Friday, April 30, 2021

SCIREA Journal of Sociology

SCIREA is an opaque publisher that does not reveal its location and staff. Its website describes the SCIREA Journal of Sociology as "an international, scientific peer-reviewed open access journal published online by SCIREA" and promises publication within approximately 25 days of submission. It accomplishes this feat without a named editor-in-chief. The listings for the "editorial board" go on and on, surpassing 1,000 members apparently motivated to write instant reports by "vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC [author publishing charge of $330 as of April 30, 2021] of their next publication in any SCIREA journal, in appreciation of the work done." 

The first four (of 21) U.S. members of the bloated editorial board are said to be such luminaries in the discipline of sociology as:

  • Dr. Farshad Salimi Naneh Karan, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Ashton Nichols, Dickinson College
  • Julia M. Puaschunder, Columbia University, Princeton University, The New School Department of Economics, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis
  • David L. Bolton, Werst Chester University

The "Instructions for Authors" begin with the heading "Subscribe for Interminable Submissions." That sounds ominous. These instructions contain these "Open Science Policy Guide Lines to Submit the Manuscript: The absolute prototype for manuscript is originality, high scientific quality and interest to a multidisciplinary audience." I cannot say whether the journal's articles fit this absolute protoype. The website crashed when I tried accessing them.

Email
  • From: sj info [sj@sjchemistry.net]
    Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:36 AM
    Subject: Submitting Your Manuscripts (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    Journal of Sociology
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    [No signature line]
  • From: Chan Alan [chan@sjchemistry.net]
    Date: Friday, March 6, 2020 10:22 AM
    Subject: Contributing Your Research Article (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
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  • From: Vestrucci Paolo [vestrucci@agriculturej.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:57 AM
    Subject: Invitation to Submit Your Articles (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    Dear Kaye, DH
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  • From: Cheng Jianwei [cheng@sjchemistry.net]
    Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:43 AM
    Subject: Invitation to Submit Your Articles (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    [Same "Good day!" email]
  • From: Cheng Jianwei [cheng@sjchemistry.net]
    Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:56 PM
    Subject: Invitation to Submit Your Papers (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    Dear Kaye, DH
    Journal of Sociology
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    Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:36 AM
    Subject: Invitation to Contribute Your Research Paper (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    Journal of Sociology
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  • From: sj info [sj@sjournalofenvironment.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:55 AM
    Subject: Submitting Your Articles (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    Dear Kaye, DH
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    Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:20 PM
    Subject: Calling for Articles (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
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    Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:47 AM
    Subject: Calling for Research Papers (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
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    Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 2:25 PM
    Subject: Contributing Your Research Paper (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
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    Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:31 PM
    To: Kaye, David
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  • From: Balaji K. [balaji@clinicalmedicinej.org]
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NOTICE: As of 28 May 2021, I have stopped reproducing the incessant emails from SCIREA journals. Pennsylvania State University has blacklisted the webpage for submitting manuscripts, noting that "Access to the Website you were trying to use has been blocked because it could possibly be unsafe or potentially malicious."

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The International Journals from the House in Mesa, Arizona

Today's possible scam came not as an email, but as an inane comment on a recent posting on this blog. The commenter, calling himself "Smith," wrote that "[a] journal is a compilation of papers written on a daily basis throughout the year (much like a magazine)" and gave a link to IJMRS.com.

IJMRS is the acronym for International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Research. This journal is one of a series covering every imaginable subject. All have the same editor-in-chief, Steven Sayasy. All have the same address, 1809 S Citrus Cove, Mesa, Arizona 85204. That's a recently purchased five-bedroom house in a Phoenix suburb. The Sayasy-edited and published journals that popped up in a quick search are IJMRS, IJSSHR (International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research), and the improbably named JOMAAR (Journal of Management and Architecture Research).

JOMAAR is amazing. In less than three years, it has become "the longest-standing, constantly-published, worldwide-referred publication on architecture, based in the USA." Indeed, "[i]ts unique thematic issues contribute to the confrontation of scholarly perspectives on unnoticed setbacks – a must-read for faculties, doctoral and graduate students, in addition to for architects and the universal intellectual audience."

The title of its latest article reads as if it were written by a random word generator. The article is "The Performance That Observation Potboiler in Weakness Manufacture An Redundancy Effigy for the Consideration of Weakness" by Professor Shadowy Lings and  Dr. Luis Easton.

Who is the intrepid editor-in-chief for the universal intellectual audience? In a word, a salesman. Steven Sayasy of 1809 Citrus Cove is the registered agent, organizer, and principal of Rapid Purchases, LLC. The company engages in "Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Other Activities Related to Real Estate." According to Bizapedia, that is not all. Mr. Sayasy is the sole principal of Farkal LLC, which offers "Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Other Computer Related Services." On Linked In, he describes himself as "President at Farkal" and lists two other current activities -- "Licensed Realtor" with the Realty ONE Group and "Digital Marketing Nerd" with Exaalgia LLC. He puts his best foot forward:

My 10+ years of experience revolves around customer service, sales, and management. I have dedicated my efforts to learning these skills and mastering them to the best of my ability.

Comparable skills in academic research and writing are not mentioned. There are no reported publications or even a four-year college degree. Mr. Sayasa's education culminated in an associate's degree from Hamilton College in upstate New York.

Oh, by the way, the "Smith" IJMRS blog coaches students on how to submit plagiarized term papers without getting caught.

PUTATIVE COMMENT

Smith [https://www.blogger.com/profile/01818740726441100868] has left a new comment on your post "Frontiers in Medical Case Reports wants the "medic...": A journal is a compilation of papers written on a daily basis throughout the year (much like a magazine). Research Journal papers are written by experts, for experts, and they present the most current studies. They may be printed or distributed online, or both.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Frontiers in Medical Case Reports wants the "medical fraternity to synchronize their knowledge"

Frontiers in Medical Case Reports is not a Frontiers Media (frontiersin.org) journal. The publisher listed on the journal's website is

Publisher: Frontiers in Medical Case Reports
4-73, S. Lingotum, Choutuppal, Hyderabad, Andhrapradesh, India 508252
Weblink: https://www.jmedicalcasereports.org/
Contact Person: K. Shivashanker
Email: shivashankar.fmcr@gmail.com

This Frontiers journal seems to be intertwined with the Archives of Medical and Clinical Research. Both have domains (in this case, jmedicalcasereports.org) registered to "Organization: Ubitech Solutions; Kind: individual; Mailing Address: Madhya Pradesh, India." Both have the same guidelines for authors. Both have mostly the same editors.

The About Us and home pages indicate that this is not a journal to turn to for English language editing. It advises us that its purpose "is to enhance the field by offering new basic and clinical research with highlighting on knowledge that will motivation the way medical treatments are practiced." The About Us also page condemns "ethical malpractices" and has this to say about "Human and Animal Rights":

Contingent upon the idea of the in regards to investigate, manuscripts submitted ... should contain an statement such that the unsettling legitimately restricting ethical guidelines have been met. Authors are needed to check if any of the beneath explanations applies ....
All human investigations should express that they have been affirmed by the ethics committee and have accordingly been acted as per the ethical guidelines set down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. ...

The email, which does not comply with the US CAN-SPAM Act is written in a similar style.

Email
  • From: fmcr [fmcr@jmedicalreports.com]
    Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2021 11:39 PM
    Subject: Submissions for Medical Case Reports
    Frontiers in Medical Case Reports
    Authors are cordially Invited for article submissions to publish in the upcoming issue of Frontiers in Medical Case Reports Frontiers in Medical Case Reports is a lively and informative journal covering international issues relevant to medical and clinical sciences worldwide.
    The Frontiers in Medical Case Reports is an international standard open access peer-reviewed journal which provides a source for publishing original communications, case reports and case series in all areas of medical and clinical sciences. Frontiers in Medical Case Reports providing a platform for advances in basic and advanced clinical medical research for all branches of Medico Professionals.
    FMCR provides cutting edge updates, developments in the medical arena and helps the medical fraternity to synchronize their knowledge in today's time.
    Submission Guidelines:
    A High-Quality research papers are invited those are original and plagiarism free must be prepared in MS word should be submitted electronically. kindly submit through online at: Submit Now or you can mail your manuscript to our mail at editor@jmedicalcasereports.org
    All submitted manuscript will be peer-reviewed, edited and published in accordance with international standard and best practices.
    Thank you in advance.
    Best regards
    Editorial Office
    Frontiers in Medical Case Reports
    E-mail: editor@jmedicalcasereports.org

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

From Science Domain International: Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology

The Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology (previously the British Journal of Applied Science & Technology), is "is dedicated to publish." The website (https://www.journalcjast.com/index.php/CJAST/about) explains in a "disclaimer" that

As per the recommendation of different reputed indexing organizations and following the requests of researchers and editors, title of this journal has been changed. ‘British Journal of Applied Science & Technology’ continued as ‘Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology'. This international journal has no connection with any scholarly society or association or any specific geographic location or any country (like USA, UK, Germany, etc). This is an independent journal run by SCIENCEDOMAIN international. Legal contact address of editorial office and other offices are available in this link [https://www.journalcjast.com/index.php/CJAST/about/contact].

Apparently, the "British Journal" ran into trade name problems. As with other SDI journals, the contact page identifies the publisher as Ms. M. B. Mondal, Ph.D., and the London "branch office" is rented from an office-address provider.

More information on Science Domain International is posted on this blog.

Email
  • From: Dr. Isita Sen [editor05@sdjournals.net] Sent: June 14, 2017
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    UK: Third Floor, 207 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH,UK,Registered in England and Wales, Company Registration Number: 8988029, Fax: +44 20-3031-1429
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From Science Domain International: The Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports

The publisher of the Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports is Science Domain International (SDI, discussed on this blog). That SDI is the publisher is well hidden on the journal's website (), but the addresses in the emails and the company registration number lead one to SDI. In addition, the addresses and "publisher name" of Ms. M. B. Mondal, Ph.D., in the contact page (https://www.journalajarr.com/index.php/AJARR/about/contact) point directly to SDI.

Email
  • From: Dr Rina Menon [editor73@publish4journal.com]
    Sent: Tue, Apr 13 at 8:41 AM
    Subject: Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports 📣 📣
    Dear Colleague,
    Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports (https://www.eurohost365.net/ajarr/journal) is a peer-reviewed INTERNATIONAL journal. We offer both online publication as well as Hard copy options. Discounted publication charge is only 35 USD (2135 INR), for manuscripts submitted within this month. Original publication charge is 500 USD after this offer period.
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    Time Schedule: Submission to review decision: 7-10 days Submission to publication: 12-14 days
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The publisher of the Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies is Science Domain International (SDI, discussed on this blog). That SDI is the publisher is well hidden on the journal's website (https://www.journalajl2c.com/index.php/AJL2C), but the addresses in the emails and the company registration number lead one to SDI.

Email
  • From: Dr. Rita Sen [k@dashboardstar.online]
    Sent: Sat 4/21/2018 8:45 AM
    Subject: Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies
    Dear Colleague, Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies is an OPEN peer-reviewed INTERNATIONAL journal. ... Manuscripts submitted within this month will be eligible for 20 USD publication charge. Original publication charge is 500 USD.
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    2.1 Advanced Article Metrics: Authors can see real-time data of different interesting Article Metrics like Geo-map of Article download, Geo-map of Article access, etc. See example 1, example 2, example 3, etc.
    3. Proposed Time Schedule: Submission to the first editorial decision with review comments: 3 weeks. Submission to publication: 4 to 6 weeks
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  • From: Dr Sumita Kar [editor2rini@gmail.com]; (Dr Sumita Kar via sendgrid.net)
    Date: Fri 10/23/2020 7:13 PM
    Subject: Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies
    Greetings!! We are contacting from Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies. This journal follows highly respected OPEN peer-review system ... .
    Average time for Review Decision: 7-10 days from submission date Average time for Publication: 10-12 days from submission date
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    India: U GF, DLF City Phase-III, Gurgaon, 122001, Delhi NCR, Tele: +91 9434356957

Sunday, April 11, 2021

SCIREA Journal of Mathematics

SCIREA is an opaque publisher that does not reveal its location and staff. Its website describes the SCIREA Journal of Mathematics as "an international, scientific peer-reviewed open access journal published online by SCIREA" and promises publication within approximately 25 days of submission. It accomplishes this feat without a named editor-in-chief. The listings for the "editorial board" go on and on, surpassing 1,000 members apparently motivated to write instant reports by "vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC [author publishing charge of $330 as of April 11, 2021] of their next publication in any SCIREA journal, in appreciation of the work done."

The "Instructions for Authors" contain these "Open Science Policy Guide Lines to Submit the Manuscript: The absolute prototype for manuscript is originality, high scientific quality and interest to a multidisciplinary audience." Among these works for a multidisciplinary audience are "On Еc-(δ-ßc)-Compact Spaces and Еc-(δ-ßc)-Separation Axioms" and "The Structure of Groups GL(3,F)."

The "issues" of the journal are often single articles. The abstract of one such 14-page article on "The So-called Seqed and Scientific cradle of the angle θ in ancient Egypt" (vol. 3, issue 2, April 24, 2018) begins:

Science is a matter of asking for information by specifying the difference between fact and opinion. Fact in a scientific context is a generally accepted reality, but still open to scientific inquiry, as opposed to an absolute truth, which is not a part of science. The hypotheses and theories are generally based on objective inferences, unlike opinions, which are generally based on subjective influences. Therefore and hence we can say ‘the facts versus the opinions’.
Email
  • From: Newcomb Patricia [newcomb@sjmathematics.org]
    Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 1:15 PM
    Subject: Invitation to Submit Your Papers (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    Dear Kaye, DH
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  • From: Mitropoulos Panagiotis [mitropoulos@clinicalmedicinej.org]
              McCarthy Sheila [mccarthy@sjmathematics.org]
    Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:43 AM
             Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:47 PM
    Subject: Submitting Your Research Paper (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    Warm greetings from the assitant editor!
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  • From: Shu Chi-Min [shu@clinicalmedicinej.org]
    Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:14 AM
    Subject: Invitation to Submit Your Manuscripts (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    Dear Kaye, DH
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  • From: Anderson Jenny [jennyanderson@scijmat.org]
               Harris Victoria [victoriaharris@scipj.org]
    Sent: Sunday April 11, 2021 11:21 AM
              Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:43 AM
    Subject: Invitation to Submit Your Manuscripts (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    Dear Kaye, DH
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  • From: Sharma Arun [sharma@healthj.org]
    Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:49 PM
    Subject: ЅսЬmіtting Your Research Articles (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
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    Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:12 AM
    Subject: Inᴠitatіоn to ЅսЬmіt Your Research Article (Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment)
    Dear Kaye, DH
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NOTICE: As of 28 May 2021, I have stopped reproducing the incessant "Warm greetings!" emails from SCIREA journals. Pennsylvania State University has blacklisted the webpages for submitting manuscripts, noting that "Access to the Website you were trying to use has been blocked because it could possibly be unsafe or potentially malicious."