Champaign, Illinois-Based Open-Access Publisher Launches with 22 Journals

Rutveg Publishing

Open-access publishing finally comes to Champaign.

West Green Street in Champaign, Illinois seems an unlikely location for the headquarters of a scholarly publisher with 22 open-access journals in its portfolio. However, that’s the listed headquarters location — 674 West Green Street to be exact — of the new scholarly publisher Rutveg Publishing, Inc. The address corresponds to a dwelling in what appears to be a quiet, residential neighborhood.

Many folks in the Champaign area have long been ardent, vocal advocates of open-access publishing, so I am certain they’ll be delighted to learn that an open-access publisher has established itself in one of the city’s fine neighborhoods.

I’m sure they will quickly gather up any loose manuscripts on their desks and submit them to West Green Street, along with $700 for the author fee, where the papers will be quickly published. I’m sure all the progressive academic librarians in Champaign will praise this locally-sourced, indigenous initiative.

I’m uncertain whether the West Green Street area is zoned for scholarly publishers, but it seems likely the city will rush through any needed variance, given this local company’s noble cause — free access to research.

The term Rutveg is not explained on the website, but a Google search informs me the term is a boy’s given name, popular in India.

Photo credit: Peter Folk, used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Champaign, Illinois, open-access powerhouse.

A spam email sent out by this publisher and recently forwarded to me proclaimed:

Note : Rutveg Publishing Inc. and Its Journals is not listed by “Jeffrey Beall” in Beall List. Because our journals are highly reputed. For clarification visit this blog at https://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/

While this statement was true as recently as August 6, 2015, I can tell you that it is no longer true. I’ve added Rutveg to my list.

So, there goes the neighborhood.

Appendix: List of Rutveg Publishing, Inc. journals as of 2015-08-08:

  1. Advances in Agricultural Research
  2. Advances in Geology Research
  3. Advances in Medicine Research
  4. Advances in Orthopedics Research
  5. Journal of Advances in Bioinformatics Research
  6. Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering
  7. Journal of Biodiversity Research
  8. Journal of Computational Engineering Research
  9. Journal of Ecology Research
  10. Journal of Energy Research
  11. Journal of Language Research
  12. Journal of Obesity Research
  13. Journal of Oncology Research
  14. Journal of Operators Research
  15. Journal of Ophthalmology Research
  16. Journal of Oral Diseases Research
  17. Journal of Plant Genomics Research
  18. Journal of Remote Sensing, Earth Science and GIS
  19. Journal of Veterinary Research
  20. Journal of Zoology Research
  21. Reports in Medicine
  22. Reports in Surgery

14 Responses to Champaign, Illinois-Based Open-Access Publisher Launches with 22 Journals

  1. I am told, and have confirmed, that another publisher on my list, Academy Journals, lists its location as 701 West Green Street
    Champaign, IL 61820, so maybe this really is Champaign’s publishing quarter.

    • neeraj says:

      moksha publication which is as per site publication house in RAMPUR INDIA they are fake especially the chairperson chief editor they are only making money nothing else fake lier only making money as im requesting dnt publish article with this publication they are fake they have lot case is going on with the so careful with this publication ……

      thanx NEERAJ

  2. D Web says:

    This is some seriously funny stuff right here.

  3. tekija says:

    Advances in Medicine Research – apparently, studies on medicines.

    It is easy to launch multiple journals as free software, also used in Champagne by Rutveg, is available: lohttp://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/

    The editorial boards..Yes, not yet populated, looking for volunteers.

  4. neeraj says:

    moksha publication which is as per site publication house in RAMPUR INDIA they are fake especially the chairperson chief editor they are only making money nothing else fake lier only making money as im requesting dnt publish article with this publication they are fake they have lot case is going on with the so careful with this publication ……

    thanx NEERAJ

  5. Jeffrey, perhaps you could put Rutveg at the top of the list on this page: https://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/

    Just temporarily, so that people following that link from Rutveg’s emails will get “clarification”?

  6. herr doktor bimler says:

    I’m sure all the progressive academic librarians in Champaign will praise this locally-sourced, indigenous initiative.

    Do I detect a hint of sarcasm? Or of exasperation?

  7. CF says:

    Sounds like it’s time to celebrate this new open access publishing quarter with a ol’ Champaign Jam!

  8. Janet Brown says:

    A colleague just drove to the street address and there is no building nor house!! It is a fake address. Also, we could not get a confirmation of an Academic Publisher at 701 W. Green Street, either. Scam!!

  9. As Janet mentioned, the address listed for Rutveg Publishing, 674 West Green Street, Champaign IL does not exist (the block ends at 618 West Green Street). I also stopped at the home located at 701 West Green Street Champaign, the listed address for “Academy Journals”. I spoke to th resident, an edlerly gentleman who told me he has ived there for 15 yrs. He said he has never heard of “Academy Journals.”

  10. Blazeyastic says:

    Please, is Mitteilungen Journal fake?

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