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.
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:
- Advances in Agricultural Research
- Advances in Geology Research
- Advances in Medicine Research
- Advances in Orthopedics Research
- Journal of Advances in Bioinformatics Research
- Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering
- Journal of Biodiversity Research
- Journal of Computational Engineering Research
- Journal of Ecology Research
- Journal of Energy Research
- Journal of Language Research
- Journal of Obesity Research
- Journal of Oncology Research
- Journal of Operators Research
- Journal of Ophthalmology Research
- Journal of Oral Diseases Research
- Journal of Plant Genomics Research
- Journal of Remote Sensing, Earth Science and GIS
- Journal of Veterinary Research
- Journal of Zoology Research
- Reports in Medicine
- Reports in Surgery