Global Advanced Research Journals? None of the Above

Global Advanced Research Journals

Their journals are stranger than their carrot and beet cultivation methods.

Here’s a publisher that all researchers should avoid: Global Advanced Research Journals. This firm publishes 29 broad journals, requires copyright transfer from authors, and charges around $450-$500 to publish an article.

On its ‘contact us‘ page, the publisher does not state any headquarters location (evidence of lack of transparency), but the internet domain name registration indicates a Nigeria base:

Registrant Name:Save Omene
Registrant Organization:Global Advanced Research Journals
Registrant Street: Sapele
Registrant City:Sapele
Registrant State/Province:NA
Registrant Postal Code:1111
Registrant Country:NG

Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology

Bogus impact factor. Don’t be fooled.

Several of the journals claim to have ISI impact factors, but a deeper analysis shows deception. For instance, the publisher’s Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology (GARJM) claims “Impact Factor (ISI) is 0.963.”

A closer look, however, reveals that the metric is supplied by the fake impact factor company called International Scientific Indexing. The intent here is to trick researchers into believing the journal has earned a legitimate impact factor from Thomson Reuters / ISI. Several additional journals from this publisher make similar false impact factor claims.

Looking at this publisher’s website, the first thing one notices is the extensive use of pictures to illustrate it, pictures that I think are all likely pirated. The photos aim to make the publisher look legitimate. The page that is supposed to include the publisher’s privacy policy is empty.

Global Advanced Research Journal of Phamacy and Phamacology

Prominent errors.

Overall, the website is unprofessional and contains prominent editing errors and unidiomatic and ungrammatical language. The mission of this publisher is to make as much easy money as quickly as possible rather than to provide a means for scholarly communication.

Some of the journals are way behind their publishing schedule. For example, the publisher’s Global Advanced Research Journal of Peace, Gender and Development Studies hasn’t published any articles since 2013. The publisher is currently engaging in a spamming campaign to attract article submissions.

Conclusion: All honest researchers should blacklist this low-quality and deceptive publisher. It is meant only as a money-making operation for its owner. There are many better places to publish your work than Global Advanced Research Journals.

Appendix: List of Global Advanced Research Journals titles as of 2015-07-18:

  1. Global Advanced Research Journal of African Studies and Development (GARJASD)
  2. Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science
  3. Global Advanced Research Journal of Arts and Humanities (GARJAH)
  4. Global Advanced Research Journal of Biochemistry and Bioinfomatics [sic] (GARJBB)
  5. Global Advanced Research Journal of Biotechnology (GARJB)
  6. Global Advanced Research Journal of Chemistry Materials Science (GARJCMS)
  7. Global Advanced Research Journal of Criminology, Law and Conflict Resolution (GARJCLCR)
  8. Global Advanced Research Journal of Economics, Accounting and Finance (GARJEAF)
  9. Global Advanced Research Journal of Educational Research and Reviews (GARJERR)
  10. Global Advanced Research Journal of Engineering, Technology and Innovation (GARJETI)
  11. Global Advanced Research Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology (GARJEST)
  12. Global Advanced Research Journal of Food Science and Technology (GARJFST)
  13. Global Advanced Research Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (GARJGRP)
  14. Global Advanced Research Journal of Geology and Mining Research (GARJGMR)
  15. Global Advanced Research Journal of Health, Safety and Physical Science (GARJHSPS)
  16. Global Advanced Research Journal of History, Political Science and International Relations (GARJHPSIR)
  17. Global Advanced Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies (GARJLIAS)
  18. Global Advanced Research Journal of Management and Business Studies
  19. Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicinal Plants (GARJMP)
  20. Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
  21. Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology (GARJM)
  22. Global Advanced Research Journal of Nursing and Midwifery (GARJNM)
  23. Global Advanced Research Journal of Peace, Gender and Development Studies (GARJPGDS)
  24. Global Advanced Research Journal of Petroleum and Gas Exploration Research (GARJPGER)
  25. Global Advanced Research Journal of Phamacy [sic] and Phamacology [sic] (GARJPP)
  26. Global Advanced Research Journal of Physical and Applied Sciences (GARJPAS)
  27. Global Advanced Research Journal of Plant Sciences (GARJPS)
  28. Global Advanced Research Journal of Scientific Research and Essays (GARJSRE)
  29. Global Advanced Research Journal of Social Science (GARJSS)

13 Responses to Global Advanced Research Journals? None of the Above

  1. belguendouzr says:

    is the: BIOTECHNOLOGIE de biologie cellulaire et moléculaire revue or journal is not a predator,
    Thanks for your help
    Rachida

  2. Americhe says:

    Thank you for your useful advices about these unethical practises.
    I am from a third world university and I have already been a victim of scientifjournals.org for which I finally paid about $600 with difficulty after acceptation while I didn’t know that there were fees to pay.
    Would you please tell me more about IJAS (International Journal of Arts and Sciences)?http://journals.indexcopernicus.com/International+Journal+of+Arts+and+Sciences,p1803,3.html. This (possible) American journal based in the USA organizes all year Academic Conferences, the last one at Brussels (30june-03july) but 2 complete days were to visit Amsterdam, Bruges and Ghent. Amazing, no?
    Please, don’t publish neither my name nor my email address. Thanks for advance.

    • This is really a travel company that sells vacations to academics. I recommend not using this company’s services.
      The company uses the name of a journal to try to make itself look academic, but it is really just an expensive tour company.

      • Amarmeriche says:

        Thanks for your useful comments.
        2 complete days of 4 were to visit Amsterdam from 9 to 9 and the next day Bruges à Ghent. And IJAS journal does not look like a Chemistry journal.
        Nobody understands nothing and there was only one question … Only by the chairman. I think it is for promoting euro-américan business, too.

  3. jibosoroyal says:

    Please, help me with some information on university based or reputable journals -Social Sciences/Political science. Thanks for the good information you’re letting out.

  4. bcebesoy says:

    is “Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science” belong to this company?
    http://www.ikpresse.com/journal/46

  5. Timothy Dolan says:

    Good to publicize these deceitful scams that prey upon legitimate researchers trying to get their work out. A google search of one of them however, (Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science) shows that they are also good at manipulating the search engines and dominating the upper echelons of their lists. I think Google should be alerted to this.

  6. M. EHSAN says:

    yes, these Global Advanced Research journals are FRAUD,,, they are deceiving the scientific community… They claim to have ISI impact factor, but none of their journals is included in the said list of 2014 or 2015 as they claim to be…BEWARE

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