New Publisher Launches with Dozens of Grammatically Incorrect Journal Titles

Advance Research Publications

Not very “advance”

An ambitious scholarly open-access publisher has just appeared, launching with 72 new journals. The publisher is Advance Research Publications.

None of the journals has any articles, and the majority have empty editorial boards, yet each journal is accepting article submissions.

It’s clear the publisher is likely based in India, even though its headquarters location is not stated anywhere on the site. ¬†Regarding article processing charges, the publisher states, “Publication fees for an article is Rs. 1999/ 99 USD. We have waved off the Publication fees for the first issue of 2014 and hence publication is absolutely free.”

Many of the journal titles contain the term “advance” used improperly as an adjective. The conventional usage in a journal title is “advanced.” Some of the titles are listed with what appear to be notes, such as “not good.” Here’s an example:

Advance Research Publications titles

Not good indeed.

Other problems I observed with this publisher include:

  • They promise a two-week turnaround time for peer review, saying “Acceptance Notification: within 15 days of submission.”
  • They charge an extra fee for color illustrations.
  • They make false and boastful statements: “Advance Research Publication is the only platform wherein you are getting Science, Technology, Medical and Management Journals on Open Access Platform.”
  • The “contact us” link on the various pages does not work, nor do the social media links.

In its haste to start earning money, this publisher has launched despite not really being ready. An examination of the site reveals an amateurish effort, belying the word “advance” which appears so many times. There is nothing advanced about Advance Research Publications, and I recommend against serving on its editorial boards and against submitting papers to its many journals.¬†

Appendix: List of Advance Research Publications journals as of December 18, 2013 (listed as they appear on the publisher’s website):

  1. Anusanadhan: A Multidisciplinary International Journal (In Hindi)
  2. IIR Journal of Advance Innovations, Thoughts & Ideas
  3. IIR Journal of Engineering Research and Applications
  4. IIR Journal of Interdisciplinary Science & Technology
  5. IIR Journal of Undergraduate Academic Research
  6. IIR Journal of Young Scientist
  7. Journal of Advance Research in Accounting and Finance Management
  8. Journal of Advance Research in Aeronautics and Space Science
  9. Journal of Advance Research in Agriculture Science & Technology
  10. Journal of Advance Research in Alternative Energy, Environment and Ecology
  11. Journal of Advance Research in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Neural network
  12. Journal of Advance Research in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
  13. Journal of Advance Research in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  14. Journal of Advance Research in Applied Mechanics & Computational Fluid Dynamcis [sic]
  15. Journal of Advance Research in Applied Physics and Applications
  16. Journal of Advance Research in Astrophysics and Astronomy
  17. Journal of Advance Research in Automotive Technology and Transportation System
  18. Journal of Advance Research in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy
  19. Journal of Advance Research in BioChemistry and Pharmacology
  20. Journal of Advance Research in BioInformatics and Computational Biology
  21. Journal of Advance Research in BioScience and BioTechnology
  22. Journal of Advance Research in Business Law and Technology Management (REMOVE INTERNATIONAL)
  23. Journal of Advance Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  24. Journal of Advance Research in Cloud Computing, Virtualization and Web Applications
  25. Journal of Advance Research in Computer Graphics and Multimedia Technology
  26. Journal of Advance Research in Computer Technology & Software Applications
  27. Journal of Advance Research in Construction and Architectural Engineering
  28. Journal of Advance Research in Dental and Oral Health
  29. Journal of Advance Research in Economics and Business Management (REMOVE INTERNATIONAL)
  30. Journal of Advance Research in Electrical Engineering and Technology
  31. Journal of Advance Research in Electronics Engineering and Technology
  32. Journal of Advance Research in Embedded System
  33. Journal of Advance Research in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMES Management
  34. Journal of Advance Research in Food Science and Nutrition
  35. Journal of Advance Research in Genome Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy
  36. Journal of Advance Research in Glass, Leather and Plastic Technology
  37. Journal of Advance Research in Healthcare and Medical Informatics
  38. Journal of Advance Research in HR and Organizational Management (NOT GOOD)
  39. Journal of Advance Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
  40. Journal of Advance Research in Image Processing and Applications
  41. Journal of Advance Research in Information Systems and Technology
  42. Journal of Advance Research in Information Technology & Management
  43. Journal of Advance Research in Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  44. Journal of Advance Research in Intelligence Systems and Robotics
  45. Journal of Advance Research in Journalism and Mass Communication
  46. Journal of Advance Research in Library and Information Science
  47. Journal of Advance Research in Life Sciences and Applications
  48. Journal of Advance Research in Manufacturing, Material Science & Metallurgical Engineering
  49. Journal of Advance Research in Mechanical Engineering and Technology
  50. Journal of Advance Research in Medical Science and Technology
  51. Journal of Advance Research in Medicine
  52. Journal of Advance Research in Microbiology
  53. Journal of Advance Research in Microelectronics and VLSI Design
  54. Journal of Advance Research in Mining, Fuel and Mineral Engineering
  55. Journal of Advance Research in Modeling and Simulation
  56. Journal of Advance Research in NanoScience and NanoTechnology
  57. Journal of Advance Research in Networking and Communication Engineering
  58. Journal of Advance Research in Nursing Science
  59. Journal of Advance Research in Operational and Marketing Management
  60. Journal of Advance Research in Petroleum Technology & Management
  61. Journal of Advance Research in Pharaceutical [sic] Sciences
  62. Journal of Advance Research in Physical Education
  63. Journal of Advance Research in Polymer and Textile Engineering
  64. Journal of Advance Research in Power Electronics & Power Systems
  65. Journal of Advance Research in Production and Industrial Engineering
  66. Journal of Advance Research in Psychology & Psychotherapy
  67. Journal of Advance Research in Public Policy and Administration (NOT GOOD)
  68. Journal of Advance Research in Remote Sensing & GeoScience
  69. Journal of Advance Research in Service Management (REMOVE INTERNATIONAL)
  70. Journal of Advance Research in Signal Processing and Applications
  71. Journal of Advance Research in Veterinary Science and Technology
  72. Journal of Advance Research in Wireless, Mobile & Telecommunication

3 Responses to New Publisher Launches with Dozens of Grammatically Incorrect Journal Titles

  1. editorsocrates says:

    can you please visit http://www.socratesjournal.com . It is the web address of a new initiative in the form of a journal “SOCRATES”. I wish to know about the shortcomings of the on-line version of this journal .

  2. John says:

    Good work. Thanks for alerting us.

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