Christmas-Themed Call for Papers Promises Publication in Four Days

International Journal of English Language, Literature & Humanities

Naughty journal.

The International Journal of English Language, Literature & Humanities (IJELLH) is using a (likely pirated) Christmas-themed call for papers. It promises to publish research papers in four days.

A quick look at this journal’s website reveals that it is totally fake in almost every way possible. It sports a fake impact factor (SJIF Impact Factor of 2.317), and it claims to be an “ISO 9001:2008 certified non-profit organization.”

Norwegian Accreditation

Bogus.

The journal also prominently claims “Norwegian Accreditation.” I don’t think the Norwegians really approve of this extremely low-quality journal.

The journal’s FAQ page gives insight into why there are so many bogus journals based in India. It seems that academic credit is awarded on a point system, and the standard for assigning points is very low:

 How many points in API will I get if my article is published in IJELLH ?

Ans:  You get 10 points for the paper published in ISSN affiliated journals.  But you can get 15 points if your article is published in IJELLH as it is an international, Refereed / Peer-reviewed, Indexed Journal according to UGC norms and guidelines.

I think that UGC here refers to India’s University Grants Commission. Does the Commission really publish such ridiculous norms and guidelines?

International Journal of English Language, Literature & Humanities prices

Get published in four days for one hundred dollars.

Authors can publish in this journal for as low as $100.

I am seeing an increasing number of predatory journals in the humanities. Also, I am seeing an increase in the number of questionable open-access journals on TESL. There are many TESL professors around the world, including many needing to publish to earn tenure and promotion.

Previously, predatory journals focused on the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Now they seem to be increasingly focusing on the humanities and social sciences as well.

And now they are using Christmas-themed marketing to get more money from more researchers as well.

8 Responses to Christmas-Themed Call for Papers Promises Publication in Four Days

  1. Leslie says:

    I think I am going to write a paper that says, “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” and nothing else for 10 manuscript pages. That should be a suitable Christmas paper, don’t you think?

    • herr doktor bimler says:

      All work and no play made Jack a dull boy
      All work and no play made Jack a dull boy
      All work and no play made Jack a dull boy

  2. Usman Opeyemi Lateef says:

    Sir, please advice me. Can I publish my article in International Journal of Engineering and Computer Science (IJECS)? Thank you

    • I have the International Journal of Engineering and Computer Science included on my list here. I recommend that you NOT submit any articles to this journal. I recommend that you find a better journal.

  3. yklein2013 says:

    Proof again that there really is a Santa Claus ….

  4. Ankit Gupta says:

    University Grant Commission of India is not a publisher but highest body in India to watch and regulate various rules and regulations of higher education in universities/colleges. Again, the API scores mentioned in FAQs screenshot are for real Impact factor journals only. So this is definitely a fake journal.

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