Elite Hall Publishing House: Nothing Elite about It

Elite Hall Publishing House

Worst-ever publisher website.

Here’s a bottom-tier, confused, and low-quality publisher everyone should avoid, Elite Hall Publishing House.

This publisher of seven, broad, open-access journals is based in Malegaon, India. Some of its journals are branded with the publisher name ERM Publications.

It has one of the worst-designed websites of any publisher I’ve ever encountered. It is a user experience (UX) disaster, and you’ll do a lot of clicking if you visit the website, but you will get nowhere useful and just waste your time.

Its journals boast fake impact factors, as shown in the image below of its journal Researchers World — Journal of Arts Science and Commerce.

Researchers World

Note the fake impact factor and the poor website editing. The journal cannot even render its own title correctly.

The articles are not copyedited and are barely readable, but they do have DOI numbers, further evidence that CrossRef, the organization that supplies DOIs, does not discriminate based on quality or predatoryness (new word).

Indian Journal of Management Science

Don’t waste your time accessing the “Archieves” of this poorly-managed management journal.

The seven journals are duplicative in their coverage. Some do not allow the downloading of individual articles — you have to download the entire issue. Some of the journals do not provide author fee information. To submit an article, you send your article to a gmail address.

There is no evidence that this publisher properly backs up its published content, so if you submit here, your published work may eventually disappear forever. But I recommend that all researchers avoid all the journals published by Elite Hall Publishing House. There are many better options.

Appendix: List of Journals Published by Elite Hall Publishing House as of 2016-02-13

  1. Indian Journal of Commerce & Management Studies
  2. Indian Journal of Management Science (IJMS)
  3. International Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science
  4. International Journal of Information, Business and Management
  5. International Journal of Management Studies (IJMS)
  6. Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Research
  7. Researchers World — Journal of Arts Science & Commerce

 

3 Responses to Elite Hall Publishing House: Nothing Elite about It

  1. L_C says:

    Regarding the duplicative coverage: several of Elite Hall Publishing’s Journals contain interesting fillers for their first few volumes, although the early “volumes” only appear to contain 1-3 articles maximum.

    For instance:

    International Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science

    Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012- Quantity Improvement with Continuous Quality Inspection Production Line

    Vol. 1, No. 2, 2012- Quality improvement in a car seat production line

    Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Research

    Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012- Quality improvement in a car seat production line

    Vol. 1, No. 2, 2012- Quantity Improvement with Continuous Quality Inspection Production Line

    The two articles were written/recycled by Jia-Chi Tsou of China University of Technology in Taiwan, an editor. The first article, Quality improvement in a car seat production line, was also published in the T&F journal: Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, Volume 16, Issue 7, 2005, under the title: Case Study: Quality improvement in a car seat production line. The matching article in Elite Hall’s Journals is printed without the abstract, but the latter portions of the article are identical.

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09537280500249223#.Vs0qjLQzDzI (paywall)

    http://ijaes.elitehall.com/Vol1No2.pdf

    Similarly, the second article (also sans abstract): Quantity Improvement with Continuous Quality Inspection Production Line, was published in Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences in 2004 under the title: Economic production quantity model with continuous quality inspection.

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jen-Ming_Chen/publication/265315595_Economic_production_quantity_model_with_continuous_quality_inspection/links/540f14aa0cf2f2b29a3dd0fb.pdf

    http://ijaes.elitehall.com/Vol1No1.pdf

    The WhoIs email for the site is jtsou12@gmail.com, similar to Jia Chi Tsou’s email: jtsou.tw@yahoo.com.tw. I wonder if he was the person who registered the journal, especially since the first volume of the journals noted above provide an address for Elite Hall Publishing House that is located in Taiwan. That email is also associated with the site snuffbottle.info. When you visit the site and click on the ‘about this site’ page, you are given a short bio on Jia Chi Tsou:

    http://snuffbottle.info/snuffbottle/Englishframe.htm

    Additionally, Jia Chi Tsou was one of the original people to list a call for papers back in 2013:

    https://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=207652

  2. tekija says:

    Noticed already Open Access Text that has been spammming me this week?

    http://oatext.com/Journals.php

    Luckily they have good advice regarding plagiarism on their web site…

    Avoid plagiarism by giving credit to original source:
    The author should develop his own contents while preparing any manuscript towards publication and should avoid plagiarizing the contents of other author’s paper without proper citation. If Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be considered as plagiarism.

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