European Journals Added to List

European Science Journals

We accept just about everything!

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:

[From: http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/pages/view/submission]

Efficient reviewers = very short review period

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:

European Science Journal

Puppy mill for journal articles

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:

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:

These are broad in scope to make pretty much every submission acceptable.

Cape Verde

Greed does NOT know borders.

I recommend against submitting papers to all of these journals and conferences.

 

Hat tip: Alison Chan, Md. Mohsin, and many others.

 

7 Responses to European Journals Added to List

  1. gunnarmk says:

    European Journal of Taxonomy, on the other hand, is a very respectable journal.

  2. Kanchana Piboon says:

    Dear, Jeffrey Beall

    I would like to know about The International Journal of Age and Society . Is a good one for publication in ageing issue.

    Thank you

    Kanchana Piboon ________________________________________ ¨Ò¡: Scholarly Open Access [comment-reply@wordpress.com] Êè§: 29 ¾ÄÉÀÒ¤Á 2014 22:00 ¶Ö§: Kanchana Piboon àÃ×èͧ: [New post] European Journals Added to List

    Jeffrey Beall posted: ” 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”

  3. Alison Chan says:

    Only one L, Jeffrey. :) ta for posting this, btw.

  4. Md. Mohsin says:

    & its ‘Mohsin’ :-). Nice work. Thanks.
    ‘Greed does not know borders.’

  5. Joseph says:

    Dear, Jeffrey Beall,
    I would like to know about springer open access journal, Advances in Difference Equations It has impact factor of 0.76. I have noticed it is publishing very low grade articles on taking a reasoanbley high money. You can see many papers in this journal with title local behaviour, global behaviour, dynamics of discrete loteka Volterra model etc……. I fear this journal is doing wrong what is your opinion in this regard

    • Thank you for this comment. I can tell you is that neither this journal nor its publisher are on my lists. I can;t remember hearing any criticism of the journal before. The actual amount of the article processing charge is not a criterion for determining a particular journal is predatory. If you see ethical or other concerns with the individual articles, you may want to bring these to the attention of the editor. Thanks.

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