A Tunisia-based publisher has “cloned” itself, creating a new publishing operation with a different name, but with the same low-quality journals.
The two versions of the publisher are:
Both publish the same nine, broad-scoped journals. The both list the same address in the “Cyber Park” in Tozeur, Tunisia.
The firm also organizes conferences. The journals charge €200 to publish a paper.
So, why would a publisher clone itself and create a duplicate operation but with the same name?
One reason might be just to create a broader web presence. The more websites you operate, the greater the chance that someone will land on one of them.
Another reason might be my list. I first had International Journals of N&N global Technology on my list. I know that some universities in North Africa use my lists and ask their faculty to avoid publishing with the publishers and journals included.
Therefore, a clever way of getting around this is to create a new operation, using all the same journals to create a new publisher with a new name, one that is not on the list.
Except now both of them are on the list.
Hat tip: Dr. Andre Nel
Appendix: Journals published by both International Journals of N&N global Technology and N&N Global Technology
- International Journal of Artificial Intelligence
- International Journal of Computer Networking and Communication
- International Journal of Embedded Systems
- International Journal of Information Security
- International journal of Information Systems
- International Journal of Internet and Web Applications
- International Journal of Signal Processing and Imaging Engineering
- International Journal of Software Engineering
- International Journal on E-Learning and Education