Publisher Scientific & Academic Publishing Duplicates another Publisher’s Journal Title

SAPs and copiers.

Avoid publishing here.

Scientific & Academic Publishing, aptly abbreviated SAP, has a journal entitled International Journal of Library Science, and so does the Indian publisher CESER Publications. Which publisher used the name first?

CESER Publications began using the title in 2010. SAP began using it in 2012. In the U.S., titles are not copyrightable, so there’s nothing really wrong here, except that publishers conventionally recognize existing titles and avoid duplicating them.


Published by SAP.


Published by CESER Publications.

SAP is an open-access publisher and charges an article processing charge of $300 for this journal. CESER Publications is a toll-access (subscription) publisher. Neither publisher is top-tier. Neither journal is high-quality.

The CESER Publications journal has a deceptive numbering system. Everytime it publishes a new issue, it also increases the volume number by one:


 Volume 5; Issue No. 1; 2012

Volume 6; Issue No. 2; 2012


Volume 7; Issue No. 1; 2013

Volume 8; Issue No. 2; 2013

Volume 9; Issue No. 3; 2013

Moreover, most of the articles in both journals belie the term “international” in the journal titles. A majority of the articles deal with libraries in Nigeria and India. In fact, based on its content, a better name for the SAP journal might be the Indian and Nigerian Journal of Library Science.

I recommend avoiding both of these journals. This is made easier because you only have to remember one name.

Hat tip: M. Leeladharan

One Response to Publisher Scientific & Academic Publishing Duplicates another Publisher’s Journal Title

  1. Peter Buzzacott says:

    I see you have (what I think is) the newer website and logo at the start of this post but when I clicked on the link for SAP on your list of publishers I was directed to a more dated looking webpage.

    Anyway, today I received an invitation from M.C. Davis to submit my research to SAP which began “Dear Label_Name ” ha ha

    The problem is, the first example article they give is actually interesting to me (see below), but now I am unlikely to cite it because of the journal it is in. I’ve let the authors know, we’ll see what they say.

    Nermin Rezk, Safaa M. Elkotb, Yahya M. Naguib, Swimming Exercise Ameliorates Elevated Blood Pressure and Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Old Rats, American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 5, 2014, pp. 192-202. doi: 10.5923/j.ajmms.20140405.10.

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