Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Invention Journals are "Open Aaccess"

Five journals, all ending with the word "Invention" in their name, are listed on the website (10/10/2018). They are "Open Aaccess To All Researchers" with "Online As Well As Print Version Both" and "Doulble Blind Peer Review." (Evidently, line editing remains a challenge to the editors.)

These journals have posted a copyright assignment form that is incoherent. It states that the author "understand[s] that the Editor-in-Chief IJESI may transfer the Copyright to a publisher at his discretion" yet asserts that "[t]he author(s) reserve(s) all proprietary rights ... ."

The spam and the web sites provide no address or telephone numbers, but India is the probable location. The registrant information on the domain is limited to the location of Uttar Pradesh. The registrar is Net 4 India, Ltd. The "Editorials Board Members" of the International Journal of Engineering and Science Invention, which spammed me, include "Dr. Salawu .O.W", an "Inorganic Chemist, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi , Benue State Nigeria" with three years of "Experience."
  • From:
    Date: Wed 10/10/2018 2:51 AM
    Subject: Indexed International Journal
    Dear Author/Researcher
    IJESI is peer reviewed International Journal which publishes paper online as well as print version. IJESI is indexed in major indexing like EBSCO HOST, CABELL’s library, ULRICH web, Jour Info etc. ... IJESI follows the rapid publication process.
    Important dates are as follows: Last Date for paper Submission: 25TH October 2018. Publication Date: 05TH November 2018. Hard copy will be dispatch within 7 days after online publication. Please submit your paper ... .
    With warm regard
    [The nameless] Editor-In-Chief
  • From:
    Date: Tue 10/23/2018 5:58 AM
    Subject: Instant Review
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Sub: Publish paper in Best Impact Factor Journal
    Invention Journals have following different open access Journals: ... International Journal of Engineering and Science Invention (IJESI) ... International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Invention (IJPSI) ... International Journal of Business and Management Invention (IJBMI) ... International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention (IJHSSI) ... International Journal of Mathematics and Statistics Invention (IJMSI) ...
    Invention Journals are indexed in Google Scholar, Jour Info, Open J Gate, American National Engineering Database (ANED) etc.
    All Invention Journals are monthly based Journals which used to publish on exact date since last 6 years. Important Dates for October 2018 Issue: Manuscript Submission Last date: 25th October 2018 Acknowledgment Notification: Within 24 hrs Review Report Notification: Within 7-8 days Paper publication: 05th November 2018 For further clarifications, mail us at INVENTION.JOURNALS@GMAIL.COM www.inventionjournals.Org
    Thanking you,
    Invention Journals ARE (UGC Approved Journals)
    Thanking You. © Best Regards
    Editorial Board (Invention Journals)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Gece Academy: Pay to Publish Your Dissertation or Thesis

It is easy to have a dissertation published. In addition to outfits that help with the construction of any e-book from any paying author who wants to self-publish, there is ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, which boasts "[t]he largest collection of electronic theses and dissertations available worldwide ... 4 million works from more than 3,000 universities, [with] more than 130,000 works [added] annually" (10/5/18). (On the perils of publishing with ProQuest, see Kathryn Hume's remarks in

Another option for avoiding the screening process or criteria of traditional, relatively selective academic publishing houses is to turn to publishers who are less picky or who use different criteria. Obviously, these publications will carry little brand-name prestige, and expecting high quality line and copy editing could well be unrealistic.But you have to pay for them anyway with Gece Academy.

Gece's email suffers from the absence of such editing, and its Park Avenue address apparently comes from Regus, a virtual office supplier used by many of the publishers whose emails appear in this blog. Gece Publishing House also publishes papers from conferences -- with payment up front from the authors.
  • From: Publish your thesis []
    Date: Thu 10/4/2018 3:26 PM (also 10/18/2018)
    Subject: Gece AcademyPublish your thesis []
    Dear Stakeholders,
    please visit our page to examine the academic package prepared for publication and to get detailed information about, various thesis and academic studies of academicians (Academic Package - A) by Gece Kitaplığı, which is an internationally recognized publisher.
    Academic Package - A (Individual)
    In the academic package, the various thesis and academic studies of academicians are published by "Gece Kitaplığı" which is an internationally recognized publisher. In this package, the first edition of the book is made as 500 copies and 25 books are given to the author free of charge. Following the completion of the first edition of the book, the author receives 7% royalties from this sale.
    After the typesetting and layout is completed, the cover design of the book is submitted to the author's approval. After approval, the printing process is started. The editing service is provided by Gece Akademi for experienced academicians working in various universities in Turkey and around the world. The presentation of your work is made by professional advertising companies via e-mail, catalogue and social media coats.
    Your books are sent to major distributors of Turkey (Amazon, D&R, Emek, Kitapyurdu, İdefix, Final, Alfa, İnsancıl etc.) and sold in the bookstore where the Publisher works. All the services such as composition, graphic, cover design, printing, ISBN, banderol is done in our publishing house and the package fee is 600 Euro. You can send your work by e-mail ... .
    USA OFFICE: 387 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor, New York, 10016, USA.
    TURKEY OFFICE: Meşrutuiyet Mah. Atatürk Bulvarı, Bulvar Palas ÇArşı İş Merkezi, C Blok No: 141/127, 06420, ÇAnkaya, Ankara, Turkey. Phones: +90 555 888 24 26; +1 347 355 10 70