Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Donnish Journals

Donnish Journals has no address on its website or in its "journals." The person or people behind them cannot be found in the registration data for the domain donnishjournals.com (thanks to GoDaddy.com).

Looking into the Donnish Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution, one finds (5/29/18) highly sporadic "issues" usually consisting of single articles of about ten pages. The journal has no editor-in-chief, and as of May 29, 2018, "[a] detailed list of Editors, Associate Editors and Editorial team will be available shortly." All submissions "are made to undergo sectioning" -- which sounds ominous. "Thereafter they are double-blindedly peer-reviewed ... ." Authors can rest assured that "[m]ore than 100 reviewers are working diligently to shorten the review cycle of the academic research publication; and help researchers to pay more attention on the research itself, not waiting for too long, for suggestions from reviewers." They also are informed that "Manuscript submission and their accessibility is not an infringement of copyright." That's a relief.
Email
From: Donnish Journals [mail@academicpublishing.online]
To: dhanee121@gmail.com
Sent: 5/26/18 at 10:08 AM
Subject: Call for Paid Editors/Reviewers
All articles published Donnish Journals are peer-reviewed. We are currently seeking qualified and outstanding researchers to join its editorial team as paid editors or reviewers. Send your resume as an email attachment to the respective journals provided below ....
Best regards,
Dr. Richard F.K.
Donnish Journals

1 comment:

  1. Jeffrey's thoughts on Donnish Publishing:
    http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/11/11/an-open-access-publisher-you-can-see-through-pyrex-journals

    IIRC, the hustler behind Donnish and Pyrex journals is primarily running an "Academic proofreader" scam, promising to improve his customers' English enough to be publishable. The scam journals are just the cherry on his cake.

    The hustler goes by the name of Clinton Clark, of Nigeria.
    https://whoisology.com/donnishjournals.org

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