Thursday, August 22, 2019

JScholar's Journal of Forensic Research and Crime Studies (JFRCS)

JScholar's Journal of Forensic Research and Crime Studies (JFRCS) promises "maintaining rigorous peer-review process." A competent academic journal would use referees to suggest improvements in most articles they recommend for acceptance, but the JFRCS reviewers need not spend much time on that because "All accepted papers will be appeared online immediately" and online is the only mode of publication. Instant publication also helps lighten the editors' workload.

The latest article has such mysterious keywords as "Stranger Legal System" and "Frayed Punishment." For the curious, here is the abstract:
This article is based after prolong research on the subject matter whether the doctrine of incremental punishment is practicable. The pathetic case of Aruna Shanbag has been taken as the central theme of the research. The Doctrine of Double Principle looks all right till such time cases of this nature confront us. And such incidences are on the rise. The responsible society cannot look the other day and wish that such nagging questions may fade away. Not any longer. The idea of Doctrine of Incremental Punishment is being raised which may be applicable in grievous and dangerous hurt particularly when this has far-reaching effect on the victim.
Thank goodness for "rigorous peer-review process."

The cost for the privilege of having work posted in this journal is $777. The institution supplying the most papers so far is the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science at the University of New Haven. Need I mention that Dr. Lee is on the editorial board? The college  has provided 43% of the 44 pages that comprise the three slim "volumes." An issue -- indeed, an entire volume -- can consist of a single paper. Some volumes are single issues.

The editorial board members are (grouped by country and institutional affiliation):
Henry C. Lee, Distinguished Chair Professor, University of New Haven, Founder, Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science, Director, Forensic Research & Training Center
Heather Miller Coyle, Associate Professor, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences, [University of New Haven], USA
Timothy M. Palmbach, Chair & Assoc. Professor, Forensic Science Department, University of New Haven, USA
Steven L. Castiglione, Assistant Professor, University of New Haven, USA
Peter R. Valentin, Lecturer, University of New Haven, USA

Robert Allen, Professor of Forensic Science and Chairman, Oklahoma State University
Tom Glass, Professor, Oklahoma State University, USA
Ronald Ray Thrasher, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, USA

Wayne D. Lord, Professor, University of Central Oklahoma, W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute, USA
Mark R. McCoy, Associate Professor, University of Central Oklahoma, USA

Charisse T.M. Coston, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA⊘ Anthony P. DeCaprio, Associate Professor, Florida International University, USA
Duane Dukes, Director, John Carroll University, USA
Christopher Schubert Dunn, Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, USA
Kimberley Garth-James, MPA Program Director, ColumbiaSouthern Univ. And VAG, US Sentencing Commission, USA
Michael Hooper, Adjunct Professor, Sonoma State University, USA
Richard Li, Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
Phoebe Morgan, Professor, Northern Arizona University, USA⊘ Mary Noe, Professor, St. John’s University, USA
Tony R. Smith, Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Patrick J. Solar, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
David J. Thomas, Associate Professor, Gulf Coast University, USA
Xu Zeng, Associate Professor, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Denny Crouch, Utah Toxicology ­ Expert Services, USA
Steven A Koehler, Director, Forensic Medical Investigations, LLC, USA

Igor Bernik, Assistant Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Branko Lobnikar, Associate Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Darko Maver, Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia

David Joubert, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, Canada
Arlene Kent-Wilkinson, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Jonathan Doak, Professor, Durham University, UK
Jessica Chi-mei Li, Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Roghieh Nooripour, Lecturer, Al-Zahra University, Iran

Guan Tay, Associate Professor, The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • From: Journal of Forensic Research and Crime Studies []
    Date: 5 July 2019
    Subject: Followup mail on Your Article Submission JFRCS Vol 3 Issue 2
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye
    Greeting from Journal of Forensic Research and Crime Studies..!! In the previous mail we introduced you about the "Journal of Forensic Research and Crime Studies" for article submission. Hope you have gone through it. But we did not receive any response from you. As we aware of your busy schedule in this field, once again we are contacting you to know your decision about the manuscript submission. JFRCS is accepting manuscripts for its upcoming edition Volume 3, Issue 2. We are writing this proposal to endorse your research in the particular field. ...
    All the published articles get indexed in internationally recognized open access repositories considered appropriate for the subject. After publication, article will be assigned with DOI number and will be indexed in Googlescholar,DOAJ and cite factor. If your article is funded by NIH, it will be indexed in PUBMED within a month after publication.
    Kindly respond for this mail at your earliest convenience.
    With Best Regards
    Editorial team
    Jscholar Publishers
    You are receiving this email because of your [non-existent] relationship with the sender.
  • From: Forensic Studies []
    Date: 23 Aug 2019 6:21 AM
    Subject: Research manuscript submission
    Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
    Warm greetings! Journal of Forensic and Crime Studies (JFCS) is open access, an international peer-review journal, which encourages researchers, scholars, etc., to publish their research articles, reviews, opinion, short communications etc., in its publications. We are happy to announce that JFCS is seeking articles in the fields of Forensic Studies from scholars to publish in the journal. Hence, we invite you to submit your latest research works or manuscripts towards the journal. Please submit your manuscript here
    We look forward to your positive response. Thanks
    With Best Regards
    Wilson Kelly
    Associate Managing Editor 
  • From: Forensic Studies []
    Date: Mon 30 Sept 2019 3:44 PM
    Subject: Invitation for manuscript publication
    Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
    Warm greetings! We gladly invite you to submit your article to Journal of Forensic and Crime Studies (JFCS) which aims to be a medium to publish research work like reviews, short communications, etc., in all aspects of Forensic Science. We are seeking manuscripts for publication which can be a source for researchers, scholars and all scientific professional’s, who can be benefited from the treasure of knowledge.
    The submitted papers will be reviewed by our referees. We publish the articles in different formats like PDF, full-text. Accepted articles will be available online within 24 hours. [The referees must work at light-speed.]  JFCS maintains confidentiality, consent and research ethics. Submit your final paper here ... . If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
    With Best Regards
    Wilson Kelly
    Associate Managing Editor

1 comment:

  1. This Henry Lee?

    It looks like half the Forensic Science faculty at this "University of New Haven" have degraded themselves to the level of pumping out paper-shaped advertisements through a predatory junk-journal. That can't be good for the university's reputation. What's going on there?