Friday, September 21, 2018

The American Publishing House (TAPH) -- A House in a House?

The American Publishing House (which uses the acronym TAPH) is "always open to any correspondence from your side." Indeed, it is "open to any kind of feedbacks ... ."

GoDaddy's Domains By Proxy registered the name for the principals behind TAPH. The address on the contact page is "27, George Street, Bloomfield NJ 07003-4329." reports this as the location of a single family dwelling (4 beds, 2.5 baths, 1,926 sqft) owned by Vasant S Kalathia and last sold: Feb 2013 for $327,100. The business currently registered at this location is Shanti Kalathia, Certified Public Accountant. The address also is used by Shreeji Impex, Inc. Current or past residents are Shanti Kalathi, 973-338-0687; Shantilal Kalathia (same); Priya Kalathia (973-338-8811); Shanti V Kalathia (same); Uday A Kalathia (same); Vasant S Kalathia (same).

As of September 21, 2018, TAPH purports to publish the following journals:

Journal Editor Board Members Contents Notes
Advanced Physics Research Reports There is no board, but "If you are interested to become editorial board member ... send us your application." Nothing is posted. "considers researches that are original ... it should be of a high standard quality."
American Journal of Integrative Agricultural Sciences Of the 28 editorial board members of this "American Journal," two are in the US: Ephraim Nkonya [a citizen of Tanzania] is working at the International Food Policy Research Institute, 1201 Eye Street NW, Washington DC 20005 USA; Jipeng Yan is a postdoc (with degrees from Beijing Forestry University and SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry) at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Nothing posted "totally free of cost publication"
"15 days peer review process [and] 15 days for publication"
Journal of Computing and Informatics There is no board, but "If you are interested to become editorial board member ... send us your application." Nothing posted "not-previously-published work ... is encouraged to be submitted"
I have not inspected the remaining journals (or shells for journals, as the case may be). They are Accounts of Analytical Chemistry Research, Advanced Pharmaceutical Research, Biotechnology Insights, Environmental Research Reports, Materials Research International
  • From: TAMPH Materials Res.Int []
    Date: Sep 18, 2018 at 4:55 PM
    Subject : Invitation to Submit Original Articles - Newly launched Peer-reviewed Materials Res. Int. - Journal
    Dear Prof.Dr. dhkaye,
    The American Publishing House is seeking articles that are original, of high-quality, and that represent complete studies and scientific developments in the field of materials science The research work should be of general interest to the public or the scientific community. It should have a significant potential impact, and it should be of a high standard quality.
    Materials Research International is an international, peer-reviewed, subscription based journal that aims to publish the latest research in the field of materials science. The journal publishes Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Symposia or Topical Collections, Spotlights in the field of materials science. ...
    Key Features of Journal
    - International peer-reviewed journal
    - Assures 15 days peer-review process and 15 days for publication after acceptance
    - Electronic submission, no postal charges
    - Chargeless publication
    - Publishes original, of high-quality manuscripts
    - Available in Print and Online versions
    - Double-blind peer-reviewed
    - DOI will assign to all published articles
    - Chargeless E-reprints ...
    Publication process at TAPH is carried out in an absolutely ethical manner. ... We have a systematic approach of functioning. We have a set of rules that we follow to accept the proposals and convert them into publications. All the proposals received by us undergo a rigorous assessment process, where the experts refine the content prior to publication. Also, our experts take proper care to avoid any sort of plagiarism in the content that we publish. Once, the experts refine the content, only then the proposals go for getting published. Also, we correspond to the authors to keep them updated regarding the status of their proposal. Once, the proposal gets converted to a publication, we lay it open for the readers in the printed as well as online format. ...
    The American Publishing House (TAPH) ensures high standards and quality by following strict ethical policies and by meticulous peer review. TAPH follows the COPE Flowcharts, according to the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), for resolving the suspected malpractice cases. Malpractices include practicing plagiarism, data usage frauds, or bogus claims of authorship. TAPH, henceforth, expects its editors, reviewers, and authors to follow the best guidelines on ethical practices. Read More>>
    I sincerely hope you will accept our invitation and will publish your valuable research work ....
    Mike Chotavia
    Manuscript Management Dept.
    The American Publishing House, Publisher's Website

Friday, September 14, 2018


The following comment-spammers are blocked from this site. Their comments, sometimes repeated dozens of times, are advertisements.

⊗ All bangla newspaper (Web worker, a repeat offender)
⊗ CaryPress International
⊗ Cenetri Publishing Group (Sudheer)
⊗ (Web worker, a repeat offender)
⊗ National Journal Publications (Nagendra Lohith)
Net Journals (Rakul Preet: 42 MedDocs advertisements)
⊗ pegasusmediagroup
ReDelve International Publications
SciTech Central (directly and via yadavs indian)
Conference organizers or advertisers
⊗ Colloquium Conferences (Sudheer)
⊗ IPC Group (in Singapore)
⊗ World Conference Alerts
Ghostwritng or editing
⊗ Academic Writing Service (Alpha Assignment Help)
⊗ Barath Kumar (six attempted advertisements)
⊗ Paraphrase Service UK (Aishah O)
⊗ priyakarthik (Blogger profile consists of the word "proofreading" and a link to TJPRC journals)
⊗ Projectsdeal Dissertation Proofreading Services UK (Burhan, James Smith)
⊗ Projectsdeal UK Reviews (James Smith)
⊗ Symfony (Jackson, a repeat offender)
⊗ Toby Warner
⊗ (Ashwin, a repeat offender; Jackson, a repeat offender)
⊗ Jordan University (farah and sara)
⊗ Ukraine and Kyrgystan (anonymous owner of the blog "List of Top MBBS Medical College in India")
⊗ University of Jordan (uj website)
⊗ Yurtdışı Eği̇ti̇m Akredi̇tasyonlarımız
Drugs, healers, or health
⊗ Cilexin Male Enhancement Pills
⊗ promise dickson (similar)
⊗ DiagnoShop (in Hyderabad)
⊗ Dr Imoloa Herbal Medicine (Donald Havard "from the united states i have been suffering")
⊗ Dr Imoloa Herbal Cream (Mark Robert)
⊗ Libido capsules from China (Malik AnEeS, Pakistan)
⊗ Dr. Olu's herbs (similar, Austin Mike)
⊗ Julia Franlin miracle cures
⊗ "i am Mudaf Kyle from MALARIA"
⊗ Dentists in Andheri West (John Paul,
⊗ Sumathi S occupational health and safety course in Chennai
⊗ SS Healther Medical Blog ("committed to boosting our site," Rodney Tapley)
⊗ Best Lawyer in Hyderabad (Advocate)
⊗ Lawyers in Hyderabad (Law Firms)
⊗ (yeezy sneakers)
⊗ p.kicksneakers
Real estate and hotels
⊗ Montrose co hotel (Web worker, a repeat offender)
⊗ Prime BHK (Hyderabad properties, a repeat offender)
⊗ Service Apartments in Coimbatore (Crystal Lake Stays)
⊗ Manaslu trekking (Dhansingh Gurung Gurung)
⊗ Nepal Base Camp Treks (Sappa Lama Gomso, a persistent parasite)
⊗ Shiva Excursion treks in Nepal
Escort services, call girls, etc.
⊗ Bangalore Escorts (Payal Pandya)
⊗ "Best Dating App for London" (Meet and Eat)
⊗ daynighthire (neha Singh)
⊗ Delhi Escorts (Somiya Khan)
Electronics, telecommunications, software
⊗ Augurs Technologies- Customised Software & Mobile App Development India
⊗ Benmisery Kory "Phone Cabling Services Vancouver"
⊗ Magento Design & Development (Steve Berke)
⊗ Subhash Komuravelli "Best ERP Softwarte [sic] in India"
⊗ Quickbooks Data and Quickbooks Support
⊗ Realtekh (repeat offender in Chennai)
⊗ ufone (Syed Mehmood)
Other Blogs
⊗ Technology Moon Blog (, a repeat offender)
⊗ 3e accounting (John Smith, in Malaysia)
⊗ adi.releta
⊗ Adi Singh
⊗ Backlinks "weed for sale with bitcoin"
⊗ caliy (phishing?)
⊗ Chandrika opendg
⊗ Chirp Directory for "twitter Management"
⊗ Clinnovo Research Labs Pvt Ltd (a repeat offender)
⊗ Crazy Over Marketing (KK, adi)
⊗ Cute Insides home decor (PRbulls, a repeat offender)
⊗ Ella lily
⊗ EVA Group political consulting (Jan Aushadhi, in India)
⊗ I Grace event organizers in Hyderabad (Rishitha Rishi)
⊗ Internet Marketing Company (Nina Athena, a repeat offender)
⊗ Loans from (Mohamed Ali)
⊗ משה נסטלבאום
⊗ John Peter
⊗ Masonava
⊗ More Business Setup & Document Clearing (Mordubai, in Dubai)
⊗ QML Corp. (Helish Lawera)
⊗ padmapriya priya
⊗ Paper bags in China (Tushar Soni)
⊗ Techno Data Group (Jack Peters, address lists)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fitness World Magazine wants "your outstanding research in medical field"

Perhaps the email below does not qualify for inclusion in the Flaky Academic Journals blog. Who would mistake "Fitness World Magazine" for an academic journal? Nevertheless, it seems to reaching out (from an email address in India) and using a street address in California (that Google Maps does not recognize) to attract contributions from "researchers ... in the medical field."
  • From: Lauren []
    Date: Thu 9/13/2018 11:08 AM
    Subject: Your Research in Fitness Magazines
    Greetings from Fitness World Magazine. I am Lauren, editorial assistant from Fitness World magazine contacting you regarding your outstanding research in medical field.
    We are reaching out to experts in fitness industry and asking them to share their outstanding research with us. Our editors at Fitness world magazine would like to feature them in our monthly magazine and bring good reputation to researchers like you in the medical field.
    Our Fitness World Magazine is distributed to millions of subscribers monthly, and you will be featured in that magazine.
    Please share me your research article, so that our editors will write an excellent article on your research and make it available on our magazines both print and digital.
    With this featured article, you will receive wide recognition across the world.
    Please let me know your interest.
    Will be waiting for your reply.
    Lauren | Editorial Assistant
    Fitness World Magazine,
    1653 Clifford Street, Oakland, CA 94621.