Journal Offers Authors “Research Paper Royalty Scheme” for Getting Citations

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Fake.

A completely bogus, India-based, open-access journal is offering authors money if their papers published in the journal get cited a certain number of times in a fixed period.

The journal is the International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering. The offer is being made through a spam email being distributed by the journal. It says,

All published articles from  September 2016 onwards will be applicable for “Research Paper Royalty Scheme” in which  corresponding author will get a reimbursement of 100 USD/6000 INR if his/her paper is cited by any 20 researchers in any reputed International Journal/Conferences in a year. If you are confident about your Research work then IJETAE will be honoured to appreciate it. Author can also keep track on Citation Count using Google Scholar.

The International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering is deceptive in many ways. It claims to be “An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Journal (can’t be true).” It claims to have an impact factor of 2.324 (it’s a lie), and it claims to have a 10% acceptance rate (another lie).

The journal requires copyright transfer and charges USD $170 to publish. It doesn’t give any headquarters location, but it’s clear it’s from India. The journal’s main email address is a Gmail account: ijetae@gmail.com.

The citation scheme will incentivize citation cartels — authors gratuitously agreeing to cite each other only for the purpose of increasing the number of citations.

It’s unclear why they journal wants to increase its number of citations, for it already displays the fake impact factor.

Fake impact factor.

Fake impact factor.

This journal is not about “emerging technology” or “advanced engineering.” It’s about cheating and easy profits. I encourage all Indian accreditation agencies to remove this journal from all approved journal lists. It is complete rubbish.

Hat tip: Dr. Fernando J. Rodríguez Macías

Appendix: The spam email:

 

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Editorial Desk <editor@ijetae.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:54 PM
Subject: IJETAE CFP Oct 2016: Earn Royalty of Your Published Paper
To: Researcher [Redacted]

Dear Researcher

Best Wishes For Your Good Health and Happiness

After publishing 57 Regular Issues and 22 Conferences , International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering (An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Journal, ISSN 2250–2459(Online)),  invites you to submit research paper for publishing in Volume 6, Issue 10, Oct 2016. 

 Research Paper Submission for Volume 6, Issue 10, Oct 2016

Subject Domain: Engineering, Technology and Science

  Paper Submission Email IDs:  ijetae@gmail.comsubmit_ijetae@yahoo.com

Deadline for Submitting Manuscript: Oct 15, 2016

Please visit the below link for IJETAE Editorial Team (More than 300 Academicians from all parts of Globe):
http://ijetae.com/editorial_board.html

Please visit the below link for IJETAE Published Conferences (22 Conferences Published)

http://www.ijetae.com/conferencepublication.html

Please visit the below link for IJETAE Published Issues (57 Issues Published)

http://ijetae.com/contents.html

Researchers/ Scholars are invited to submit original papers in IJETAE Paper Template Format. Download 

Queries are welcomed at  ijetae@gmail.com .Please mention your contact number while submitting manuscript.

All published articles from  September 2016 onwards will be applicable for “Research Paper Royalty Scheme” in which  corresponding author will get a reimbursement of 100 USD/6000 INR if his/her paper is cited by any 20 researchers in any reputed International Journal/Conferences in a year. If you are confident about your Research work then IJETAE will be honoured to appreciate it. Author can also keep track on Citation Count using Google Scholar.

Regards

IJETAE Team
ISSN 2250–2459 (Online) ISO 9001:2008 Certified Journal
Web site: www.ijetae.com
Disclaimer: This email is sent to you in belief that you are affiliated with Academic/Research at best of our knowledge and IJETAE will be honored to publish manuscript prepared by such researchers like you. If you like  to stop receiving alert mails from us then please use this link http://www.ijetae.com/unsub.php  Unsubscribe here

13 Responses to Journal Offers Authors “Research Paper Royalty Scheme” for Getting Citations

  1. Keith says:

    It still boggles my mind that these journals can’t be bothered to so much as pay a student of English a few quid to tidy up the language on their websites, out of self-interest and self-preservation if nothing else.

    • Hugo van den Berg says:

      The easiest marks tend to be non-native speakers, for a variety of reasons I won’t go into, but which you can probably supply yourself, and non-native speakers are less likely to be put off by poor English. Switzerland is home to two formidable predatory publishers who employ English-speaking staff and have fooled numerous first-world scientists, and now they come in for much more criticism from the academic community.

  2. SJ says:

    You are doing a wonderful job of exposing questionable journals. However, I want to draw your attention to ‘conventional journals’ that are not following 100% legit practices. For example, there has been increasing trend to ‘promote’ one journal over others by rejecting the articles for publication in the top ranked journals (with no obvious clues) and recommending them to transfer to the low ranked and controversial journals. These journals accept more than 65% of articles submitted. The equality of some of the articles that I read are of questionable quality. Some of the papers that were published in these journal are very controversial. Also in papers published in top notch journals, one can easily find blunders, lack of statistical analysis, and diametrically opposite conclusions drawn from the data presented. It makes you wonder whether the top notch journals who do not have an editorial board but only ‘in house’ editors do really review the papers. The point is that just because some journals have attained reputation (mostly true), the company is pushing people to publish in their other journals with questionable quality. People buy this logic as they think that some day the other journals also will increase their impact factor. This is purely a business tactic but it impacts the scientific community. This kind of tactic should be discouraged.

  3. Kunal Joe says:

    Dear

    Do you have any list for fake impact factor agencies? If so it will be helpful to the academicians.

  4. srikanth says:

    so there is no predatory open access publishing group in USA, running by Americans???????????????????

  5. SJ says:

    Predatory journals keep spring up like mushrooms from every continent- no exceptions! It used to be from Africa, India, Pakistan and the Middle East. Now these journals are popping up from the US, Canada, and Switzerland.

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