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Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing

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    Would you please check http://journalspress.com ? I guess is a new journal publisher. is the journal have possibility became a predatory journal ? thanks

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    The link goes to a Taylor & Francis journal, and that publisher is not considered a predatory publisher.

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    Hello Greeetings from Finland. And thank you for your extremely valuable lists. I have used them for 2 years now. What about Hindawi Publisher? Martti Vastamäki, M.D.

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    Hindawi is not on my list at this time, though I do regularly receive inquiries about it. Some find it questionable.

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    It's indeed not a T&F journal. And while it is subscription-based, it is so in the weirdest possible way: you are apparently not allowed to see the contents of any of the journals, not even the titles of the alleged papers, until you subscribe. And Editorial Boards are a complete mystery, too. Also, they claim to be "affiliated with the US Open Association of Research Society", which AFAIK is a bogus organization. The phone number that is given, +444 118 965 4033, does not seem to fit any known UK phone numbering. The +44 is the UK country code alright, but the UK numbering has at most 10 digits. there's 11 left in that phone number (12 if you add the usual leading zero)! Also, AFAIK there's no 04 numbers in the UK (they are reserved). Any Brits here to confirm? The address is also weird, since there is no such thing as a "pin" code in UK addresses. However, and maybe just coincidence, they do use the indication "pin" in India for what we would call postal codes. But it gets interesting in the FAQs: http://journalspress.com/contact/faqs One of the FAQs is the question "Is it necessary to register every co-author to the Global Journals?" And the answer to the question "How can I contact an Editor or Associate Editor?" is... Drum roll please... "No you should not. Contacting directly to Editor Board/Peer Reviewer regarding paper is strictly prohibited. This comes under unfair means as all journals published by Global Journals Inc. (US) are double blind peer reviewed." In other words, it appears Global Journals are now trying a new form of "pay-to-publish", which involves you having to pay for a membership to read your own paper and those of others. Gets you free from Beall's list, because not "Open Access"...

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    I recommend that you not send any papers to the <em>IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science</em> (IOSR-JNHS) or any other journals from IOSR. I have this publisher included on my list <a href="https://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/" target="_blank">here</a>. I recommend you find a stronger publisher for your work. It deserves better than this publisher.

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    For some reason, the links, including these in Marco's comment here, keep sending me to a T&F journal.

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    I have published my research article in journal of Nursing and Health sciences IOSR . Can I publish the same above mentioned article in other original journal . Regards

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    I need Frank answer JOSE is listed in your list So it considered fake or possible fake?

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    Have you transferred your copyright to IOSR? You cannot publish the same article in a new journal unless you withdraw it from the first journal, and this is often very difficult, especially if you surrendered copyright.

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    I'm sorry; I don't understand what you mean by JOSE.

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    <i>“affiliated with the US Open Association of Research Society”, which AFAIK is a bogus organization.</i> Oh well-spotted. The "US OARS" is simply another branch of the Global Journal operation. I am going to go out on a limb and speculate that anyone else claiming to belong to the OARS is also another branch. Like, for instance, "Gateway Journals", which has much in common with London Journals. It appears that Global Journals have issues with ScholarlyOA. <a href="https://lisaamartin.wordpress.com/tag/open-association-of-research-society/" rel="nofollow">Here is an account from someone who corresponded with them</a>: <blockquote> I replied to “Dr R K Dixit”, stating that I didn’t wish to have anything to do with any publisher on the Beall’s List. [...] However, in the bits I could understand, he seemed to be giving Jeffrey Beall a right slagging off! Mills accused Beall of being a “mere librarian” of “fully questionable authenticity”, with “limitations” and a “shallow and misguiding” knowledge of research. He accused him of playing “dirty tricks” because he allegedly works for a “mafia” of “Commercial Capitalists”, paid commission by certain big-name publishers to champion their pay-for-access journals over those with an OA model. He even accused Mr Beall of setting up a fake Nigerian mirror of the GJI home page, though quite why he’d want to do that, I have no idea.</blockquote> <i>The phone number that is given, +444 118 965 4033, does not seem to fit any known UK phone numbering.</i> I'm guessing that they stuttered with the initial prefix. "+44 118..." would be a perfectly cromulent Reading number. But their address is also round the whack (as Marco points out): <blockquote>London Journals Press, 1210th, Waterside Dr, Arlington Building, Theale, Reading, Pin: RG7-4TY,</blockquote> is more likely to be "Building 1210" (or "1210 Parkview"), Arlington Business Park. But there is no "London Journals Press" company <a href="http://www.endole.co.uk/explorer/company/postcode/rg7-4ty" rel="nofollow">listed at that post-code</a>. I'm guessing that one of the companies that <b>is</b> based there, is a mail-forwarding service. <i>For some reason, the links, including these in Marco’s comment here, keep sending me to a T&F journal.</i> Perhaps they have found some way to detect the source of the queries, and to redirect you. You may have to go through an anonymising service. Try their <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/london-journals-press" rel="nofollow">LinkedIn account</a> (currently Liked by two programmers in Madhya Pradesh), or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/londonjournalspress/" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a> (also popular with Madhya Pradesh hackers). ----------------------------------- Before I forget, here's a little anecdote about Dr. R. K. "Ipse" Dixit of Global Journals, and his <a href="http://eusa-riddled.blogspot.com/2014/06/insert-joke-about-googols-dead-souls.html" rel="nofollow">attempts to recruit dead people to the Editorial Board</a>. In the case of "London Journals", they haven't bothered trying to recruit editors; they simply <a href="http://journalspress.com/organisation/editorial-board/editorial-board" rel="nofollow">scraped a pre-harvested list of names</a> from SCIRP editorial boards.

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    We can confirm that we have no record of anyone from Seoul National University being sent a Letter of Invitation for this conference. We would also like to draw attention to the fact that Mr James McCrostie has been implicated repeatedly in false accusations about IAFOR, and that within the past six months he has been discredited by two formal retractions; by the Japan Times for an article he authored, and by The Japan Association of Language Teaching for an article he edited (as authorship could not be confirmed). http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2016/05/11/issues/predatory-conferences-stalk-japans-groves-academia/#.WBgJF5N96Rs http://jalt-publications.org/node/22/articles/5546-retraction-time-new-coat-paint-blacklist-japanese-universities I would invite anyone with any concerns about our conferences to contact us directly. Alexander Pratt, IAFOR

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    I am a faculty member at Utah Valley University, and the human resources office states that there is no record of Craig Hassipakis’s employment at the university. His LinkedIn page does not say he has ever been a student. I’m not clear why he uses my institution as an affiliation on his journal’s web page.

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    I'm obviously the most recent in a long sequence of recipients! They (Internal Medicine Review) have contacted me before, but I've paid no attention to them because of time pressures. Most recently, Dr Tovar contacted me to ask if I would write a follow-up article regarding a paper that I had published two years ago on cancer in firefighters (I'm an occupational medicine specialist). Since I have some time to spare, I paid more attention, and yes- their approach is very flattering. However, I Googled IMR, and came upon this website. Thank you, Dr Beall, for your efforts! Like Freddy above, I will have to send my standard letter to Dr Tovar, to ask why should I spend $3 000 to have a paper appearing in IMR when I can get my work published for free in prestigious journals, and that some will even pay me to write for them! bw Chris Ide

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    How many revisions did your paper go through during the peer review process before it was finally published? What was the quality of the reviewers' comments? Will you share the reviews with me?

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    It's on my list <a href="https://scholarlyoa.com/individual-journals/" target="_blank">here</a>.

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    journalspress.com is using a site template very similar to that of T&F. Try going to http://journalspress.com/about-us/about-us to see if it stops redirecting you. They've spent a lot of time making it look like a respectable journal site, moreso than some others. The language is still off, though, e.g., "The organisation is inclined to promote valuable research publishing and boost research and development worldwide. Services are predominantly provided in the fields of research, publishing and education. Our paper publishing process undergoes various phases to publish reviewed, authentic and innovative research papers. The process of publishing encompasses editorial board review, peer review, filtering, expert editing, publishing, distribution and copyrighting. With the use of leading-edge technologies, we aim to make publishing more secure, plagiarism-free and approachable for researchers globally. To increase the outreach of authors' research publications, our website provides research papers and articles that can be viewed in multiple formats, 3D Virtual Online Journal, Indexed Documents, Signed PDFs, and Standardized Websites, available through subscription."

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    Indexed in SlideShare! this is the funniest/saddest thing ever.

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    <i>The language is still off, though, e.g.</i> And there is the same saccharine motivational-poster stink to (London) journalspress as there is to the Dixit dynasty's* other exercises in income harvesting -- Global Journals, Gateway Journals and the Open Association of Research Society. A miasma of inspiring quotes purportedly from famous scientists. * As well as R.K.Dixit, "Chief Author (Hon)", Suyog and Suyash are following the family scam: <i><a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20140209173732/http://suyogdixit.com/the-groom" rel="nofollow">Suyog</a> belongs to highly reputed Dixit family of Indore and is the eldest son of Dr.R.K.Dixit. He is born computer geek. He is M. Tech, BE (HONS. in CSE), FARSC, SAP Certified Consultant, and CEO at IOSRD, OARS, working as President & Vice Chancellor of OSS, and as Dean, Global Journals Inc. (USA). Suyog is most ambitious, go-getter, polite, well-mannered, highly talented person having attractive personality and free from any bad habits. He is devoted to innovation, creativity and perfection. He is an eyes apple of his parents, colleagues and all employees. Suyog likes to spend his quality time in programming, web designing, Physics exploration, photography and music.</i>

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