Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Insight Medical Publishing (iMedPub)

The website of the group's Journal of Medical Toxicology and Clinical Forensic Medicine says it all:
Forensic analysis studies the arranged information with respect to events of occurred crime. Forensic analysis is used to determine and understand the outlines of the total activities. The data from claim organizations or from their original files is stated to as arranged data. Formless data in comparison is taken from statement and applications or from mobile expedients.
Well, maybe not all. For some reason, the information "about Journal of Medical Toxicology and Clinical Forensic Medicine" has a definition of "jurisdiction." It explains that
Jurisdiction is the real authority to deduce and apply the act, or to rule and establish. ... The permissible term denotes only to the approved specialist ... . Jurisdiction pulls its body from public international law, constitutional law, , conflict of laws and the rules of the executive departments of government to assign funds to finest aid the requirements of its inherent society.
In 2019, a federal court found iMedPub and other companies in the OMICS group to have engaged in background-color: #ffdfdd; border-radius: 10px; border: 1px solid black; padding-bottom: 4px; padding-left: 10px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 4px; misrepresentations about peer review and reputation of the journals.

Email
  • 3/22/16: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Greetings from Journal of Medical Toxicology and Clinical Forensic Medicine Hope you are doing well I wonder if you could write a short review or a short commentary based on your previous article entitled “The good, the bad, the ugly: The NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America” for publication in upcoming issue. ... It would be grateful if you would submit your manuscript by April 8th, 2016. If your manuscript is ready, submit it NOW. We will process and publish within 21 days after the rigorous peer review process. Note: We will extend the date of submission as per your convenience. Please provide me your acceptance for the same I will be waiting for your positive mail. Have a nice and healthy day ahead Warm Regards, Anna Melissa Editorial Manager
LAST UPDATED: 5 April 2019 10:45 AM

Institute of Research in Engineering and Technology (IRET)

This Indian publisher “is organizing scholarly, online international journal which aims to Publishes peer reviewed original research result oriented Survey papers in the fields of Engineering, Science and Promote Innovative Technology.” Actually, there are ten "international journals" (12/28/16) of "recent trends," "emerging trends," "new trends," "research," "resedarch and development," and "scientific research" that aim to publish papers on any possible topic in science, mathematics, and engineering. A payment of 50 or 60 dollars buys a foreign author up to six pages of space and a certificate “in recognition of the publication of the paper.”

International Journal of Research and Development in Physics

Clicking on the "latest issue" of the International Journal of Research and Development in Physics (IJRDP) takes on to the archives. Every "volume" of the journal (one for 2014, 2015, and 2016) consists of a single issue. Every "issue" consists of a single article. Every paper in this international journal is domestic.

Email

2/19/16: Dear Sir/Madam, International Journal of Emerging Trends in Electrical and Electronics (IJETEE) is an scholarly, online international journal which aims to Publishes peer reviewed original research result oriented Survey papers in the fields of Engineering and Promote Innovative Technology. IJETEE has 3.84 Technical impact factors. With regards, Editor

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Internal Medicine Review

Beall is uncompromisingly negative, calling IMR "complete rubbish" from "a completely fake medical journal that falsely claims to be based in Washington, D.C." He maintains that this "hybrid" journal, as it calls itself, has "no subscribers — the entire operation is a scam [that may be] connected to the predatory publisher called KEI Journals. KEI claims it’s based in California, but they use a mail forwarding service there."

The Author Guide (viewed 10/17/16) states that "[t]he Internal Medicine Review grants authors rights to publish their work in any form for any scholarly purpose." That's great -- authors get to pay at least $1250 (unless they qualify for fee reductions on unspecified grounds) to give away their copyright to a "journal" that has no known circulation.

The emails purport to be "confidential and intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed." In case you don't understand, they add that
This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not read, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail or at 712 H Street #1018 Washington DC 20002 USA. If you have received this e-mail by mistake or wish to not recieve [sic] future emails from us, and delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.
A two story building at 712 H St NE Washington DC 20002 is the location of Gold Spot, a payday loan and check cashing business. The website (viewed 1/27/17) uses the same fake address.

Editors

It is not apparent that there are any internists among the editors of Internal Medicine Review.
  • Senior Editor Lisseth Tovar's qualifications begin "Department of Anesthesiology staff." But where is this department? The websiteUpwork indicates that she is "a very creative person" who consults in London for $8.00 an hour
    I am Lisseth Tovar, Medical Doctor, specialist in Anesthesiologist [sic] and a very creative person too, I am here to help you out specific areas like: Prezi presentations, powerpoint presentations, spanish transcriptions, translations (spanish – english), copy writing, data entry, academical writing (specifically about medicine), data-entry (typing speed 50 WPM). I have experience in translations related to medical journals. I have a proven ability to maintain the confidentiality to my employers. ... I am here to provide you the best solution. Moreover good and completing any Project in given time, meeting deadlines according to the instruction that is what I am. ...
  • Senior Editor Milena Mihaleva has the following qualifications (as listed in their entirety): "has served as a senior editor of the Internal Medicine Review since 2015."
  • The Editors include "Dr. Chadwick C. Prodromos, MD, The Johns Hopkins Medical School." This means that he received an MD degree from Johns Hopkins, not that he is on the faculty there. He is "a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in the Chicago Metropolitan area."
  • The only other US editor is Dr. Timothy A. MirtzHe is Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Secondary and Physical Education at Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida, and an "Adapted Physical Education Teacher" at a "Community, Educational and Vocational School."
  • Clicking on the names of a couple of other members of the editorial board reveals a dentist, a transplant surgeon, and a "a physical activity psychology scientist."
Sample Article

The current issue (Dec. 2016) begins with an article from a Tetsuya Isobe on "The Treatment To Make Home Life Peaceful." Dr., Mr., or Ms. Isobe (I can't say which because no information beyond the name is provided) concludes that "[t]he efficacy for mental symptom of PMS in shallow acupuncture using the specific pattern of needle placement was excellent, and this treatment made home life peaceful." The author's evidence for the benefit to homelife is that "When asked 'Is your home life peaceful?', 51.1% (23/45) [of the patients receiving acupuncture] answered 'Yes'." Dispensing with control groups or any other kind of comparisons certainly would make medical research easier.
Email
    First contact
  • Dr. Kaye DH,
    I came across your paper on The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America. [sic] and was hoping to have the opportunity to discuss possibly having a followup to this paper or perhaps a short review article published in one of the next issues of the Internal Medicine Review. It would be interesting to see a paper with information on any continued research or new data since this was published. We are a peer-reviewed monthly journal, published both in print and online. The submission deadline is flexible. I would be happy to asnwer [sic] any of your questions. Please get back to me at your earliest convenience.
    Best Regards,
    Milena Mihaleva,
    Senior Editor, Internal Medicine Review
  • Second try
  • Received 10/13/16: Dear Dr. Kaye Dh,
    My colleague asked if I could get in touch with you about a paper you authored entitled "The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America.". Firstly, thank you for taking the time to publish this, it was an interesting read. I am hoping to discuss with you having a short follow-up article or perhaps a review article published in one of the next issues of the Internal Medicine Review. ... It would not have to be a long article, but if you don't have time for this perhaps you could ask one of your co-authors or students to collaborate or contribute instead. If you have moved on from your previous research interests I am certainly interested in knowing more about your current projects; perhaps there is the potential for an article that would be published in our journal. If you have any questions about whether or not a certain subject fits our scope I can put you in contact with Dr. Chadwick Prodromos from our editorial board. Could you please let me know your thoughts on this?\
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Lisseth Tovar, M. D.,
    Senior Editor
  • A few days later
  • Date: 10/17/16:
    Dear Dr. Kaye Dh,
    My last email must have reached you at a bad time so I am following up. If you are not the right person to talk to about this please let me know or feel free to forward this email. I am also pasting links to a couple of our recently published articles so you may have a sense of the style and formatting. Current Technological State of Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Lung Cancer. Longitudinal Follow-up Study of Bone Mineral Density in Adult Survivors of Solid Pediatric Cancers. Sincerely,
    Dr. Lisseth Tovar
  • OK, I'll reply
  • Date: 10/17/16, to 'Dr. Lisseth Tovar, M.D.'
    Suibject: Followup to Dr. Kaye Dh's article?
    Dear Dr. Tovar,
    Would you kindly send me the names of the editorial board members who are internists?
    Thanks, DHK
  • Lisseth and her colleagues ceased communicating with me until
  • Sent: 1/25/17
    Subject: Checking in regarding your paper - The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America:
    Dear Dr. Kaye DH,
    I wish you a happy new year. We talked some months ago about the idea of publishing a followup article to the one you authored entitled "The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America.". Is now a better time for you to write something? Is there anything I can do to help? If now isn't the right time for you to work on a followup to this article, I would certainly be interested in knowing more about your current research. I will tell you more about the journal in case you don't still have our earlier emails. The Internal Medicine Review is a hybrid journal with optional open access. The issues are monthly, and published both online and in print. The submission deadline is flexible. Please get back to me at your earliest convenience.
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Lisseth Tovar
    Senior Editor, Internal Medicine Review (IMR)
  • To Lisseth, 1/27/17
  • Dear Dr. Tovar, I like your idea, but before submitting my article, I want to be sure the editorial board has the requisite expertise to understand its remarkable contribution to medical science. Would you kindly send me the names of the editorial board members who are internists? Thanks,
    DHK
    [No reply received]
  • From: Internal Medicine Review [mailto:submissions@internalmedicinereview.org]
    Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:06 AM
    To: the bad
    Subject: Article for Internal Medicine Review
    Special Issue: Clinical Medicine -- Mark your calendars for the Internal Medicine Review's special issue on clinical medicine. Research, reviews, and case reports will be published.
  • Now Lisseth has reset the clock.
  • From: Lisseth Tovar, M.D. [mailto:lisseth.tovar@internalmedicinereview.org]
    Date: July 18, 2017 7:03 AM
    To: Dr. Kaye DH
    Subject: Article followup
    One of the articles you authored a while ago caught my attention and I am hoping to discuss with you publishing a followup article, or even a review article in the Internal Medicine Review. The article was entitled "The good - the bad - the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America.". I am sure our readers would find an article that continues this work valuable. The parameters of the article are flexible and I am happy to help in any way I can.
    Would you or perhaps one of your students have time to contribute an article over the summer?
    Sincerely,
    Lisseth Tovar, M. D.,
    Senior Editor, Internal Medicine Review, www.internalmedicinereview.org
    This email and attachments sent with it are confidential and intended only for the use by the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not read, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail or at 712 H Street Suite 1018 Wa/shington DC 20002 USA. If you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.
Lisseth replaced by other names
  • From: Dr. A Lesnevskyi, M.D. (editorialboard@imrjournal.net)
    Sent: Wed 12/20/2017 7:15 AM (and again Mon 4/23/2018 1:00 AM)
    Subject: The good - the bad - the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America.
    Dear Dr. Kaye DH,
    An article you authored caught my attention and I am hoping to discuss with you publishing a followup to it, or even a review article in an upcoming issue of the Internal Medicine Review. The article was titled "The good - the bad - the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America.". I think a new article in this area would be valuable and it would be great if you would consider preparing something. Please let me know if it is okay for me to send along more information about our journal.
    Would you or maybe one of your students possibly have time to contribute an article this year?
    Best Regards,
    A. Lesnevskyi, M.D.
    Senior Editor, Internal Medicine Review [with the "strictly prohibited" confidentiality notice]
  • From: Dr. N. Perveen [n.perveen@imrjournals.com]
    Sent: Mon 5/28/18, Tue 5/29/2018 5:10 PM, Fri 6/1/18, 8:07 AM, Mon 6/4/2018 7:13 AM
    Subject: Article for IMR?
    Dear Dr. Kaye DH,
    I have been working on planning the August and September issues of the Internal Medicine Review and am hoping that you would consider writing a short article over the summer to be included in one of these issues. I had a look at some of your work done at Pennsylvania State University and it looked like some of your work may be a good fit for the journal. Have you done any recent research or perhaps something that coudl [sic] be turned into a review article?
    The Internal Medicine Review is unique in that it is an open access journal that is also published in print. There are no submission fees and we always keep authors informed of the status of their submission. Here is a link to our most recent issue in case you would like to see what sort of articles we publish.
    Would you consider preparing an article?
    Sincerely,
    Dr. N. Perveen
    Internal Medicine Review [with the "strictly prohibited" confidentiality notice]
  • From: Dr. N. Perveen
    Date: Sat 6/2/2018 10:07 PM
    Subject: Article for IMR?
    Dear Dr. Kaye DH,
    I don't recall getting a reply to my email, perhaps it reached you at a bad time. Could you please let me know your thoughts on preparing an article? Shall I send along more information about our journal?
    Best Regards,
    Dr. N. Perveen
    Internal Medicine Review [with the "strictly prohibited" confidentiality notice]

Monday, December 26, 2016

Herald Scholarly Open Access (HSOA)

Herald International Research Journals and Herald Scholarly Open Access are on Beall's list of "potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers." The publisher's website (12/26/16) is consistent with this assessment. Despite a Virginia address, it has this mission statement:
Herald Scholarly Open Access is a leading, internationally publishing house in the fields of Sciences. Our mission is to provide an access to knowledge globally. We provide high-quality articles to the scientific community and we strive for your research improvement and distinguishment throughout the world.
We all could use some distinguishment, but if that is not enough, HSOA's vision includes "A Platform to highlight quality exploration work to the biggest possible swarm over development points secured under the field of medicine." One of its medical journals had a dog on its board of editors
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Journal of Forensic, Legal and Investigative Sciences

The website of the Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences describes it as "a comprehensive, factual reference for anyone interested in learning about the topics in forensic sciences and legal medicine from a lay perspective."
The long list of editors omits an editor-in-chief, but in January 2016, it included the following prominent names in forensic science:
Sue Black, Professor, Department of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, UK
Ranajit Chakraborty (listed as Chakraborty Ranajit, Professor, Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA
Lawrence Kobilinsky, Chairman, Science, City University of New York, USA
Henry C Lee, Chair Professor, Department of Forensic Science Program, USA
Other faculty listed as members of the editorial board (and given nice certificates attesting to their membership) included

Anna Barbaro  + Executive-Editor, President, Worldwide Association of Women Forensic Experts(WAWFE) and Studio Indagini Mediche E Forensic (SIMEF), Italy
Peter D Anderson  + Forensic Pharmacologist, Randstad Healthcare Boston, USA
Brion Benninger *+ Executive Director, Department of Medical Anatomical Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences, USA
Gisela Bishler * Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, USA [California State}
Charles Clifford Boyd *+ Professor, Department of Anthropological Sciences, USA [Radford University]
Christian M Crowder  + Director, Department of Forensic Anthropology, USA
Matthew J Delisi *+ Professor and Coordinator, Criminal Justice Studies, Iowa State University, USA
Artem V Domashevskiy *+ Assistant Professor, Department of Sciences, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
Franklin L Dorman *+ Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Claire Glynn *+ Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, USA [University of New Haven]
Brooke W. Kammrath *+ Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, USA [University of New Haven]
Evgeny Katz *+ Professor, Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, USA
Marilyn Miller *+ Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Science, USA [Virginia Commonwealth University]
Eve Lowenstein *+ Associate Professor, Departmenr of Dermatology, USA [University of SUNY HSC Brooklyn Downstate]
Igor Ovchinnikov *+ Associate Professor, Department of Biology, USA [University of North Dakota]
Gloria Proni *+ Associate Professor, Science Department, City University of New York, USA
Sheree Hughes-Stamm *+ Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, USA [Sam Houston State]
Baneshwar Singh *+ Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, USA [Virginia Commonwealth University]
Jessica Zarate  + Research Scientist, Department of Forensic Science, USA
* listed as of January 2016     + listed as of July 2018

Email
  • Hope this mail finds you in good health! ... I would be grateful if you would review a paper entitled “Impact of Background Noise in Mobile Phone Networks on Forensic Voice Comparison” with the manuscript references no HFLIS-15-007 for the Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences. If you wish to review this paper, kindly go through the abstract given below and if you do not want to review this paper, kindly let us know your opinion on the same so that we can send you full length article. [← Hmm, looks like a Catch 22. I did not reply, but the paper was published on 2/16/16 as a "case report" by Esam Alzqhoul, Balamurali Nair, and Bernard J Guillemin of the University of Auckland.]
  • Date: Feb. 19, 2016
    Greetings from the Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences! With reference to our previous mail, I am writing to follow up on the manuscript submission for our upcoming issue.
    Regards,
    Paul Schiller
    Herald Scholarly Open Access, Herndon, Virginia USA
  • From: Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences [forensicscience@heraldopenaccess.info]
    Date: Fri July 13, 2018, 7:18 AM and Jul 13 at 7:17 AM
    Subject: Manuscript Submission - Upcoming Issue
    Good Day Dr. David H. Kaye,
    Warm Wishes! We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences is one of the Herald Scholarly Open Access journals, which aims for vast readership with advanced research work. Currently, the Journal is planning for an upcoming issue. We would like you to submit your research/review/mini review/short communication/perspective articles for this upcoming issue. Please let us know your opinion for submission. If you are interested, you can submit an article online. Feel free to ask for further queries Hope to hear a positive response from your end [← My end?]
    Regards,
    Katherine Chelsea
    Herald Scholarly Open Access USA
    Note: 1. Kindly provide your consent for further communication with Herald Scholarly Open Access [← That's not going to happen.] 2. We confirm you that we are not sharing any of our data to third party
    You are receiving this email because of your relationship with the sender. [← What relationship?]

How Scitech Central Fakes a U.S. Address

Ironically, Scitech Central posted a comment -- no, an advertisement -- on the blog Forensic Science, Statistics and the Law. That -- and the content of its website -- earns it a place here. Many of the brands with "Central" in the name are OMICS in disguise, but this one could be an independent voice in the cacophony of pseudo-journals.

It is hard to know, inasmuch as Scitech Central uses a virtual post office in the US rather than its true address. The putative address on its website (12/26/16) is "SciTech Central Inc., 340 S Lemon Ave # 2725, Walnut, CA 91789, United States." The 340 S. Lemon Ave. address is that of a company that sells an "Online Postal Mailbox" to "View Postal Mail Online. Anytime. Anywhere."

Get a real US address to receive postal mail. View your mail online without forwarding. Manage your postal mail no matter where you live.

Mail sent to the above address goes to Virtual Post Mail's building, and "your mail will not ship out of our facility, it'll simply be held at our warehouse until you pick it up."

There are lots of other telltale signs of flakiness. Among the frequently asked questions for SciTech Central is "How to find out if the particular journal exists?" (Answer: "use the search option.") Scitech Central is "inviting everyone to ... understand our motto." I am working on that, but I have not yet plumbed the depths of the slogan, "a quantum to research."

Also from its website (12/26/16):
  • established with a sole motive to disseminate knowledge, bring awareness and provide a good quality literature to the developing world
  • an amalgamation of great researchers and scholars who are constantly working for the betterment of human race with their dedication in research
  • To avail the scientists with all its support in the said cause, SciTech Central is accelerating ahead to become one of the leading service providers in Open Access Publications consisting a wide range of International Academic Journals.
  • We are inviting everyone to ... experience the rewards of advanced technologies without much pressure of cost on your side so that you’ll not regret in having to choose, or to be with us.
  • As our tagline says, “quantum to research” we are moving ahead with a great acceleration of 21st century and the vast global research scenario to ensure maximize distribution of enhanced developments to the world and the entire scientific community.
But it may difficult to "maximize distribution of enhanced developments" when eight journals have no named editors.
The other editors with "USA" in their affiliations, are
  • Stem Cell Research & Therapeutics: Prof. Paul J. Higgins, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • Jpurnal of Cancer Science & Treatment: Prof. Min Li, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Food & Nutrition: Current Research: Prof. Dr. Lu Qi, Adjunct Professor, Peking University, Beijing; Associate Professor of Medicine Medicine [sic] Harvard Medical School (HMS); Boston, MA
  • Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Research: Prof. Ke-He Ruan, University of Texas Graduate School at Houston, Houston, TX
  • Journal of Immunology Research and Therapy: Prof. Xue-Zhong Yu, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
  • Journal of Chemical Science and Engineering: Dr. A. Heidari, California South University

Apparently, Scitech Central was feeling left out. It came to my attention by trying to post a slew of advertisements in the guise of comments on postings about other publishers. They begin "Great post.This article is really very interesting and effective.I think its must be helpful for us." Then the comments give links to their journals.

UPDATE: 12 December 2020

Zoominfo reports that Severino Nodar is "Professor, President and Chief Executive Officer at SciTech Central." It identifies him further as "Professor of Molecular Biology, Albizú University." Albizú's main campus is in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It has no biology department. The academic programs are limited to psychology, education, speech and language, criminal justice, and human services. No Severino and no Nodar is in the faculty directory for the campuses. Zoominfo also reports 78 employees, annual revenue of $15 million -- and headquarters at the mail drop in California.

A remarkable paper from one of Scitech Central's journals displays what I am tempted to call peerless peer-review.

Friday, December 23, 2016

SciTechnol (OMICS in disguise)

In May 2012, Beall reported that OMICS created this name for 53 instant journals and was "spamming tens of thousands of academics, hoping to recruit some of them for the new journals’ editorial boards." The domain scitechnol.com is registered to Srinu Babu G, OMICS International, 5716 Corsa Ave, Suite 110 Westlake, Los Angeles CA 91362-7354, +16.506189889, email@omicsgroup.net. You can obtain the same geographic address from InCorp Services, Inc., for $99 a year (if you pay for multiple years)..

The About Us webpage (11/27/17) advertises "global presence ... to take the high quality research work close to a wide range of ... communities." Too close for comfort perhaps. SciTechnol claims to have "104 Hybrid Access online Journals, ... 1500 Editorial team, 2 Million readers, ... More than 50,000 Facebook Likes."

Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology (JFTP)

The first Scitechnol journal that spammed me (on 12/20, 21, 22, 26/16) was the Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology (JFTP). It manages to combine "all areas related to Forensic Toxicology, Digital Forensics, Forensic Chemistry, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacology on quarterly basis. ... Papers will be published approximately 15 days after acceptance." Apparently, "papers" covers a lot. "SciTechnol accepts various formats of literary works such as ... abstracts, addendums, announcements, ... annual meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, calendars, ... corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, obituaries, orations, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses."

The names and photos listed for JFTP editors from the US are James T Pokines, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University (who is "the Forensic Anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Boston"); Karl A Larsen, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; John Zheng Wang, PhD, California State University-Long Beach (a featured speaker in BIT Global's flaky conferences); Donald Siwek, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University; Fred Smith, PhD, Department of Forensic Science, University of New haven [sic]; Harvey J.M. Hou, Ph.D, Alabama State University; Lisa Reidy, PhD, Division of Clinical Pathology, University of Miami; Thomas A. Brettell, PhD, Cedar Crest College, USA; Elizabeth Laposata, Boston University; Marilyn T. Miller, Department of Forensic Science, Virginia Commonwealth University; George Thomas, Department of criminal justice & Forensic sciences, Albany state university; Jeff Hackett, United Chemical Technologies, USA ("Research interest: toxicologist").

If this journal has an editor-in-chief, it has not chosen to reveal his or her identity on the website.

Email

Journal of Clinical Images and Case Reports
  • From: Journal of Clinical Images & Case Reports
    Sent: Wed 3/7/2018 5:23 AM
    Subject: Appreciation for Your Effective work || Case Reports || Clinical Images
    Dear Dr. David Kaye,
    Greetings!
    It is our pleasure to announce that Journal of Clinical Images and Case Reports has successfully entered its 2nd year of its publication journey and we are aiming to index it in SCIE by publishing peer reviewed, quality articles. We wish to continue to publish high quality articles and need your contribution in the form of Research articles/Case reports/Clinical Images/ Short Communications/ Letter to Editor/ Commentary relevant to, but not limited to clinical and medicinal field.
    I appreciate your submission to Case Reports on or before 28 March 2018. However, we may extend the time limit if you intimate us regarding the submission. ...
    Best wishes for your continuing research. Hope for a long lasting scientific relationship with you.
    Best regards,
    Journal Coordinator
    Clinical Images and Case Reports, 5716 Corsa Ave, Suite 110, Westlake, Los Angeles
    CA 91362-7354, USA, Tel: +1-650-618-1414, E-mail: Clinicalimages@scitechnol.com
Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology
  • 12/20/16: Greetings from Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology. We have gone through your publication entitled “The design of “the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation”” and are very impressed by it. We would like to know your availability of submitting such other interesting articles to our journal’s upcoming issue. ... It would be great if you submit your manuscript on or before January 15th, 2017 ... . Please revert back for any other queries. Regards, Maddula K, Journal Coordinator
    Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology, SciTechnol, 5716 Corsa Ave, Suite 110, Westlake,Los Angeles, CA 91362-7354, USA, Tel: +1 702-714-7001 (9039) extn
  • 12/21/16, 12/22/16: Dear David H. Kaye, Greetings from Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology. We have gone through your publication entitled “The good, the bad, the ugly: The NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America” and are very impressed by it. ... Please revert back for any other queries. [Identical text] Regards, Maddula K ...
  • 12/26/16: Dear David H. Kaye, Greetings from Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology. We have contacted you earlier through email and since we did not have the pleasure of your ensuing correspondence; we are taking the liberty of resending the mail. We are aware that you may be engaged in other activities or our message may not have successfully reached you. We would be pleased if you can spare us some time and revert back at the earliest. We have gone through your publication entitled “The good, the bad, the ugly: The NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America” and are very impressed by it. ... Please revert back for any other queries. Regards, Maddula K ...
  • From: editor.jftp@scitechnol.org
    Date: 2/28/19 2:13 AM
    Subject: Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology accepting article for publication
    Dear Dr David Kaye
    Greetings from Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology ,
    Joyous to introduce you Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology a peer reviewed hybrid open access journal presently running Edition 2019, Volume 7.
    The journal provides an opportunity to scientist, researcher and professor covering the entire globe to represent their work on a single platform. Thus, we would be glad if you could acknowledge us your research in form of a research, review, short communication, case reports, mini reviews, research images, etc. from all disciplines which have relevance to practice and policy in forensic science,toxicology and pharmaceutical development.
    Topic of interest (but not limited to): press release relevant to forensic science (anatomy, language arts, chemistry, criminal mind, fingerprints and investigation), forensic neuropsychology, clinical chemistry and pharmacology, drug abuse and chemistry, and medical toxicology.
    Submission details: Manuscripts should be submitted through the online portal Drug Chemistry or the author is requested to mail the document at our e-mail address.
    Grateful, if you could submit in volume 7 on or before 15th March 2019
    Kindly acknowledge the receipt of the mail, we are awaiting for your words.
    Kind Regards,
    Journal Coordinator | Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology
    Email: forensics@escitechnol.com 40 Bloomsbury Way | Lower Ground Floor | London | United Kingdom Tel: +44-203-769-1765 | Fax: +44-203-004-1157
Journal of Veterinary Science and Medical Diagnosis
  • From: Journal of Veterinary Science and Medical Diagnosis [editor.jvsmd@scitechnol.com]
    Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 2:06 AM
    Subject: Recent Updates in Veterinary
    Dear Researcher,
    Greeting from Veterinary Science and Medical Diagnosis!! Journal of Veterinary Science and Medical Diagnosis is a hybrid journal ... Based on research interest which is within the scope of our journal, we have chosen some experts to encourage the current research and make it available to students, researchers, scientists worldwide. In this moment we found your profile with good in the current research era and gone through your recent publications which are novel. We appreciate you for your work in the current emerging trend. We are pleased to invite you to write an article or short review based on your expertise for publication in the forthcoming issue. ... Submission Last date: December 15, 2017. We hope your research work will trend to new innovation and success.
    Thanks and best regards,
    Journal Coordinator
    E-mail: editor.jvsmd@scitechnol.com | editor.jvsmd@scitechnol.org SciTechnol Tel: +1 702 714 7001 extn: 9039/9043l

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Remedy Publications

Remedy Publications describes itself (12/22/16) as a "mega journal." Its journals bear names like "American Journal ___," "World Journal ___," "Global Journal ___," and "Clinics In ___." Harvard Medical School professor Shuji Ogina tweeted (3/11/16) "Remedy Publications LLC is a horrible publisher that keeps sending me countless spam emails. Please do not support this company." Beall writes that "Remedy Publications claims it’s based in California, but I think it is probably a new brand from the Hyderabad, India-based publisher OMICS International. They botched their California address on their website ... . ... Once again, UTSA’s George Perry is listed as one of the editors. He serves on more predatory editorial boards than anyone."

Clinics in Oncology
Not many bona fide medical journals call themselves "mega journals," but the website (7/2/16) reports: "Clinics in Oncology Journal is a peer reviewed open access mega journal aims to publish basic, translational and clinical original research articles from all areas of oncology, surgery, clinical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, oncology case reports and images." It promises "rigorous peer-review"--wait for it--"within 2–3 weeks of submission. The interval between acceptance and publication online is 8 days ... on a continuous publication model." The editor-in-chief is "Min Rex Cheung, MD, PhD," who "is a board certified radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of a variety of adult cancers with radiation therapy. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. from Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City."
Email

  • 3/11/2016: Dear Dr. David H Kaye, Greetings for the day, Clinics in Oncology would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join our Sarcoma Editorial Board with the aim to serve the fast growing research community to disseminate best clinical practice. Clinics in Oncology is looking for prominent physicians ... to convey finest clinical resource and increase scope for best clinical understanding. [Evidently this spammer is looking in the wrong place -- I am neither a physician nor prominent.] The journal is looking forward to peers with top academic aptitude whose judgment is highly regarded within the journals main discipline. To confirm your willingness to be a part the Editorial Board for the Clinics in Oncology, kindly send: · A scanned copy of your CV · A scanned copy of your photograph. We would be glad to have you as a part of our editorial board and looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best Regards, Blossom R. Damania, Remedy Publications LLC, 820 EL Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002, USA

Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI)

For suggestions that CPI is not legitimate, see
The last article (on the Times Higher Education site) reported that in 2012, the indexing service Scopus had rejected the CPI journals and would ask that it not use its name in marketing materials. CPI has not honored this request. (An email of 11/15/16, sent by a Micah Coleman (micahcoleman44@yahoo.com) but signed by "Dr. J. Sabrina Mims-Cox, The Chief Editor, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)," states that "the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek.") The article also reports an editorial board populated by academics who never heard of the journal and unsuccessfully asked to have their names removed, as well publication fees going to an account in Bangladesh.

Google Maps finds nothing to report (11/26/16) at the address for the "Director (USA), Dr. John Simth Jr., 432 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027." Three other "key people" are at this address. The other director is said to be one Nilofa Yasmin in Bangladesh. The About CPI page declares that CPI is "a virtual research organization ... working for creating and nurturing talents in USA and Bangladesh ... and has attained a significant place in the world for its praiseworthy activities."

The domain name of one the journals (AIJSS) was registered by Md. Mamin Ullah, of Western Education, 5/Ka, 2nd Floor, PC Culture, Ring Road Shamoli, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh, +88.01778964703, mamin_83@hotmail.com. He is the founding director of the "American Research Institute for Policy Development" -- another publisher of very flaky journals. The identity of whoever selected the CPI domain name (cpinet.org) is hidden. The organizational registrant is PrivacyDotLink Customer 2634320, PO Box 30485, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, KY1-1202, KY.

International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
The editorial board (as of 11/26/16) is said to include three US members: Dr. George Lehman, Professor of Business and Economics, Bluffton University, USA; Dr. J. Peter Pham, Assistant Professor of Justice Studies, Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs, James Madison University, USA; Thomas Traynor, PhD, Professor, Department of Economics, Wright State University, USA. The chief advisor is Jim Briden, PhD, Professor, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK.
American International Journal of Social Science
The solicitation email of 1/17/16 indicates that Anson Braeden  (anson.aripd15@yahoo.com) is the sender, but a Google search turns up nothing for the name or address. The AIJSS website gives an address with no academic affiliation in Colfax, Louisiana, for the journal's editor-in-chief.

The US members of the editorial board are listed (5/29/16) as Patricia Westerman, Professor of Psychology, Bowie State University; Toni Muhammad, Department of Sociology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette; Linda Barton, Lead Professor of Marketing, College of Business Administration, Gainesville, GA; Jared Keengwe, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Gary W. Ballou, Department of Education, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA Tonyesima Furro, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work, Albany State University; Rickey Warner, Associate Professor, Management & Marketing, Grambling State University, LA
Email

American International Journal of Social Science (AIJSS)

  • Date: 1/17/16, 12/13/16
    AIJSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in social science and become the leading journal in social science in the world. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of economics, international relations, law, development studies, population studies, political science, history, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, peace and conflict, library and information science, public administration, psychology, philosophy, sociology, women studies, religious studies, social welfare, anthropology, linguistics, education , management, marketing, finance, banking, accounting, human resources management, international business, hotel and tourism, entrepreneurship development, business ethics and so on. ...
    AIJSS is inviting papers for Vol. 5 No. 1 which is scheduled to be published on February 29, 2016. [Changed in the 12/13/16 email from a Silvia DCosta to "Vol. 5 No. 6 which is scheduled to be published on January 31, 2017. Last date of submission: December 31, 2016."] [A]n early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process.
    With thanks,
    Dr. Stewart Lehman,
    The Chief Editor
    American International Journal of Social Science
  • From: Rivera Jones (rivera.jones048@yahoo.com)
    Date: 3/21/17
    ... AIJSS is inviting papers for Vol. 6 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on June 30, 2017. Last date of submission: April 30, 2017. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. ...
    With thanks,
    Dr. Stewart Lehman,
    The Chief Editor
    American International Journal of Social Science, editor@aijssnet.com
  • From: Jones Rivera (jones.rivera030@yahoo.com)
    Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2017 12:41 AM
    To: cpi.aijss@gmail.com
    Subject: Call for Papers
    American International Journal of Social Science (AIJSS) is a double blind peer reviewed journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI), USA. The main objective of AIJSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. AIJSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in social science and become the leading journal in social science in the world. ... AIJSS is inviting papers for Vol. 6 No. 3 which is scheduled to be published on September 30, 2017. Last date of submission: August 31, 2017. ...
    With thanks,
    Dr. Stewart Lehman,
    The Chief Editor, American International Journal of Social Science, editor@aijssnet.com
  • From: Seba angle [seba.angle845@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Sat., 11/11/2017 6:39 AM
    To: cpi.aijss@gmail.com
    Subject: Call for Papers
    ... The journal is now indexed with and included in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, EBSCO, Index Copernicus Value (ICV), and  Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, DOAJ, JSTOR, Econlit, and Scopus. AIJSS is inviting papers for Vol. 6 No. 4 which is scheduled to be published on December 31, 2017. Last date of submission: November 30, 2017. ...
    With thanks,
    Dr. Stewart Lehman,
    The Chief Editor, American International Journal of Social Science, Contact: editor@aijssnet.com
  • From: david. deacon [david.deacon37@yahoo.com]
    Sent: 6/5/2018
    To: cpi.aijss@gmail.com
    Subject: Call for papers
    American International Journal of Social Science (AIJSS) is a double blind peer reviewed journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI), USA ... to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. AIJSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in social science and become the leading journal in social science in the world. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of economics, international relations, law, ... history, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, ... library and information science, ... philosophy, ... education , management, marketing, finance, banking, accounting, human resources management, international business, hotel and tourism, entrepreneurship development, business ethics and so on. .... AIJSS is inviting papers for Vol. 7 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on June 30, 2018. Last date of submission: June 20, 2018. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. ... For more information, visit the official website of the journal www.aijssnet.com
    With thanks,
    Dr. Stewart Lehman
    The Chief Editor
    American International Journal of Social Science
    Contact: editor@aijssnet.co
  • From: Ruth Hall [hall_ruth@yahoo.com]
    Date: 24 Sept 2019
    Subject: Call for Papers
    American International Journal of Social Science (AIJSS) is a double blind peer reviewed journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI), USA. The main objective of AIJSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. AIJSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in social science and become the leading journal in social science in the world. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of [everything you can imagine] and so on.
    The journal is published both in print and online versions. ... The journal is now indexed with and included in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, EBSCO, Index Copernicus International, and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, DOAJ, JSTOR, Econlit, and Scopus. Each paper published in American International Journal of Social Science is assigned a DOI® number. ... AIJSS is inviting papers for Vol. 8 No. 4 which is scheduled to be published on December 31, 2019. Last date of submission: October 31, 2019. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process.
    Send your manuscript to the editor at editor@aijssnet.com
    For more information, visit the official website of the journal ...
    American International Journal of Social Science Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 4 Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 ...
    With thanks,
    Dr. Stewart Lehman
    The Chief Editor
    American International Journal of Social Science
    Contact: editor@aijssnet.com
  • From: Abdulsalami Blanca [abdulsalami.blanca02@outlook.com
    Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:13 AM
    To: cpi.aijss@gmail.com
    Subject: Call for Papers
    Call for Papers
    American International Journal of Social Science (AIJSS)
    ISSN 2325-4149 (Print), ISSN 2325-4165 (Online)
    DOI: 10.30845/aijss
    ... The journal is published in both print and online versions.
    AIJSS 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 social science will occasionally be published.
    The journal is now indexed with and included in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, EBSCO, Index Copernicus International, and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, DOAJ, JSTOR, Econlit, and Scopus.
    DOI® number
    Each paper published in American International Journal of Social Science is assigned a DOI® number. The DOI of this journal is 10.30845/aijss.
    AIJSS is inviting papers for Vol. 9 No. 4 which is scheduled to be published on December 31, 2020. Last date of submission: December 10, 2020. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process.
    Send your manuscript to the editor at editor@aijssnet.com
    For more information, visit the official website of the journal ... Sincerely,
    Dr. Stewart Lehman
    The Chief Editor
    American International Journal of Social Science
    E-mail: editor@aijssnet.com
    N. B. To unsubscribe, please forward this email to unsubscribe.cpi@outlook.com with 'Unsubscribe' in the subject line.
International Journal of Business and Social Science (IJBSS)
  • From: Adawt Aronu [AdawtAronuA@hotmail.com]
    Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:04 AM
    To: cpi.ijbss@gmail.com
    Subject: Call for Papers
    International Journal of Business and Social Science (IJBSS) is a monthly peer reviewed journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI), USA. It covers the areas of business and social science such as *** and so on.
    IJBSS publishes *** conceptual framework ***.
    IJBSS is indexed with ***. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Scopus, and Econlit. [It must be a slow process.]
    Each paper published in International Journal of Business and Social Science is assigned a DOI® number. [Wow!]
    IJBSS is inviting papers for Vol. 11 No. 8 which is scheduled to be published on October 31, 2020. Last date of submission is September 30, 2020. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process.
    Send your manuscript to the editor at editor@ijbssnet.com
    Sincerely,
    Frank Tian Xie, Ph.D.
    Professor
    University of South Carolina Aiken
    United States
    &
    Editor-in-Chief
    International Journal of Business and Social Science (IJBSS)
  • From: Skylar Daniel [skylar_daniel@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:13 AM
    To: cpi.ijbss@gmail.com
    Subject: Call for Papers
    [same text and signature]
  • From: Gavin Samuel [gavin.samuel052@yahoo.com] and another from Blaine Melina [blaine.melina@yahoo.com]
    Date: 22 July 2019
    Subject: Call for Papers
    [More of the same]
    With thanks,
    Frank Tian Xie, Ph.D. ***
  • From: susan.donna88@yahoo.com [cpi.ijbss@gmail.com]
    Date: Thu 3/14/19
    Subject: Call for Papers
    ***
    IJBSS is inviting papers for Vol. 10 No. 4 which is scheduled to be published on April 30, 2019. Last date of submission: March 31, 2019. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. ***
    For more information, visit the official website of the journal ...
    With thanks,
    Frank Tian Xie, Ph.D. ***
  • From: Marisol Blaine [marisol.blaine@yahoo.com]
    Date: Thu 9/6/2018 7:21 AM
    Subject: Call for Papers
    ***
    IJBSS is inviting papers for Vol. 9 No. 10 which is scheduled to be published on October 31, 2018. Last date of submission: September 30, 2018. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process.
    Send your manuscript to the editor ...
    With thanks,
    Dr. NozarHashemzadeh
    Editor, International Journal of Business and Social Science (IJBSS) &
    Professor, Department of Economics, Radford University, USA
    Contact: editor@ijbssnet.com
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)
  • Date: 11/15/16, 11/26/16
    International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas, USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. IJHSS aims to ... become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world.
    The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance ,criminology, cross-cultural studies ,demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics ,literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies ,visual arts, women studies and so on. ...
    The journal is now indexed [and] under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek. ...
    IJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 6 No. 12 which is scheduled to be published on December 31, 2016. Last date of submission: November 30, 2016. ... For more information, visit the official website of the journal ...
    With thanks,
    Dr. J. Sabrina Mims-Cox
  • From: John Peter [henry_aripd155@yahoo.com]
    Date: 4/10/19
    Subject: Call for Papers
    [Same first two paragraphs]
    The journal is published in both print and online versions.
    The journal is now indexed with and included in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, DOAJ, Index Copernicus International, EBSCO and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek. [← This must be an excruciatingly slow process.]
    IJHSS publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. ...
    Each paper published in International Journal of Humanities and Social Science is assigned a DOI® number. The DOI of this journal is 10.30845/ijhss
    IJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 9 No. 5 which is scheduled to be published on May 31, 2019. Last date of submission: April 30 , 2019. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. Send your manuscript to the editor at editor@ijhssnet.com For more information, visit the official website of the journal ...
    With thanks,
    Dr. J. Sabrina Mims-Cox
    Professor California State University United States & The Chief Editor
    International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) Contact: editor@ijhssnet.com
  • From: nafisa kamal [nafisakamal618@yahoo.com]
    Date: Tue 10 Sept 2019 6:54 AM
    Subject: Call for Papers
    International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI), USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. IJHSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social science and become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of ... and so on. The journal is published in both print and online versions. The journal is now indexed with and included in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, DOAJ, Index Copernicus International, EBSCO and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek. ...
    Each paper published in International Journal of Humanities and Social Science is assigned a DOI® number. The DOI of this journal is 10.30845/ijhss
    IJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 9 No. 10 which is scheduled to be published on October 31, 2019. Last date of submission: September 30, 2019. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. Send your manuscript to the editor at editor@ijhssnet.com
    For more information, visit the official website of the journal ...
    With thanks,
    Dr. J. Sabrina Mims-Cox
    Professor California State University United States
    The Chief Editor
    International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)
  • From: adam smith [adam.smith59_aripd@yahoo.com]
    Date: 13 Sept 2019 11:22 PM
    Subject: Call for Papers
    [Same text]
    With thanks,
    Dr. J. Sabrina Mims-Cox
    Professor
    California State University United States
    The Chief Editor
    International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) Contact: editor@ijhssnet.com

Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE)

The Canadian Center of Science and Education "publishes many open-access journals and ... is now threatening to sue [Jeffrey Beall] for alleged defamation and libel." 1/ Beall, an academic librarian, listed it among the swelling ranks of "potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers."

CCSE appears to be associated with ScholarTown and Sciedu Press.

Journal of Management and Sustainability
Less than a week after I posted a 38-year-old book review on the Social Science Research Network, a Maple Xiao pounced, sending an email for the Journal of Management and Sustainability. Apparently, "management and sustainability" embraces a wide swath of subjects. (The book review asked whether it was proper for a former prosecutor to disclose previously private information about the subjects of the criminal investigations, and it questioned the justifications given by former Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski for some of his decisions.)
Email
  • 12/23/15: I have the honor to read your paper "Book Review, The Right and the Power: The Prosecution of Watergate", and really appreciate your contributions in this area. As the editorial assistant of Journal of Management and Sustainability, I write to invite you to submit manuscripts to our journal.
Note

1. Declan Butler, Investigating Journals: The Dark Side of Publishing, 495 Nature 433 (2013); Colleen Flaherty, Librarians and Lawyers, Inside Higher Education, Feb 15, 2013, https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/15/another-publisher-accuses-librarian-libel.

Biomed Central

An early open-access journal publisher, Biomed Central has been said to offer a cornucopia of "low quality" journals. According to one report (BioMed Central Accepts and Quickly Publishes an Obvious Junk Paper), "Biomed Central has published an obviously bogus scholarly article that apparently uses the 'template-plagiarism' technique, crafting a new article from an earlier one, changing the data and some of the text." Despite what seems to be flagrant plagiarism, the Biomed Central article remains on the web as 7/1/16.

In 2015, BMC Medicine published an article on the spam "associated with the rise of predatory journals (journals exploiting gold open access, providing no or non-sensible peer review, undercutting standard article processing charges, while frequently publishing rubbish)." The article examined the number of invitations to submit articles received "received by one of the authors (DM) over a 1-year period." David Moher & Anubhav Srivastava, You Are Invited to Submit … , BMC Med. 2015, 13:180, doi.org/10.1186/s12916-015-0423-3.

UPDATE (4/17/19): In 2008, the major publisher, Springer, acquired BMC, and the latter now is part of the Springer Nature Group. Springer praises BMC as "[a] pioneer of open access publishing" with "an evolving portfolio of high quality peer-reviewed journals." BMC claims to have "the highest standards of peer review." Nevertheless, in 2015 and 2016, large numbers of papers were retracted from BMC journals for plagiarism and "peer review and author manipulation."

Email
  • 6/22/16, 7/1/16: Dear Prof Kaye, We are very pleased to announce that the open access journal Skeletal Muscle has received its first Impact Factor of 3.500. As you know, the Impact Factor is just one measure used for evaluating a journal. Should you be interested in more information on the Impact Factor in general and alternative metrics, please click here. Read these influential articles and submit your next manuscript to the journal. ... The Benefits of Publishing with Us • High quality peer-review service • Expert Editorial Board • Rapid publication upon acceptance • Widest possible global dissemination of your research • Inclusion in a number of relevant full-text repositories. Please forward this email and share the good news. Best wishes, The BioMed Central Team

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bioaccent Group

The About Us page (12/21/16) includes "sentences" like this one: "'Quality is our first priority' hence Bio Accent open access publishers help the scientific community to publishquality articles related to latest developments happening in the areas of science, Technology and Medical." That is a mouthful from a publisher (on Beall's list) that is "one of the leading Open access publishing house based in Delware, USA." Judging from an email of 8/29/16, Bioaccent Group "invincibly believes" I am a urologist and "selective scientist" who has "enormously contributed." But, wait, a latter email reports that if I do not submit an article on pediatrics, that journal will be stalled. And the physics journal also can't complete its next issue without my "valuable manuscript." It's nice to be so important.

Email
  • 8/29/16: Dear Supporter, Hope you are doing well. Happy Open Access week.
    ... Bio Accent Group is ardent about Open Access and invincibly believes that by eliminating the barriers to access research articles published online, will greatly aid to the progress of research within scientific and technical disciplines. Your expertise suits to our Journal [BOAJ Urology and Nephrology]. For this we have chosen the selective scientists who have enormously contributed to the scientific community to have their work published in our esteemed Journal. ... You are requested to send your article by September 30th, 2015. ... The articles which will be submitted on or before September 25th, 2015 will be waived completely & the articles which will be submitted on or before September 30th 2015 will be provided 50% off over publication fee. Note: We will extend the date of submission as per your convenience. I request you to respond to this invitation within 48hrs. Best, Mina Joy
  • 1/25/17: Dear  , Greetings from Bio Accent Group. We understand your busy schedule and commitments. As a Supporter your service and contributions will be valued and appreciated. I request you to share your valuable submission to support this journal [BOAJ Pediatrics]. I’m pleased to inform you that, I need only one article to release the upholding issue successfully in due time, my intention is the one article should be yours. Hence I humbly request you to try to submit your manuscript as early as possible. So that we will release the issue by first week of February 2017. I would like to request you to your valuable manuscript submit to the pediatrics@biaoccent.org or pediatrics@biaoccent.com or info@bioaccent.org. Without your support we can’t release this issue, help us to release this issue successfully. We are eagerly waiting for your kind response. With regards, Jassi Jones
  • 2/26/17: Dear , Greetings from Bio Accent Group. We understand your busy schedule and commitments. ... So that we will release the upcoming issue by first week of April 2017. I would like to request you to your valuable manuscript submit to the Physics@bioaccent.org or Physics@bioaccent.com  or info@bioaccent.org Note: I would like to inform you to BAOJ Physics covers overall physics. ... We are eagerly waiting for your kind response. With regards, Jassi Jones

Bentham Science

Although the Bentham Science website promises "authentic peer review," Wikipedia (12/21/16) notes that
In 2009, the Bentham Open Science journal The Open Chemical Physics Journal published a study contending dust from the World Trade Center attacks contained "active nanothermite". Following publication, the journal's editor-in-chief Marie-Paule Pileni resigned stating, "They have printed the article without my authorization… I have written to Bentham, that I withdraw myself from all activities with them." ... In 2013, The Open Bioactive Compounds Journal was one of the journals that accepted an obviously bogus paper submitted as part of the Who's Afraid of Peer Review? sting. It has since been discontinued.
I received the following request to be a peer-reviewer of an article far outside my expertise:
From: Editorial Office [editorial@benthamscience-reviews.com]
Sent: Feb. 21, 2018, 12:50 PM
Dr. DH Kaye, Penn State Univ, Sch Law, University Pk PA 16803 USA.
In view of your expertise in the field, your name has been recommended as a potential reviewer for the manuscript entitled “Probabilistic Reasoning and Risk-Constrained Dynamic Spectrum Access” that has been submitted for publication in Recent Advances in Communications and Networking Technology. Please review the abstract if it comes in your field of expertise and provide us your willingness to review the complete manuscript. I hope that you will be able to help us. ... I would appreciate if you could kindly respond to this message at your earliest. Since we are endeavoring to provide an efficient review process for our authors, we would request that send your comments and recommendations back to us as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration.
Regards,
Noushaba Azhar
Editorial Manager
Email: editorial@benthamscience.org
Demonstrating the journal's lack of knowledge about its referees, the same email, addressed to Dr. Kaye instead of Dr. DH Kaye, came to another address an hour earlier.

Current Drug Research Review asked me to be an executive guest editor. Again, no expertise. The email omits the identity and locale of the publisher, Bentham. A proxy hides the domain owner, but the email came from a server in Pakistan. As of 2019, the journal is indexed in Medline, which identifies it as located in the UAE.

An email from the Open Journal of Probability and Statistics (reproduced below) boasts of seven successful years of publication. No volume for 2015 is online. 2014 was a better year -- there was a grand total of one article.

A webpage (12/21/16) cites endorsements from six Nobel Laureates. Three are still alive. One, Ferid Murad, also is the president of allegedly "bogus" conferences connected to Bentham. For more critical comments, see
https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2012/01/bentham-publisher-so-wrong-in-some-many.html;
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17288-crap-paper-accepted-by-journal/;
https://scimedskeptic.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/money-has-corrupted-science-including-some-individual-scientists/

Email
General
  • From: Bentham Articles Alert [alert@benthamarticlealerts.com]
    Date: 26 August 2019 10:15 PM
    Subject: Highly Cited Articles !!
    Dear Dr Kaye,
    You will be pleased to know that you have access to high quality scientific content from Bentham Science, at your institution and you can now freely access this. [← I could not access the open access journals until now?] Below is a small selection of highly cited Bentham articles, across several major disciplines. ...
  • Same message received on 10/25/19 (twice), 12/24/19 (twice), 2/22/20, 4/26/20 (twice), 5/26/20 (twice)
  • From: Bentham Articles Alert [alert@benthamarticlealerts.com]
    Date: Mon, May 18 at 5:01 PM
    Subject: Articles Alert related to Corona Virus !
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    Disclaimer: You're receiving this alert because of your work in these areas [← which is nonexistent]. ...
    Dear Dr. Kaye,
    The current COVID-19 crisis has stirred an interest among researchers about coronaviruses. We have compiled a list of recent articles in our journals covering coronaviruses. We hope that this content is informative to readers.
    Note: All articles submitted to our new Coronaviruses journal will be processed on a free, quick track basis, to ensure timely review and publication of research. We are also lowering the Open Access Plus fees, for the article contributions to the journal to USD 800, to ease the financial burden on authors and funding institutions. [← How thoughtful.] ...

Bentham eBook

  • From: e-Book [editorial@ebk-02.org]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 2:01 AM
    Subject: e-Book Invitation
    Dear Prof. Kaye,
    Bentham Science is an established international publisher of quality print and online journals and books covering varied disciplines of science, technology, medicine and social sciences. ... Considering your important contributions in your field [whatever it might be], we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for an eBook, an eBook series or an eLecture in your area of expertise as an author or editor. eBooks are a relatively recent development ... . In case you are interested to contribute ... , could you please send us a one page abstract along with your c.v. and list of international publications ... . Kindly also send us a paragraph justifying the importance of the field and why it is likely to be of interest to a large number of readers. ...
    Sincerely,
    Dr. M. Alam
    Director of Publications, Bentham eBooks
  • From: Bentham e-Books [editorial@ebook-materialscience.net]
    Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:18 AM
    Subject: Submit a Book in the field of "Social Science"
    Dear Dr. Kaye,
    Bentham Science is an established international publisher of quality print & online journals and books covering varied disciplines of science, technology, medicine and social sciences. A number of notable journals published by Bentham have impact factor rankings and many Bentham books are indexed in various indexing agencies like Scopus and Chemical Abstracts. Please visit our website for more information [1]. Considering your important contributions in the field of “Social Science” we would like to invite you to submit your proposal for a Book or Book Series in your scholarly area of expertise as an editor.
    If you are interested in publishing your book with Bentham Books, please send us a one-page abstract along with your C.V. and list of international publications and a note stating your contributing role and justifying the importance of the contents to the intended readership.
    Each Book manuscript should be submitted in MS word format within a mutually agreeable submission date. The proposal would be subject to peer- review by a neutral panel of international experts and subsequently by an advisory board of Bentham Science to assess its scientific merit, timeliness and potential readership, prior to approval. Your proposed manuscript should also specify the number of chapters. After acceptance of your proposal, it will be displayed on the website along with your brief CV and your photograph for 3 Years. Please visit the Author Guidelines for further instructions about manuscript preparation.
    Bentham Books also offer authors and editors, who have access to approved funding, an Open Access [2] publishing option.
    If you have any further questions, please contact us by replying to this email.
    With kind regards,
    Sincerely,
    N. Azher
    Editorial Manager
    Bentham Books
    [1] Book Royalty: Editors/authors of books will receive a royalty of 12.5% on sales arising out of complete book sales. These royalties exclude payments arising out of all individual chapter sales, packaged Book sales (by the Publisher and any third-party partners) and sales of sections of the Book. Print on Demand: Print versions of the electronic publications will be available if editors/authors can arrange sponsors to bear the costs.
    [2] Open Access Book/Limited Open Access: offers author fee based publication options that are FREELY downloadable and viewable to potentially millions of readers worldwide.
    [If you prefer not to receive any further emails, please send us an email with the subject line “UNSUBSCRIBE”]

Current Drug Abuse Reviews (CDAR) (renamed Current Drug Research Reviews)

  • 3/1/16: The journal Current Drug Abuse Reviews (CDAR) aims to publish the highest quality reviews (mini- and full-length), meta-analyses and drug clinical trial studies on all latest advances on alcohol and drug abuse and addiction. The journal further comprises an agenda listing relevant meetings and conferences that will take place in near future, and advertisements. ... It is a pleasure to invite you to submit a proposal for such a theme issue in a frontier area of your choice ... to thematicissue@benthamscience.org Your proposal should contain your CV ... Alternatively, you may want to consider submitting a review article to the journal. Guest Editors of thematic issues will be entitled to an honorarium of US$400 ...
  • 7/19/16, 1/27/17: Same email from Joris C. Vester, Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Vester is an associate professor of pharmacology in the Netherlands.
  • 11/8/17: Back to a solicitation for CDAR from "M. Alam" [invitations@scholarlystm.com], who seems to have lost his doctor degree. Now he writes that "the following discount offers may be availed by prospective contributors: 30% discount on the single issue cost to authors on the purchase of issue(s) in which their article is published; 30% discount on Open Access Plus fee ... Multiple issue copies at discounted rates." The email was not even addressed to me, but rather to "Dr. F. Alonso, Departamento de Química Orgánic, University of Alicant, Alicant, Spain."
  • From: Current Drug Abuse Reviews [editorial@chromatography-journal02.com]
    Date: Tue 4/24/2018 7:37 AM
    Subject: Invitation for Advisory Board Membership of Current Drug Abuse Reviews
    Dear Dr. Kaye
    Current Drug Abuse Reviews is an international journal that publishes the highest quality reviews, meta-analyses and drug clinical trial studies on all latest advances on alcohol and drug abuse and addiction. The journal is in its 11th successful year of publication, and is indexed by several indexing media including MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, Chemical Abstracts Service/SciFinder, ChemWeb, Google Scholar, EMCare, Genamics JournalSeek, MediaFinder®-Standard Periodical Directory, PubsHub, J-Gate, CNKI Scholar, Suweco CZ, TOC Premier, EBSCO and Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.
    Bentham Science is interested in appointing active Editorial Board Members on the Journal’s Board. If you are working in the field of the journal and are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Member then kindly send us your CV and a list of publications. If, however, the scope of the journal is not directly related to your field of interest than [sic] please feel free to recommend suitable colleagues for the Editorial Board membership of the journal and, if possible, send us their CV along with the list of publications. ... We look forward to receiving your positive response ...
    Best regards,
    M. Alam
    Director (Publications)
    Current Drug Abuse Reviews
  • From: Current Drug Research Reviews [editorial@currentdrugresearchreviews.net]
    Date: 10 July 2019 1:21 AM
    Subject: Executive Guest Editorship-Drug Research
    Dear Dr. Kaye,
    Current Drug Research Reviews (CDRR) is in the process of appointing Executive Guest Editors. This journal is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, Chemical Abstracts Service/SciFinder, ChemWeb, and other major indexing agencies ... . We would like to nominate you for the position of Executive Guest Editor of Current Drug Research Reviews. Executive Guest Editors are appointed for a period of three years and are expected to submit a proposal for the first thematic issue in a hot and emerging field within 3 months of their appointment. They are also expected to submit one thematic issue each subsequent year.
    The peer review of the articles may be arranged by the guest editor, provided that the list of referees for each article is pre-approved by us. The reviewers should have a respectable H-index and should be neutral experts. The guest editor would be expected to provide us the referee reports of each article. Publication of thematic issue would be facilitated by the use of our, state of the art, article processing system.
    The Executive Guest Editors will be entitled to the following benefits ...
    If this position is of interest to you and the field of the journal is relevant to your area of research, please let us know. In that case, please also send us your brief CV and a list of your recent publications.
    Proposals for a thematic issue, in an important field of current interest, should be sent via return email, outlining the title of the theme issue, significance of the selected theme along with the list of names and affiliations of contributing authors, titles of the articles as well as the date of submission of the complete issue. You may also appoint an Assistant Guest Editor to assist you in organizing the thematic issue.
    We look forward to hearing from you in this regard.
    Sincerely,
    M. Alam
    Director (Publications)

Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE)

  • 9/27/16: Dr. D.H. Kaye, School of Law ... Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering is now in its fourth successful year ... It is a pleasure to invite you to submit a proposal for such a theme issue, in a frontier area of your choice ... Guest Editors of thematic issues will be entitled to: an honorarium of US$ 400 per thematic Issue containing a minimum of 100 printed pages and a free copy of the printed issue. ...
    Dr. Jinglong Wu & Dr. Kewei Chen
    Co-Editors
  • From: Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering [editorial@scholarlypublications.org
    Sent: Mar 21 at 3:43 PM
    Subject: Rapid publication of your articles in the journal of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
    Dear Dr. Kaye,
    Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE) promotes the best interdisciplinary research in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. NBE welcomes original articles, research reviews, and book reviews in any domain of neural and biomedical engineering ranging in content from practical/clinical applications through experimental science, technological developments to quantitative and/or statistical methodology discussions.
    Guest Editors may organize, arrange peer-review and submit the complete thematic issue themselves or may wish to receive editorial support from the Publishers, from extending invitations to prominent people in the field, inviting submissions relevant to the theme, to managing of peer-reviewing process through referees with high h- index. Guest Editors will receive an honorarium of US$600 besides a free copy of the printed issue and free online subscription to any three selected Bentham journals from the (List), which also includes some of our high Impact journals. Bentham Science expects that the referees have a good h-index (preferably above 15). Guest editors are required to have the referees approved by the publisher prior to having the manuscripts reviewed. Final referee reports would also need to be submitted with the manuscripts.
    ... All submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed prior to a possible decision on acceptance for publication.
    Proposals for a thematic issue in an important field of current interest should [outline] the title of the theme issue, significance of the selected theme along with the list of names and affiliations of contributing authors, titles of the articles as well as the date of submission of the complete issue.
    We look forward to receiving your interest in article or thematic issue publication.
    Sincerely,
    Profs. Kewei Chen & Jinglong Wu
    Co-Editors, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE)
    Dr. D.H. Kaye
    SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER
    Free of Charge Open Access Plus Articles submitted between January 01st to 30th June 2018 will be published as Open Access. Open Access publishing provides greater accessibility to the article. To view some of the Open access articles in the journal, please click here
    Rapid Publication: Quick processing and publication of the submitted papers. The manuscript will be published online within 20 days of final acceptance.
    Discounted Offers: -30% discount on the single-issue cost to authors on the purchase of issue(s) in which their article is published. -Multiple issue copies at discounted rates.

The Open Statistics & Probability Journal

  • 11/28/16 4:27 AM
    Dear Dr. Kaye,
    It is my pleasure to invite you to submit research articles, reviews, letters and thematic issues to The Open Statistics & Probability Journal. This peer reviewed Open Access online journal publishes articles in all areas of statistics including biostatistics. ... Members of Bentham OPEN are entitled to discounts on the Standard Open Access charges; ... Any queries should be addressed to editorial@benthamopen.org. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
    With kind regards, Yours sincerely,
    Milan Stehlík
    Editor-in-Chief
    The Open Statistics & Probability Journal
    editorial@benthamopen.org
  • From: The Open Statistics & Probability Journal
    Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:15 AM [and again 5/18/17]
    Subject: Invitation for the Post of Editorial Board Membership (The Open Statistics & Probability Journal)
    Dear Dr. Kaye,
    The Open Statistics & Probability Journal is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews, letters and guest edited single topic issues in statistics and probability. All areas of statistics are covered including biostatistics. The journal is in its Seventh successful year of publication, and is indexed ... . In view of your important contributions in the field, we would like to propose your name for the membership of the Editorial Advisory Board ... . Please visit the journal’s website at http://benthamopen.com/TOSPJ/home/ for the journal‘s aims and scope. If you find these to be in line with your field of work and are interested in our proposal then please send us your updated C.V. together with your list of publications, h-index and citations for approval. ... We look forward to receiving your positive response at editorial@benthamopen.org. Please ignore this email, if you find it irrelevant. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
    Sincerely,
    Mehwish Akhter
    Sr. Manager Publications
    The Open Statistics & Probability Journal, editorial@benthamopen.org
Updated 7/10/19