/18/19)
⊙ meettheglobalexpert.com
Finally, the following domains are registered (3/22/18) to OMICS' founder, Srinubabu Gedela or OMICS:
⊗ biotechnologycongress.com
⊗ conferencesamerica.org
⊗ metabolomicsconference.com
⊗ meetingsint.com
⊗ nutritionalconference.com
    ⊗ oceanographyconference.com
⊗ omicsgroupconferences.com
⊗ scientificmeet.com
⊗ srinubabu.com
The last site states (3/22/18) that "Dr Gedela is a serial entrepreneur and a scientist [with a] Post Doctorate from Stanford University." It explains further that
As part of expansion Omics International Pvt Ltd acquired several small and medium size companies in publishing and events sector. These companies are majorly from Europe, Canada and United States and ru. Today, Omics International Pvt Ltd is an ever expanding publishing group ....
There's no disputing that. At least, not majorly.

For other reports of Omics brand names, see the comments to this posting and Graham Readfearn, All those OMICS linked companies in one place, Jan. 12, 2018.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

An Alert About Science Alert

Science Alert (sciencealert.com) and Science Alert (scialert.net and scialert.com) are not the same! This posting is about spam from the latter outfit, which was on Beall's list. The domain scialert.net is registered to Instra Corporation Pty, Ltd., whose unedifying contact information is Domain Manager,Cloud308, PO Box q126208, Dubai 126208, +971.562218164, inbox388@hotmail.com.

The home page states (2/1/18) that "Our business is to manage the knowledge and disseminate the new discoveries globally. Science Alert publishes close to 150 academic and professional journals." But it is hard not to be suspicious of journals with names like "American Journal of Food Technology" (the first on the publisher's list) --especially when the address for Science Alert (on the contact form) is
Office Number 112, Al Noor Building, Near Bassam Center, P.O. Box 126208, Deira, Dubai, UAE.
There is no address for the "American Journal." The editor-in-chief is Dr. Om Prakash Chauhan. No editorial board is listed, but an unrelated journal has an editor with this name and an address of "Scientist ‘E’, Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Siddarthanagar, Mysore, India." It could be that the only American thing about the journal is its name. A journal by the same name comes from another flaky-looking publisher, Science and Education publishing (SciEP). Science Alert's American Journal is said to be published by "Academic Journals Inc., USA."

UPDATE
2/24/19: Email today and yesterday mail originated from IP address 198.1.69.26, which is associated with medwelljournals.com. Medwell Publications' contact information is Office No 19, Abdullah Khamber Building, Al Rega, 00971 50 134 7030, medwellonline@gmail.com, P. O. Box 114537, Dubai, UAE.
Email
Spamming for Contributions to Any Journal
  • From: Science Alert [support@scialert.com]
    Date: 9/30/18, 1/27/19, 4/25/19
    Subject: Why publish with Science Alert
    Explore the advantges of publishing in a Science Alert Journals
    Number ONE reason to consider Science Alert for publication of your quality research is High quality and fast publication. [← if you do not care about editing for capitalization, spelling, and word usage.]
    Known for rigorous, fair peer review and fast publication times, our journals publish the best science, from original research articles to authoritative reviews.
    From submission to peer review to publication, fellow scientists will take you through our publishing process. Their experience helps to ensure that your work becomes available rapidly in journals that provide high quality context for your research.
    Submit your best research work for publication in one of the suitable Science Alert Journals. Want to learn more about our journals Please visit ... .
    Regard
    Science Alert Team
    You are receiving this email because you subscribed to Science Alert Newsletter. [← LOL] Click here to change your subscription. [← Or to confirm that they have a valid email address for spam?]
Spamming for "Peer Review Panel"
  • From: Science Alert [support@scialert.com]
    Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 3:15:17 AM EDT
    Subject: Call for Reviewers
    Science Alert is currently recruiting individuals to carry out a double blind peer review. As a platform for global academic communication, the quality of the journal has always an aspect attracting much of our attention. To ensure quality of our publication and to better serve the peers in academic circle, we now call for reviewers among professionals and experts of the world. If you are interested in joining the peer review panel, please send a copy of your CV with a complete list of publications to Manchi Fung (Ms) at support@scialert.com
    Regard
    M. Imran Pasha
    Publication Manager
    https://scialert.net
    You are receiving this email because you subscribed to Science Alert Newsletter. [← LOL.] Click here to change your subscription.
Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  • From: Science Alert [support@scialert.com]
    Sent: Apr 29 at 8:58 AM
    Subject: Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
    Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances (AJAVA) is a high-quality peer-reviewed well indexed scientific journal publishing original research findings on all aspects of animal and veterinary sciences.
    AJAVA is now accepting new submissions for publication in the coming issues. All submitted manuscripts undergo a thorough peer review process. Experts from a broad range of fields, evaluates the technical quality and completeness of each paper. Fast review turnaround and rapid publication of papers ensures that authors are able to publish their good conducted research work in a timely manner.
    Please visit the journal’s website for further information. Submit your next best paper for publication in Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances via the only submission system ...
    Regard
    M. Imran Pasha
    Publication Manager
    Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
International Journal of Pharmacology (IJP)
  • From: Science Alert [support@scialert.com]
    Sent: Jan. 25, 2018, 7:34:43 AM EST and again Feb. 28 at 6:53 PM
    Subject: Call for Papers
    International Journal of Pharmacology (IJP) is an internationally recognized Journal, contains peer-review material and provides broad coverage of entire field of pharmacology. [Emphasis in original.] The journal publishes full-length papers, short reviews (not exceeding 12 pages) and perspectives (by invitation only), intended to debate recent advances in rapidly developing fields.
    International Journal of Pharmacology currently indexed in Scopus, ASCI Database and Science Citation Index (Exp). International Journal of Pharmacology now accepting new submissions. Submit your best paper via online submission system at http://scialert.com ...
    Regard
    M. Imran Pasha
    Publication Manager
    © Science Alert. All Rights Reserved [← They copyright their email?]
Journal of Biological Sciences
  • From: Science Alert [support@scialert.com]
    Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019
    Subject: Journal of Biological Sciences
    Every journal depends upon its editor(s) and board for its success. We are seeking energetic professionals to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Biological Sciences (1727-3048). The Journal of Biological Sciences (JBS) is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by Asian Network for Scientific Information. It publishes original articles, reviews, and short research communications in all areas of biological sciences.
    Would you please suggest an energetic scientist for the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Sciences. If you are also interested to join JBS as one of the Editorial board member, please send us your CV to consider your good name as Editorial Board Member.
    Regard
    M. Imran Pasha

    Publication Manager
    Journal of Biological Sciences
Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (JEST)
  • From: Science Alert [support@scialert.com]
    Date: Mar 29 at 7:47 AM
    Subject: JEST - Call for new Editorial Board Members
    Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (JEST) is a key platform for authors publishing their cutting-edge research in the broad field of research in environmental sciences. The journal aims at publishing top-level peer-reviewed academic papers. The Journal of Environmental Science and Technology is a widely cited journal for fast-breaking developments in the field and authoritative review articles. The journal has high readership and impact, and is indexed in various databases.
    The journal is now looking for new Editorial Board members in the field of environmental science and technology. The main role of a board member will be to act as an advocate of the journal and help advance submissions and reputation, as well as provide occasional help in the processing or reviewing of submissions. We will encourage you to proactively network and promote the journal, think creatively about new ways of attracting interest, and solicit content from colleagues where appropriate.
    More specifically, the responsibilities expected from a board member are:
    - to distribute the Call for Papers as widely as possible and to promote the journal whenever possible
    - to gain submissions
    - to consider submitting their own publications to the journal
    - to make suggestions on how to improve the journal
    - to carry out occasional peer review for the journal
    - to assist in locating suitable peer reviewers, if required
    - to let the editorial team know of conferences/events that could be used as journal promotion opportunities (especially relevant if they will be attending the event)
    - to provide editorial advice/opinion to the Editor in Chief on submissions, if required
    - to be available to contribute to a yearly editorial board review, should it be required
    - to help promote specific publications and press releases, if asked by the Editor in Chief
    We invite you to serve for 3 years in the first instance, subject to review. On behalf of the JEST, I would like to invite you to join the journal as one of the Editorial Board Member. If you are interested, please send your CV with complete list of publications via email at support@scialert.com. The deadline is 15 April 2019.
    Regard
    Liliana Patino
    Executive Managing Editor
    Journal of Environmental Science & Technology
Pakistan Journal of Biological Science
  • From: Science Alert [support@scialert.com]
    Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:37:29 +0000
    Subject: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
    Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences (PJBS) is a peer reviewed and well indexed international journal gets your work reviewed quickly, and publishes all sound science to an international audience.
    Currently Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, is indexed in Asian Digital Library, ASCI Database, IndexONE, and PubMed. [← PubMed is a searchable database of biomedical citations and abstracts, but the journal is part of MEDLINE (4/26/19). PubMed's largest source of citations. MEDLINE claims to.screen for quality.]
    PJBS calls for new submissions. Please submit your best original research papers for publication in the coming issues. For further information, please visit the journal’s website: ...
    Regard
    Prof. Hakan Ulukan [← identified in the webpage linked to the name in the email as a professor at Turkey's Ankara University "with the branch of Cereals and Edible Pulses Growing and Breeding"]
    Editor in Chief
    Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
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Pharmacologia
  • From: Science Alert [support@scialert.com]
    Date: Apr 28, 2018 at 4:34 PM
    Subject: Submit your next paper to Pharmacologia
    Pharmacologia (ISSN 2044-4648) is an open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal. Pharmacologia covering all areas of autonomic, behavioral, cardiovascular, cellular, clinical, developmental, gastrointestinal, immuno-, neuro-, pulmonary, and renal pharmacology. Pharmacologia is open to all, publishing technically sound, original research papers of interest to specialists within their field, without barriers to access.
    All articles submitted before May 15, 2018 will be considered for publication without Article Processing Charges. Submit your next paper to Pharmacologia via online submission system ... . For further information about the journal, please visit ... .
    Regard
    M. Imran Pasha
    Publication Manager
    Science Alert
Trends in Applied Sciences Research
  • From: Science Alert [support@scialert.com]
    Date: Feb. 23, 2019, 8:30 AM
    Subject: Trends in Applied Sciences Research
    Trends in Applied Sciences Research (TASR) invites Review Articles, Systematic Reviews and Mini-Reviews for publication. TASR is a peer-reviewed and open access journal. Scope of the journal includs Applied Microbiology, Applied Psychology, Agricultural Engineering, Applied Aviation Sciences, Applied Ecology, Applied Nutrition, Applied Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, Engineering, Finance, Food Science, Geology, Healthcare System, Linguistics, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine and Architecture, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, Natural and Technological Sciences, Physics, Social Sciences, and related disciplines.
    Please submit your review articles before March 10, 2019 for FREE publication via online submission system ... . Please let us know if you have any question
    Regard
    M. Imran Pasha
    Publication Manager
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