Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Al-Nahda and Al-Sham Post Publishing House

Five emails from the same journal of the Al-Nahda Publishing House graced my inboxes today. They came from "Editor of JOAAABR" in Palestine -- no individual name or address. Facebook lists Al Nahda Publishing House as a local business in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A whois lookup shows the joaaabr.com domain's primary IP address is 160.153.129.26. Established in November 2017, it is registered only to GoDaddy.com.

The email promises "very fast, highly rigorous" peer-review -- "it takes just three weeks." At the moment (2/11/18), however, the only article on the newly launched journal's website is "Evolving of Selected Integrated Reporting Capitals among Listed Bahraini Banks." There is a named editor and editorial board (mostly assistant professors).

More spam (4/29/18) indicates that the publisher's name has changed to "Al-Sham Post Publishing (AAP)." Still no individuals and no website for the publisher. However, there are now five articles in Issue 1.
Email
  • From: Call for papers [editor@joaaabr.com]
    Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:58 AM [and Mar. 3 (three of them), Mar. 4, and Mar 14 (six more)]
    Subject: Call for paper
    Dear Colleague, Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research (JOAAABR) publishes research in accounting, finance and management with a special emphasis given to the interaction between these areas of research in an international context and in either the private or public sectors. Aiming to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers and professionals who are conducting research, the journal covers issues arising in ... Management, Marketing, Finance, Other. ...
    We kindly use this opportunity to welcome and invite you to submit your manuscript(s) for publication in the March 2018 Edition, (Volume 1, Number 1) and request that you disseminate these information to Fellow Colleagues, Scholars, and Researchers. Our peer-review is very fast, highly rigorous and it takes just three weeks, and authors are carried along adequately in all the publication processes. Submission must be well researched, informed and demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature, concept and theoretical perspective in the study. Following acceptance, a paper will be published in the issue of that month. ...
    Note: there is no submission or publication fee.
    Best regards,
    Editor of JOAAABR, Al-Nahda Publishing House, Palestine, joaaabr@hotmail.com, editor@joaaabr.com
  • From: Al-Nahda Publishing House (editor@joaaabr.com)
    Sent: Wed 3/28/2018 7:25 AM (5 of them starting at 7:17 am) and again Sat 3/31/18 (5 of them starting at 6:00 AM)
    Subject: Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research
    Dear Colleague,
    Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research (JOAAABR) publishes research in Accounting, Finance and Management with a special emphasis given to the interaction between these areas of research in an international context and in either the private or public sectors. Aiming to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers and professionals who are conducting research, the journal covers issues arising in:
    Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research (JOAAABR) has been indexed by Open J-Gate, Academickeys, Journalseek, Drji, Researchbib, Citefactor, Google Scholar.
    We kindly use this opportunity to welcome and invite you to submit your manuscript(s) for publication in the April, 2018 Edition, (Volume 1, Number 2) and request that you disseminate these information to Fellow Colleagues, Scholars, and Researchers. Note: there is no submission or publication fee.
    Best regards,
    Editor of JOAAABR. Al-Nahda Publishing House, Palestine, editor@joaaabr.com, www.joaaabr.com
  • From: Al-Sham Post Publishing (APP) [editor@jaaabr.com]
    Sent: Sun 4/29/2018 4:10 AM [two of them] and Thursday 4/26/18 [three of them starting at 4:44 AM]
    Subject: Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research
    [Same text for Volume 1, Number 2, with April changed to May]
    Best regards,
    Editor of JAAABR.
    Al-Sham Post Publishing (AAP)

Friday, February 2, 2018

OMICS' Domains

In addition to the obvious three -- omicsgroup.org, omicsonline.com, and omicsonline.org -- as of January 2018, the following domains are associated with OMICS
⊗ alliedacademies.org
⊗ conferenceseries.com
⊗ conferenceseries.net
⊗ euroscicon.com, euroscicononline.org
⊗ global-summit.com
⊗ imedpub.com
⊗ lifescienceevents.com
⊗ openaccessjournals.com
⊗ pulsus.com
⊗ pharmaceuticalconferences.com
⊗ rroij.com
⊗ scholarsresearchlibrary.com
⊗ scitechnol.com
⊗ tsijournals.com
In addition, OMICS is using conferenceeurope.com to send emails, and the following domains are registered (3/22/18) to OMICS' founder, Srinubabu Gedela or OMICS:
⊗ biotechnologycongress.com
⊗ conferencesamerica.org
⊗ metabolomicsconference.com
⊗ meetingsint.com
⊗ nutritionalconference.com
⊗ oceanographyconference.com
⊗ omicsgroupconferences.com
⊗ scientificmeet.com
⊗ srinubabu.com
The last site states (3/22/18) that "Dr Gedela is a serial entrepreneur and a scientist [with a] Post Doctorate from Stanford University" and that
As part of expansion Omics International Pvt Ltd acquired several small and medium size companies in publishing and events sector. These companies are majorly from Europe, Canada and United States and ru. Today, Omics International Pvt Ltd is an ever expanding publishing group ....
There's no disputing that. At least, not majorly.

For other reports of Omics brand names, see the comments to this posting and Graham Readfearn, All those OMICS linked companies in one place, Jan. 12, 2018.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

An Alert About Science Alert

Science Alert (sciencealert.com) and Science Alert (scialert.net and scialert.com) are not the same! This posting is about spam from the latter outfit, which was on Beall's list. The domain scialert.net is registered to Instra Corporation Pty, Ltd., whose unedifying contact information is Domain Manager,Cloud308, PO Box q126208, Dubai 126208, +971.562218164, inbox388@hotmail.com.

The home page states (2/1/18) that "Our business is to manage the knowledge and disseminate the new discoveries globally. Science Alert publishes close to 150 academic and professional journals." But it is hard not to be suspicious of journals with names like "American Journal of Food Technology" (the first on the publisher's list) --especially when the address for Science Alert (on the contact form) is
Office Number 112, Al Noor Building, Near Bassam Center, P.O. Box 126208, Deira, Dubai, UAE
and there is no address for the "American Journal." The editor-in-chief is Dr. Om Prakash Chauhan. No editorial board is listed, but an unrelated journal has an editor with this name and an address of "Scientist ‘E’, Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Siddarthanagar, Mysore, India." It could be that the only American thing about the journal is its name. A journal by the same name comes from another flaky-looking publisher, Science and Education publishing (SciEP). Science Alert's American Journal is said to be published by "Academic Journals Inc., USA."
Email
  • From: Science Alert (support@scialert.com)
    Sent: Jan. 25, 2018, 7:34:43 AM EST and again Feb. 28 at 6:53 PM
    Subject: Call for Papers
    International Journal of Pharmacology (IJP) is an internationally recognized Journal, contains peer-review material and provides broad coverage of entire field of pharmacology. [Emphasis in original.] The journal publishes full-length papers, short reviews (not exceeding 12 pages) and perspectives (by invitation only), intended to debate recent advances in rapidly developing fields.
    International Journal of Pharmacology currently indexed in Scopus, ASCI Database and Science Citation Index (Exp). International Journal of Pharmacology now accepting new submissions. Submit your best paper via online submission system at http://scialert.com ...
    Regard, M. Imran Pasha, Publication Manager © Science Alert. All Rights Reserved