Saturday, March 24, 2018

SMGroup: "Hello Researcher"

SMGroup has a US address: SM Online Scientific Resources LLC, # 160 Greentree Drive, Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904, USA. That is the address of National Registered Agents, Inc., a company that lends its address to corporations. The domains smjournals.org, smjournals.com, and sm-international.net are not registered to the true principals, but only to GoDaddy.com's Domains By Proxy. Why would a reputable publisher not reveal its physical location? Or appoint a dog to an editorial board?
Email
  • From: SM Journal of Clinical Pathology [clinicalpathology@sm-international.net]
    Sent: Mar 15 at 12:03 PM
    To: Researcher
    Hello Researcher, I am pleased to invite you to submit your manuscript to our Journal. SM Journal of Clinical Pathology maintains the quality of research by double-blind peer review process. Areas of interest are Hematology, Cytology, Transfusion medicine, Cancer pathology, Forensic pathology, Dermatopathology and related areas of clinical pathology. ... The last date to submit your manuscript is on March 30, 2018.
     ... I appreciate your immediate reply. Kindly forward this invitation to your colleagues.
    Sincerely,
    Debora Loso, Managing Editor: SM Journal of Clinical Pathology, SM Online Scientific Resources LLC, 160 Greentree Drive, Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904, USA, Tel: +1-469-647-3601

1 comment:

  1. One of Jeffrey Beall's readers found that SMGroup are a trio of gombeens in Hyderabad, and linked to the equally low-life Austin Publishing:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20161108155652/https://scholarlyoa.com/2014/01/02/list-of-predatory-publishers-2014/#comment-327479

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