Science Record is a Delaware-based publisher of ten scholarly journals. This publisher now appears to be a toll-access publisher, and each article listed has a “purchase” link, but none of the links actually leads to anything.
Many of the journal’s table of contents pages are populated by titles, authors, and abstracts from previously-published legitimate journals. Here’s an example:
This article is listed here, on the Science Record website in their journal entitled Science and Nature.
This article was originally published here in the Elsevier journal Advances in International Accounting:
What’s happening is that Science Record is filling up past issues of its journals with metadata from other publishers. They are doing this to make it looks like their journals have a longer publishing history than they really do.
Another publisher that uses this tactic is the International Center for Business Research. This publisher actually copies the text of other publisher’s articles and re-titles them.
Finally, it looks like Science Record Journals may be using a title that was already in use by another journal. The title Science Series Data Report refers to a journal here and to one that used to be published in the U.K.
List of Science Record journals as of April 1, 2013
- Science Series Data Report
- America Scientist
- International Journal of Medical Discovery
- International Journal of Professional Artist
- International Research Journal of Basic and Applied sciences
- International Research Journal of Engineering and Technologies
- International Research Journal of Humanities
- Pioneer Architects & Urban Designers
- Science and Nature
- Innova Ciencia