Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Lupine Publishers "craves to select scientific connotation"

Lupine Publishers describes itself (on its website, 2/19/19) as
a multidisciplinary, scholarly Open Access publisher focused on Genetic, Biomedical and Remedial missions in relation with Technical Knowledge as well. We crave to select ground-breaking research based on modernism, aptness, scientific connotation, prospective spectator’s interests, etc. We endeavor to provide by far and liberally accessible belvedere to researchers and practitioners in support of their novel and valuable ideas. We already have 2000+ Editorial Board members along with 5000+ Published articles in our box. Our Journals maintain a scrupulous, methodical, fair peer review System. Besides, quality control is riveted in each step of the publication process.
This description raises the question of how many editors and articles can fit in one box. The box contains such articles as Association of Blood Group with Tea Likeliness, Bitter Gourd Relish and Blood Group Relationship, and Is There Any Fluctuation in Normal Blood Pressure While Watching Horror Movies?

The company information database Buzzfile provides, inter alia, these questions and answers (2/19/19):
Q. How big is Lupine Publishers?
A. Lupine Publishers is estimated to generate $37,589 in annual revenues, employs approximately 1 people [sic] at this location
Q. Where is Lupine Publishers located?
A. Lupine Publishers is located at 7865 S Grand Baker St, Aurora, CO 80016.
Q. How long has Lupine Publishers been in business?
Lupine Publishers has been in business for approximately 2 years.
Although Lupine purports to operate out of New York City, Buzzfile's address for it is a four bedroom home at 7865 S Grand Baker St., Aurora, CO 80016.

Lupine Publishers spams for OMICS-related conferences. An email from the subtly named Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic & Genetic Sciences (below) advertised a production of the Biomedical Conferences LLC, which seems to be a name used by Conference Series, which is an OMICS domain. Conference Series, Lupine Publishers, Iris Publishers, and Crimson Publishers are just some of the enterprises whose domains are registered to Sudheer Kaku, "Software Engineer and Web Developer in Aurora, Colorado."

The peers involved in the Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic and Genetic Sciences do not seem to care too much about whether the articles concern forensic science or genetics. For example, A New Demographic Situation and Problems of Employment in Uzbekistan describes the disturbing rate of unemployment in the country but sounds an optimistic note: "The country leader based on the adopted state programs completely stimulated the steady growth of creation of jobs and employment of the population."
  • From: Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic & Genetic Sciences [forensic@lupinepublishers.org]
    Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 11:51 PM
    Subject: Medicine and Medical Conferences: 2019
    Dear Dr. DH Kaye,
    Happy Charming Day.
    We cordially invite you to our “International Conference on Recent Advancements in Medicine and Medical Science” Conference during March 01-02, 2019 at Colorado, USA. On behalf of the organizing committee we expect your valuable participation to deliver your Research works in the time of your experience as an oral presentation during the conference Schedule.
    The Two-days conference comprises professional programs which includes 80+ Sessions of Scientific Forum, Symposia, Roundtable, Dialog, Poster, Exhibition, Workshop and Training Courses. We hope that the Medicine and Medical Science -2019 will be an unparalleled opportunity for Growing your network and meeting Eminent People throughout the scientific world. ...
    If you have any query, please feel free to contact us any time on WhatsApp (+1720 767-7131). Hope to have your presence at Colorado. Only 15 days to go Waiting for your rapid response.
    Christina | Program Manager
    Biomedical Conferences LLC Westbrook Corporate Center, Westchester 60154, USA.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Center for Contemporary Research (CCR)

The Center for Contemporary Research is an elusive publisher. No website for it appears in the first several pages of results from a search for the name. The website of the journal that spammed me (the International Journal of Business Management and Commerce (IJBMC)) identifies CCR as its publisher but has no link to it. It states
Center for Contemporary Research (CCR) is an International, Scholarly open access publisher that currently provides worldwide research publications. CCR offers a broad range of options for authors and researchers, enabling authors to publish their material in our quality open access journals with a high degree of rigorous peer review integrity and transparency. Our dedicated technical and editorial team members ensure the quality of the published research articles. We have very reputable and dedicated editorial board members from different academic fields which ensure the quality and review standards according to the international research publishing standards and quick publication of research articles.

Center for Contemporary Research (CCR) publishes a number of journals, covering Business, social science, natural science, health science, general science, Technological science, economics and management. All journals are peer reviewed, and open access.
The same description -- word for word, and capitalization error for capitalization error -- appears on the website of the International Journal of Social Science and Business (IJSSB), which identifies the Center for Academic Research (CAR), as its publisher:The single difference is the substitution of "Academic" (and "A" in the acronym) for "Contemporary." The navigation bars have the same nine tabs in the same order, and the two sites use the same animated gif that blinks between "Submit paper" and "Click Here." Finally, the dubious UK address and the Bangladesh ones are the same, which puts both (or is it one?) in the same Portsmouth townhouse as the Research Institute for Progression of Knowledge (RIPK).

The domain name of ijbmcnet.com is registered by Kazi Arifur Rahman, who gives his mailing address as Uttara, Dhaka, Dhaka Dhaka 1230 Bangladesh, and other contact information as +016.5377842, kaziarif.it@gmail.com.
From: Dr. Albert Camryn [editor@ijbmcnet.com]
Date: Feb. 12, 2019, 1:09 PM
Subject: Call for paper
Send your manuscript to the editor at: editor@ijbmcnet.com
International Journal of Business, Management and Commerce (IJBMC) is an international peer-reviewed journal which accepts research articles, review papers, case studies, etc. in all fields of Business, Management and Commerce. The core objective of IJBMC is to publish new knowledge and theories for the benefit of society from academics, researchers, professionals to industry practitioners. It also provides a venue for PhD scholars to submit on-going research and developments in these areas.
IJBMC publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Business Management and Commerce will occasionally be published.
The journal is published both in print and online versions. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of: Business and Management: business, management, human resource management, strategic management, e-business, services, information technology production & operations management, financial management and managerial economics, entrepreneurship development and so on.
Banking and finance: economics, banking, accounting, commerce, human resources management, international business, finance, marketing, law, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, linguistics and so on.
Social science and Humanities: Social Science, Humanities, Sociology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Public Administration, Psychology, Philosophy, hotel and tourism, development studies, population studies, international relations, Political Science, History, Education, Women Studies and so on.
IJBMC is inviting papers for Vol. 4 No.2 which is scheduled to be published on February 30, 2019. Acceptance Notification will send within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission
Last date of Submission: February 19, 2019
For more information, visit the official website of the journal ...
With Warm Regards,
Chief Editor
Dr. Albert Camryn
International Journal of Business Management and Commerce
E-mail: editor@ijbmcnet.com

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Research Inventy

Who publishes Research Inventy's International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES), and why does the world need another obscure journal on all of science and technology? This journal p[rovides no answers to these questions. No names or addresses appear in the spam I received. An ICANN Whois search for researchinventy.com draws a blank. Logos displayed on the home page include NASA, Google Scholar, and Cornell University Library. The website lists no publisher or editor-in-chief. The eight editorial board members are "Philosophy Doctors" from Egypt (3), Iraq, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, and Poland. Prices are in "USD" and "INR," so it is likely that the the operation is in India.

There is a "copy right form" and a "cheack paper status" feature. The answer to the frequently asked question "HOW MUCH IT TAKES FOR REVIEW PROCESS?" is "The International Journal of Engineering & Science takes 5-10 days for publication of paper." That's almost as close to instant gratification as writing your own blog.
  • From: fnfhkm [bolt-processed@daum.net]
    Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2019, 2:18 AM
    Subject: Research Based Journal Research Inventy: International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES)
    Online ISSN: 2278-4721, Print ISSN: 2319-6483
    Call For paper, January , 2019
    The Research Inventy is indexed by well reputed International Indexing agencies/ databases: Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, Research Gate, Ulrich's Web and Open J-Gate etc. IMPACT FACTOR: 1.89 (Calculated by AQCJ)
    Note that a double-blind peer review process will be used to evaluate all papers submitted for consideration. For that, authors must not indicate their names and affiliations in the body of the paper. Important Dates/Deadlines:
    Full Paper Submission Deadline: 25th January , 2019
    Notification of Acceptance: 30th January , 2019
    Date of Publication: 05th February , 2019
    Website: www.researchinventy.cOm Mail id: inventy@editormails.com
    Best Regards
    Research Inventy- IJES

Sunday, January 13, 2019

We Are Syntax Publishers -- spreading information throughout the universe

The About Us page on Syntax Publishers website reads (1/13/2019) as follows (with emphasis added):
Syntax publishers is an open access, peer reviewed journals. These are free to Read and download throughout the world. The online journal covers all major areas of science, medicine, financial management, technology and engineering. We promote rapid publishing and strict manuscript handling and editorial process. Our aim is spreading quality scientific information to the research community throughout the universe. Syntax publishers is a stage for all types of professors and researchers who crave to give out quality information based on their research and area of expertise, we support the scholars/researchers in their field of interest with latest information. Syntax publishers assure originality and integrity of each published article with respect to the Publication Ethics and Probity. We strictly do not rely on any funds from any external source such as universities, research centers etc ... .
The accompanying photo banner shows torsos with stethoscopes. The website clearly was not prepared by a native English speaker -- "With an undisputed connection, updating yourself and being at knowledge about diverse fields becomes faster and easier." The contact address is 500 Delaware Ave, Ste 1 #1960, Wilmington- 19899. Other firms with the identical address include All American Payday Loans, AFCO American Fire Products Co., Blue Oil Energy, IASISLAB, Intello Group, and Rocksolar Technology. That is only a sampling. It must a very crowded suite.

The domain names for Syntax Publishers are hidden behind proxies. UPDATE (1/14/19): The domain spjournals.com, which is registered to Rakesh Tripathy in Delhi, now redirects to syntaxpublishers.org. Thanks to "Clyde Smut" for this discovery connecting Syntax to Sryahwa Publications.

The editorial board members from the US are said to be
Alejandro Suarez-Pierre, Johns Hopkins University
Chioma T Amadi, University of New York
DeMonica Latrice Junious, Walden University
Kenneth R. Pelletier, University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco
Kush Sharma, New York University Langone Medical Center
Mohammadhossein Amini, Kansas State University
Prabir K Mandal, Edward Waters College
Pradeep L. Menezes, University of Nevada Reno
Premkumar Saganti, Texas A&M University
Robert J Gatchel, The University of Texas at Arlington
Sharon S Stoll, Yale University School of Medicine
Waqas Ullah, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Syntax Journal of Criminology and Forensic Science (SJCFS)
  • From: Syntax Journal of Criminology and Forensic Science [forensic@spjournals.org]
    Sent: Friday, December 7, 2018, 6:48:00 PM EST
    Subject: Requesting Submissions for Our Journal Upcoming Issue
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Hope you are doing well!
    Syntax Journal of Criminology and Forensic Science (SJCFS) an online open access and peer reviewed journal. the motive of the journal is to encourage the researchers and scientists who are aspired towards innovations in Criminal studies and forensic research.
    we consider your profession based on your records that you are an eminent author to publish your research works in our journal.
    Syntax Journal of Criminology and Forensic Science which publishes Research Articles, Reviews and Letters and all types of articles are accepted in areas of Forensic Genetics & DNA Analysis, Finger-printing & Techniques, Environmental Forensics, Forensic Clinical Medicine, Criminal Cases physical evidence, sexual medicine Etc.. Based on your record of contributions in this field, we would like to invite you to submit an article for the Inaugural issue of the journal.
    Note: You were also invited to be as Reviewer to our journal if you accept this invitation please send us your CV/Biography with Recent Photograph. ...
    Please send us on or before December 24, 2018.
    Looking for your reply.
    With Regards,
    Editorial Office
    You are receiving this email because of your [nonexistent] relationship with the sender. ...
  • From: Syntax Journal of Criminology and Forensic Science [sjcfs@syntaxpublishers.co]
    Date: Feb 8, 2019, 3:35 AM
    Subject: Kindly Agree for our Proposal
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Hope this email finds you in good spirits!
    [← It is not helping.]
    Syntax Journal of Criminology and Forensic Science (SJCFS) an online open access and peer reviewed journal. the motive of the journal is to encourage the researchers and scientists who are aspired towards innovations in Criminal studies and forensic research.
    Syntax Journal of Criminology and Forensic Science which publishes Research Articles, Reviews and Letters and all types of articles are accepted in areas of Forensic Genetics & DNA Analysis, Finger-printing & Techniques, Environmental Forensics, Forensic Clinical Medicine, Criminal Cases physical evidence, sexual medicine Etc..
    The purpose of this letter is to formally invite you, to submit a Manuscript for upcoming edition of this journal. Please send us your valuable manuscript to publish in our upcoming issue in March 2019. Dead line for submission February 25, 2019. To submit your valuable manuscript: Email to forensic@syntaxpublishers.org as an attachment.
    Note: Since it is a new journal so we provide Discount on publishing fee i.e USD $899 for Two articles you and your colleague or friends will be invited to submit your articles. [← Still new?]
    Let me know your decision on participation in this issue, your support was greatly appreciated. We look forward to your response.
    Editorial office
    You are receiving this email because of your [nonexistent!] relationship with the sender. ...

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Phoenix Journals

The "Call for Paid Reviewers" from "Phoenix Journals" lists nearly 50 nonexistent "Phoenix (Scholarly) Journals Of" this and that. I say "nonexistent" because a search "Phoenix Journals Of" and "Phoenix (Scholarly Journal Of" uncovered no such publications. The sender's address domain (phoenix.com) belongs to a company that makes BIOS firmware. Querying ICAAN whois for the registrant of the domain "academicpublishing.online" (given in the email for replies) yields no name for the registrant and an address of "delta NG." NG might stand for Nigeria. I wonder if this is another scam to harvest information on bank accounts.
  • From: Phoenix Journals [cv@phoenix.com]
    Date: Dec 13, 2018, at 4:01 AM
    Subject: Call For Paid Reviewers
    The Phoenix Journals welcomes and encourages articles from practitioners and academics.
    We are currently seeking high profile researchers/scholars to join our editorial team as paid editors/reviewers/chief editors. Send your resume (containing your photograph) as an email attachment indicating your journal of interest from the list provided below to the following email address: recruit@academicpublishing.online
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Accounting And Taxation
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of African Studies And Development
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Agricultural Extension And Rural Development
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Agricultural Research
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Biodiversity And Conservation
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Biomedical Research
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Business And Finance Management Research
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Cancer Research And Experimental Oncology
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Clinical Pathology And Forensic Medicine
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Clinical Reviews And Opinions
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Dentistry And Oral Hygiene
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Developmental Biology And Tissue Engineering
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Ecology And The Natural Environment
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Economics And International Finance
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Educational Research And Reviews
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Engineering And Manufacturing Technology
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of English And Literature
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Entomology And Nematology
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Fine And Studio Art
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Food Science And Technology
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of General And Molecular Virology
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Genetics And Molecular Biology
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Geography And Regional Planning
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Geology And Mining Research
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of History And Culture
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Horticulture And Forestry
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Infectious Diseases And Immunity
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Internet And Information Systems
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Languages And Culture
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Law And Conflict Resolution
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Library And Information Science
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Mathematics And Computer Science Research
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Media And Communication Studies
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Medical Laboratory And Diagnosis
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Medicinal Plant Research
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Medicine And Medical Sciences
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Microbiology And Biotechnology Research
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Neuroscience And Behavioral Health
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Nursing And Midwifery
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Nutrition And Metabolism
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Pharmacy And Pharmacology
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Physical Sciences
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Political Science And International Relations
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Pure And Applied Chemistry
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Research In Environmental Studies
    Phoenix (Scholarly) Journal Of Sociology And Anthropology
    Best regards,
    Dr. George J.
    Phoenix Journals

Saturday, December 8, 2018

American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER)

I have not been able to determine the publisher of the American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER). A reputable journal would have the publisher's name and address on its website. This journal's email to me came from an account on a South Korean web portal and had no signature line or other identification of the individual who wrote it. The domain name AJER.org is registered to Chetan Sharma, Publishing, Shri Ram Colony, Devi Mandir road, Dasna, Ghaziabad (201015), Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201015, India, +91.9313171903, chetan.journals@gmail.com. The name or email address is associated with various other flaky journals or publishers.The address on AJER's website belongs to National State Research, a private company in Connecticut. Its Vice President of R & D, Moinuddin Sarker, is the managing editor of the journal. Dr. Sarker has four publications in OMICS journals.

Other red flags are evident. First, aside from Moinuddin Sarker, the editorial board of this "American Journal of Engineering" is devoid of editors from the United States. (Good journals need not have US editors, but one has to wonder about the honesty of an "American journal" that has such tenuous connections with America.)

Second, it is not clear how many of the editors are engineers. One is a postdoc (polymer science) at Shah abdul Latif University in Pakistan. Others specialize in such subjects as animal breeding, genitourinary tumors, health and epidemiology, hypoxia, and "Logic, Philosophy of Maths and African Science."

Third, the journal touts its inclusion in the American National Engineering Database (and in no other indexing service). ANED has been described as a "fake database by fake publisher" in India.

Fourth, the journal promises peer review within a week. Competent peer review within a week is not routinely possible.

Finally, AJER insists that it is an "official international journal," whatever that means.
  • From: index [inex.editor@daum.net]
    Date: Thu 12/6/2018 11:57 PM
    Subject: Explore your Research Globally
    Welcome to AJER
    American journal of Engineering Research (AJER Journal is indexed in American National Engineering Database)
    Current Issue December, 2018 (Volume 07 - Issue 12)
    LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION – 10th December 2018
    DATE OF PUBLICATION –20th December 2018
    We are pleased to inform you that AJER is going to launch its next issue
    (Volume 07, Issue 12). We would like to invite you to contribute your Research Paper for publication in AJER. Papers published in AJER will receive very high publicity and acquire very high reputation. We publish original research articles, review articles and technical notes. The journal reviews papers within one week of submission and publishes accepted articles on the internet immediately upon receiving the final versions. Our fast reviewing process is our strength. ...
    Authors are required to submit the full paper (PDF and Word format) to the ajer@editormails.com

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 inventionjournals.org (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 ijesi.org 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: chief.editor054@rediffmail.com
    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: invention006@rediffmail.com
    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)