Attention humanists! You now have an open-access journal where you can submit your humanities research.
Except, wait, maybe not.
The issue contains five open-access articles.
The journal claims “Norweigan accreditation.” Moreover, perhaps recognizing that there are relatively few grant opportunities for humanists, this journal has a very reasonable author fee:
Subscription & processing fee for online publication, Rs. 1200 for Indian authors & 45 US Dollars for Foreign authors. ( No extra fee for co authors.)
We’re not sure why the journal uses the term “subscription … fee,” as the articles are all open-access.
Speaking of the articles, we found some unoriginal content in one of them. We looked closely at the article, “A Comparative study of Gandhi and Nehru and in their Autobiographies” and read this passage:
Autobiography is usually defined as a retrospective narrative written about one’s life, in the first person and in prose. Such writing has appeared with increasing frequency in Western Literature since the beginning of nineteenth century but after World War II, it gained considerable significance.
Here’s what it looks like in the article:
Unfortunately, this text appeared previously in this book chapter:
Regrettably, there is no citation, no quotation marks, and no other indication that the text is someone else’s work.
This is obviously a very weak attempt at starting a humanities journal. We recommend that humanists and others avoid the International Journal Online of Humanities.
And if they happen to come out with an International Journal Online of Syntax, we recommend you avoid that one too.
One more thing: