Sunday, December 27, 2020

Journals from Leon Publications of Rajasthan

The Chemistry Research Journal, the Pharmaceutical & Chemical Journal, and the Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research all supply the following contact information:

Leon Publications,
6 LNP (Kundlawala)
Shriganganagar
Rajasthan, India
Pin Code: 335002

The ISSN record for the pharmaceutical journal identifies the publisher only as Kundlawala: TPCJ. This journal is not indexed by ICI (Index Copernicus International). A 2015 request for evaluation (at https://www.scholarimpact.org/2349-7092-tpcj.html) lists the publisher as Neeraj Kumar (neerajkumarkamra@gmail.com). CiteFactor and other websites also list Neeraj Kumar as the publisher. A Neeraj Kumar who uses this email address has published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research (IJPSDR) of Uttar Pradesh and the Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (TJPR), located in Nigeria. His affiliations as given in these articles are with the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Geetanjali Institute of Pharmacy, Geetanjali University, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan, India, and the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Geetanjali Institute of Pharmacy, Udaipur-313022, respectively.

The journal that spammed me publishes with bimonthly "periodicity." The table of contents of the current issue displays a generous understanding of chemistry research. It contains articles (all financed by the same author) on "Prevalence of Abnormal Pap Smear Results in Syrian Women," "Abdominal Hernias in Adults at a Group of Syrian Population," "Acute Bacterial Meningitis: Demographics, Symptoms and Signs," and "Cholesteatoma Effects on Hearing and Ossicles at Al-Mouwasat University Hospital."

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Chemistry Research Journal

  • From: editor chemrj [submit@chemrj.info]
    Sent:
         Mon., Dec. 14, 2020, 3:43:14 AM EST
         Wed., Feb 3, 2021 5:13 PM EST
    Subject: Fast Peer Review Process: Chemistry Research Journal
    Dear Researcher,
    Chemistry Research Journal ISSN: 2455-8990 CODEN(USA): CRJHA5
    Call for paper; Fast Peer Review Process
    Low Publication Charges: 20 US $ (For encourage students and research scholars)
    Indexed in Reputed Database: Google Scholar, Indian Science, WorldCAT Library, Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB), Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB), My Journals, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Scientific Indexing Service, General Impact Factor, Technical University of Applied Sciences, Wildau, CaRLO DFJF Library, Max Planck Institute
    We are highly privileged to inform you that Chemistry Research Journal, an international journal, is publishing high quality original research papers, review articles and short communications under the area of Chemical Sciences.
    With this regard we request you to send original research papers relevant to your work for publication in the journal. The manuscript may be submitted along with filled scanned copy right form by e-mail at submit@chemrj.org or through our SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT link at our website.
    Please refer:
    Author’s guidelines: http://chemrj.org/download/pdf/Instruction-to-Authors.pdf
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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Scitech Central's Idea of a Scientific Paper

The Journal of Genomic Medicine and Pharmacogenomics "strives to publish the highest quality scientific papers and review articles of interest to academic and industrial researchers." I fear it has a ways to go. Here is an example of what this journal has achieved. It is the entire article (sans figures).

“Gene” of Mind and “Gene” of Soul
Citation: Chaudhuri TK, Chowdhury TK, Chaudhuri TR, Chowdhury TK & Chowdhury BR. (2019) “Gene” of Mind and “Gene” of Soul. J Genomic Med Pharmacogenomics, 4(1): 382-383.

Copyrights: ©2019 Chaudhuri TK, Chowdhury TK, Chaudhuri TR, Chowdhury TK & Chowdhury BR. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

INTRODUCTION

The human being is composed of three parts – Physical body, mind and soul. The modern science has explained how the physical body is formed - by the science of Biology and Embryology [1] - union of sperm with ovum followed by cell division and cell differentiation to form different tissues, organs and systems - which is controlled by Gene –> Chromosome –> DNA. However, the modern science has not been able to explain the mechanism of formation of human Mind and Soul until now. A group of scientists, doctor, divine mentor and spiritual gurus have discovered the scientific mechanism of formation of human mind and soul by virtue of their spiritual research, meditational research and near-death experience research [2,3].

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The information presented in this paper was first conceived by one of the authors, the Divine Mentor (Sree Taposh K Chowdhury) during his worship, prayer, meditation and near-death experience with close encounter with God, seeing the physical appearance of the God, hearing the voices of God’s teaching how the mind and soul are formed and hearing order from the God to disseminate this knowledge to the people on the earth. Subsequently the other four authors of this paper also conceived the same divine message through their near-death experiences.

RESULTS

Since this is theoretical research, not a laboratory bench research, no data are available. The authors propose that the mechanism of formation of human mind and soul is mediated through the science of particle physics and quantum physics of Electromagnetic Energy (EME) of the Human Mind (Figures 1 and 2). The authors name these EME particles as ‘Mene” (“gene” of Mind) and “Sene” (“gene” of Soul) to conform to the name Gene for physical body.

Figure 3 depicts how the “gene” of mind works. When there is a physical union between father and mother, the EME of Father’s mind and the EME of Mother’s mind collide each other to create a third energy which forms the mind of the child. The mind of the child is the mirror-image of the mind of the parents. Figure 4 depicts how the “gene” of soul works. There are all kinds of soul floating in the space - great soul, good soul to bad soul and evil soul. During the physical union of the father and mother, one of these souls is downloaded in the newly created human being depending on the worship, prayer and meditation of the parents during the creation of the new human being.

DISCUSSION

While the mechanism of formation of the physical body of the newly created human being is mediated through the science of physiology, biochemistry and biophysics controlled by the biological molecule - Gene -> Chromosomes -> DNA, the mechanism of formation of mind (atomic body) and soul (subatomic body) is mediated through the physics particles – the Electromagnetic Energy of the Human Mind. The new information presented here would be of great benefit to humankind.

The corresponding author is "Tapan K Chaudhuri, Chaudhuri Spiritual Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA." The publisher of this and other allegedly peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals (discussed in a previous posting) uses the name of Scitech Central.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Magnus Med Club is no Club Med

Magnus Med Club is the unlikely name of a publisher of seven journals (soon to be eight) with names like "Dental," "Medical Research," and "Surgeries." Neither the journal that spammed me (Neonatal) nor the three other Magnes Med Club ones that I spotchecked listed an editor-in-chief. 

The one US member of the editorial board of Neonatal is "Mirela Olympia Fagarasan Palmer, Professor, University of South California, USA." Her name is on the editorial boards of journals and conference programs from various publishers and conference organizers of ill repute (Omics International, Medwin, Iris, etc.). The name "Palmer" preceded by any of the other three names does not appear on the USC medical school's faculty index or in the USC directory.

The website speaks of helping "researchers to make new discoveries in the various fields of research." These lead "to the development of the scientific community." The journals are constantly" updated to keep the knowledge flowing." Who could ask for more?

The Ohio Secretary of State's office shows a for-profit corporation named Magnus Med Club was last registered in October 2019, by Zubair Muhammad. Zoominfo reports three employees and revenue of $193,000. The Club's address of 8408 Gradington Drive, Westerville OH 43081, USA, appears to be that of a residence rented by Syed Fazal.

Email
Neonatal
  • From: Neonatal | Open Access [Neonatal@mmcemails.com]
    Sent: Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 9:39 AM
    Subject: Hi David Kaye: Manuscript submissions are now open for Magnus Journal of Neonatal
    Dear David Kaye,
    Greetings from the Neonatal Journal.
    We cordially invite you to submit your manuscript for the inaugural issue of the Neonatal - Independent Peer-Reviewed Neonatology journal.
    The Neonatal journal is an international online open-access, peer reviewed journal which aims to publish the latest advancements and current research in the field of Neonatology.
    Neonatal accepts original research, reviews, case reports, mini reviews and letters related to Neonatology, Neonatal seizures, Neonatal hepatitis, Neonatal surgeries, Neonatal diabetes, Neonatal nursing, Neonatal jaundice, Neonatal stroke and many more
    You may submit your manuscript at our online submission system: ...
    Kindly note that the manuscripts received before 15th December 2020 will receive Complete Wavier on Article Processing Charges.
    We look forward for your submission!
    Thanks & Regards
    Natasha Paul | Editorial Assistant
    Neonatal: Independent Peer-Reviewed Neonatology journal
    Email:neonatal@eopenjournals.com
    Phone: +1 614-826-7766
    --------------------------
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    Westerville, OH 43081, USA
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  • From: Neonatal Open [neonatal@mopenjournal.com]
    Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 7:30 AM
             Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:52 AM
    Subject: David Kaye : Submit Article: Neonatal Open Access Journal
                  David Kaye : Submission Invited: Neonatal Open Access Journal
    Dear Dr. David Kaye,
    Greetings from the Neonatal Open Access Journal.
    The Neonatal is an open access journal which covers all the aspects of neonatology. All articles published in the Neonatal journal follows open access under a CC BY licence. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.
    Neonatal journal aims to publish Research, Review, Commentary, Short communication, Case Report, Letter to editor and editorials in the fields of Neonatology, Neonatal seizures, Neonatal hepatitis, Neonatal surgeries, Neonatal diabetes, Neonatal nursing, Neonatal jaundice, Neonatal stroke, Pediatric cancer, Pediatric medicine, Pediatric diseases, Pediatric asthma, Pediatric cardiology, etc.
    For more details, click here to visit the Journal site
    Neonatal journal cordially invites your submissions through the online submission process or mail to neonatal@eopenjournals.com
    If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the Neonatal editrial team.
    Thanks and Regards
    Natasha Paul | Editorial Assistant
    Neonatal Open Access Journal
    Email: neonatal@mopenjournal.com
    8408 Gradington Drive, Westerville, OH 43081, USA
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Friday, November 27, 2020

Global Press Hub "facilitates the research"

"Global Press Hub is" -- wait for it -- "a global publishing company that publishes" -- wait for it -- "in science, technical and medical (STM)" -- stop waiting -- the sentence on the About Us page ends there. This Indian company lists ten journals, mostly named "Asian Journal of ... ."

The exceptional "Asian Basic and Applied Research Journal aims to publish high-quality papers in all areas of ‘research’." Do the internal quotation marks mean that even the editors (if there are any -- none are named on the journal's website) have their doubts? The webpage sports a 1981 copyright (mistyped as @) even though the first issue did not appear until 2019.

The Hub's webpages are devoid of information on its officers and employees. The office in Ireland (if there is one) has an address and a fax number. No telephone number.

Email

Asian Basic and Applied Research Journal

  • From: Dr Madhu Saha [editor73@publish4journal.com]
    Date: Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, 5:43:02 PM EST
    Subject: Asian Basic and Applied Research Journal
    Hi,
    We are happy to announce the news of Asian Basic and Applied Research Journal (https://tinyurl.com/Journal-ABAARJ). We follow robust and neutral double-blind fold peer review system. We are committed to provide Quality and Fast publication.
    We are in the process of including our journals in many respected indexing services like:
    ProQuest, EBSCOhost, Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”), CAB abstract, Ulrich's, Google scholar, etc. ...
    with regards,
    Dr Madhu Saha
    Offices:
    EUROPE: Global Press Hub, 5 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2, ​Ireland, Fax: +353 (0)1 649 9098
    ASIA PACIFIC: Global Press Hub, Hooghly, West Bengal, India, Tel.: +91.6290312622

Asian Journal of Current Science

  • From: Dr Madhu Saha [editor73@publish4journal.com]
    Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020, 5:54:29 AM EST
    Subject: Hi dhkaye@yahoo.com, Asian Research Journal of Current Science
    Hi,
    We are happy to announce the news of Asian Research Journal of Current Science (https://tinyurl.com/journal-arjocs1). We follow robust and neutral double-blind fold peer review system. We are committed to provide Quality and Fast publication.
    Authors will get free publication opportunity for manuscripts submitted within the last date of this month.
    We are in the process of including our journals in many respected indexing services like:
    ProQuest, EBSCOhost, Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”), CAB abstract, Ulrich's, Google scholar, etc. [It must be a slow process.]
    Manuscript submission: ...
    with regards,
    Dr Madhu Saha
    Offices:
    EUROPE: Global Press Hub, 5 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2, ​Ireland, Fax: +353 (0)1 649 9098
    ASIA PACIFIC: Global Press Hub, Hooghly, West Bengal, India, Tel.: +91.6290312622

Asian Journal of Sociological Research

  • From: Dr Madhu Saha [editor28@2promojournal.com]
    Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:32 PM
    Subject: (No publication charge) Asian Journal of Sociological Research
    Hi,
    We are happy to announce the news of Asian Journal of Sociological Research (https://tinyurl.com/Journal-AJSR). We follow robust and neutral double-blind fold peer review system. We are committed to provide Quality and Fast publication.
    Authors will get free publication opportunity for manuscripts submitted within the last date of this month.
    We are in the process of including our journals in many respected indexing services like: ISI Thomson Reuters Master Journal list (BIONATURE), Zoological Record (BIONATURE), BIOSYS Previews (BIONATURE), UGC (India) approved List of Journals (BIONATURE), ProQuest, EBSCOhost, Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”), CAB abstract, Ulrich's, Google scholar, etc.
    Manuscript submission:
    Manuscript Management System: (https://tinyurl.com/Submission-AJSR).
    with regards,
    Dr Madhu Saha
    Offices:
    EUROPE: Global Press Hub, 5 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2, Ireland, Fax: +353 (0)1 649 9098
    ASIA PACIFIC: Global Press Hub, Hooghly, West Bengal, India, Tel.: +91.6290312622

Thursday, November 12, 2020

South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics

The South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics is another source of spam from the enterprising Dr (Ms) M B Mondal. (The contact information identifies her as the publisher.) Other contributions from the Mondal husband-wife team are noted in the postings on their Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, International Knowledge Press, and Science Domain International.

Email
  • From: Dr Tuhina Burman [editor2rini@gmail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:07 PM
    Subject: South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics
    Greetings!
    We are contacting from South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics (https://tinyurl.com/journal-80d). This journal follows highly respected OPEN peer-review system ... .
    Average time for Review Decision: 7-10 days from submission date [← The peer reviewers work 24/7, I guess.]
    Average time for Publication: 10-12 days from submission date [← So do the editors?]
    Indexing: ProQuest, EBSCOhost (USA), HINARI (United Nation's Database), Google Scholar, SHERPA/RoMEO (UK), Ulrich's, CrossRef.
    Discounted publication charge is 30 USD, for manuscripts submitted within this month. Original publication charge is 500 USD after this offer period. Journal hard copies and article reprints are available at extremely nominal cost.
    Sample Published Papers ...
    Best regards,
    Dr Tuhina Burman
    Reg. Office:
    UK: Third Floor, 207 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH,UK, Registered in England and Wales, Company Registration Number: 8988029, Fax: +44 20-3031-1429
    India: U GF, DLF City Phase-III, Gurgaon, 122001, Delhi NCR, Tele: +91 9434356957
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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Institute for Promoting Research & Policy Develop (IPRPD) follows a unique set of culture of togetherness

The Institute for Promoting Research & Policy Development (IPRPD) "follows a unique set of culture of togetherness." It shares "ideology" with "spectators." Its "primary purpose is to distribute the knowledge of the most recent researches and breakthroughs among 'Collins' who have severe quest of learning and gather knowledge." Through its (two) journals, "connoisseurs altogether discover answers to the never-ending questions."

Its peer review is expeditious: "Each submission undergoes a detailed but rapid review by our respected reviewers. The review process will be completed expectedly within 5-7 days." Such alacrity has few peers.

Initially (the founding date was 1/1/2019), "IPRPD’s activities were based in Bangladesh and India only but later its possibilities have been extended to the world at large through its U.S. International Center."

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International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (IJAHSS)

  • From: Marcel Rodolfo [marcel_rodolfo@yahoo.com]
               Benton54128@outlook.com [Benton54128@outlook.com]
    Sent: Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:30 AM
              Friday, December 11, 2020 10:53 PM
    To: editor.ijahss7@gmail.com
    Subject: Call for Papers
    International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (IJAHSS)
    ISSN: 2693-2547 (Print), 2693-2555 (Online)
    International Journal of Arts, Humanities & Social Science (IJAHSS) is an Open- Access double blind peer reviewed Academic journal published under Institute for Promoting Research & Policy Development (IPRPD) which encourages research on current & updated trends of different aspects of Arts, Humanities & Social Science. We aim to cover the latest outstanding development in the field of Human life, History, Culture, Society as well as Arts& Crafts. The journal publishes leading and robust research papers on traditional as well as modern Arts, Humanities & Social Science aspects. We aim to maintain the highest standards of peer review with some internationally-recognized editors.
    IJAHSS welcomes Manuscripts based on several genres of Arts, Humanities & Social Science. A list is provided below where topic of Interest includes but not limited to:
    Arts: Arts History, Film & Television Production, Performing Arts, Architecture Industrial Design, Interior Design Humanities: Literature, Ancient & Modern Language, Law, Philosophy, History, Human Integrative History
    Social Sciences: Linguistics, Politics, Ecology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Political Science, Public Administration, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Sociology, IR, Geography & So on
    The journal is currently Abstracted/Indexed in- Index of Copernicus, DRJI, Advanced Sciences Index (ASI), ROAD, Sherpa Romeo, Cite Factor, Google Scholar, Scribd, Research Gate, Semantic Scholar, Slide Share, Wiki CFP. We are in indexing process with CrossRef, Index Copernicus, CrossCheck, Cabell's, Ulrich's, Griffith Research Online, EBSCO, & DOAJ.
    E-Publication FirstTM
    We are featured under E-Publication FirstTM that allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. The accepted papers are published online within one week after the completion of all necessary publishing steps.
    IJAHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 01, Issue No. 7. The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2020. The Online Publication date is December 07, 2020.
    Authors are highly encouraged & invited to submit their manuscripts through- editor.ijahss1@gmail.com Submissions must be original & authentic and should not been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this journal.
    For any additional details, please contact with the executive editor at- editor.ijahss1@gmail.com
    Regards,
    Val Dusek,
    Editor-in-Chief
    University of New Hampshire, USA.
    International Journal of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
    N. B. To unsubscribe, forward this email to editor@iprpd.org with 'Unsubscribe' in the subject line.
  • From: Nelson Parker [nelson.cpi0034@hotmail.com]
               Augustin Alfred [Agustin210144@outlook.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:23 PM
              Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:20 AM
    To: editor.ijahss7@gmail.com
    Subject: Call for Papers
    International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (IJAHSS)
    ISSN: 2693-2547 (Print), 2693-2555 (Online)
    International Journal of Arts, Humanities & Social Science (IJAHSS) is an Open- Access double blind peer reviewed Academic journal published under Institute for Promoting Research & Policy Development (IPRPD) which encourages research on current & updated trends of different aspects of Arts, Humanities & Social Science. We aim to cover the latest outstanding development in the field of Human life, History, Culture, Society as well as Arts& Crafts. The journal publishes leading and robust research papers on traditional as well as modern Arts, Humanities & Social Science aspects. We aim to maintain the highest standards of peer review with some internationally recognized editors. IJAHSS welcomes Manuscripts based on several genres of Arts, Humanities & Social Science. A list is provided below where topic of Interest includes but not limited to:
    Arts: Arts History, Film & Television Production, Performing Arts, Architecture Industrial Design, Interior Design. Humanities: Literature, Ancient & Modern Language, Law, Philosophy, History, Human Integrative History. Social Sciences: Education, Linguistics, Politics, Education, Ecology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Political Science, Public Administration, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Sociology, IR, Geography & So on.
    The journal is currently Abstracted/Indexed in- Index of Copernicus, DOAJ, Ulrich's, DRJI, Cite Factor, J-Gate, Advanced Sciences Index (ASI), ROAD, Sherpa Romeo, Google Scholar, Scribd, Research Gate, Semantic Scholar, Slide Share, Wiki CFP. We are in indexing process with CrossRef, CrossCheck, Cabell's, Griffith Research Online, EBSCO.
    E-Publication FirstTM We are featured under E-Publication FirstTM that allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. The accepted papers are published online within the declared deadline after the successful completion of all necessary publishing steps.
    IJAHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 2, Issue No. 06. The Submission Deadline is May 31, 2021.
    The Probable Online Publication date is June 08, 2021.
    Authors are highly encouraged & invited to submit their manuscripts through editor.ijahss1@gmail.com
    Submissions must be original & authentic and should not been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this journal.
    For any additional details, please contact with the executive editor at editor.ijahss1@gmail.com
    Regards,
    Val Dusek,
    Editor-in-Chief
    University of New Hampshire, USA.
    International Journal of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Mathews Journal of Forensic Research Charges for Wastage of Precious Resources

Mathews Open Access Journals About Us page includes such putative sentences as "So that we can rejoice the miraculous outcomes of the researches done by our passionate researchers, professors, young and energetic scholars." The real miracle may be to get authors to pay "[t]he processing charges for a single manuscript [of] 1539 USD" and the "withdrawal charges" for "wastage of precious resources including editors, reviewers, and the editorial staff."

The first spam arrived in March 2018, for the Mathews Journal of Forensic Research. The journal website falsely claims to publish bimonthly and to release one volume per year. In November 2020, Mathews still advertises papers from issue 1 in 2018 as its only "recent articles." It has a picture of an issue for "volume 2" (dated 2019), but if it has any content, I cannot find it.

The editorial board does not include an editor-in-chief. The only US member is said to be Evan T. Keller, a professor of urology and pathology at the University of Michigan medical school, who works on prostate cancer bone metastasis and other topics apparently unrelated to forensic science research.

Related: Mathews Wants To "Share Your Any Research Work," Flaky Academic Journals, Mar. 22, 2018

Email
  • From: Mathews Journal of Forensic Research
    Date: Mon 3/5/2018 9:37 AM
    Subject: Article Invitation
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Warm Greetings from Mathews Journal of Forensic Research! It is our pleasure to introduce ourselves as an open access publishers with a motto to serve the scientific community. We publish peer-reviewed articles related to different aspects.
    We are planning to release Inaugural Issue by first week of April 2018, under the esteem guidance of our Editorial board members. We welcome you to submit your manuscripts and extend our invitation to your colleagues and subject experts in the field of your research. Kindly submit your articles on or before 16th March 2018 to forensicresearch@mathewsopenaccess.net NOTE: If it is not feasible to you at this time, please allow us to grasp your feasible time to contribute.
    EB Invitation: It would be our pleasure to have you on the Editorial board of the journal. Kindly send us your biography, research interest and photograph to the above mentioned email-id.
    We will be waiting for a positive response from you. Please be at liberty to approach us regarding any queries and concerns.
    Warm Regards,
    Alice Jessy
    Editorial Coordinator
    You are receiving this email because of your relationship [← spammer-spammee] with the sender. ...
  • From: Mathews Journal of Forensic Research
    Date: Thu 3/22/2018 4:38 AM
    Subject: Share Your Any Research Work
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Warm Greetings from Mathews Journal of Forensic Research! It is our pleasure to introduce ourselves as an open access publishers with a motto to serve the scientific community. We publish peer-reviewed articles related to different aspects. We are planning to release Inaugural Issue by 16th April 2018, under the esteem guidance of our Editorial board members. We welcome you to submit your manuscripts and extend our invitation to your colleagues and subject experts in the field of your research.
    Kindly submit your articles on or before 30th March 2018 to forensicresearch@mathewsopenaccess.net NOTE: If it is not feasible to you at this time, please allow us to grasp your feasible time to contribute.
    EB Invitation: It would be our pleasure to have you on the Editorial board of the journal. Kindly send us your biography, research interest and photograph to the above mentioned email-id. We will be waiting for a positive response from you. Please be at liberty to approach us regarding any queries and concerns.
    Warm Regards,
    Alice Jessy
    Editorial Coordinator
    Mathews Journal of Forensic Research
  • From: Mathews Journal of Forensic Research [forensicresearch@mathewsopenaccess.net]
    Date: Wed 10/10/2018 6:00 AM
    Subject: Submit One Article for Upcoming Issue
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Warm Greetings from Mathews Journal of Forensic Research! It is our honour to invite eminent scientists like you to publish your quality research work in the form of manuscripts to support global scientific community.
    We are planning to release Inaugural Issue by 26th October 2018, under the esteem guidance of our Editorial board members. Considering you as Potential Author we are pleased to invite you to submit a Research, Review, Commentary, Opinion articles, Short commentaries, Case report towards the journal.
    Mathews Open Access is been indexed in J-Gate, Genamics, Google Scholar other sites too.
    Kindly submit your articles on or before 19th October 2018 to forensicresearch@mathewsopenaccess.net NOTE: If it is not feasible to you at this time, please allow us to grasp your feasible time to contribute.
    Warm Regards
    Alice Jessy
    Editorial Coordinator
    You are receiving this email because of your relationship [← spammer-spammee] with the sender. ...

Friday, October 30, 2020

Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology accepts papers "on all the aspects of Forensic and its Research"

"Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology accepts original research articles, review articles, case reports and short communication on all the aspects of Forensic and its Research." It is one of a "100+" journals from a publisher -- the Austin Publishing Group -- that has been said to be predatory. The instructions for authors contain such insights as "Manuscript Duplicity is a crime thus Plagiarism should be completely avoided." The journal's website lists no editor. The editorial board (8/22/17) is huge, and has the following names from US institutions on it:

⊗ Frank Dorman, The Pennsylvania State University
⊗ Mohammed Al-Tikriti, Western University of Health Sciences
⊗ Ron Thrasher, Oklahoma State University
⊗ Chenxu Yu, Lowa State University
⊗ Peter Valentin, University Of New Haven
⊗ Erica Hutton, Trine University
⊗ Raymond Hsieh, University of California
⊗ Andra Lewis, University of North Texas
⊗ Justin N. Crowl, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
⊗ Scott M. Moody, Ohio University
⊗ Igor Ovchinnikov, University of North Dakota
⊗ A Midori Albert, University of North Carolina Wilmington
⊗ Lori E Baker, Baylor University
⊗ Victoria Beck, University of Wisconsin
⊗ Steven Lee, San Jose State University
⊗ Anthony Tu, Colorado State University
⊗ David Bradley Rivers, Loyola University Maryland
⊗ Stetler, Dean A., The University of Kansas
⊗ Heo Chong Chin, Texas A&M University
⊗ Jagdish Khubchandani, Ball State University
⊗ Michael Lamport Commons, Harvard Medical School
⊗ Mahua Choudhury, Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy
⊗ Francis Stephen Bridges, The University of West Florida
⊗ Panagiota Korenis, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
⊗ Kenneth Blum, University of Florida
⊗ Julia M. Mack, Gannon University
⊗ Natalie R. Langley, Lincoln Memorial University
⊗ Matthew Owen Howard, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

At least one of these talented professionals is misidentified. "Nina Wang, Arizona State University" appears to be an ASU alumna who has never held a faculty position there and was appointed to the editorial board within a year or so of earning her doctoral degree in industrial engineering.

The journal has one "special issue" so far -- on "Forensic Case Studies." It has a grand total of three articles, none of which is a case report.

Email
  • From: Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology [ajfsc@austinjournals.com]
    Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 11:55 PM
    Subject: Invitation: Call for Special Issue on Forensic Dentistry
    Greetings! At the onset, we cordially invite you to submit a manuscript to the upcoming special issue on “Forensic Dentistry” to be published in the journal Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology. This special issue of the journal will contain Original Research, Review, Case Report, Short Communication, Case series, Clinical Image, Perspective manuscripts. The aim of the special issue is to advance the state of knowledge and expertise in the field “Forensic Dentistry”. Timeline for manuscript submission would be on or before September 25, 2017. All manuscripts will undergo a meaningful scrutiny and review by eminent experts in the field. Editing and publishing will be of course of a very high standard. I do look forward for your positive response. Please respond to this invitation within 48 hrs.
    Best regards,
    Emily Hammerl
    Editorial Manager - Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology
    Austin Publications LLC, 2500 Plaza 5, Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07311, USA, Tel: +1-201-655-7075, Fax: +1-201-603-6413, E-Mail: ajfsc@austinjournals.com, www.austinpublishinggroup.org
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  • From: Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology
    Sent: Sept. 6, 2017
    Subject: Invitation: Call for Special Issue on Forensic Anthropology
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Greetings! We are pleased to announce a special issue focused on “Forensic Anthropology”. With reference to your previous publications and expertise in the subject, I cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for publication in the upcoming special issue of Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology. We are inviting leading authors and researchers to submit an Original Research Article or Review or Case Report or Clinical Image for publication in the upcoming special issue.
    Deadline for manuscript submissions would be on or before October 15, 2017. All manuscripts will undergo a meaningful scrutiny and review by eminent experts in the field of Forensic Anthropology.
    We are looking forward to your positive response. Please respond to this invitation within next 48hrs.
    Regards,
    Emily Hammerl
    Editorial Manager - Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology, Austin Publications LLC, 2500 Plaza 5, Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07311, USA, Tel: +1-201-655-7075, Fax: +1-201-603-6413, E-Mail: forensic@austinjournals.com, www.austinpublishinggroup.com
  • From: Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology [ajfsc@austinpublishers.info]
    Sent: Tue 11/14/2017 5:51 AM
    Subject: Follow up Email: Request to Submit Manuscript on Forensic Science
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Greetings for the day! We would like to invite you to submit a manuscript to our open access journal Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology ... related to original and latest advancements in the field of Forensic Science. The journal accepts Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, Short Communication, Editorial and Clinical Image on all the aspects of Forensic Science and its Research. Timeline for manuscript submission would be January 10, 2018. ... Please respond to this Email within 48 hours. We are looking forward to your positive response.
    Best Regards,
    Emily Hammerl
    Editorial Manager - Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology, Austin Publications LLC 2500 Plaza 5, Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07311, USA, Tel: +1-201-655-7075, Fax: +1-201-603-6413, E-Mail: ajfsc@austinpublishers.info, www.austinpublishinggroup.com
  • From: Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology [editor.forensic@austinpub.org]
    Sent: Fri 3/16/2018 7:32 AM
    Subject: We are there with you in Publication of your Manuscript
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Greetings! Acknowledging your expertise and excellence as an eminent researcher/physician [Huh?] in this field, I request your participation with the contribution of your research work to our Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology. We are there with you and we will help you in publishing your article.
    This journal accepts all type of articles like Research, Review, Case Report, Short Communication, Clinical Image, 2 Page Editorial, Letter to Editor…etc., Timeline line for the manuscript submission is April 30, 2018. Please respond to this invitation within 48hrs. Anticipating your valuable response! Feel free to ask us if any queries.
    Best regards,
    Emily Hammerl
    Editorial Manager
  • From: Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology [forensic@austinpublishers.info>]
    Date: Wed 1/17/2018 6:43 AM
    Subject:
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Greetings for the day! We would like to invite you to submit a manuscript to our open access journal Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology.
    Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology is an open access, peer reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to publish articles related to original and latest advancements in the field of Forensic Science. The journal accepts Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, Short Communication, Editorial and Clinical Image on all the aspects of Forensic Science and its Research.
    Timeline for manuscript submission would be February 28, 2018. Submit your manuscript as an email attachment ... Please respond to this Email within 48 hours. We are looking forward to your positive response. Feel free to contact us for any more information.
    Best Regards,
    Emily Hammerl
    Editorial Manager - Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology
    Austin Publications LLC, 2500 Plaza 5, Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07311, USA Tel: +1-201-655-7075 Fax: +1-201-603-6413 E-Mail: forensic@austinpublishers.info www.austinpublishinggroup.com
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

From Science Domain International: Journal of Scientific Research and Reports

The Journal of Scientific Research and Reports is the handiwork of West Bengal's Science Domain International (discussed on this blog), run by Pinaki Mondal and his wife, Monisha Basumondal, aka “Dr (Ms) M B Mondal.” There is an exposé in The IndianEXPRESS. In the report, Dr (Ms) Mondal "strongly protest[ed] any attempt to label Sciencedomain International as a predatory publisher." If SDI is predatory, it preys on academics who seek steep discounts.

UPDATE 11/12/20: The South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics (ISSN: 2581-821X) identifies Ms. M. B. Mondal, Ph.D., with the same addresses, as its publisher. Its website lists no related journals.

Email
  • From: Dr. Monami Das [editor05@sdjournals.net]
    Sent: 4/16/17
    Dear Colleague,
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    Reg. Office: UK: Third Floor, 207 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH,UK,Registered in England and Wales, Company Registration Number: 8988029, Fax: +44 20-3031-1429
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    India: U GF, DLF City Phase-III, Gurgaon, 122001, Delhi NCR, Corp. Firm Registration Number: 255 (2010-11), Fax: +91 11-66173993
  • From: Dr. Chaitali Pal (editor01@sdjournals.net)
    Sent: 5/18/17
    Dear Colleague,
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    Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 4:26 AM
    Subject: Article Alert: Journal of Scientific Research and Reports
    Dear Colleague, Journal of Scientific Research and Reports (ISSN: 2320-0227) is an OPEN peer-reviewed INTERNATIONAL journal, appoved by UGC (See here). We offer both Online as well as Hard copy options. ... This journal is now publishing Volume 13. ... We hope that you will appreciate this Advanced OPEN peer-review system, which is expected to give doubtless scholarly benefit and impact to the authors in long run. Additionally we strongly encourage “Post-publication Peer review” by our comment section. ... Our journals have been chosen by academicians of many famous universities like Harvard, Columbia University, Cambridge, University of Chicago, Yale University, University of Göttingen, etc. ... We have more than 35 journals ... Article Processing Charge (or Publication Charge): Manuscript submitted within this month will be eligible for discounted 60 USD Article Processing Charge (APC). Original Article Processing Charge is 500 USD. ...
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    India: U GF, DLF City Phase-III, Gurgaon, 122001, Delhi NCR, Corp. Firm Registration Number: 255 (2010-11), Fax: +91 11-66173993
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    Sent: July 15, 2017, at 2:10 PM
    Re: Save 440 USD: Journal of Scientific Research and Reports
    Dear Colleague,
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  • From: Dr. Barnali Jana
    Sent: October 16, 2017, 1:31:13 AM
    Re: Avail 88% OFF: Journal of Scientific Research and Reports
    Dear Colleague,
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    Best regards,
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  • From: Dr Rita Sen [editor.journal23@gmail.com]
    Sent: Sun, Oct 18 at 4:15 AM
    Subject: Humble request for manuscript submission in a reputed journal
    Dear Colleague,
    Thank you for cooperation and support. Your kind attention is requested for the following announcement.
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Friday, September 25, 2020

Journal of Biogeneric Science and Research "welcomes prominent personalities"

The Open Access Journal of Biogeneric Science and Research spammed me as a "Respected Doctor," which I am not, on the subject of "Replace this Subject with your own! :) :) :) :)." It appears that Biogeneric Publishers publishes no other journals, but one may be more than enough to cover any subject. The most recent issue includes a "Mini Review" entitled "The Slideshow as a 'Rusty Movie' - A Unique Mass Media." The journal is not indexed in MEDLINE or PubMed.

The first issue (or rather the articles designated as comprising the first issue) are dated April 2020. In the five months since then, there have been 18 more "issues" comprising 4 "volumes." To maintain this frenetic pace,

We always rely on the support from the members of our team that is relevantly our Authors, Editorial Committee members, advisory board, Reviewers Board and all the technical support teams all over the globe. We accept all the submissions of significant articles like Research, reviews, Case Studies, Short Communications, Mini reviews, Short Communications, Conceptual Papers, Editorials, Perspectives etc. which covers advanced research output aiding in forwarding the Science are utmost welcome.

That's a mouthful.

Where does all this activity take place? The domain name biogenericpublishers.com was registered with most information "redacted for privacy." The address on ICANN Lookup is limited to "Andhra Pradesh, India." The putative address on the publisher's website and email is "2010 El Camino Real, #2039, Santa Clara, California-95050, USA." That is also the address of Postal Annex, which offers "mailbox rental in Santa Clara" under the slogan "Your Home Office." A call to the telephone number (408-899-5232) produced a busy signal on the first try and later a message in a language that I do not speak followed by an accented notice that the person I called was speaking to someone else.

There are two editorial board members from the United States. A Dr. James Stoxen of "Team Doctors Chicago" (his specialty is sports medicine) writes on Facebook that his involvement is "A new career achievement!" He is "proud to add the prestigious Open Access Journal of Bioeneric [sic] Science and Research as the 20th medical journal editorial board appointment." The other "Honorable Editor" from the US is "Christopher R Bryant Department of Geography University of Maine." The university's staff and faculty directory has no such name in it, but a Christopher Robin Bryant is a retired geography professor (now an adjunct professor) from the Université de Montréal. A Google search links him to organizations such as Omics, Allied Academies, Lupine Publishers, and Medcrave that also grace the pages of this blog.

Email
  • From: Joe Sara [joesara@biogenericscires.info]
    Sent: Friday, September 25, 2020 3:38 AM
    Subject: Replace this Subject with your own! :) :) :) :)
    Respected Doctor,
    Greetings!
    Open Access Journal of Biogeneric Science and Research (ISSN 2692-1081) is an international peer reviewed open access Journal covering all the areas of Clinical and Medical Sciences.
    We are inviting world class Scientists, Researchers, Academicians and Doctors to participate by contributing their unpublished work. Journal accepts Case Reports, Reviews/Mini Reviews, Short Commentaries, Editorials, Perspectives etc.,
    All the submissions are assigned to the editor and undergo double blind review method and provided DOI number to attain Global Recognition.
    Publication charges will be waived off, if you submit your Manuscript on or before October 10, 2020. (DOI Processing charges are applicable)
    Kindly submit your manuscript to this mail and support us.
    Regards
    Joe Sara
    Editorial Manager
    Biogeneric Science and Research LLC,
    2010 El Camino Real, #2039 Santa Clara California-95050, USA
  • From: Joe Sara [joesara@biogenericscires.info]
    Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 9:34 AM
    Subject: Complete Waiver on Publication Charges (ISSN: 2692-1081)
    Dear Doctor,
    Greetings! I found your profile had a dynamic potential which fascinates me to email you.
    We are in shortfall of a single article for the successful release of Volume 5, Issue 5. Is it possible for you to support us with your Opinion or Mini Review or any article for this issue of October?
    Publication charges will be waived off, if you submit your Manuscript on or before November 30th, 2020. (DOI Processing charges are applicable). Visit at ... .
    We really desire to receive your research work towards the publication, and I think it will be a best fit for both of us to achieve great results. If you have any queries, please email us.
    Await your swift submission.
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Thursday, September 10, 2020

"Vanishing" Open Access Journals

A news headline in Science reports that "Dozens of Scientific Journals Have Vanished from the Internet, and No One Preserved Them" (doi:10.1126/science.abe6998). If the reporter is talking about many of the journals described on this blog, a first thought is "Good riddance!".

But from the description of the unpublished study reported on, it impossible to know how many of the evaporating journals contained anything of importance. The undifferentiated finding is that 84 "online-only, open-access (OA) journals in the sciences, and nearly 100 more in the social sciences and humanities, have disappeared from the internet over the past 2 decades as publishers stopped maintaining them." But "[a]bout half of the journals were published by research institutions or scholarly societies," which distinguishes them from the dubious journals discussed here. None of the "vanished" journals were from commercial publishers.

"The authors—Laakso, Lisa Matthias of the Free University of Berlin, and Najko Jahn of the University of Göttingen—defined a vanished journal as one that published at least one complete volume as immediate OA, and less than 50% of its content is now available for free online." As such, the 200 or so journals have not all simply disappeared, and "[s]ome of the content may be accessible as printed copies or in paywalled commercial services."

How significant is it that "[t]he journals had been based in 50 different countries, most of them high-income ones" and that "[m]ost of the lost journals published articles only in English"? If being "based" in a high-income country means advertising an office in the US, Canada, or Europe, well, using a fake address and publishing only in English seems to occur with some frequency.

Monday, August 24, 2020

What's Canadian About the Canadian Journal of Biomedical Research and Technology?

The Canadian Journal of Biomedical Research and Technology (CJBRT) has many danger signs. To begin with, what does Canada have to do with it? The ISSN number comes from the ISSN National Centre for India. The registration there is from "Ramya M" of Hyderabad.

Second, the Toronto address is that of a "17-storey apartment building."

Third, the website is full of errors such as

⊘ Random capitals, as in "a common platform for both the Medical and technical Researchers. We publish Quality articles"
⊘ Run-on sentences that are too long to justify copying here
⊘ Miscellaneous insights such as "The main aim ... is spread the knowledge" and "The Editorial board individuals ... are in charge of distributing quality original manuscripts got from creators on concerned subjects."

Fourth, the catch-all subject list for this biomedical journal includes all of general science, mathematics, medicine, computer science, ecology, geology and earth science, hydrology, and meteorology. But, don't worry, this eclectic journal also drills down into "Religious Healing," "Korean Medicine" (but not Chinese medicine), and just plain "Respiratory."

Fifth, the spam is addressed to "Dr. essor"and "Dr. Professor."

Finally, the journal is not listed in Medline, Pubmed, Scopus, or Clarivate Analytics.

Email
  • From: Canadian Journal [jessicaserlly@biomedress.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:26 PM
    Subject: New Issue Release: cjbrt
    Dear Dr. essor
    Hope this email finds you in good spirits!
    We are most delighted to inform you that our journal has successfully completed Volume 2 of “Canadian Journal of Biomedical Research & Technology (CJBRT)” [ISSN: 2582-3663].
    With the same spirit we are planning to enter into Volume 3 Issue 4.
    For this, I wish to have your active participation by submitting any of your unpublished materials (Research articles/Review Articles/Case reports/Mini review, etc.,) on or before 28th August.
    We do hope you will be able to respond positively to this invitation, can we??
    Look forward to a successful working relationship.
    Sincerely,
    Jessica Serlly |Managing Editor (CJBRT)
    *Note: All medical sciences, engineering and technology topics come under the scope of our journal.
    Copyright © 2020 Canadian Journal of Biomedical Research & Technology, All rights reserved.
    Canadian Journal of Biomedical Research & Technology
    25 St Dennis Drive North York, Toronto ON M3C1E6, Canada
  • From: Canadian Journal[jessicaserlly@biomedress.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:26 PM
    Subject: New Issue Release: cjbrt
    Dear Dr. Professor
    [Same words except for "we are planning to enter into Volume 3 Issue 5" and "on or before 27th November."]

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Is the Journal Indexed in MEDLINE or PubMed?

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center library's blog has a helpful guide to figuring out the status of journals within the National Center for Biotechnology Information's confusing system of databases and the interface to it (PubMed). Here are some key points:
  • Ideally, a journal will be indexed in MEDLINE. According to the MSK library, "[i]n order to be included in Medline, a journal has to undergo a rather rigorous and selective review process." That's the theory, anyway.
  • "All journals that are included in their entirety in PubMed Central (PMC), for example PLoS, are automatically indexed in PubMed (but not necessarily in Medline, so visibility is OK but could be better)."
  • A journal can deposit articles in PubMed Central (PMC), and the article will be indexed in PubMed, but "[t]he journal is otherwise not officially indexed in Medline nor PubMed. This implies the least potential for visibility ... ."
To see whether a journal is indexed in MEDLINE or PubMed, one can search the National Library of Medicine's catalog of Journals in NCBI Databases. For example, a search for the Pemanente Journal returned the reassuring information
In: MEDLINE: v16n1, Winter 2012-
PubMed: v9n1, Winter 2005-
PMC

Monday, May 4, 2020

Institute of Mathematics and Management Is Staunch in Its Niche in the Blue Ocean

"With over 07 years of excellence in the educational and research spheres, the Institute of Mathematics and Management (IMM) is staunch in its niche of being the quality education, research, and analytical support service provider." Its "Vision" is "To be the best education and research provider in the world within the Blue Ocean Strategy." The "Staff" webpage lists two names: Managing Director Major K. M. Udaya Banda Konarasinghe (Retired), and Academic Director Dr (Mrs.) W. G. Samanthi Konarasinghe.

IMM purports to publish four journals. I cannot find any content for them. The Publications page also lists two books -- Circular Model and Sama Circular Model. These "books" are three- and four-page Word documents. Perhaps they are summaries of books available elsewhere? The first book explains that "The Circular Model was introduced in year 2016. It was a part of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Statistics) thesis of [IMM's Academic Director], University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka." The second book begins, "The Sama Circular Model was introduced in year 2018. It was the improved version of [her] Circular Model." Both books assert that in the model, Fourier "Series, sin(kωt) and cos(kωt) are independent."

The Staff webpage of IMM includes a message from the Managing Director that notes
Initiative to the IMM was not taken to turn the market Red. We sail in the spacious “Blue Ocean” by creating new knowledge for the world. The motto, "Determined, Dedicated and Done" is the lighthouse of the IMM.
The Academic Director reports that "[s]cientific knowledge is highly valued as it allows us to develop new technologies, solve practical problems, and make informed decisions." That's good to know. "It is believed that scientific knowledge makes the world a better place for living." Even so, she adds that
I have my doubts about whether sciences are being used for making a better world or the other way round! Mathematics is considered as the mother of all sciences because they are all born of it. The mother's love for children is unbounded. Her capability in Management is not comparable. Her language is universal. We, the Institute of Mathematics and Management determined to use the universal language “Mathematics” for making a better world with love and compassion.


IMM's logo, shown above, "is based on 'Set Theory'" and "describes the objectives, goals, and business strategy of IMM."
[T]he Blue Circle is the Universal set and the Black Circle is a subset of it. The Black Circle represents mathematical-statistical tools. The Integral sign and the function notation inside the black circle say, irrespective of the field, all the management problems are converted into mathematical language and solve them by using mathematical techniques. The outer blue circle represents the "Blue Ocean Strategy", which is the business strategy of IMM. Taking a Blue Ocean approach means our goal is not to outperform the competition. Instead, we aim to redraw industry boundaries by innovation and operate within that new space, making the competition immaterial. In short, IMM adopts Blue Ocean Strategy in business; converts real-world problems into Mathematical Language, to achieve sustainability in Management
If predatory publishers organizers are ones that sell journal space without meaningful editorial screening and services, IMM is not a predatory publisher. Its website states that "Our priority is to publish Noble researches without any financial, technical, and legal barriers to the author." Presumably, its revenues come a "Diploma Course in Applied Statistics & Research Methodology" and "The IMM Research consultancy ... for academicians, researchers, and postgraduate research students." It also supplies "business analytical services" and "scientific guidance for portfolio selection and investment decisions."
Email
  • From: W. G. Konarasinghe
    Posted to an American Statistical Association discussion list
    Date: May 1, 2020 3:58 AM
    Dear Friends,
    Wishing you a good day!
    I am happy to inform you that We, Institute of Mathematics and Management is ready to publish journals and to conduct international conferences.
    Please find the details on our website: ...
    Our journals are free of charge for publication
    I invite you to join our team of editorial members and reviewers.
    Research papers from you, your colleagues and students are warmly welcome for journals and upcoming conferences.
    RGDS
    ------------------------------
    W.G. Samanthi Konarasinghe( PhD)
    Academic Director / Statistical Consultant
    Institute of Mathematics & Management,
    Sri Lanka
    ------------------------------

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Flaky Journal Prices

Some flaky journals are so anxious for content that they will lower their advertised fees or publish for free. That is what some authors of spoofs have discovered after submitting absurd papers.

"Neuroskeptic" at Discover Magazine prepared a "spoof manuscript about 'midi-chlorians' – the fictional entities which live inside cells and give Jedi their powers in Star Wars." It was filled with "references to the galaxy far, far away, and submitted ... to nine journals under the names of Dr Lucas McGeorge and Dr Annette Kin." The author found that

The American Journal of Medical and Biological Research (SciEP) accepted the paper, but asked for a $360 fee, which I didn’t pay. Amazingly, three other journals not only accepted but actually published the spoof. [T]he International Journal of Molecular Biology: Open Access (MedCrave), Austin Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Austin) and American Research Journal of Biosciences (ARJ). I hadn’t expected this, as all those journals charge publication fees, but I never paid them a penny. \1/
A biologist, threatening to withdraw a paper on "What Up with Birds?" and send it to Nature, negotiated a $1,600 charge down to $1,027, to $99, and then, pleading "financial crisis," to $0. The journal manager reported that he had "done session with our Higher Authorities" to obtain this one-time waiver. \2/ The abstract of the article, which appeared this month, reads as follows:
Many people wonder: what’s the deal with birds? This is a common query. Birds are pretty weird. I mean, they have feathers. WTF? Most other animals don’t have feathers. To investigate this issue, I looked at some birds. I looked at a woodpecker, a parrot, and a penguin. They were all pretty weird! In conclusion, we may never know the deal with birds, but further study is warranted.
The paper and Iris's alleged peer review are discussed in other blog postings. \3/

UPDATE 5/9/20: On ResearchGate today, Malek Alghdeir commented that "I was invited to publish a chapter in a book by IntechOpen. Then asked me to pay 1400 £! firstly, the editor of my chapter suggests a great discount, but after that, they accepted to publish my chapter free."

NOTES
  1. Neuroskeptic, Predatory Journals Hit By 'Star Wars' Sting, Discover, July 22, 2017 5:57 AM, https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/predatory-journals-hit-by-star-wars-sting
  2. https://twitter.com/evornithology/status/1224775369783435264?s=20 (hilarious Twitter thread)
  3. Iris Publishers Releases the World's First Quantification of the Deal with Birds, Flaky Academic Journals, Apr. 26, 2020; Ryan F. Mandelbaum, Sketchy Science Journal Publishes Article Titled 'What's the Deal With Birds?', Gizmodo, Apr. 17, 2020 4:40PM, https://gizmodo.com/sketchy-science-journal-publishes-article-titled-whats-1842924936/amp

Iris Publishers Releases the World's First Quantification of the Deal with Birds

"Our curated content is original and rigorously peer-reviewed, so be assured of the premium quality information, checked and approved by highly acclaimed academic editors and subject matter experts." -- Iris Publishers, About Us

the Scientific Journal of Research and Reviews (SJRR) is part of Iris's "great podium." The lead research article in the April 2020 issue is Daniel Baldassarre's "What the Deal with Birds?" The abstract is refreshingly colloquial:
Abstract
Many people wonder: what’s the deal with birds? This is a common query. Birds are pretty weird. I mean, they have feathers. WTF? Most other animals don’t have feathers. To investigate this issue, I looked at some birds. I looked at a woodpecker, a parrot, and a penguin. They were all pretty weird! In conclusion, we may never know the deal with birds, but further study is warranted.
This tantalizing description hardly does justice to the heavily referenced work of scholarship that follows. Here is a sampling:
Introduction
Birds are very strange. Some people are like “whoa they’re flying around and stuff, what’s the deal with that?” This sentiment is shared by people across socioeconomic backgrounds. Figuring out what the deal is with birds is of the utmost scientific importance. It is now widely appreciated that the majority of socially monogamous passerine species are weird [1]. In species with moderately high extra-pair mating and paternal care, we need to understand what is going on with them [2]. In territorial species, what are they even doing [3] and they do all sorts of weird stuff [4] (but see [5]). ...
Material and Methods
Study species and general field methods
I looked at three different birds: a woodpecker, a parrot, and a penguin. I looked really close at them, squinting and everything, to try and figure out what was up with them. ... Detailed population monitoring and paternity assignment methods are described elsewhere [10]. Briefly, I watched them really close for quite a while [13-15]. To eliminate potential confounds, I thus conducted my experiments only on animals that I knew for sure were birds, and no other things like bugs and bats. ...
Discussion
This is the first study I am aware of to attempt to quantify the deal with birds. Unfortunately, the results were ambiguous, although Bayesian approaches may prove useful in the future. This study has implications for climate change research. When presented with weird behavior, birds exhibited a multimodal response including physical aggression and duetting, both of which were repeatable across highly variable contexts. ...
I do not know whether the "highly qualified and expert Editorial committee ... indulged in scrutinizing articles with stringent peer review process" were impressed with the acknowledgments at the end of the article:
We thank Big Bird from Sesame Street for comments on the manuscript. Several trained monkeys transcribed videos.
The author asked the editor "if they were a predatory journal and he assured [him] they weren’t. He said [the] paper was reviewed by three experts" and supplied an "Article Review Form" with the following "Specific Review Comments and Suggestions: THE MATERIAL PRESENTED IS VERY INTERESTING, THE ARTICLE ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION."

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Research Infotext's Immense Pleasure

Research Infotext seems to be a collection of names of journals and editors in search of publications. Clicking around in the top two journals listed in the "journals catalogue" produces only the names of editors. The advertised journals have absolutely nothing in their "current issues" and "archives."

The journal that spammed me is equally empty. The email came from "John GETZ, ME." A JM Getz is a coauthor of six articles in the field of forensic pathology indexed on Google Scholar. The journal refers to "Prof. John Getz," but it gives no academic or other affiliation for him. The US members of the editorial board are said to be
  • "Michael I. Schaffer, Ph.D, Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology, VP Laboratory Operations, Psychemedics Corporation, California, USA," and
  • "DAVID E. MOODY, Ph.D., Center for Human Toxicology, University of Utah, United States."
The domain name researchinfotext.com is registered by proxy (with GoDaddy's help). However, at the same IP address is rinfotext.com, registered by Narendra Nalavalli of Ashburn, Virginia (narendranalavalli@gmail.com, 315-998-2964), which mostly matches the contact information on the website. However, neither Google Maps, Zillow.com, nor the US Postal service's zipcode finder recognizes "4192 Devonwood Way." (The address provided for the journal is 4192 Devonwood Way, Ashburn, VA 20148. Only large, single-family houses are situated on a Devonwood Way in Dulles, Virginia 20148.)

A Narendra Nalavalli also registered the names tlkumarcreations.com and teamkumar.com. The latter solicits donations for Kumar Prescod, a very young boxer "Full of Raw Talent and Laser Focus". The registration is now in GoDaddy's hands, but it originally came from Narendra Nalavalli, kumar_lavan(at)yahoo.co.in, 409, tilak road, tirupati, India. Although DomainBigData.com links all three, perhaps these two are the work of a different Narenda Nalavalli.
Email
  • From: john_getz.ijfs@mailer.researchinfotext.com On Behalf Of John Getz
    Date: Monday, February 24, 2020 1:39 PM
    Subject: Heads Up - Require One Paper | IJFS Journal
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    I would like to introduce Infotext Journal of Forensic Sciences [IJFS] which publishes high quality and novel papers please read the journal here. ... [← There are no papers in the journal. Maybe someday?]
    We greatly appreciate your recent [ten-year-old] study "The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America" [← This "recent" paper is ten years old and was never particularly impressive.] and it is our immense pleasure to bring it to your kind notice that manuscript submissions (research, review, case report, short communication, Commentary, etc.) are now open towards the upcoming issue of our Journal.
    It would be great if you could submit your article on or before 10th March 2020. The manuscript can be submitted as an email attachment to john_getz.ijfs@rinfotext.com
    Note: We make open-access available by enabling you to select an APC that is appropriate based on your funding and financial circumstances.
    Awaiting the favor of your prompt attention.
    Regards,
    John GETZ, ME
  • From: john_getz.ijfs@mailer.researchinfotext.com On Behalf Of John Getz
    Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:39 PM
    Subject: Followup | Journal of Forensic Sciences
    Hi David H Kaye,
    When you get a minute, could you please drop me a line regarding my last email on your paper submission?
    I would like to introduce Infotext Journal of Forensic Sciences [IJFS] which publishes high quality and novel papers ... IJFS has received good responses from authors with a contribution of 4 manuscripts for the Current Issue of Volume 2020; we just require one article to release the issue. If you would contribute a short article of 1 or 2 pages such as short commentary (or) any kind of article so that we can release the issue. I would be happy to a quick review and answer any questions if you have given any additional thought to my proposal.
    I welcome you to submit the work in a word document as an attachment to this mail.
    On behalf of the Editorial Team of the IJFS, I thank you very much in advance for your submission and look forward to work with you.
    With appreciation,
    Prof. John Getz, ME
  • From: editor.ijfs@mailer.researchinfotext.com On Behalf Of John Getz, ME
    Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:02 PM
    Subject: Followup; IJFS EOM
    Hi Dr. David H Kaye,
    Maybe it's a few days long since we have contacted you, as we have received a message to contact you in the future that showed your trust and confidence in us. [← Are they kidding? No such message came from me!] With reference to your article titled The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America found your research interests close to the scope of our Infotext Journal of Forensic Sciences [IJFS]. If you have any article for publication kindly submit on any of your interesting topics for our upcoming issue of IJFS. ... Currently, IJFS has indexed in Research Gate, Google Scholar, and Cross Ref.
    You can send your article as an attachment to this email or to submissions@resinfotext.com on/ before June 30th, 2020. We will be waiting for your reply. [← It will be a long wait.]
    With Regards,
    Prof. John Getz, ME
  • From: editor.ijfs@mailer.researchinfotext.com On Behalf Of Prof. John Getz
    Sent: Friday, June 19, 2020 2:04 PM
    Subject: Final Followup; [← I wish!] IJFS Journal EOM
    Hi David H Kaye,
    With reference to your previous article “The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America.”
    Infotext Journal of Forensic Sciences [IJFS] has received good responses from authors with a contribution of 4 manuscripts for the Current Issue of Volume 2020; we just require one article to release the issue. If you would contribute a short article of 1 or 2 pages such as short commentary (or) any kind of article so that we can release the issue. I would be happy to a quick review and answer any questions if you have given any additional thought to my proposal.
    Note: Discounted publication fee 299 USD only. I welcome you to submit the work in a word document as an attachment to this mail.
    I would be happy to give a quick review and answer any questions if you have given any additional thought to my proposal. Thanks & with appreciation,
    Jhon [sic] Getz, ME

Friday, February 21, 2020

IJERA Avoids Various Verticals

International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA) sends spam from an unnamed "Editor in Chief." That makes sense considering that no editor in chief is listed on the website. Indeed, the six "editorial board members" have names and (no) positions such as "Dr.Eugen Axinte, Romanian," "Dr. Aknuas William, Australia," and the untraceable "Dr.Rao, P.hd, USA." But "IJERA is UGC Approved Journal" that "aims to cover the scientific research in a broader sense and not publishing a niche area of research facilitating researchers from various verticals to publish their papers." Moreover, it is "for the researchers to publish in a shorter of time, enabling them to continue further."
Some of IJERA claims

⊘ IJERA accepts only and only high qualities paper. Its Average acceptance publication percentage is 26.09 %
⊘ IJERA is non profit non loss organization.
⊘ Review process takes only 4-6 days because of IJERA strong peer review team.
⊘ IJERA Conferred with “Outstanding Engineering Journal” Award by Jour Rank on 11th December 2011.
⊘ IJERA Publishes only and only quality papers.
⊘ IJERA secured maximum score 11.66 by Science Central march 2012 report.
⊘ IJERA is index in world top indexing database like Nasa Ads, ArXiv.org, ANED (American National Engineering Database), NCBI (US National Library).
In addition to these bizarre claims, the journal maintains that it is affiliated with Harvard, Cornell, and other universities. It proudly displays the logo of the National Library of Medicine's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) on its website. The logo is ironic, considering that National Library of Medicine (NLM) excludes the journal from the NLM collection and the Medline index.

Speedy publication free from the various verticals is a promise that IJERA keeps. Researchers working with ZBW Mediatalk used the random paper generator, SCIgen, to fabricate a paper, “Decoupling IPv7 from the Transistor in Operating Systems.” IJERA accepted the garbage within 24 hours. The "strong peer review team['s]" assessment took the following form (in the "Reviewers Comments"):
1. Briefly, they have gone through your article, it was good.
2. No comments in peer review side.
Payment to the State Bank of India would guarantee publication.

Although the website behind this "outstanding journal" has no contact information other than gmail, the individual name behind the domain name ijera.com is Chetan Sharma (presumably not the former Indian cricketer and politician). The same name (sometimes in the url chetan.journals@gmail.com) is associated with domain names for other flaky journals such as American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER) and International Organization of Scientific Research (IOSR) Publishing.
Email
  • From: add paper [entary56data@all.bg]
    Date: Thu 2/20/2020 12:50 AM
    But Subject: Author Articles
    IJERA JOURNAL
    Dear Researcher,
    International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA) is an open access and peer reviewed refereed international Journal. More than 3100 IJERA published articles are indexed in DOAJ
    International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA) provides certificate free of cost to all author after publication paper.
    Impact Factor of IJERA: 5.179
    INDEXING : NASA Ads, ArXiv, ANED (American National Engineering Database), EBSCO Host, Cabell’s Directory, DOAJ, NCBI (US National Library) etc.
    Call For Paper: Important Dates
    Last date for paper submission: 25th February 2020 Acceptance Notification: Within 4-6 days Publication Date: 05th March 2020 ...
    EMAIL ID - ijera.submit@rediffmail.com
    Regards
    Editor-In-Chief
    International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications
    --
    ALL.BG Mail

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Raft Publications "aspire to publish"

Janine Paynter, a Research Fellow at the University of Auckland, called my attention to Raft Publications. Raft's motto is "reciprocal approach for transformation." The About Us page explains Raft's vision in these terms: "To asset international benchmark by encouraging distinguished research work, through use our best technology, resources and our dedication to research community." In addition, the Our Journals page explains that "RAFT publications aspire to publish manuscripts ... with 40+ international peer reviewed journals. ... Our passion ... droves us to publish our journals through open access mode ... ."

Raft accurately remarks that "We accept all types of manuscripts ... ." Janine notes that Raft's content includes papers "such as 'Prostate cancer cured in a week by machine without side effects.'"

The address for the US editorial office (19645 N 31st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027) seems to be an apartment house in Arizona. A tenant wrote to Yelp that "I have paper towels in the cracks and towels on the bottom of the doors to keep the bees out. ...Please look else where before coming here!!!! ... HORRIBLE! Zero care for their residents. Do not put your child at risk." Oddly, Raft's phone number for "any queries" has a San Diego prefix (+1 858 376 7260). The domain was registered by Contact Privacy, Inc., of Canada. Searching Google for the website returns the following blurb after the domain name: "Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of. You can also send us an email ... ."