Friday, April 20, 2018

Scholarena feels pleasure to publish names of toes

Scholarena promises to “enlighten your knowledge” with such journals as JMSA (Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis), which “publishes significant and important research from all area [sic] of mathematical and statistical science fields such as pure and applied mathematics ... .”

It might not seem surprising that a mathematics journal would publish papers on pure mathematics, but the logos on the journal’s website show a nice microscope, test tubes and skeletal structural formulas for a few organic molecules. Maybe that is the publisher’s idea of mathematics, for the website states that this mathematics journal “aims . . for sharing new empirical findings and novel ideas in the emerging field of clinical, health and medical professions education.” The articles in press, the current issue, and the archive can be described by the null set {}. For all the graphics, the journal is empty. It has an editorial board of one person. Or does it? The editor is said to be “Mais Nijim, USA” — no link or institutional affiliation. There is an associate professor of computer science at a university in Kingsville, Texas by that name.

JPAR (Journal of Pancreas and Advanced Research) offers a similar story (and logos). It has an editorial board with two names and no links — this time “Athanasia Papazafiropoulou, Greece,” and “Vedat Goral, Turkey.” But, hey, for a journal with no contents, two editors are plenty.

The journal that spammed me is JFCS (Journal of Forensic and Crime Studies). Its website explains that “We accept manuscript [sic] related to a wide range of topics including Forensic analysis, Crime scene investigation, latent fingerprints, and so on.” It has a long editorial board (but no editor-in-chief). The following U.S. members are on this “eminent editorial board”:
Viviana Andreescu, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Louisville
Lisa M Dadio, Full Time Forensic Science Lecturer Instructor, University of New Haven
Lisa Herzig, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, California State University
Stephen T Holmes, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida
Yingru Li, Assistant Professor of GIS, Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida Orlando
Catresa G Meyers, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University
Brij Mohan, Dean Emeritus, School of Social Work, Louisiana State University
Mustapha Mouloua, Professor of Psychology and Human Factors, Director of the Transportation Research Group Laboratory, University of Central Florida
Lee E. Ross, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida
Lisa L Sample, Reynolds Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dennis M Savard, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Saginaw Valley State University
Teruya-Feldstein Julie, Professor, Department of Hematopathology, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Health System
There are several articles in press and one 22-page issue to date. The most impressive article (in a way) is a two-page item, “Human Body Via Art,” with insights such as “The composition of the human body shows to be composed of a number of certain elements such as Ca2, Na+, K+, C, etc. in different proportions.” And — catch this — “human leg fingers ... are big toe, second toe, middle toe, fourth toe, and pinky toe.” Oh, just in case you did not know, “Legs are used for standing, walking, jumping running, and similar activities.

Scholarena has a great flow chart of the peer-review process for all its journals. The box “MS accepted for publication” leads directly to “Reject for Publication.” Scholarena also is in the medical conference business, almost entirely in “Vegas USA.”

The domain name scholarenagroup.com is registered to “praveen” in Begumpet, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 500016 India, +91.8686461603, scholarena@gmail.com. The domain name scholarena.com is better hidden, having been registered by Privacy Protect, LLC. Journalhub.online belongs to reportsgmail1, Marathahalli Colony Bangalore, Bangalore Karnataka 560037 India, +91.9502027733, reportsgmail1@yahoo.com.
Email
  • From: Forensic Studies (jfcs@journalhub.online)
    Date: Thu 4/19/2018 4:26 AM
    Subject: Submit your novel research Paper- JFCS
    Dear Dr. Kaye David H,
    Good wishes for you. Journal of Forensic and Crime Studies (JFCS) is an open access journal that comprises [sic] the studies of various sectors of forensic analysis, crime scene investigation, latent fingerprints, etc. JFCS publishes the articles which are unique and explore new information in the research of Forensic Science.
    As a researcher in the fields of Forensic/Criminology, we feel pleasure in inviting you to publish your work in our JFCS. Your contribution may help in bringing awareness, sharing knowledge to readers across the globe through our journal. Hope to receive a positive response from you! Thank You
    With Best Regards,
    Reuben Mark, Associate Managing Editor
  • Sent: Fri 5/4/2018 1:12 PM
    From: Forensic Studies (jfcs@scholarcfp.com)
    Subject: Submit your novel research Paper- JFCS
    Dear Dr. Kaye DH,
    Warm wishes from Criminology Journal! On behalf of Journal of Forensic and Crime Studies (JFCS) we would like to take the pleasure to appreciate your research work especially, your article entitled "The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America” is very interesting and after reading it, we felt that it will definitely be a great source of information to a wide range of research community.
    JFCS is an open access, multidisciplinary journal which aims to serve the scientific community by delivering the most up-to-date and novel academic, topical, and scientific articles. We accept manuscript related to a wide range of topics including Forensic analysis, Crime scene investigation, latent fingerprints, so on. We would like to cordially invite your original article, review articles, case reports, short communications, clinical images etc, towards the upcoming issue of our journal. ... JFCS desires publishing quality research and ensures authors with: • Rapid onset of article processing • Providing timely update of article status • Thorough peer review process through potential reviewers • Increased visibility of the research work. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
    With Best Regards
    Reuben Mark, Associate Managing Editor

1 comment:

  1. "N Clarke
    Sr. Editor at Scholarena Journals
    Hyderabad, Telangana, India"

    https://in.linkedin.com/in/n-clarke-230b95126

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