Monday, April 10, 2017

The Manuscripts of MedCrave

The MedCrave Publishing Group's About Us page contains the vacuous hyperbole typical of journals that are best avoided. Here we learn that MedCrave is
dedicated to make original valuable scientific content available freely to the global population. ... amazed by science and its wonderful forms and we now bring this beauty to you too. ... a collection of ... works of pure significance. ... relevant to science ... open for all interested members around the globe ... .
Not only that,but
The manuscripts of MedCrave have overcome all the barriers that lay in the way of knowledge.
With the insight of a Chinese fortune cookie, MedCrave "considers the will to tear up your ignorance as the best price you could pay" and gushes that "there is no best price for knowledge except the will to learn." As to what one might learn, well, it could be anything "from the traditional divisions to contemporary works."

It could even be a faux study of "uromycitisis poisoning" -- a disease created for an episode of Seinfeld -- submitted by a nonexistent "Arthur Vandelay Urological Research Institute" to MedCrave's Urology & Nephrology Open Access Journal. It took three days for the journal to complete its favorable peer review of an article with a references to nonexistent sources such as a putative New York Times report that "New Public Urination Passes Approved for Uromycitisis Sufferers." The author of the uromycitis article describes the incident in The Scientist.

Medcrave considers itself "one of the finest Online Publishing Groups" and has a scrolling banner of "NIH funded and indexed articles." I clicked on three of them. None were published by MedCrave. Another journal proudly proclaims that it will not "risk your creativity for the sake of the journal’s fame or quality." It will publish "any kind of article" "in the scope of science " "in any stage of the research in any [style]."

The domain is registered to Sabrina M, Boardwalk Cir, Bartlesville Oklahoma 74006, +1.9182080288,
  • From: Authors Journal
    Sent: Sep 15 at 7:25 AM
    Subject: Publication Rights to Authors: Authors Journal
    Greetings from MedCrave Group! Hope you are doing well. We are very glad to announce that a new journal Authors Journal is launched. The only aim of this journal is to protect your creativity. Your manuscript will not be peer reviewed. We do not risk your creativity for the sake of the journal’s fame or quality. All submissions will be published as soon as the author’s identities are checked and the content of the manuscript is in the scope of science and it does not violate the law of related countries. The quality of the papers in the journal is ensured by author’s names and affiliations.
    We kindly request you to submit any kind of article in any stage of the research in your own preferred style. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to help us to serve you better. This is the Authors Journal, your own journal.
    Best Regards, Helen White, Manager & Co-Founder, Authors Journal, Tel: +1-918-208-0288, E-mail:
    *PS: For our ideologies and any concerns about the Journal, kindly contact us. We will provide you with one time password to verify our Journal strategy.


  1. when you read their FaceBook....that's just hilarious

  2. It's nothing but a glorified vanity press scam.