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

1 comment:

  1. Records of the previous domain ownership reveal it to have been registered earlier by Chetan Sharma (, with an address in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. But the same name is behind IOSR, who is already in your archives.

    The name and the e-address of Chetan Sharma are both linked to an interminable list of every conceivable scam, grift, fraud, and skeezy little niche of revenue acquisition.

    It is also worth looking at the IP Address that hosts "". Again, an interminable list of Chetan Sharma con-jobs.