Here is a one of their stock peer review reports. It begins with the words researchers love to hear: “Congratulation! [sic] We are happy to inform you that the manuscript has been accepted.”
The letter is signed by “Dr. Corona,” which is a made up name. There is really only one person behind this operation and he is Deepak Kumar Biswas, who lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The end of the acceptance letter gives instructions for wiring him the $100 author fee.
The five-page letter has the reviewer reports included in it. Here’s the first one:
The study focus on contemporary issue. The analytical section is excellent. The paper is based on sound grammatical knowledge. The presentation of thoughts in the paper is clear. It can be published in IJER with no important modification.
The second one is just as fake:
Starting part of this paper is excellent, specially the introduction. It is concise and organized. The study is a timely research. The paper can be recommended to publish with the prior approval of the editorial board.
Each fake reviewer’s report is accompanied by a checkbox with fake evaluation statements.
I received the peer review report from an author in the Middle East. I have blinded it to hide his identity.
The February, 2015 issue of the journal contains 59 published articles, which translate to $5,900 in revenue for the publisher, Mr. Biswas, enough perhaps to buy a house for Mr. Biswas.
The journal’s website bears the logos of the National Library of Australia, Libraries Australia, EBSCO, and many others. Do these organizations support the journal?
This is a bogus operation that is victimizing researchers. Please do not submit any papers to the International Journal of Education and Research.