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[…] Is Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP) Publishing Pseudo-Science? […]
This site was very helpful to prevent loss of time and limited academic resources for publishing! I had all the same emails and had started to engage with Kateryna Bielka before I fortunately googled her name and this site came up. After that I ignored the emails, but just yesterday (Sunday) got another as per others above:
Dear Dr. Dr. Foster-Schubert,
I hope you are enjoying the start of the new year. We were in contact a few months ago about your paper entitled "Hypoglycemia complicating bariatric surgery: incidence and mechanisms.". I wanted to check-in with you again about the possibility of publishing a followup/update to this paper in one of the next issues of the Medical Research Archives. I still think that such an article could be of much interest to our readers and am hoping that you are in a better position to write something now that the new year is starting. The length of the article and timing of submission are flexible. If there is any way I can assist in making this happen please do not hesitate to ask.
Would you be available to proceed with this in the next 2-3 months?
Dr. Kateryna Bielka, M. D.
Medical Research Archives
...so glad this site has spared people wasting their time any further with these "journals"
Great... i got a similar email from Dr. Kateryna Bielka, M. D. How do they manage to do such a thing?
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Could please kindly provide information about the following journal? "International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health" website: http://www.ijpph.org/index.php/ijpph/index
Dr Shyam Dumre
Dear prof. pleas tell me those below listed journals are pedatory or not.
1. African Crop Science Journal
2. African Journal of Food and Nutritional Security
3. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
4. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal
5. International Journal of Applied Agriculture and Apiculture Research
6. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Food Systems
7. Journal of Agricultural Research and Development
8. South African Journal of Plant and Soil
[…] It’s our old friend Omics International! Funny thing: nothing in the email mentions Omics International. I wonder […]
Thanks for investigating this.
Please see the blog post I wrote <a href="https://scholarlyoa.com/2015/11/05/a-spammer-and-a-liar-global-journals-inc/" target="_blank">here</a>.
In some cases, I have a strong feeling that groups of two or more publishing brands are related or operated by the same person, but because they are so non-transparent, it's often impossible to connect them with certainty. Thanks for the equation!
Thanks, Colleen for a neat case history. I have always felt that having had only 3 PhD students I struck about the right balance (by accident). While I think there are too many PhDs in biology (I think it has declined a bit here in the UK), there should never be the assumption that all want to follow in their supervisor's footsteps.
It has some problems, but it's too early for me to make a judgment on the journal.
Well, am I glad I Googled that phrase and ended up here -- I got the exact same email. Literally the <i>exact</i> same one, down to the '<i>we cordially welcome you to be the chair/speaker at Block 1: Educational Leadership Forums while presenting about</i> [name of my paper]'.
Could you please kindly inform me regarding the "european Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences" here is link http://european-science.com/eojnss.
This journal is on my list <a href="https://scholarlyoa.com/individual-journals/" target="_blank">here</a>, and I recommend that you not submit any papers to it.
As long as the craze to publish and the delirium of international conferences persist, the scammers of Hyderabad work overtime to feed the daemons. They are "purveyors of falsehood". Buyer beware. What started as a fantasy has turned out to be an industrial oasis, and unsuspecting research workers aka monkeys, fall into the trap of publish or perish. In Asia there are not many openings for Ph. D certified job seekers. The lucky few gets postdoctoral fellowships in coveted West European or North American institutions. Good job. Those who lost the game holds worthless paper degrees and no skills or a true call for research. then that little guy register for Ph. D and has no clue what true research call is. Getting the degree by "partial fulfillment" of the requirements is the game. International Conferences are in great demand. It is a platform to meet western academics to canvass fellowships, or even "data" for work. The possibilities are end less and the creative ones use computers to "generate data" that fit a preconceived result. All because international peer reviewed journals expects a minimum standard for publications. Few even to this date dream of cold fusion, high temperature super conductors and X-rays from scotch tapes. The harvest is plenty but true researchers are few.
Thank you for all the good work you are doing in keeping us abreast of predatory journals/conferences. Please is IUMS 2017 a predatory conference? Someone recently posted the link on a forum and even though I checked out the site myself, I am still not too sure about it. (International Union of Microbiological Societies). They have a conference coming up in Singapore later in year - 17 - 21 July, 2017.
I look forward to your response via my e-mail. Thank you.
If you think it's fishy, it probably is. I recommend finding a respected conference from a non-profit scholarly society in your field.
Could you tell me more about journal of natural science, biology and medicine? It is indexed in pubmed but i do not see any impact factor.