2. American V-King Scientific Publishing. This publisher does not have a website; instead, each of its two journals has its own site:
The Center for the Development and Dissemination of Knowledge (CDDK) lists seventeen open-access journals, but none contains any content. The organization claims it hosts annual conferences in Montego Bay, Kingston, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
It is unclear where this publisher is located exactly. It gives no address but does list a telephone with a 917 area code, which is in New York. Its Facebook page lists its location as Springfield, Massachusetts.
I am struck by the journals’ strange coverage. One example is the Frontiers in Humanities and Business Journal, which unites two disparate fields of study. This grouping, and similarly, the grouping of fields in some of the publisher’s other journals, seems almost arbitrary and careless.
This publisher has an especially annoying web page, with things moving all around it and bright and distracting colors gracing it. It is crammed with information, with references and links to legitimate organizations, perhaps in the hope that some of their legitimacy will rub off.
I cannot find any reference to author fees on the site; its funding model is unclear. The publisher description of itself is lofty. Its tag line is “Creating and disseminating knowledge for a better world.” Some of the prose on the site makes you think the publisher is out to save the world from ignorance and that the publisher believes its mission is to save the world, and only they are capable of it.
American V-King Scientific Publishing appears to be based in Flushing, New York, and yes, I am very tempted to make some “flushing” jokes for this publisher, and they might be apt.
This publisher has only two journals, and there is no website for the publisher per se. I think the publisher is David Chang. I don’t understand the name of his operation “American V-King,” and wonder if the V-King is supposed to mean Viking.
Both of its two journals relate to mining and mineral industries. Neither has any content at this time, and the funding model is not stated. Both journals require a copyright transfer to the publisher; the publisher screams, “ALL OF AUTHORS [sic] agree to transfer the copyright to MWE.” This is not a problem at this time, as there are no articles. I will continue to monitor this start-up publisher.
Hat tips: Philip Stewart and Filiberto Penados