Joseph Publishing Group Launches with 17 New Biomedical Sciences Journals

Joseph Publishing Group

Joseph who?

This publisher describes itself like this:

Joseph Publishing Group is an international peer-reviewed science and medicine journals.

It goes downhill from there.

Joseph Publishing Group is a brand-new publisher. It has 17 biomedical sciences journals in its portfolio. Joseph claims that it’s based in the U.S. state of Georgia, but its butchering of its own address indicates otherwise:

Joseph Publshing Group contact

Your slip is showing.

In the above address, “Somers by” should be “Somersby,” and “Alpha Retta” should be “Alpharetta.” Also, in the U.S. — unlike in some other English-speaking countries — we do not place a comma between the street number and the street. It’s obvious that this is a case of a publisher misrepresenting (lying about) its true headquarters location.

The domain-name registration data does not specify a location, but I found this:

Domain Name: JOSEPHPUBLISHINGGROUP.COM
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Registrant Name: Rajshekar Reddy
Registrant Organization: Joseph Publishing Group
Name Server: NS27.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS28.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned

Thus, I would guess that Joseph is likely really based in South Asia and that a more fitting name would be “Rajshekar Publishing Group.”

Analysis

I think this is another case of someone trying to “cash in” on the easy income that predatory publishing offers. With the launch of a single website, you’re in business and ready to start accepting and publishing papers in exchange for cash.

This case is a particularly amateurish and dishonest one. The term “Publishing Group” is common among South Asian OA publishers and mimics OMICS Publishing Group.

 

Appendix: List of Joseph Publishing Group journals as of 2015-04-09:

  1. Joseph Journal of Anesthesia and Clinical Care
  2. Joseph Journal of Cancer Biology and Treatment
  3. Joseph Journal of Cardiology and Clinical Research
  4. Joseph Journal of Cell Biology and Cell Metabolism
  5. Joseph Journal of Clinical Dermatology and Therapy
  6. Joseph Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy
  7. Joseph Journal of Clinical Studies and Medical Case Reports
  8. Joseph Journal of Cytology and Tissue Biology
  9. Joseph Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Disorders
  10. Joseph Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Surgical Care
  11. Joseph Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
  12. Joseph Journal of Hematology, Blood Transfusion and Disorders
  13. Joseph Journal of Medical Genomics and Biomarkers
  14. Joseph Journal of Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
  15. Joseph Journal of Neonatology and Pediatrics
  16. Joseph Journal of Ophthalmology and Clinical Research
  17. Joseph Journal of Stem Cells Research, Development and Therapy

 

24 Responses to Joseph Publishing Group Launches with 17 New Biomedical Sciences Journals

  1. Lynn Huntsinger says:

    Obviously a fisher of men.

  2. Bananaphone says:

    whois josephpublishinggroup.com

    Registry Registrant ID:
    Registrant Name: Rajshekar Reddy
    Registrant Organization: Joseph Publishing Group
    Registrant Street: 5880
    Registrant Street: Somers by Circle
    Registrant City: Alpha Retta
    Registrant State/Province: Georgia
    Registrant Postal Code: 30005
    Registrant Country: United States
    Registrant Phone: +1.7707286050
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax:
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email: josephgroups777@gmail.com

  3. Sudesh Kumar says:

    two year author membership is $4498. someone is in a real hurry to make lots of money.

    the question is – who in their right mind will pay $4498 for two year author membership to this publisher, after looking at the website?

  4. Anatoli says:

    Soon they will know that they are not earning even $44. 98, then one day the website will disappear.

  5. tekija says:

    Indeed, the web site is hilarious. First of all, the division of journals under various subheadings defies common sense. Second the language under aims and instructions is extremely broken, to come from Georgia.

    Note, for example, the use of “preclusion” in the following:

    “Journal of Ophthalmology and Clinical Research covers all aspects of preclusion, analysis and healing of eye disorders, and in addition related to molecular genetics, pathophysiology and the study of disease transmission.”

    and “inappropriate” in the second extract:

    “The journal elaborates exclusive papers including but not inadequate to the following fields:”

    Perhaps the best piece are the contradictions in the instructions for authors, for example:

    “Author names need to be mentioned as Last name followed by their concern Initials without space or any punctuation.”

    followed by the example:

    “Eg: Paul M1, Stephen PA2 and Laura A2*”

    Or this one:

    “Journal Article with less than 5 authors:

    Karimi-Zarchi M, Peighmbari F, Karimi N, Rohi M, Chiti Z (2013) A Comparison of 3 Ways of Conventional Pap Smear, Liquid-Based Cytology and Colposcopy vs Cervical Biopsy for Early Diagnosis of Premalignant Lesions or Cervical Cancer in Women with Abnormal Conventional Pap Test. Int J Biomed Sci 9: 205-210.”

    Not to mention the contrast of:

    “The Joseph Publishing Group Member Journal’s Editorial Board and Review Board include experienced PhD-level and MD-level experts, ensuring that Joseph Publishing Group Journals maintain the highest standards in scientific rigor. ”

    against a blank page for the editorial bord.

  6. Their journal descriptions appear to be borrowed from other publishers. Take for example “Joseph Journal of Cancer Biology and Treatment”:

    Journal of Cancer Biology and Treatment is a examine reviewed, multidisciplinary, international open access journal, which covers all aspects of cancer research including basic, preclinical, clinical, translational, molecular, epidemiological, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation.

    It lays a Adequate basic knowledge forum for Oncologists, Physician, General Surgeons, Gynecologists, Dermatologists, Gastroenterologists, Pulmonologists, Radiologists, Pathologists, Epidemiologists and Researchers as Cancer research is one of the most cited field.

    Now compare this to the Journal of Cancer Biology and Research by JSciMedCentral:

    Journal of Cancer Biology & Research is a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary, international open access journal, which covers all aspects of cancer research including basic, preclinical, clinical, translational, molecular, epidemiological, prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation.

    It lays a strong grounding forum for Oncologists, Physician, General Surgeons, Gynecologists, Dermatologists, Gastroenterologists, Pulmonologists, Radiologists, Pathologists, Epidemiologists and Researchers as Cancer research is one of the most cited field.

    • Regular Joe says:

      JSciMedCentral would do well to also brush up on their grammar! (should be Physicians… fields)
      As for Joseph, it could be abbreviated to Jo or Joe, to which Joe Soap and Joe the Plumber come to mind…

  7. Hyder ZZ says:

    Dear Sir/Madam i am interested to published my research paper in SSCI/SCI or EI indexing journal on the topic of e-Government adoption if you could supply such information related to publication and journal on said topic i will highly thankful to you Best Regards

    Haider +86-15004254850

    Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:01:55 +0000 To: zhaider23@hotmail.com

  8. Ahmad Hassanat says:

    Thank you Joseph, sorry I mean Jeffrey

  9. Ricardo says:

    Dear Dr Beall
    I have serious concerns about a new book edited by Said Gaci and Olga Hachay titled Advances in Data, Methods, Models and Their Applications in Oil/Gas Exploration.
    The book is published Under Science Publishing Group SPG
    http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/book/B-978-1-940366-20-3.aspx
    The book contains 11 chapters 03 are authored by one of the editors. Three chapters are authored by students and they added no thing to the literature.
    The book shows really a very bad level and reflects really the reputation of Science Publishing Group.
    Mr Beall, please comment.

    • Thank you for this review of the book. I do have Science Publishing Group included on my list, and I am not surprised that they have published a low-quality book. Their journals are also low quality and full of junk science. Thanks again.

  10. Ricardo says:

    Science will be killed by these authors, editors and publishers. Dr Beall please do some thing to stop this pseudo science.

    • Regular Joe says:

      Ricardo, your verb tense is incorrect. It should be “Science is dying…”

    • herr doktor bimler says:

      I find myself imagining a version of Star Wars in which every appeal to “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is replaced by “Dr Jeffrey Beall”.

  11. David says:

    As on now (17 April), looks as if the Joseph Publishing Group’s website is no longer available…. good work Dr. Beall.

  12. Ricardo says:

    Good job Dr Bill, joseph group is no longer available. I hope the same thing for science pubishing group. Most of their editors and authors are not well known in the scientiific community like the editors of the book mentionned above edited by Olga Hachay and Said Gaci.
    Good job Dr Beall
    Ricardo

  13. Ricardo says:

    Good job Dr Beall
    I hope the same thing for science publishing group, their books and journals are Junk of science.
    For example the book cited above is edited by two unknown scientits.
    Most of the published papers are with no science Inside.
    Good job Dr Beall

  14. ScienceQ Publishing Group says:

    Lol!!!!!!!! two year author membership is $4498. someone is in a real hurry to make lots of money.

  15. wiki says:

    Someone finds Joseph, please! They are lost, less than ten days after publishing your report!(25/4/2015)

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