IORE International claims to be based in an office in London’s Canary Wharf, a claim I doubt. A spam email from the publisher soliciting new editorial board members is signed “Caroline Watson,” a name I suspect is contrived. I don’t know the publisher’s true headquarters location.
The publisher’s journals all are broad in scope and cover fields already saturated with open-access journals. At the time of this writing, none of the journals has any editorial board members listed, so the publishing process ought to be fast and easy.
I suspect that all the pictures used on the website and on the journal cover images are pirated. Like the pictures on other low-quality, OA publisher websites, the ones here have distorted aspect ratios, a sign of sloppy work.
I strongly doubt that this publisher will make good on its free Kindle offer. It’s sad that gold open-access is now resorting to such debased marketing techniques.
Hat tip: Dr. Elisabeth Bik
Appendix: List of IORE International journals as of 2015-06-19
- e Journal of Gastroenterology
- Iore Journal of Addiction & Therapy
- Iore Journal of Agro and Crop Science
- Iore Journal of Bioinformatics and computational Biology
- Iore Journal of Cancer
- Iore journal of Environmental Science
- Iore Journal of Genetics
- Iore Journal of Microbiology
- Journal of Diabetic Research
- Journal of Food and Nutrition
- Journal of Immunology