A Russian-owned journal that claims to be based in Poland is as fake as a scholarly journal can get. The East European Science Journal has a completely made up editorial board, and most other aspects of it are fake also.
The journal uses several titles in English. Its masthead says East European Science Journal, but its journal cover images say East European Scientific Journal. It also calls itself the East European Research Alliance.
But the most significant thing about the journal is that its editorial board — which it calls its “Research Council” — is completely made up.
One of the names on the council is listed like this:
Anthony Maverick (Bar-Ilan University)
There is no one by this name at BIU. There is, however, a MAVERICK Lab at the university. The predatory journal just made up the name and added it to its Research Council.
I think the names of the journal’s editors are made up also. They are all people with common first and last names in Poland:
Like most bogus journals these days, this one also claims to have an impact factor from ISI. However, the journal’s impact factor (0.572) is supplied by the fake impact factor company called International Scientific Indexing.
The website’s terms and conditions page, which it calls “Public offer,” makes reference to Russian law, evidence that it’s not really a Poland-based journal. This is a deceptive journal in many ways.
Analysis. This impostor journal is really set up to provide easy publishing for authors from the former Soviet Union. Most or all of the articles published in the three issues it has published so far are in Russian.
They charge a low fee (about USD $40) and falsely claim to be based in the EU. The journal claims it’s based in Warsaw, but in reality, this is likely only a front. It’s probably run out of Russia.
The fact that the publisher claims to be EU-based means more academic credit for the Russian authors than they would receive for publishing in a Russia-based journal (or a Ukraine-based one).
I strongly encourage all researchers to avoid submitting any manuscripts to this journal.
Hat tip: Dr. Janusz Mierczynski
The journal’s Polish title is: Wschodnioeuropejskie Czasopismo Naukowe.
The journal’s Russian title is: Восточно-Европейский Научный Журнал.