Thursday, February 21, 2019
Registration data on usp-pl.net suggests a Chinese origin. The domain name usp-pl.com is registered to WhoisGuardProtected, a company in Panama. The .net website talks a lot about cooperation and lists a couple of conferences.
The .com website houses Universe Scientific Publishing journals such as "Nature·Science·Human" (ISSN: 2251-2594), which is "aiming at the reality of the rise of China" by "introducing China's academic achievements to the world." The contact address is Universe Scientific Publishing Pte. Ltd., Editorial Office, 35 Hougang Avenue 7 #04-07, Singapore 538802, 0065-6753-8753, email@example.com.
The ownership of JScholar is not obvious. Under "CONTACT INFO," the homepage has the address of JScholar Publishers, 185 E Homestead Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, +1 (607) 523-4092. But the "CONTACT US" page uses 18170 Dallas Pkwy Suite 104, Dallas Texas 75287, +14692832220. An apartment house is located at the Sunnyvale address.
That address, by the way, is also the address of Clerisy Publishers. The websites have remarkable similarities. For example,
The domain jscholaronline.org was registered in India, but not much else was disclosed. However, the domain jscholarpublishers.com (used in the spam from an IP address in India) is registered to "paul" with the address "begumpet, Hyderabad 500016 India, +91.739690499, firstname.lastname@example.org."
3/1/19: "Smut Clyde" pointed to https://www.zaubacorp.com/company/JSCHOLAR-SCIENTIFIC-COMMUNICATIONS-OPC-PRIVATE-LIMITED/U22300TG2018OPC127452 for information on the company. It is registered as "Jscholar Scientific Communications (opc)private Limited, ... a Private(One Person Company) incorporated on 05 October 2018. ... Veeraboina Ashok is director .... Its Email address is email@example.com and its registered address is C/O- K RAMA DEVI, FLAT NO. HIG- 35 K P H B COLONY, KONDAPUR HYDERABAD Hyderabad TG 500072 IN."
Journal of Forensic Research and Crime Studies
Journal of Clinical and Anatomical Pathology
Date: Feb. 21, 2019, 12:54 AM
Subject: Call for Paper: JCAP Volume 3, Issue 1
Dear Dr. David H Kaye
Greetings from Journal of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology...!!
We are contacting you based on your expertise in the field of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology. [& larr; Which is none.] JCAP (Journal of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology) is an endeavour to promote research, innovation in Journal of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology for Journal Publication. It is a scholarly online, open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bi-monthly, and fully refereed journal focusing on theories, methods and procedures and relevant fields for Journal Publication.
JCAP is accepting manuscripts for its upcoming edition Volume 3, Issue 1. We are writing this proposal to endorse your research in the particular field.
Journal publication contains research papers which deal with the contemporary issues of international relevance in the education theory, methodology and practice of mankind. It welcomes Scientists, Researchers and Scholars to submit their work in the form of Case Study, Research Papers, Review Articles or Short communications. All manuscripts submitted will undergo evaluation by independent peer reviewers based on initial screening by a subject expert from the large Editorial Board. ...
If this proposal is agreeable to you and does not conflict with your current professional and research interests, please let us know by writing to us as an acknowledgment of you looking forward to publish your work
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
⊘ No addressMy efforts to track the journal down were mostly unsuccessful. I only found that the ISSN database lists it as an Indian journal and that the email (2/20/19) originated from Global Ra Net Services Pvt., Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
⊘ No publisher
⊘ Domain names hidden by Privacy Protect
⊘ "PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL" on the logo (and incredible promises in the email of 5-7 day peer review and 12 days from submission tom publication)
⊘ Claims to be listed in Index Copernicus but isn't
⊘ Large "impact factor" displayed
⊘ Frequently asked questions begin with "Whether it provide hard copy of Journal or not?"
⊘ A tab for a "Copy Right" form that does not assign any rights to the journal but assumes that it has them and purports to restrict the author's "proprietary rights"//
The website lists the following as U.S. members of the editorial board:
⊖ Dr. H. U. Akay - Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI)
⊖ Dr. J. S. Chen - University of California
⊖ Dr. J. Fish - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
⊖ Dr. D. K. Gartling - Engineering Sciences Center, Sandia National Laboratories
⊖ Dr. S. Ghosh - Ohio State University
From: data [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Feb. 20, 2019 1:04 AM
Subject: We publish original research articles
International Journal of Engineering Research and Development (IJERD) Impact Factor 4.61
IJERD is an open access peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary international platform for disseminating results of relevant research related to all the disciplines of engineering, science, technology etc. IJERD invites all research, review articles, short communications & technical notes that describe significant advances research in the areas of Engineering, Technology, Science & more…..
IJERD publish paper online as well as print versions (hard copy) of the Journal. Its publication frequency is 12 issues per year. ...
-Manuscript Submission 28th February, 2019
-Manuscript Review Feedback Within 5 to 7 days ...
-Date of Publication 10th March, 2019 ...
-Indexing & book delivering Within 7 days ...
e-ISSN: 2278-067X p-ISSN: 2278-800X
For More Detail Website ... Through simply mailing as an attachment & any query, mail us at "email@example.com"
With Best Regards
International Journal of Engineering Research and Development (IJERD)
From: maker paper [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: 6 June 2019 2:21 AM
Subject: Invitation for good research
IJERD is an open access peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary international platform for disseminating results of relevant research related to all the disciplines of engineering, science, technology etc. IJERD invites all research, review articles, short communications & technical notes that describe significant advances research in the areas of Engineering, Technology, Science & more….. All scientific engineering research & technology area i.e. (Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Information Engineering and Technology, Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Material and Chemical Engineering, Civil and Architecture Engineering, Biotechnology and Bio Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Marine and Agriculture engineering, Aerospace Engineering & more relevant fields). email@example.com IJERD publish paper online as well as print versions (hard copy) of the Journal.
Its publication frequency is 12 issues per year.
... Through simply mailing as an attachment & any query, mail us at ... .
With Best Regards
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The only journal in my quick sample that does not belong to another publisher, the Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research has the following underpunctuated "aim and scope" for "rendering a global podium" of "scientific knowledge on science":
Is it a coincidence that the webpages of both this flaky journal and the Biomedical Conferences webpages are copyrighted by Lupine Publishers LLC and that the spam for Biomedical Conferences came from Lupine Publishers? The Aurora, Colorado, "editorial offices" of Lupine Press are a four-bedroom house at the registered address of both Crimson and Lupine Publishers. Postings on Crimson, Iris, and Lupine Publishers have more information about them and one man, Sudheer Kaku, who may be behind them.
- From: From the Editorial office: BJSTR [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: May 14 at 6:27 AM
Subject: Need of One Article: BJSTR
Dear Dr. DH Kaye,
Hope you had a pleasant morning.
We are in short of articles for successful issue release of Volume 18- Issue 1 in our Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research (BJSTR) (ISSN: 2574 -1241) having Impact Factor 0.548.
Is it possible for you to support us with a 2 page opinion/mini review/case report, we hope a 2 page article isn’t time taken for an eminent author like you.
We are confident that you are always will be there to support us.
Await your response.
Minka Acosta | Associate Editor | Biomedical Journal
Lupine Publishers describes itself (on its website, 2/19/19) as
This description raises the question of how many editors and articles can fit in one box. The box contains such articles as Association of Blood Group with Tea Likeliness, Bitter Gourd Relish and Blood Group Relationship, and Is There Any Fluctuation in Normal Blood Pressure While Watching Horror Movies?
The company information database Buzzfile provides, inter alia, these questions and answers (2/19/19):
Q. How big is Lupine Publishers?
A. Lupine Publishers is estimated to generate $37,589 in annual revenues, employs approximately 1 people [sic] at this location
Q. Where is Lupine Publishers located?
A. Lupine Publishers is located at 7865 S Grand Baker St, Aurora, CO 80016.
Q. How long has Lupine Publishers been in business?
Lupine Publishers has been in business for approximately 2 years.
Although Lupine purports to operate out of New York City, Buzzfile's address for it is a four bedroom home at 7865 S Grand Baker St., Aurora, CO 80016. The New York City address is a Regus Virtual Office that provides what the company calls a "professional address" for putting "your business in the best possible location with a credible address and mail handling service."
Lupine Publishers spams for OMICS-related conferences. An email from the subtly named Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic & Genetic Sciences (below) advertised a production of the Biomedical Conferences LLC, which seems to be a name used by Conference Series, which is an OMICS domain. Conference Series, Lupine Publishers, Iris Publishers, and Crimson Publishers are just some of the enterprises whose domains are registered to Sudheer Kaku, "Software Engineer and Web Developer in Aurora, Colorado."
The peers involved in the Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic and Genetic Sciences do not seem to care too much about whether the articles concern forensic science or genetics. For example, A New Demographic Situation and Problems of Employment in Uzbekistan describes the disturbing rate of unemployment in the country but sounds an optimistic note: "The country leader based on the adopted state programs completely stimulated the steady growth of creation of jobs and employment of the population."
Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic and Genetic Sciences
From: Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic & Genetic Sciences [email@example.com]
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 11:51 PM
Subject: Medicine and Medical Conferences: 2019
Dear Dr. DH Kaye,
Happy Charming Day.
We cordially invite you to our “International Conference on Recent Advancements in Medicine and Medical Science” Conference during March 01-02, 2019 at Colorado, USA. On behalf of the organizing committee we expect your valuable participation to deliver your Research works in the time of your experience as an oral presentation during the conference Schedule.
The Two-days conference comprises professional programs which includes 80+ Sessions of Scientific Forum, Symposia, Roundtable, Dialog, Poster, Exhibition, Workshop and Training Courses. We hope that the Medicine and Medical Science -2019 will be an unparalleled opportunity for Growing your network and meeting Eminent People throughout the scientific world. ...
If you have any query, please feel free to contact us any time on WhatsApp (+1720 767-7131). Hope to have your presence at Colorado. Only 15 days to go Waiting for your rapid response.
Christina | Program Manager
Biomedical Conferences LLC Westbrook Corporate Center, Westchester 60154, USA.
From: Biostatistics & Biometrics [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:51 AM
Subject: Optimistic Response Dear Dr DH Kaye
We are looking for scientific researchers who can help us for the better progress of our Journal. I found your profile innovative, and I am inviting you to submit your valuable manuscript for publication in our Volume2 Issue 4. Will you support us with your transcript? ... We desire to receive your valuable manuscript by 20th February.
Biostatistics & Biometrics (CTBB)| IF: 3.159
CTBB-Editorial Manager email@example.com Lupine Publishers, LLC 57 West 57thStreet, 3rdfloor, New York-NY 10019. USA +1(914)407-6109 Fax- +1(914)465-7596
Modern Approaches on Material Science (MAMS)
- A comment (below) from OppfinnarJocke (4/15/21) displays an email wishing for "an illustrious day ahead!" and "looking for scientific researchers who can help us for the better progress of our MAMS." It asks, "Will you support us with your transcript?"
From: Research and Reviews on Healthcare Open Access Journal [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Thurs, Jan 23 at 4:49 AM
Subject: Requesting for Article Dear Dr. DH Kaye
Dear Dr. DH Kaye ,
Greeting from Lupine Publishers!
We are in shortfall of one article for successful release of Ongoing Issue i.e., Volume 4 Issue 4 of our Research and Reviews on Healthcare: Open Access Journal (RRHOAJ).
Please submit us your transcript for this issue before 29th January, If this is a short notice in your busy schedule please do send 2 page article, we hope 2 page article isnt time taken for eminent like you.
Await your response.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Center for Contemporary Research (CCR) is an International, Scholarly open access publisher that currently provides worldwide research publications. CCR offers a broad range of options for authors and researchers, enabling authors to publish their material in our quality open access journals with a high degree of rigorous peer review integrity and transparency. Our dedicated technical and editorial team members ensure the quality of the published research articles. We have very reputable and dedicated editorial board members from different academic fields which ensure the quality and review standards according to the international research publishing standards and quick publication of research articles.The same description -- word for word, and capitalization error for capitalization error -- appears on the website of the International Journal of Social Science and Business (IJSSB), which identifies the Center for Academic Research (CAR), as its publisher:The single difference is the substitution of "Academic" (and "A" in the acronym) for "Contemporary." The navigation bars have the same nine tabs in the same order, and the two sites use the same animated gif that blinks between "Submit paper" and "Click Here." Finally, the dubious UK address and the Bangladesh ones are the same, which puts both (or is it one?) in the same Portsmouth townhouse as the Research Institute for Progression of Knowledge (RIPK).
Center for Contemporary Research (CCR) publishes a number of journals, covering Business, social science, natural science, health science, general science, Technological science, economics and management. All journals are peer reviewed, and open access.
The domain name of ijbmcnet.com is registered by Kazi Arifur Rahman, who gives his mailing address as Uttara, Dhaka, Dhaka Dhaka 1230 Bangladesh, and other contact information as +016.5377842, email@example.com.
International Journal of Business, Management and Commerce (IJBMC)
From: Dr. Albert Camryn [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Feb. 12, 2019, 1:09 PM
Subject: Call for paper
Send your manuscript to the editor at: email@example.com
International Journal of Business, Management and Commerce (IJBMC) is an international peer-reviewed journal which accepts research articles, review papers, case studies, etc. in all fields of Business, Management and Commerce. The core objective of IJBMC is to publish new knowledge and theories for the benefit of society from academics, researchers, professionals to industry practitioners. It also provides a venue for PhD scholars to submit on-going research and developments in these areas.
IJBMC publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Business Management and Commerce will occasionally be published.
The journal is published both in print and online versions. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of: Business and Management: business, management, human resource management, strategic management, e-business, services, information technology production & operations management, financial management and managerial economics, entrepreneurship development and so on.
Banking and finance: economics, banking, accounting, commerce, human resources management, international business, finance, marketing, law, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, linguistics and so on.
Social science and Humanities: Social Science, Humanities, Sociology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Public Administration, Psychology, Philosophy, hotel and tourism, development studies, population studies, international relations, Political Science, History, Education, Women Studies and so on.
IJBMC is inviting papers for Vol. 4 No.2 which is scheduled to be published on February 30, 2019. Acceptance Notification will send within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission
Last date of Submission: February 19, 2019
For more information, visit the official website of the journal ...
With Warm Regards,
Dr. Albert Camryn
International Journal of Business Management and Commerce E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
From: 'Dr. Frank McEnulty' via Andrian [Andrian.email@example.com]
Date: 22 Aug 2019 10:02 AM
Subject: Call for Papers
Submission open for September– 2019
International Review Journal of Education and Research (IRJER) is an international peer-reviewed journal which accepts research articles, review papers, case studies, etc. in all fields of Education and Research. The core objective of IRJER is to publish new knowledge and theories for the benefit of society from academics, researchers, professionals to industry practitioners. It also provides a venue for PhD scholars to submit on-going research and developments in these areas.
IRJER 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 Education and Research will occasionally be published. The journal is published both in print and online versions. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of:
Business and Economics: Business and Marketing, Economics, Financial Development, Accounting, Banking, Management, Human Resources etc.
Social science and Humanities: Social Science and Humanities, Sociology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Political, Cultural Aspects of Development, Tourism Management, Public Administration, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, History, Education, Women Studies and so on.
Science and Engineering: All kind of Science and Engineering, Technology and Innovation, Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Agricultural, Rural Development, Urban Studies etc.
IRJER is inviting papers for Vol. 2 No. 3 which is scheduled to be published on August 30, 2019. For more information, visit the official website of the journal: ... Submission deadline: August 28, 2019
Send your manuscript to the editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Dr. Frank McEnulty
The Chief Editor
International Review Journal of Education and Research