The open-access publisher Intellectual Consortium of Drug Discovery & Technology Development Incorporation (ICDTD) is based in — you guessed it — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
ICDTD is a bizarre and low-quality publisher with three broad-focused journals:
Journal of Applied Pharmacy
Journal of Applied Molecular Cell Biology
Canadian Journal of Applied Sciences
These journals represent academic fields already saturated with hundreds of meager open-access journals.
Like many open-access publishers, this one stands out for the prominent editing, idiomatic, and grammatical errors present on its website. We particularly liked this one:
The headline probably should say, “Most read articles.” In fact, few of the articles from this publisher are readable. I suspect most were rejected elsewhere and are published here as a last resort.
Regarding this publisher’s Journal of Applied Pharmacy, I am concerned that the editorial board members may lack the experience and credentials required to serve on a scholarly journal editorial board. In fact, two of them are clerks at drug store chains in two western provinces, according to the publisher:
The web page for the publisher’s third journal, the Canadian Journal of Applied Sciences is branded differently and, like many Canadian open-access journals, is based in Pakistan.
Here is a screenshot of its main contact information:
I didn’t see any explanation of why this third journal is published on a different platform (it’s actually a blog platform) or why it’s based in Sargodha, Pakistan instead of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Hat tip: Tom S.