This is one of the most confusing publishers I’ve ever studied. Its name appears to be “International Recognition Multidisciplinary Research Journals, Monthly Publish.” The name is clearly designed to attract authors who want fast, international recognition. Indian Streams Research Journals [sic] is one of its journal titles.
I don’t think this publisher will bring about the type of “international recognition” that authors want; in fact, I think anyone who publishes here has very poor judgment or is complicit in the scheme. In other words, if you publish here, you’re going to look foolish.
For some reason, the publisher uses two websites:
The journals publish monthly, or perhaps I should say, the journals “monthly publish.” One exception is the journal Reviews of Progress, a so-called medical journal that publishes weekly.
Each of the journals has a branded website of its own, with some of the worst English Language usage on the planet. Google Translate does not work very well from Hindi or Marathi to English, and this publisher’s websites are evidence of that.
The publisher is based in Maharashtra, India and appears to be owned by Laxmi Book Publication.
Some of its editorial boards are listed with two columns, one labeled Indian and one Foreigner. I’ve never seen this type of differentiation in any journal I have studied.
The publisher also offers a separate service with the ungrammatical name of “Directory of Research Journals Indexing” that claims to be a directory of journals. It’s really just a scheme to get money from other publishers.
Typical of all this publisher’s journals is the high amount of plagiarism found among the published articles. It’s clear the publisher doesn’t care about or doesn’t check for plagiarism, or both.
Finally, some of the journals prominently display a bogus impact factor. I recommend against submitting papers to this publisher and against serving on its “foreigner” editorial boards.
Appendix: List of International Recognition Multidisciplinary Research Journals, Monthly Publish journals as of July 7, 2013:
- e-Library Science Research Journal
- Golden Research Thoughts
- Golden Research Thoughts Book Review
- Indian Streams Research Journal
- Physical Education and Sports Research Journal
- Review of Research
- Reviews of Progress
- Tactful Management
Note: I blogged about some of these journals about a year ago.