I have added European Scientific Journal to my list, as well as a bunch of brand-new journals just launched by the journal’s publisher, the European Scientific Institute. I have received many inquiries about this journal, with most of them asking why it wasn’t on my list. The emails I received pointed out the journal’s weaknesses, and after monitoring the journal for over a year, I added it to the list. The journal operates from Macedonia.
There are some major problems with the journal. It is evident that the journal is not checking for plagiarism; consequently, it’s very easy to find instances of this misconduct among the journal’s many articles. Moreover, the journal promises a suspiciously fast peer review:I don’t understand why they require authors submitting papers to supply the name of one reviewer and at the same time promise a very short turnaround time for the peer review.
Moreover, this journal is publishing a lot of articles. Since March, 2014 to now (end of May, 2014), it has published all these issues:
The issues are packed with articles. Volume 10 number 12 has about 40 articles. The publisher is generating a lot of revenue. Perhaps due to this popularity, the publisher has just launched a fleet of new open-access mega-journals:
- European Environmental Sciences and Ecology Journal (EESEJ)
- European Journal of Advanced Computer Science (EJACS)
- European Journal of Contemporary Economics and Management (EJCEM, EJEM)
- European Journal of Educational Sciences (EJES)
- European Law and Politics Journal (ELPJ, ELP Journal)
- Global Journal of Medical and Health Sciences (GJM)
- International Technical Sciences Journal (ITSJ)
These journals also promise a one-week turnaround time for the peer review. They are broad in scope to make more papers suitable for them. I have added all these journals to my list also. At this time, they don’t have any editorial board members listed, yet they are accepting submissions.
The journals each have their own website, and the websites are not connected to each other — they are standalone megajournals. Finally, the publisher is also advertising a bunch of vacation packages, oops, I mean academic conferences:
- Eurasian Multidisciplinary Forum (EMF)
- Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference (AIIC)
- Pan-American Interdisciplinary Conference (PIC)
- International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICSH)
- Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities (MIFS, MForum)
- International Scientific Forum (ISF)
These are broad in scope to make pretty much every submission acceptable.
I recommend against submitting papers to all of these journals and conferences.
Hat tip: Alison Chan, Md. Mohsin, and many others.