Wednesday, June 27, 2018

An Online "International Conference on Newfangled Methods" Wants Manuscripts for Two Journals

Today's email is a new one on me. The International Conference on Newfangled Methods of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (ICNMPCM) won't meet anywhere, but its "delegates" may have their papers published in two flaky journals..It is not unusual for single journals to have symposia on given topics, or for real conferences to have a journal or two consider the papers for publication as a group, but I have never before encountered a so-called conference that exists solely to funnel papers to questionable journals.

The newfangled conference website ( provides the following description (as of 6/27/18):
ICNMPCM welcomes author to present research work through online, it provide common platform for researches, professors and industry professionals. This conference is an ideal platform for keeping up advances to a consistently morphing fields. It is most innovative conference which has been leading and experts from around the global will be presenting the emerging thoughts through papers.
All registered papers will be submitted to International Journal of Engineering & Technology(UAE) for possible publication after the internal scientific check. ... All registered papers will be submitted to International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD)for possible publication after the internal scientific check. ...
The About Us page adds that "Our main arrow is to hit the world with new techniques. The Contact page provides no address. Aside from an HTML form, it gives email URLs for and as well a Indian mobile telephone number. The domain name is registered by Endurance Domains Technology LLP for "Confer Professional Group of Conferences, Andhra Pradesh, India."

the "Guest Editors" are all Indian and Malaysian, except for "Dr. Sattar B. Sadkhan, Editor in Chief of IJACT in South Korea, Chair of IEEE ComSoc Iraq Chapter, Chairman of URSI Iraq Committee, Honorable Research Director of IRAQ for (BRCORP), Editor in Chief of many International scientific Journals."

The International Journal of Engineering & Technology (UAE) is a product of the United Arab Emirates' Science Publishing Corporation, whose journals include "International Journal of Scientific World." It welcomes "[e]xtensions of previously published high-quality articles ... if they have been recommended by the conference organizing committee." It lists Google Scholar among its "partners."

The other journal that this virtual conference will feed is published by nothing less than Transstellar Journal Publications and Research Consultancy Private Limited. The domain name is registered to TJPRC Journals, Tamil Nadu, India. Transstellar claims to have agents or offices in "Texas - USA, California - USA, London - UK, Ontario - Canada, Mesaieed - Qatar, Singapore and Chennai - India. It also has 14 journal editorial offices (research partners) around the world ... ." Zillow describes the Houston location (13218 Golden Field Dr) as "a single family home that contains 2,398 sq ft and was built in 1997. It contains 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms." The California office is a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment at 701 Gibson Drive, Apt. No. 1912, Roseville, 95678. The corporate office is in Transstellar Tower, Ground Floor, Plot No: 37A, City Park Layout , Old No: 34 / New No: 12, Egattur (near SIPCOT IT Park, OMR - Opp: FLSmidth), Chennai - 603103, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • From: akhil G []
    Date: June 27, 2018, 2:28 AM
    Subject: [untitled]
    Respected Professors,
    International Conference on Newfangled Methods of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (ICNMPCM). It is an online conference intends to be a global forum for researchers and engineers to present and discuss recent innovations and new techniques in Engineering Technology and Sciences.
    Important Dates: Today is the Last Date for Paper submission ... Date of Conference: 6th & 7th Aug 2018
    [no sender name]


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