In my previous blog post, I described three brand-new open-access publishers. Here are two additional new OA publishers that I’ve added to my list this week, publishers that everyone should steer clear of.
The first one is called Scientific Open Access Journals (SOAJ). It launched recently with a strange mix of journals: 17 medical journals and one physics journal. Not all have launched yet, but they’re listed on the website.
What’s even stranger is that the physics journal incorporates pseudo-science. The journal is the Journal of Astrology & Physics. Astrology? And Physics? I think they confused the word and meant to say Astronomy and Physics. But this is a low-quality publisher, so they have no quality control.
SOAJ claims its based in Delaware, but this is misleading. They are using the address of a business incorporation service there. The publisher is likely based somewhere in South Asia.
There is no need for any new medical journal in the fields this publisher’s journals represent. The publisher is merely a greedy attempt at exploiting open-access to generate easy revenue for its owner, whoever she is.
Remedy Publications claims it’s based in California, but I think it is probably a new brand from the Hyderabad, India-based publisher OMICS International.
They botched their California address on their website:
The street name is El Camino Real, so the comma is unneeded, and the name of the city, Belmont, is omitted.
It launched with 18 medical journals, but if they can’t even render an address correctly, I don’t think they should be trusted publishing medical research.
Once again, UTSA’s George Perry is listed as one of the editors. He serves on more predatory editorial boards than anyone.
Remedy Publications is now spamming for editorial board members, with spam emails being signed by Riya Jacob, a likely fake name. If you are unlucky enough to be spammed by this firm, I recommend you delete the email.
A. List of Scientific Open Access Journals as of 2016-06-08:
- Case Reports in Health and Medicine
- Heart and Circulation
- Integrative Cancer Biology and Research
- Journal of Allergy and immunology
- Journal of Diagnosis and Therapy
- Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology
- Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
- Journal of Hematology and Serology
- Journal of Hepatology & Gastroenterology
- Journal of Medical Education and Training
- Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Radiology
- Journal of Oral Health and Dental Care
- Journal of Pulmonology and Respiratory Therapy
- Journal of Toxicology and Pharmacology
- Neurological Disorders and Stroke Therapy
- Nursing and Advanced Healthcare
- Open Journal of Biomedical Research
- Journal of Astrology & Physics
B. List of Remedy Publications journals as of 2016-06-08:
- Annals of Chronic Diseases
- Annals of Clinical Otolaryngology
- Annals of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology
- Annals of Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Annals of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics
- Journal of Cancer and Cure
- Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
- Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Spine
- Journal of Clinical Nephrology & Kidney Diseases
- Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology & Eye Disorders
- Journal of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility
- Journal of Dentistry and Oral Biology
- Journal of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
- Journal of Hematology & Multiple Myeloma
- Journal of Heart and Stroke
- Journal of Respiratory Medicine and Lung Disease
- Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal
- Surgical Oncology & Clinical Practice Journal