Galore Knowledge Publication broadcasts a disclaimer on its website that says,
Disclaimer: The publisher and journals’ editorial team don’t take any responsibility regarding plagiarism and any other issues raised out of any article. It is the sole responsibility of the concerned author/s about contents/ideas/views expressed in the article.
This is ridiculous, of course. A publisher shares responsibility for the content it publishes along with its authors.
This publisher only has one journal in its portfolio, and it’s called International Journal of Research and Review. A title like this means the journal will accept anything as long as the author fee is paid.
To submit to this journal, an author emails his or her article to a Gmail address. A spam email from the publisher promises, “Authors will be informed about acceptance of their paper/article within 10-12 days from the date of submission.”
This is actually a comparatively long peer review time for journals based in Gujarat.
The journal claims to be indexed in BOAI. BOAI is not an index, it’s a failed social movement.
Given the journal’s plagiarism policy, I thought I would check to see if I could find any. I did. I examined the 2015 article, “Recent advancement in pesticide formulations for user and environment friendly pest management” and observed text that appeared nearly word-for-word in earlier published works.
The text originally appeared in the 1998 book entitled Chemistry and Technology of Agrochemical Formulations. It’s a multi-author monograph edited by Alan Knowles. The text is from a chapter written by Knowles himself called “Formulation of agrochemicals.”
The name of the publisher — Galore Knowledge Publication Pvt. Ltd. — makes me think of a James Bond movie.
Hat tip: Dr. Roy Jobson