Thursday, July 12, 2018

Iris Publishers, "your one-stop-place for latest scientific!"

The About Us webpage of Iris Publishers (7/12/18) has such ringing phrases as "your one-stop-place for latest scientific!" "aiding the growth of learners ... for the prosperity of science." They want "to exploit the scientific information"and "to unfold the quality research globally." To exploit and unfold, IRIS uses a "potential Editorial team" and a "highly qualified and expert Editorial committee [that] is indulged in scrutinizing articles with stringent peer review process ensuring that it follows our policies." Who could ask for anything more?

Iris has pictures of 35 journals on its website -- 36 you count the World Journal of Yoga and Natural Therapy twice -- because it "is an ambidextrous journal."

The domain name irispublishers.org is registered to New Dream Network, LLC dba DreamHost Web Hosting. The telephone number on the contact page, 914-407-6109, also is used by Lupine Publishers, which is "focused on ... Remedial missions in relation with Technical Knowledge." Virtual office supplier, Regus, could be the source of the address of the office building in San Francisco. Clearly, there is reason to wonder where Iris is actually located. The spam inviting me "to join your hands with us in this instigate" suggests that the handshake would be quite a stretch.

UPDATE: Two comments of July 13, 2018, provide more information. One from "Smut Clyde" reveals that the common telephone number for Lupine and Iris (not to mention the flowery association) is no accident. He (or she) found that
Iris Publishers LLC is a Colorado Domestic Limited-Liability Company filed on May 18, 2018 .... The company's principal address is 7865 S Grand Baker St., Aurora, CO 80016. That Aurora street address is also the home of Lupine Publisher, Crimson Publisher, "Biomedical Research Ltd", and Sudheer Kaku (the scammer who registered the corresponding domains).
Email
  • From: Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology [archaeology@irispublishers.org]
    Date: July 12, 2018, 3:59 AM
    Subject: Evaluation
    Good Morning!
    I am sure you're quite busy, but I would appreciate if you could take a moment to my below request.
    We are glad to inform you that, we are in the process of framing Editorial/review committee for our journal. So, we respectfully invite you to join your hands with us in this instigate.
    I trust you’ll provide your valuable time and interest towards our journal and we are looking forward to inaugurate our OAJAA with the eminent people like you.
    If you are interested to join as an editorial board member in our journal, please send your CV ... Kindly acknowledge this email for further queries.
    Sincerely,
    Carlo Alvaro
    Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology

5 comments:

  1. I just got the same email. Apparently Carlo Alvaro is a real person, he's on research gate, but the articles he has posted seem to be more opinion pieces than research, with a similar language style to the above email.

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  2. Bizapedia reports that
    Iris Publishers LLC is a Colorado Domestic Limited-Liability Company filed on May 18, 2018 . The company's filing status is listed as Good Standing and its File Number is 20181398016.

    The Registered Agent on file for this company is United States Corporation Agents, Inc and is located at 121 S. Tejon Street, Suite 900, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. The company's principal address is 7865 S Grand Baker St., Aurora, CO 80016.


    That Aurora street address is also the home of Lupine Publisher, Crimson Publisher, "Biomedical Research Ltd", and Sudheer Kaku (the scammer who registered the corresponding domains).

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  3. Dang, I got beat for this publisher. (Hmm, I also got an email from Crimson Publisher this morning too. :) )
    ____________________________________
    Modern Concepts in Material Science
    __________________________________
    Good Morning!

    I am sure you're quite busy, but I would appreciate if you could take a moment to my below request.

    We are glad to inform you that, we are in the process of framing Editorial/review committee for our journal. So, we respectfully invite you to join your hands with us in this instigate.

    I trust you’ll provide your valuable time and interest towards our journal and we are looking forward to inaugurate our MCMS with the eminent people like you.

    If you are interested to join as an editorial board member in our journal, please send your CV to
    materialscience@irispublishers.com

    Kindly acknowledge this email for further queries.

    Sincerely,
    Sandra Lopez

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  5. Thanks for this, I also got a similar email today - but this one was signed by "Nikki Fenn". A quick bit of googling showed me this is not a real person (currently seems to be having "her" online personality built)! Definitely very dodgy.

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