Here’s a new open-access publisher with a familiar-sounding name: ScienceVier. It launched recently and began spamming. It claims a Hamilton, Ontario base.
ScienceVier is a scholarly publisher and conference organizer whose spam was forwarded to me recently. The spam uses boastful language and says,
You are invited to submit your abstract in “International Conference on Biomedical Sciences 2016”
ScienceVier ,a leading scientific research publishing and conferences organizing body is pleased to invite you to 3rd international conference on Biomedical Sciences.
Moreover in the event “Young Scientist Prominence Award” ceremony will be held,submit your best research in order to avail the award.
The email is signed “ScienceVier,Canada. Adam Smith, Journal Manager.”
They give their address as:
ScienceVier – CANADA
160 Market Street, Unit 2005, Hamilaton Ontario Canada L8R3J6
Looking at this address in Google Maps (and correcting the city name), we see this apartment building:
It’s an apartment building. It’s probably not the publisher’s real headquarters — they are probably using the address of a cousin or other relative who happens to live in Hamilton.
They publish three journals, including the sorely-needed International Journal of Applied Sciences.
The conference they’re advertising is to be held in Pakistan.
The publisher’s name — ScienceVier — is clearly meant to evoke the name of the publisher Elsevier.
Appendix: List of ScienceVier journals as of 2016-03-10
- International Journal of Applied Sciences
- International Journal of Drug Discovery & Development
- International Journal of Information Technology & Engineering