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 theamph.com for the principals behind TAPH. The address on the contact page is "27, George Street, Bloomfield NJ 07003-4329." Homemetry.com 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
Email
  • From: TAMPH Materials Res.Int [materialsjournals@theamphallsub.science]
    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 ....
    Regards
    Mike Chotavia
    Manuscript Management Dept.
    The American Publishing House, Publisher's Website

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