Science Publishing Group Publishes Junk Science

Science Publishing Group logos

Their current logo (top) and the old one.

Science Publishing Group (note the unoriginal name) is a predatory publisher that first appeared in late 2012. When it appeared, it used the logo from Google Chrome (bottom panel, above), but it later adopted an original logo (top panel).

Science Publishing Group contact us

This is deception — they are not really based here.

This publisher’s true location is a mystery to me. It uses a New York City address (see screenshot above) as its headquarters location, but I think this address is merely that of a mail-forwarding service. I have no idea where this publisher is really based. It could be anywhere — with the likely exception of New York City.

No one answers the phone when I call.

Science Publishing Group pesudoscience

Dark pseudo-science.

I recently learned about the above article that appeared in the publisher’s American Journal of Modern Physics. As you can see from the title, the article “corrects” Einstein’s famous mass–energy equivalence equation. The author, an apparent sycophant of the Egyptian Mohamed El Naschie, concludes,

With that we feel quite confident that the mystery of the dark energy has been solved at least in principle by Mohamed El Naschie and that it is essentially not a mystery any more (p. 262)

So, the article claims to confirm El Naschie’s purported discovery of the nature of dark energy. In my opinion, this article is an excellent example of pseudo-science, and no legitimate publisher would allow such rubbish to appear in its journals.

If you publish in any one of Science Publishing Group’s many journals, it’s possible that your article will appear next to an article that is pure rubbish, such as the article described above, and this will threaten the scientific credibility of your article.

Therefore, I recommend that all honest scholars not submit any papers to the journals of Science Publishing Group.

Hat tip: Nils Berglund


33 Responses to Science Publishing Group Publishes Junk Science

  1. muhammad says:

    Dear sir

    Please check this website:

    • Sorry for the delay. I have added this publisher Singaporean Journals to my list. It publishes 33 very low-quality journals. The link you sent is for one of them. Thank you for letting me know about this publisher.

  2. Dennis says:

    I like how under “To cite this article” they misspelled the name of their own journal.

  3. Subrahmanya says:

    I would appreciate if you could provide some information regarding the publisher Science Publishing Corporation. they are open access publisher with DOI and do not charge article processing fee at present. Kindly let me know your learned view on this.

    • I recommend that you not submit any papers with this publisher. The DOI is not a measure of quality. Usually when publishers like this do not charge processing fees it means they are desperate for articles because they want to make it appear they receive many submissions. I see that one of their journals is called the International Journal of Scientific World. This is a strange title and it is clear that the journal will accept papers from all fields. My advice: find a better publisher than this one.

      • Subrahmanya says:

        Thanks for your reply. What I thought about DOI is even if publisher shuts the shop, the document will be permanently preserved by doi authorities. Please clarify.

      • As far as I know, that is not true.
        These two organizations preserve scholarly content: LOCKSS and CLOCKSS> Few if any of the predatory publishers / journals are members of these organizations.

    • Damry HB says:

      They are now asking about $270 for each submission. They have also moved to FB adverts to get more victims. Maybe email spamming is no longer effective. I saw the FB adverts and had me to comment not to believe in them.

    • The American Journal of Modern Physics has a sliding scale for article processing fees:
      High-Income Countries 370 USD
      Upper-Middle-Income Countries 220 USD
      Lower-Middle-Income Countries 120 USD
      Low-Income Countries 90 USD
      That is the current quote – the price is due to go up on June 2017.
      High-Income Countries 570 USD
      Upper-Middle-Income Countries 470 USD
      Lower-Middle-Income Countries 270 USD
      Low-Income Countries 170 USD

      Considering the low and questionable quality of some of their submissions, I think it’s better simply to get a good enough education in physics that you’re doing work that will pass peer review in – where they won’t gouge you for a processing fee.
      Good luck in your career

  4. specialist says:

    dear Jeffrey Beall,
    can you check this website, too

    • These are journals published by the U.S.-based firm called Common Ground Publishing. It is not open-access (unless one pays to make the work OA). The publisher is not on my list. I receive many inquiries about this publisher, an indication to me that many find it strange or non-standard.

  5. Dr H. Elarabi says:

    Thank you for your valuable information. Has this publisher Index Factor or Citation index ?

  6. Readers may also be “interested” in the paper in the SPG journal “Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal”, in which it is proved that pi is exactly equal to 355/113 (in particular, pi is rational).

  7. tekka73 says:

    I got an email from them yesterday. They say they appreciate my contribution to research “on behalf of the academic world”

  8. Bwogi Godfrey says:

    It is unfortunate to learn this when we already prey. However we shall try to save our juniors.

  9. We listed their domain names and sending IPs.

  10. Sean says:

    This takes the biscuit! Science Publishing Group is producing one of their infamous special issues on predatory publishing under the bizarre title of: ‘Recent Advances in Librarian Gossip on Predatory Publishing’
    Poacher turns predatory gamekeeper?

  11. sociedade alternativa says:

    The best peer reviewer is the reader -us-. The top high impact journals can publish pseudoscience crap. You count the number of papers that are reproducible in these very short publications and there are many retractions everyday :

    Just to name some famous examples, which were considered publishable in these journals, including a Nobel Laureate:

  12. A very similar paper, with a different title and a co-author at a silk laboratory, appears in the International Journal of Modern Nonlinear Theory and Application:

    Mohamed El Naschie’s Revision of Albert Einstein’s E = m0c2: A Definite Resolution of the Mystery of the Missing Dark Energy of the Cosmos
    J. H. He, L. Marek-Crnjac
    International Journal of Modern Nonlinear Theory and Application Vol.2 No.1, Pub. Date: March 21, 2013

    Available here:

  13. Laurel Fisher says:

    thanks for your detailed comments on faux-research journals.

    Do you think the listed email address is monitored at the so-called ‘Science Publishing Group’?

    Yes – we all need to be alert to such traps, and certainly not send papers. What else can we do to stop this practice?

    Laurel Fisher

    • If it’s a question about sending them money, they will probably respond, otherwise, probably not.
      The best thing I know is to alert people so they can avoid the predatory publishers and journals.

  14. Dear Jeffrey, I have published a very good article of mine there, how I can I delete it from the website? Because I want to publish it somewhere else. Fortunately, I did not pay any money! Thanks.

    • If the publisher agrees to retract the article, you may be able to find another publisher, but the process is difficult, and few publishers will want to re-publish an article that previously appeared in a questionable journal.

  15. Paul says:

    Dear Mr. Beall,
    Good morning. I am trying to find out if the “Journal of Education and e-Learning Research” (JEELR) located at is a worthwhile journal to publish an article in.

    I value your opinion and experience so please let me know.

    Thank you.

    • I have this journal’s publisher — Asian Online Journal Publishing Group — included on my list here. I recommend finding a stronger from a better publisher. This publisher launched a fleet of broad scope journals all at once and doesn’t appear to have sufficient experience in scholarly publishing to manage itself well.

  16. Yousof says:

    Hi everybody,

    I am editor-in-chief (From McGill university) of the journal which its articles are published by Science Publishing Group. I would like to say that I do not know about other journals of Science PG but regarding my journal it has a meticulous and restrict guideline along with well-known editorial board members. We consider every article accurately before publishing. I think that the quality of the articles published in each journal depends on the editor-in-chief and editorial board members of that journal as well as reviewers. So, we cannot generalize our idea or a mistake to all the journals of the publisher (SciencePG). However, we can discuss about one specific journal.

    Thank you,

  17. Geleta Mohammed says:


  18. Michael says:

    Pigs are looking for dirt, and finding it happily grunting.)))

  19. Sibila Seibert says:

    I’m receiving this junk mail most of the time. Unsuscribe does not work of course, and you can’t block them because mail address is always a different one. Did anyone say pigs? Yes, pigs.

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