Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Scholarly Pages (previously The Scientific Pages?): "You can submit as you write"

All indicators are negative. The website text includes the following delicts:
⊘ "Scholarly Pages provide track for a variety of international scientific journals to access the latest updates in the interrelated fields”
⊘ “Each journal has the ... experts' team providing support and guidance ... to improvise the submitted papers ... .”
⊘ “Peer Reviewer carried out by the scholarly peers play a crucial role in ensuring the scientific integrity of the scholarly record entailed with us.”
⊘ “The individuality status and exertion habits of the lead editor play major roles in setting the editorial pitch.”
The Annals of Atoms and Molecules solicits papers on such topics as Bohr Model, Chemical Bonding Explained, and Formation. The entire journal consists of a five-page article from Hungary (László Nemes (2017) Carbon Vapor and Carbon Plasma Infrared Emission. Ann Atoms Molecules 1(1):1-5).

The publisher's alleged address is 1805 N Carson St, Carson City. Nevada. Zillo identifies that with “a single family home that contains 2,136 sq ft and was built in 2005.” It appears to be a mail drop used to provide an ersatz physical address to fraudulent and real businesses alike. See, e.g., IG MTP; Baktrak.

The domain schscipages.com is registered to the unlikely name of John David, V C L, 1805 N Carson Street, Suite S, Carson City, NV 89701, +1.3022940933, johndavid.ed1976@hotmail.com. Another one, scholarlypages.org, hides behind Privacy Protect, LLC, 10 Corporate Drive, Burlington MA.

The address and insipid logo match those of “The Scientific Pages launched [in 2016] with 65 worthless scholarly journals.” The new incarnation claims to have 114 journals. The generic spam to authors leaves it to them to guess which journal is soliciting their $655 payment (“[a]s per the annual board meeting held on April 01, 2018”).
  • From: Ryan Henry [publications@scholarlyj.org]
    Sent: Tue 4/24/2018 1:04 PM
    Subject: Invitation | Publication in May 2018 Issue

    Greetings from editorial staff of Scholarly Pages. Scholarly Pages is an international publisher hosting 114 open access peer-review journals. Our review team has reviewed your previous publications that are available online. Based on the analysis of your citation reports and summarizing your publications, we hereby would like to invite you to publish your paper in our scholarly journals which have readers across the globe. ... review - Within 10 days (we consider for fast track, if you have important results to publish) No need to go through the author guidelines to arrange the manuscript content. You can submit as you write. ... Please mail me for any further details.
    Ryan Henry,
    Editorial Associate, Journals, Scholarly Pages, Open Access to Science, Technology and Medical Research
    1805 N Carson Street, Suite S, Carson City, Nevada 89701

Friday, April 20, 2018

Scholarena feels pleasure to publish names of toes

Scholarena promises to “enlighten your knowledge” with such journals as JMSA (Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis), which “publishes significant and important research from all area [sic] of mathematical and statistical science fields such as pure and applied mathematics ... .”

It might not seem surprising that a mathematics journal would publish papers on pure mathematics, but the logos on the journal’s website show a nice microscope, test tubes and skeletal structural formulas for a few organic molecules. Maybe that is the publisher’s idea of mathematics, for the website states that this mathematics journal “aims . . for sharing new empirical findings and novel ideas in the emerging field of clinical, health and medical professions education.” The articles in press, the current issue, and the archive can be described by the null set {}. For all the graphics, the journal is empty. It has an editorial board of one person. Or does it? The editor is said to be “Mais Nijim, USA” — no link or institutional affiliation. There is an associate professor of computer science at a university in Kingsville, Texas by that name.

JPAR (Journal of Pancreas and Advanced Research) offers a similar story (and logos). It has an editorial board with two names and no links — this time “Athanasia Papazafiropoulou, Greece,” and “Vedat Goral, Turkey.” But, hey, for a journal with no contents, two editors are plenty.

The journal that spammed me is JFCS (Journal of Forensic and Crime Studies). Its website explains that “We accept manuscript [sic] related to a wide range of topics including Forensic analysis, Crime scene investigation, latent fingerprints, and so on.” It has a long editorial board (but no editor-in-chief). The following U.S. members are on this “eminent editorial board”:
Viviana Andreescu, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Louisville
Lisa M Dadio, Full Time Forensic Science Lecturer Instructor, University of New Haven
Lisa Herzig, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, California State University
Stephen T Holmes, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida
Yingru Li, Assistant Professor of GIS, Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida Orlando
Catresa G Meyers, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University
Brij Mohan, Dean Emeritus, School of Social Work, Louisiana State University
Mustapha Mouloua, Professor of Psychology and Human Factors, Director of the Transportation Research Group Laboratory, University of Central Florida
Lee E. Ross, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida
Lisa L Sample, Reynolds Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dennis M Savard, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Saginaw Valley State University
Teruya-Feldstein Julie, Professor, Department of Hematopathology, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Health System
There are several articles in press and one 22-page issue to date. The most impressive article (in a way) is a two-page item, “Human Body Via Art,” with insights such as “The composition of the human body shows to be composed of a number of certain elements such as Ca2, Na+, K+, C, etc. in different proportions.” And — catch this — “human leg fingers ... are big toe, second toe, middle toe, fourth toe, and pinky toe.” Oh, just in case you did not know, “Legs are used for standing, walking, jumping running, and similar activities.

Scholarena has a great flow chart of the peer-review process for all its journals. The box “MS accepted for publication” leads directly to “Reject for Publication.” Scholarena also is in the medical conference business, almost entirely in “Vegas USA.”

The domain name scholarenagroup.com is registered to “praveen” in Begumpet, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 500016 India, +91.8686461603, scholarena@gmail.com. The domain name scholarena.com is better hidden, having been registered by Privacy Protect, LLC. Journalhub.online belongs to reportsgmail1, Marathahalli Colony Bangalore, Bangalore Karnataka 560037 India, +91.9502027733, reportsgmail1@yahoo.com.
  • From: Forensic Studies (jfcs@journalhub.online)
    Date: Thu 4/19/2018 4:26 AM
    Subject: Submit your novel research Paper- JFCS
    Dear Dr. Kaye David H,
    Good wishes for you. Journal of Forensic and Crime Studies (JFCS) is an open access journal that comprises [sic] the studies of various sectors of forensic analysis, crime scene investigation, latent fingerprints, etc. JFCS publishes the articles which are unique and explore new information in the research of Forensic Science.
    As a researcher in the fields of Forensic/Criminology, we feel pleasure in inviting you to publish your work in our JFCS. Your contribution may help in bringing awareness, sharing knowledge to readers across the globe through our journal. Hope to receive a positive response from you! Thank You
    With Best Regards,
    Reuben Mark, Associate Managing Editor
  • Sent: Fri 5/4/2018 1:12 PM
    From: Forensic Studies (jfcs@scholarcfp.com)
    Subject: Submit your novel research Paper- JFCS
    Dear Dr. Kaye DH,
    Warm wishes from Criminology Journal! On behalf of Journal of Forensic and Crime Studies (JFCS) we would like to take the pleasure to appreciate your research work especially, your article entitled "The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America” is very interesting and after reading it, we felt that it will definitely be a great source of information to a wide range of research community.
    JFCS is an open access, multidisciplinary journal which aims to serve the scientific community by delivering the most up-to-date and novel academic, topical, and scientific articles. We accept manuscript related to a wide range of topics including Forensic analysis, Crime scene investigation, latent fingerprints, so on. We would like to cordially invite your original article, review articles, case reports, short communications, clinical images etc, towards the upcoming issue of our journal. ... JFCS desires publishing quality research and ensures authors with: • Rapid onset of article processing • Providing timely update of article status • Thorough peer review process through potential reviewers • Increased visibility of the research work. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
    With Best Regards
    Reuben Mark, Associate Managing Editor

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

SOAOJ Publishing, where "outstand care is taken"

SOAOJ Publishing advertises "Medical Science Open Access Open Journals" and "Engineering Open Access Open Journals" with titles as "Accident Anaesthetic and Critical care Open Access Open Journal (AACCOAOJ)" and "Mathematics and Humanities Engineering Open Access Open Journal (MHEOAOJ)." I guess that is better than publishing open access closed journals.

The homepage floridly explains (4/4/18)
S Open access Open journals-(SOAOJ) ... provides a platform to publish ... in all areas of sciences. We accept scientifically rigorous research, regardless of novelty. ... It is accomplished to carry out the highest excellence ... . It belongs to an intellectual group ... reflecting ethos of plumbing the deepest details and unexplored region of fields. ... S Open access Open journals-(SOAOJ) empowers you with endless scientific research information and helps you in your progress of discovering the world around you. According to our belief, there is no best price for knowledge expect the will to learn. ... Our Estimable editorial and advisory panel members of well known various countries universities and experts on those subjects, we ... strive to become a top notch provider ... to the subject related people. Outstand care is taken for quick review and we also provide the tracking system to trace the article processing for all authors who submitted their precious papers to the S Open access Open journals-(SOAOJ). We aspire ... to compress the time between Submission, and Acceptance of Manuscript in our prestigious journal. The extent of videos will be published ... .
The website is registered to Domains By Proxy, but the group (if it is a group effort) is said to have offices in India at #12-6-2/137/1, Vivek Nagar, Kukatpally, Hyderabad – 500072, and in the US at N92W17643 White Oak Circle, Apt #14, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. The US "office" is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit that Zillo prices at about $250,000.

  • Sent: Tue 4/3/2018 11:59 PM
    From: SOAOJ (ptpoaoj@soaoj.com)
    Subject: Editorial Board Invitation:Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Open Access Open Journal
    Greetings. We are glad to introduce you to our journal Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Open Access Open Journal (PTPOAOJ) which provides data on the research and advancements in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutics and its related fields. It is freely accessible over the internet to the readers/audience worldwide. We are in process of selecting few professionals who are well experienced and eminent scientists/researchers for our Journal Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Open Access Open Journal – Editorial Board and we shall be pleased to extend our proposal for your valuable collaboration with our journal by serving as one of the highly valued members of our Editorial Board. If you are interested to join our editorial board kindly upload the following documents in this link, or you can send your details like CV, photo to msoaojpublishing@soaoj.com. We look forward to your confirmation in reply to proceed further.
    Thanks and regards,
    Editorial Assistant S Open Access Open Journals Publishing N92W17643 White Oak Circle, Apt #14, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 E-mail: msoaojpublishing@soaoj.com

Monday, April 2, 2018

Pegasi Media Group's Parasitic Spam

This posting is not directed at a publisher -- flaky, predatory, or otherwise. Its subject is Pegasi Media Group. The group seems to sell specialized email lists to spammers. Like a parasite, it advertise these lists through thinly disguised comments in blogs. (The ones I purged from this blog are at the end of this posting.)

The firm's prose is reminiscent of some flaky journals. The webpage on "Our Obligations" includes the following promise about "Integrity and Clarity":
Transparent in our business, transactions and honest in our research studies. As clarity is one of the major issues that prick the minds of both website owners and customers, we assure you that we are transparent and honest with our work. We do not keep our customers or clients in the dark but make them aware of every progress.
For all this talk of transparency, the individuals behind Pegasi and the location of the firm are hidden by domainsbyproxy.com. But Pegasi is correct about one thing:
Unfortunately in today's world of marketing, it usually is hard to find ethical people when it comes to work ... [S]taff motivation and positivity in the internal environment of the organization is as important as the good health of the external environment ... .

The comment-spam follows:
Beautifully written article! You have covered all the points. The language that is used is very easy to understand. Whatever is mentioned in this article is absolutely correct and realistic. Pegasi Media Group provides you the precise, apt, and the most accurate email list pertaining the industries that you wish to target. Our services provide you the customer's additional information which gives you a clear insight about their requirements. We perform a stringent process to verify and validate the customer information that is gathered from the trusted sources. That is the reason why we are the most preferred database vendors worldwide.
Medical Oncology Specialists Email List on Internal Medicine Review

The article is well-written, well-framed and very much informative. A lot more can be learned from this write-up. Pegasi Media Group is the world’s leading database vendor that provides you the email list that you want. It is a well-reputed database vendor in the market or industry. The organizations all over the world prefer to work with Pegasi Media Group to expand their businesses. The organizations that are working with us are very much delighted with our services. We aim at rendering best services to our clients. For further information, or to give your suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Internal Medicine Email List on Internal Medicine Revie
Posted by pegasimediagroup to Flaky Academic Journals at April 2, 2018 at 2:07 AM