I recently learned about the Canadian Scientific Journal, a scholarly journal that is much more popular in Ukraine than in Canada, for some reason.
It appears that the journal has a fast peer review and publishes articles almost immediately. The journal says,
The acceptance of articles for the current issue of Canadian Scientific Journal is finished 5 days before its issuing.
It also has many pictures that appear to have been lifted from other websites. Here is its masthead:
The journal has published two issues so far, and I understand that researchers in the former Soviet Republics are being spammed for manuscript submissions.
I was unable to tell from the journal’s website how much they charge for author fees. The journal claims to be not-for-profit.
Some researchers outside North America want to publish in journals based in North America, and there is nothing wrong with that.
However, advertising that a journal is based in Canada when it is really based in Ukraine is misleading, and wrong.
Hat tip: Dr. Daniyar Sapargaliyev