Cosmic Journals appeared out of nowhere recently. It started with a bang. A big bang.
Actually, it started in India, the location of most of the world’s recently-established scholarly open-access publishers.
The publisher has five journals in its portfolio, each with its own unique initialism. The site’s tag line is “Let’s talk innovation,” but there’s nothing innovative to be found.
This publishers charges $150 per accepted paper, for up to ten pages. If your article is more than ten pages, I guess you have to pay more, so use a small font and small margins.
Describing itself, the site declares,
‘Cosmic Journals’ is the leading gateway to a family of journals that offer an international platform to exhibit the skills of researchers, scientists, engineers, doctors, managers, professionals, academicians and professors. Through these peer-reviewed open access online journals worldwide research [sic] community gets the chance to communicate and synchronize their research activities leading to growth and application of research and technology.
It’s not accurate to describe Cosmic Journals as a “leading gateway.” This is phoney marketing fluff. Except for its interesting name, Cosmic Journals is a bottom-tier publisher.
Appendix: Cosmic Journals as of October 2, 2012
- International Journal of Computer Science and Technology
- International Journal of Education and Applied Research
- International Journal of Electronics and Communication Technology
- International Journal of Management and Business Studies
- International Journal of Research in Mechanical Engineering & Technology