The monographic series Reef Resources Assessment and Management Technical Papers has been hijacked as an open-access journal.
The above cover image shows the first number from the authentic series (this may be the only issue every published — I cannot find any others). It was published by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, based in New Caledonia. I cannot find a website for the authentic serial.
Here’s the hijacked version of the publication:
It’s immediately clear upon inspection that there’s something “fishy” about this journal. First, its URL is this: http://behaviorsciences.com/ Second, on the website’s main page, it says,
Reef Resources Assessment and Management Technical Paper (RRAMT) ISSN: 1607-7393, is dedicated to publish research papers, reviews, case studies and short communications from all disciplines of science and technology. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, RRAMT facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated.
Third, the bogus journal claims metrics and standard numbers that it doesn’t really have:
The bogus journal claims 37 published volumes, despite having “started” in 2001. I found that much of its content is lifted from other scholarly websites. Here’s an example:
Conclusion: This is another instance of a journal hijacking. Most definitely, do not submit any papers to this stolen journal.
Hat tip: Reza Tooshmalani