Open-Access Publisher Launches with 355 New Journals

Academic and Scientific Publishing

Template city

We recently learned of the launch of one of the largest scholarly open-access publishers. It’s called Academic and Scientific Publishing, and it launched with an amazing 355 journal titles.

 None of the journals has any content, nor does any have an editorial board as far as we can tell. This publisher is only now beginning to spam researchers soliciting manuscripts and editorial board memberships. Each journal’s home page has several links, including links to the editorial board, the publication fee, and the like, but they are all blank.

The publisher does not state what its author fees will be. It appears to be run by Bangladeshis based in New York and Connecticut. The IP domain-name registration provides the following information:

Mohammad Rashid
mamun_sarker2002@yahoo.com
(203) 253-8235
Publishing Company
1429 35th Street Apt 1A
Brooklyn, NY 11218

We think that Mr. Rashid sometimes also uses his fuller name: Mohammad Mamun-or-Rashid. He appears to be associated with the Dhaka-based company Noorzahan Kamal Web Technology. We wonder how anyone could manage 355 scholarly journals from apartment 1A in Brooklyn.

Academic and Scientific Publishing

Their other brand.

Some of the 355 journals are individually branded as being from the publisher Science and Technology Publishing. We are unsure why the two brands appear under the single Academic and Scientific Publishing banner.

We’ll monitor the development of this publisher. We worry that 355 individual journal titles will generate an extreme amount of spam.

Appendix: List of journals as of 2012-12-27

  1. American Journal of Agricultural Management and Economics
  2. American Journal of Agricultural Research
  3. American Journal of Applied Sociology
  4. American Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering
  5. American Journal of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Research
  6. American Journal of Chemical Engineering and Processing Technology
  7. American Journal of Clothing Science
  8. American Journal of Earth and Planetary Science
  9. American Journal of Engineering Technology
  10. American Journal of Environmental Chemistry
  11. American Journal of Environmental Health Sciences & Toxicology
  12. American Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering
  13. American Journal of Law
  14. American Journal of Music and Dance
  15. American Journal of Nanoscience
  16. American Journal of Pharmacology and Microbiology
  17. American Journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability
  18. American Journal of Psychology
  19. American Journal of Science and Environment
  20. American Journal of Sports Science
  21. American Journal of Stomatological Research
  22. American Journal of Stroke Research
  23. American NGO Journal
  24. Global Journal of Applied Agricultural Research
  25. Global Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering
  26. Global Journal of Business Administration and Management
  27. Global Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
  28. Global Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism Research
  29. Global Journal of Operations Management and Services
  30. Global Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology Research
  31. International Journal Agriculture Engineering
  32. International Journal Environmental Engineering
  33. International Journal of Accounting
  34. International Journal of Accounting and Taxation
  35. International Journal of Advance Business Management and Information Technology
  36. International Journal of Advanced Analysis
  37. International Journal of Advanced Calculus
  38. International Journal of Advanced Mathematics
  39. International Journal of Advanced Mathematics and Physics
  40. International Journal of Advanced Mechanics
  41. International Journal of Advanced Nanomaterials
  42. International Journal of Advanced Physics
  43. International Journal of Advanced Software Engineering Research
  44. International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
  45. International Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development
  46. International Journal of Agricultural Chemistry
  47. International Journal of Agricultural Development and Economics
  48. International Journal of Agriculture and Food Technology
  49. International Journal of Alternative Energy
  50. International Journal of Alternative Energy and Petroleum Technology
  51. International Journal of Analytic Geometry
  52. International Journal of Analytical Biochemistry
  53. International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
  54. International Journal of Anatomy and Physiology
  55. International Journal of Animal Physiology
  56. International Journal of Anthropology
  57. International Journal of Anthropology
  58. International Journal of Applications of Discrete Mathematics
  59. International Journal of Applied Chemical Science Research
  60. International Journal of Applied Chemistry
  61. International Journal of Applied Electronics and Interfacing
  62. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences Research
  63. International Journal of Aquatic Ecology
  64. International Journal of Archaeology
  65. International Journal of Architectural Engineering
  66. International Journal of Arthritis Research and Therapy
  67. International Journal of Arts
  68. International Journal of Astrobiology
  69. International Journal of Astronomy
  70. International Journal of Astrophysics
  71. International Journal of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
  72. International Journal of Basic Sciences of Medicine
  73. International Journal of Behavioral Health and Neuroscience Research
  74. International Journal of Biodiversity Conservation
  75. International Journal of Biological Engineering Research
  76. International Journal of Biological Sciences
  77. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering Research
  78. International Journal of Biophysics
  79. International Journal of Bioresource Technology
  80. International Journal of Biosecurity
  81. International Journal of Biotechnology Research
  82. International Journal of Botany
  83. International Journal of Business Management and Information Technology
  84. International Journal of Cancer Research
  85. International Journal of Carbon Nanotechnology
  86. International Journal of Catalyst
  87. International Journal of Cell Biology
  88. International Journal of Cell Biology and Genetics
  89. International Journal of Cell Biology Research
  90. International Journal of Ceramic Engineering Research
  91. International Journal of Cereals and Oilseeds
  92. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  93. International Journal of Chemical Engineering Science
  94. International Journal of Chemical Science
  95. International Journal of Chemistry
  96. International Journal of Chemistry and Materials Science
  97. International Journal of Chemosphere Research
  98. International Journal of Circuits and Systems
  99. International Journal of Civil Engineering
  100. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology
  101. International Journal of Classical Physics
  102. International Journal of Cleaner Production Research
  103. International Journal of Climate Change
  104. International Journal of Climate Change and Ecological Science
  105. International Journal of Clinical Immunopathology & Immunology
  106. International Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
  107. International Journal of Clinical Pathology Research
  108. International Journal of Clinical Practice
  109. International Journal of Clinical Reviews and Opinions
  110. International Journal of Coal Science and Engineering
  111. International Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
  112. International Journal of Composite Materials
  113. International Journal of Computation Techniques in the Materials Sciences
  114. International Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics Research
  115. International Journal of Computer and Internet Security System
  116. International Journal of Computer Engineering Research
  117. International Journal of Computer Science and Application
  118. International Journal of Condensed Matter Physics
  119. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
  120. International Journal of Database Theory and Application
  121. International Journal of Dermatology and Venereology Research
  122. International Journal of Design Engineering
  123. International Journal of Developmental Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  124. International Journal of Diabetes Research and Endocrinology
  125. International Journal of Digital Signal Engineering
  126. International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids Engineering
  127. International Journal of Earth Science and Engineering
  128. International Journal of Economics
  129. International Journal of Ecosystem Research
  130. International Journal of Educational Research
  131. International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  132. International Journal of Electromagnetic Science
  133. International Journal of Electronics Cooling and Thermal Control
  134. International Journal of Energy
  135. International journal of Energy and Combustion Science
  136. International Journal of Energy and Power
  137. International Journal of Energy Conversion and Management
  138. International Journal of Energy Engineering
  139. International Journal of Energy Management and Policy
  140. International Journal of Energy Science and Technology
  141. International Journal of Engineering and Computer Innovations
  142. International Journal of Engineering and Technology Research
  143. International Journal of Engineering Studies Research
  144. International Journal of Entomology
  145. International Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management Research
  146. International Journal of Environmental Forensics
  147. International Journal of Environmental Protection and Waste Management
  148. International Journal of Environmental Protection Research
  149. International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology Research
  150. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development Research
  151. International Journal of Finance
  152. International Journal of Finance and Accounting
  153. International Journal of Finance and Management
  154. International Journal of Fisheries
  155. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research
  156. International Journal of Fluid Dynamics
  157. International Journal of Food and Public Health Research
  158. International Journal of Food Chemistry
  159. International Journal of Food Science and Technology
  160. International Journal of Foreign Trade and Policy Research
  161. International Journal of Forensic Medicine Research
  162. International Journal of Forest and Mountain Ecology
  163. International Journal of Forestry
  164. International Journal of Foundation Mathematics
  165. International Journal of Frontiers in Science
  166. International Journal of Fuel and Energy Research
  167. International Journal of Fuel Processing Technology
  168. International Journal of Fuels
  169. International Journal of Game Theory
  170. International Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research
  171. International Journal of General Engineering Research
  172. International Journal of General Microbiology
  173. International Journal of Genetics Engineering
  174. International Journal of Genetics Research
  175. International Journal of Geographic Information System
  176. International Journal of Geography
  177. International Journal of Hazard and Disaster Management
  178. International Journal of Hazardous Materials
  179. International Journal of Herbal Medicine
  180. International Journal of Histology
  181. International Journal of History and Culture
  182. International Journal of HIV & AIDS Research
  183. International Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
  184. International Journal of Hospitality Administration and Management
  185. International Journal of Human Geography
  186. International Journal of Human Resource Development
  187. International Journal of Human Resource Management Research
  188. International Journal of Industrial Chemistry
  189. International Journal of Industrial Engineering & Technology
  190. International Journal of Industrial Technology
  191. International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity Research
  192. International Journal of Information and Computation Technology Research
  193. International Journal of Information Science
  194. International Journal of Information Science and Application
  195. International Journal of Information Science and Education Research
  196. International Journal of Information Technology & Operations Management
  197. International Journal of Information Technology and Library Science Research
  198. International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
  199. International Journal of Instrumentation Science
  200. International Journal of Internal Medicine Research
  201. International Journal of Languages and Culture
  202. International Journal of Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory
  203. International Journal of Linguistics
  204. International Journal of Livestock Production Research
  205. International Journal of Management
  206. International Journal of Marine Engineering
  207. International Journal of Marine Geosciences
  208. International Journal of Materials Chemistry
  209. International Journal of Materials Science
  210. International Journal of Mathematical Finance
  211. International Journal of Mathematical Modeling and Applied Computing
  212. International Journal of Mathematics
  213. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  214. International Journal of Medical and Diagnostic Biochemistry
  215. International Journal of Medical Case Studies
  216. International Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics Research
  217. International Journal of Medical Laboratory and Diagnosis Research
  218. International Journal of Medical Practice and Reviews Research
  219. International Journal of Metabolic Biochemistry
  220. International Journal of Metabolomics and Systems Biology Research
  221. International Journal of Metal and Steel Research Technology
  222. International Journal of Microbial Ecology
  223. International Journal of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  224. International Journal of Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics
  225. International Journal of Microscopy and Cytometry
  226. International Journal of Mineral Science
  227. International Journal of Modern Nonlinear Theory and Application
  228. International Journal of Molecular Biology
  229. International Journal of Molecular Catalysis
  230. International Journal of Molecular Chemistry
  231. International Journal of Molecular Genetics Research
  232. International Journal of Molecular Nanotechnology
  233. International Journal of Nanomaterials
  234. International Journal of Natural Science
  235. International Journal of Networking & Computer Engineering Research
  236. International Journal of Neurochemistry
  237. International Journal of Neuroscience
  238. International Journal of Nuclear Engineering
  239. International Journal of Nuclear Science
  240. International Journal of Nursing Science Research
  241. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research
  242. International Journal of Ocean Engineering
  243. International Journal of Oceans and Oceanography Research
  244. International Journal of Operations Research
  245. International Journal of Ophthalmology
  246. International Journal of Optics and Nanophotonics
  247. International Journal of Optics Science
  248. International Journal of Oral Hygiene & Dentistry Research
  249. International Journal of Organic Chemistry
  250. International Journal of Peace and Development
  251. International Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  252. International Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
  253. International Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  254. International Journal of Pharmacy
  255. International Journal of Physical Chemistry
  256. International Journal of Physiology and Pathophysiology Research
  257. International Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science Research
  258. International Journal of Plant Genetics
  259. International Journal of Polymer Chemistry
  260. International Journal of Polymer Science
  261. International Journal of Prevention and Treatment
  262. International Journal of Pure Mathematics
  263. International Journal of Pyrolysis Technology
  264. International Journal of Quantum Mechanics
  265. International Journal of Quantum Physics
  266. International Journal of Radiology
  267. International Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy
  268. International Journal of Renewable Energy
  269. International Journal of Renewable Energy and Smart Grid
  270. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  271. International Journal of Resources and Environment
  272. International Journal of Resources and Recycling
  273. International Journal of Rivers and Lakes Research
  274. International Journal of Robotic Engineering
  275. International Journal of Safety Engineering
  276. International Journal of Science and Entrepreneurship
  277. International Journal of Science and Technology
  278. International Journal of Scientific Research and Essays
  279. International Journal of Sensor Technology
  280. International Journal of Separation and Purification Technology
  281. International Journal of Sociological Science
  282. International Journal of Software Engineering
  283. International Journal of Soil and Erosion
  284. International Journal of Soil Science
  285. International Journal of Solid-State Chemistry
  286. International Journal of Solid-state Science
  287. International Journal of Spinal Cord Research
  288. International Journal of Statistical Design and Analysis
  289. International Journal of Statistics
  290. International Journal of Statistics and Mathematics
  291. International Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest
  292. International Journal of Surface Science
  293. International Journal of Surgical Research Application
  294. International Journal of Synthetic Chemistry
  295. International Journal of Telecommunication Engineering
  296. International Journal of Textile Science
  297. International Journal of Theoretical Chemistry
  298. International Journal of Theoretical Physics
  299. International Journal of Thermodynamics
  300. International Journal of Tourism Management
  301. International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering
  302. International Journal of Transfusion Science
  303. International Journal of Transportation Engineering
  304. International Journal of Tumor Therapy Research
  305. International Journal of Vector Biology
  306. International Journal of Vocational Education
  307. International Journal of Waste to Energy
  308. International Journal of Web Engineering
  309. International Journal of Wildlife Ecology
  310. International Journal of Wireless Networks and Communications
  311. International Journal of Worldwide Waste Management
  312. International Journal of Zoology
  313. International Journal Surface and Coatings Technology Science
  314. International Journal Thermal and Catalytic Process
  315. International Journals of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Research
  316. International Research in Cancer & Tumor
  317. Journal of Advanced Biotechnology
  318. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  319. Journal of Agriculture
  320. Journal of American Studies and Development
  321. Journal of Animal Health and Veterinary Medicine
  322. Journal of Automotive Engineering Research
  323. Journal of Business and Rural Development Studies
  324. Journal of Civil Mechanical Engineering
  325. Journal of Computational Science and Engineering
  326. Journal of Control Science and Engineering
  327. Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing Science Research
  328. Journal of Experimental Oncology Research
  329. Journal of Management and Technology Research
  330. Journal of Medical Sciences & Medicine
  331. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research
  332. Journal of Optoelectronic Engineering Research
  333. Journal of Parasitological Research
  334. Journal of Phytotherapy & Pharmacognosy Research
  335. Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture
  336. Journal of Roads and Highway Engineering
  337. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Research
  338. Journal of Water
  339. Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  340. Journal of Web and Grid Services
  341. Journal of Wireless and Mobile Communications Engineering
  342. Open Journal of Computational Linear Algebra
  343. Open Journal of Computational Physics
  344. Open Journal of Ecohydrology and Climate Change
  345. Open Journal of English and Literature
  346. Open Journal of Environmental Protection and Management Science
  347. Open Journal of Forensic Science
  348. Open Journal of Industrial & Production Engineering
  349. Open Journal of Marine Science
  350. Open Journal of Mathematics and Physical Science
  351. World Journal of Advanced Mechanical Engineering Research
  352. World Journal of Applied Engineering Research
  353. World Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  354. World Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
  355. World Journal of Wireless Networks and Applications

18 Responses to Open-Access Publisher Launches with 355 New Journals

  1. naser says:

    I wonder whether this guy could even manage to register ISSN for these journals. When a person wants to handle so many journals at the same time, he will end up publishing Plagiarized papers and his website will quickly be in trouble since people start sending complains web hosting firms. Just wait and see the first few papers.

    Thanks Jeff for carefully monitoring scientific society.

    Naser

  2. Robin Hood says:

    The ISSN is in a large part to blame. Corruption does not start at the bottom., It starts at the top. No quality control. Makes you wonder what the ISSN benefits from being associated with this plague. Contact your national ISSN Center today, anonymously, or not, and launch a formal complaint and demand a formal explanation. Time to make the REAL fraudsters sweat. If the ISSN did not give these predatory OA publishers the tool to validate their journals, maybe they would find it more difficult to attract authors. The equation is simple. Clean up the rot at the top and you will see an instant filtering down of cleansing at the bottom of the food chain.

  3. Ben says:

    While scrolling down to the comment form I was also thinking about ISSNs :)

    I noticed that 56 and 57 appear to be duplicates (“International Journal of Anthropology”).

  4. Ben, thanks for catching that. I crossed it out, but I think I will not change my title.

  5. naser says:

    There are many similar cases of OA publishers who claim they are running over 100 journals but when we check the journals’ content we see that only a few have actual contents. Look at IDOSI for example, idosi.org, they claim to run nearly 100 journals but fewer than 10 journals are active and the rest of them are almost dead. So the moral story is that this person will end up having the same future and in this particular case the link of publishers will soon be in trouble.

    These days, absorbing some professionals as editorial board, attracting interested researchers to submit papers are not as easy as it was. In most academic agencies such as universities, people do not give any credit to these kinds of publishers any more.

    I think this wave of internet scam will disappear from OA publishers soon.

    Naser

  6. A Khan says:

    I am sorry that I am re-posting some of my thoughts again from previous thread (http://scholarlyoa.com/2012/12/19/publisher-charges-authors-for-retractions/#comments).

    Basically, I believe that always competition is healthy. At least some of the new publishers (Hindawai, Co-action, Frontiers, etc) started to break the monopoly of the giants. It is a good sign for all of us. But I also strongly agree that these new publishers (which are mainly small start-up), are showing immaturity by launching so many journals (50,100,150…or so on). (in this case 355!!!!) If they really want to manage all the related journal operations ethically and rightly, then they should start with small numbers. They should make successful the first lot (3-6 only. Not more that that). Initial days, they are bound to do some mistakes. But if the number of journal is small, then amount of error will be less and then if you are sincere, you can correct those errors. Then apply those learning to launch next lot of journals (again not more that 3-6). Progressive learning and application of those learning makes things easier. This is the science. A big development can not come overnight. Whenever I see that a new publisher comes up with a fleet of journals, I imagine that this is going to again populate Beall’s list. Anyone related to journal publication, knows how difficult to manage religiously even the peer review formalities of 5 journals. Then for a serious publisher starting with 50/100 journals, will be nightmare. I think this trend started with Benatham Open, when they started 200/300 journal at a time some years ago. Too many journals mean too many errors. Then rectifying those errors will be next to impossible. Ten the publisher will slowly enter inside the darkness of academic criminal publishing.

    Regarding allotment of ISSN: I am very much aware that from 2012 (June onwards), HQ of ISSN (Paris) advised all national centers to be alerted about low quality unethical journals. They requested to all centres to make some preliminary checks (valid editorial board, repeated papers from same author in the first issue, etc) before allotting ISSN. But I don’t know that whether you agree or not that Basic Principle of ISSN (According to the basic ISSN rules, all the publications which comply with the definition of a serial (i.e “continuing resource issued in a succession of discrete issues or parts, usually bearing numbering, that has no predetermined conclusion” [iii]) are eligible for ISSN assignment whatever their physical medium. Reference: http://www.issn.org/2-22635-What-is-an-ISSN.php).

    Therefore, the basic goal of ISSN is something different than stopping these predatory publishers. But I also agree that rules can be changed as per the changed scenario.

  7. dianabuja says:

    Most amazing. What (apparent) greed will spawn…

  8. Raj says:

    Hi Jeff
    Thanks for providing this information to the scientific society, but I have one doubt. Academic and Scientific Publishing just now started their Journals even they have not published a single Issue of any Journals. I contacted the office of Academic and Scientific Publishing and they said that still they are waiting for ISSN registration and most of the software work is still under construction. Than how can you say that Academic and Scientific Publishing is the fake publisher. Ok on the basis of quality of the article and related material once we can say that this kind of publishers are fake but Academic and Scientific Publishing still they are in preliminary step

    • I never used the term “fake publisher.” I have listed this publisher on my list of predatory publishers, so it’s fair to say I’ve called it predatory. It’s clear that the mission of this publisher is to make money off of scientists, and that’s why they started with so many journals. The people handling the operation apparently have no experience in scholarly publishing. There is also some confusion over branding, as there are at least two distinct brands represented in the website, but without explanation. If the publisher is waiting for the ISSNs to be approved, then they should have waited before publishing all the empty templates. I know that they are spamming scientists with invitations to join their editorial boards, the same method used by other predatory publishers. The name of the publisher, “Academic and Scientific Publishing” is very close to the name of another publisher, “Scientific and Academic Publishing” and may be an attempt to confuse scientists. Anyone who knows anything about scholarly publishing knows that starting with 354 journals is a very poor business decision. I’ve seen enough scam operations to know that this one is just another attempt to exploit the gold open-access model. I recommend against having any contact with this publisher.

    • Robin Hood says:

      Raj, you sound like you are part of Academic and Scientific Publishing by defending it so strongly. You see, this is EXACTLY the problem. This publisher has the responsibility to wait for the assignment of ISSN numbers before it starts to spam and post information online. The fact that it is rushing the process, trying to shove its contentless, unregistered void down scientists’ throats is evidence that it is a predator. Kudos for listing this irresponsible publisher.

  9. Shawn says:

    I don’t know why the subject of ISSN keeps coming up.

    1. ISSN assignment have NEVER been about content or quality. As long as it is serials, it can get an ISSN.

    2. It is not even physically possible to review every entry. Some ISSNs are assigned before first issue published.

    Vanity journals and books have always existed. It used to be in the humanities (There are many pay to publish poetry journals and monographs for literary rejects). Now it is in the sci & eng because of the OA movement. …And they always had ISSNs and ISBNs.

    If there’s any chatter about reviewing each journal that request an ISSN, that is definitely news to me.

  10. I think this guy must have been pressing reload on here a lot:

    http://virtualchrisleonard.co.uk/bjg.html

    But in all seriousness, I hope no one is taken in by this shell of a scam. Thanks for flagging it up.

  11. naser says:

    I believe this publisher even did not bother to do a simple search on whether the journals listed above had already been registered by others or not. For example International Journal of Civil Engineering
    has already been registered by other people. Here is the link:

    ijce.iust.ac.ir

    The words are the same, nothing more, nothing less. We may now officially call this guy, a noive predatory publisher.

    I am sure if some one download a PDF format published paper, change it to word, put a new fake author name and submit it to this publisher, it will be getting accepted. They may even publish it with no charge just to encourge for another submission.

    I think this guy was not even worth for investigation.

    Naser

    • Robin Hood says:

      Naser, I am not sure if we should be applauding you, or criticising you. You have just given a brilliant idea to to-be fraudsters who are willing to try anything now. That is why I have always advocated the inclusion of Adobe security on PDF files to avoid the abuse, manipulation and loss of information from the PDF itself. Do you know why so many publishers do not include security on their PDFs? Because Google, Yahoo and other spiders, trawlers and bots cannot read key words and thus those papers don’t appear high up on Google or Yahoo searches. I am sorry, but thumbs down for your ideas, because you use the term “I am sure”, suggesting that you might be doing just what you are advocating against. Proof of the predatory nature (or hill-billy ignorance and sloppiness) is entry No. 315 (multiple journals within one journal)?

  12. naser says:

    Robin Hood

    I was only joking about that part, please disregard that part of my comment. I have never done and will never do such action to any one. Thanks for sharing your advise.

    Best
    Naser

    • Stew Green says:

      But isn’t that the same list published by “Canadian Center of Science and Education” ..who claim on their website to have existed since 2006 .. although the journal I know only started last year ?

  13. [...] I recently discovered a group of 15 brand-new journals that are not published under the banner of any publisher — each operates as an independent journal. They all have an intriguing relationship with Academic and Scientific Publishing, a new predatory publisher I recently described in an earlier blog post. [...]

  14. Another “open access” racket

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