Juniper Publishers — Rotten to the Core

This publisher stinks.

This publisher stinks.

This is a renewed warning to all researchers to refrain from submitting any work to — or associating with — Juniper Publishers. Juniper is a deceptive publisher, a scam designed only to get money from honest researchers.

When it first launched, Juniper Publishers published 36 journals — now it has 48. Most of the journals cover broad topics in the biomedical sciences, but several of the journals target other fields, such as agriculture and engineering.

I first blogged about Juniper Publishers in September, 2015, soon after it launched. It has a presence on Academia.edu, and some of the fake personae it uses to spam and correspond have bogus profiles at LinkedIn, including this one for “Susan Susan” …

More deception via LinkedIn.

More deception via LinkedIn.

When the publisher first launched in 2015, it gave an Ontario, California address. Now it gives this one:

Fake headquarters.

Fake headquarters.

This address matches an apartment or condo in Newbury Park, California, a Ventura County suburb of Los Angeles. The publisher deceptively uses this address to make it appear it’s based in North America when it’s really run out of South Asia somewhere. Its domain name registration data is blinded, typical of corrupt open-access publishers.

I don’t know who is behind Juniper Publishers but would like to.

This publisher is noteworthy for sending out illiterate spam emails, including the nonsense one reproduced in the appendix below. It says,

We turn to introduce the unique occasion of our Journal “Thanksgiving Day”, a former event, which is celebrated in the USA, for today’s introduction.

Juniper Publishers is a complete sham. I recommend: Do not agree to serve on its editorial boards, do not agree to do ad hoc peer reviews for the publisher, and do not submit any manuscripts to its journals.

Hat tip: Dr. Michael R. King

Appendix 1: A recent spam email from Juniper Publishers:

Begin forwarded message:

From: Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering & Biosciences <biomed@juniperpublishers.us>
Subject: Festive Issue
Date: November 18, 2016 at 7:25:02 AM EST
To: <Redacted>
Dear Dr. Siddarth Chandrasekaran,

Good morning.

We turn to introduce the unique occasion of our Journal “Thanksgiving Day”, a former event, which is celebrated in the USA, for today’s introduction.

Annually Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the 4th week of November. For this, we are asking you to consider our invitation as a personal call to submit your manuscript towards Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering & Biosciences (CTBEB) on or before November 24thto publish in this Special issue.

Online Submission

http://juniperpublishers.com/online-submission.php

The greatest thing to publish your manuscript in our journal and that will make a lot difference in increasing the impact of our Journal; nothing but that makes us happy.

Hope you won’t let us celebrate this event gloomily.

Note: For the inaugural issue of our journal we are providing complete waiver on publication charges, but we request you to pay only $149 as DOI charges.

Look forward for your manuscript.

Regards,
Denuelle Bennett
Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering & Biosciences (CTBEB)
1890 W Hillcrest Dr,Newbury Park, CA 91320 United States
Unsubscribe

Appendix 2: List of Juniper Publishers journals as of 2016-11-19:

  1. Academic Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatology
  2. Advanced Research in Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  3. Advances in Biotechnology & Microbiology
  4. Advances in Dentistry & Oral Health
  5. Agricultural Research & Technology: Open Access Journal
  6. Anatomy Physiology & Biochemistry International Journal
  7. Biostatistics and Biometrics Open Access Journal
  8. Cancer Therapy & Oncology International Journal
  9. Current Research in Diabetes & Obesity Journal
  10. Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering & Biosciences
  11. Current Trends in Clinical & Medical Imaging
  12. Current Trends in Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering
  13. Global Journal of Addiction & Rehabilitation Medicine
  14. Global Journal of Archaeology & Anthropology
  15. Global Journal of Nanomedicine
  16. Global Journal of Otolaryngology
  17. Global Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  18. International Journal of Cell Science & Molecular Biology
  19. International Journal of Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources
  20. International Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Sciences
  21. JOJ Dermatology & Cosmetics
  22. JOJ Nursing & Health Care
  23. JOJ Ophthalmology
  24. JOJ Public Health
  25. JOJ Urology & Nephrology
  26. JOJ Vaccines
  27. Journal of Anesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine
  28. Journal of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Therapy
  29. Journal of Complementary Medicine & Alternative Healthcare
  30. Journal of Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
  31. Journal of Electronics & Embedded Engineering
  32. Journal of Endocrinology and Thyroid Research
  33. Journal of Forensic Sciences & Criminal Investigation
  34. Journal of Gynecology and Womens Health
  35. Journal of Pharmacology & Clinical Research
  36. Journal of Yoga and Physiotherapy
  37. Juniper Online Journal of Case Studies
  38. Juniper Online Journal of Immuno Virology
  39. Nutrition and Food Science International Journal
  40. Oceanography & Fisheries Open access Journal
  41. Open Access Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
  42. Open Access Journal of Neurology & Neurosurgery
  43. Open Access Journal of Surgery
  44. Open Access Journal of Toxicology
  45. Organic & Medicinal Chemistry International Journal
  46. Orthopedics and Rheumatology Open Access Journal
  47. Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal
  48. Robotics & Automation Engineering Journal

11 Responses to Juniper Publishers — Rotten to the Core

  1. Anonymous says:

    Spam email received from them this morning: “As we enter into the holiday season once again, keeping an eye toward all things frugal and classy, all of us at Juniper Publishers would like to extend warm wishes to you and yours.” Frugal and classy?

  2. From Morocco says:

    All DOI assigned to any article are false, there is no link to http://dx.doi.org/ instead the same page of the publisher https://www.juniperpublishers.com/

  3. Sam says:

    “a scam designed only to get money from honest researchers.”

    I strenuously disagree. I’m sure they are happy to fleece dishonest researchers as well.

  4. Herr Doktor Bimler says:

    it’s really run out of South Asia somewhere.

    You will be astounded to learn that the people taking credit for the Juniper graphic design are Hyderabad-based.
    http://ayancreatives.com/portfolio-item/juniper-publishers/

  5. Amitava Chatterjee says:

    What is about international journal of current research and international journal of advances research?

  6. All their domain names and IPs listed as spam here since January 12, 2016.

  7. Herr Doktor Bimler says:

    Someone Tweated the supplicatory e-mail he received from Juniper, begging for a manuscript for Christmas:

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