I’ve added the following two publishers to my list of questionable publishers:
These publishers appear to be related to the Canadian Center of Science and Education, which I added earlier to this list.
Sciedu is a not-so-clever combination of Sci and edu. It publishes 17 journals in the areas of biology, economics, and social sciences. One of its journals is the World Journal of English [sic] Language. (I think it should be World Journal of the English Language.)
It uses the Open Journal Systems software as its platform, making it look more professional than it really is.
The Bioscience Research & Educational Institute is not so much an institute as it is a predatory publisher. It publishes 12 journals. This publisher uses the initialism BRET, which means Bioscience Research & Educational Trust.
Its main page states that its mission is “Working for the future generation.” Is there only one? Looking at the PDFs of its articles, it uses a logo that closely resembles Elsevier’s logo (see image).
All of these publishers operate out of India with some connections to Canada. I can’t establish exactly what the connections are; the operation is secretive. For example, the BRET “Contact Us” page is merely a web form. The site does list one contact email which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course, one of the most prominent links on two of these publishers main pages is “Payment of publication fee.”