June 10, 2014 § 1 Comment
I recently attended a conference at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A few days later I started receiving invitations to submit the paper of my communication to a series of journals I didn’t know about. After a simple search online it turned out that these were not legitimate venues. The way the scam operates is quiet elaborate. After a pseudo-peer review process your paper is accepted but you are asked to pay $50.00 per page. For a normal 25-30 pages pager they would ask you $1,250-$1,500. Here is a blog that details the experience of someone who decided to submit a paper. Here is a response of a librarian from the University of Houston about one of these journals.
Paying for publication in serious open-access journals is not unheard off and is in fact a new business model being explored in lieu of copyrights. However, these journals are not serious, legitimate or exist even.
Here are copies of two of those emails. One of them included a PDF of one issue of the “journal”
Dear [NAME] ,
This is Modern Education Review (ISSN 2155-7993), a professional journal published worldwide by Academic Star Publishing Company, New York , NY, USA.
We have learned your paper”[PAPER] “at [CONFERENCE]. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your latest paper to us through email attachment in MS word format. All of your original papers and books which have not been published are welcome.
Hope to keep in touch by email and publish some papers or books from you and your friends in USA. As an American academic publishing group, we wish to become your friends if necessary. We also want to invite some people to be our reviewers or become our editorial board members. If you are interested in our journal, you can send your CV to us.
You can find our sample issue in the attachment. Expect to get your reply soon.
Journal of Modern Education Review
Academic Star Publishing Company
228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017
TEL: 347-230-6798, Fax:347-426-1986
Call for Paper
Journal of Modern Education Review (ISSN 2155-7993) is an international, professional, and peer reviewed journal, monthly published in English by Academic Star Publishing
Company, USA. It is a scholarly journal of opinion and research in education. Its mission is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and debate about education’s most
vital issues. It covers a wide range of topics of current concern in education. Each issue of it will contain a variety of articles, essays, and book reviews. We are interested in receiving
well-written and timely papers from individuals for possible publication. The focus of the publication is original completed research that has application to academicians, researchers,
policymakers, administrators, and teachers within the broad areas of education.
We would welcome manuscripts on (but not limited to):
＊cultural and linguistic continuity and change;
＊ethnicity, class, gender and diversity in education;
＊systems and infrastructure development;
＊cultures and discourses of educational organizations;
＊educational policy responses;
＊migrant and indigenous education;
＊historical and current educational relationships between Asian and Pacific countries and systems;
＊relationships with the educational ideas and systems of the “North” and “West”;
＊the impacts of new communication media and technologies, new and hybrid cultural forms and practices, and globalised economies on education;
＊other topics related to education.
Information for Authors
1. The manuscript should be original, and has not been published previously. Do not submit material that is currently being considered by another journal.
2. The manuscript should be in MS Word format, submitted as an email attachment to our email box.
3. Manuscripts may be 5000-12000 words or longer if approved by the editor,including an abstract, texts, tables, footnotes, appendixes, and references.
The title should be on page 1 and not exceed 15 words, and should be followed by an abstract of 100-200 words. 3-5 keywords or key phrases are required.
4. The title of the paper should be on the cover sheet as well as the top of the first page of text. Author names and affiliations should be on the cover sheet only.
5. Authors of the articles being accepted are required to sign the Transfer of Copyright Agreement form.
6. Authors will receive 2 hard copies of the journal within their papers.
7. It is not our policy to pay authors.
Peer Review Policy
Journal of Modern Education Review is a refereed journal. All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised
refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.
All papers considered appropriate for this journal are reviewed anonymously by at least two outside reviewers. The review process usually takes 4-6 weeks. Papers are accepted
for publication subject to no substantive,stylistic editing. The Editor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the papers, or request the author to do so, or reject the paper submitted. A copy of the edited paper along with the first proofs will be sent to the author for proofreading. They should be corrected and returned to the Editor within seven days.
Once the final version of the paper has been accepted, authors are requested not to make further changes to the text.
Submission of Manuscript
All manuscripts submitted will be considered for publication. Manuscripts should be sent online http://www.academicstar.us/onlineupload.asp?shaction=show or as an email attachment to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Academic Star Publishing Company, 70 West 86th Street, #CN0267, New York, NY 10024, USA
228 East 45th Street #CN0267 New York NY 10017 USA
Journal of Modern Education Review
From Knowledge to Wisdom
US-China Education Review A & B, USA
ISSN: 2161-623X & 2161-6248
Dear Mr/Ms. [NAME],
The journals of US-China Education Review A & US-China Education Review B, two award-winning peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary periodicals published in English by David Publishing Company, Chicago, USA since 2003, welcome the submission of original manuscripts reporting innovations or investigations in the Education area.
We have learned your paper titled “[PAPER]” from [CONFERENCE],which you have taken part in.
We are very interested in your research, if you have the mentioned paper or the other unpublished papers in hand and have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please feel free to send the electronic version of your papers or books to us.
If you have the idea of making our journals as vehicles for your research interests and you have unpublished papers in hand, please send your WORD format manuscripts (papers or books) through the e-mails/submission system (for more details refer journal Web page). We appreciate your support.
We also seek researchers who have deep research in and outstanding contribution to Education area to be our reviewers/editors. Good review board has insightful understanding in Education field, and can provide professional suggestions to authors. If you are interested in our journals, please send us your CV. Expect to get your reply soon.
The below is more information on our journal and some guidelines for you and you can visit our journal’s website: http://www.davidpublishing . org or http://www.davidpublishing . com.
US-China Education Review A & US-China Education Review B, two monthly professional academic journals, are striving to provide the best platform for researchers and scholars worldwide to exchange their latest findings and results.
Current columns involve Higher Education, Higher Educational Management, Educational Psychology, Teacher Education, Curriculum and Teaching, Educational Technology, Education Economics and Management, Educational Theory and Principle, Educational Policy and Administration, Comparative Education, Vocational and Technical Education, Special Education, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Science Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Distance Education, Pre-school Education, Early Child Education, Secondary Education, Art Education, Rural Education, Environmental Education, Health Education, History of Education, Sociology of Education, Educational Methodology, Education and Culture, Legal of Education, Educational Evaluation and Assessment, Physical Education, Educational Consulting, Educational Training, Moral Education, Family Education, as well as other issues.
US-China Education Review A & US-China Education Review B are collected and indexed by the Library of U.S Congress, on whose official Website (http:/catalog.loc.gov/) an online inquiry can be triggered with their publication number ISSN Nos. as key words in “Basic Search” column. In addition, these journals are also retrieved by some renowned databases:
★ Database of EBSCO, Massachusetts, USA
★ Chinese Database of CEPS, American Federal Computer Library center (OCLC), USA
★ Chinese Scientific Journals Database, VIP Corporation, Chongqing, P.R.C.
★ Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory
★ ASSIA database and LLBA database of ProQuest
★ NSD (Norweigan Social Science Data Service), Database for Statisticson Higher Education (DBH), Norway
★Universe Digital Library Sdn Bhd (UDLSB), Malaysia
★ Excellent paper in ERIC
★ Summon Serials Solutions
★ Google Scholar
★Scribd Digital Library
★Electronic Journals Library（EZB）
Information for Authors
1. Submission of Manuscript: The manuscript should be original, and has not been published previously. Do not submit material that is currently being considered by another journal. The manuscript should be in MS WORD format, submitted as an email attachment to our email address.
2. Some requirements: Manuscripts may be 3000-8000 words or longer if approved by the editor, including an abstract, texts, tables, footnotes, appendixes, and references. All of these must be write in APA format. The title should not be exceeding 15 words, and abstract should not be exceeding 400 words. 3-8 keywords or key phrases are required.
3. Transfer of Copyright Agreement: Authors of the articles being accepted are required to sign the Transfer of Copyright Agreement form.
4. Hard Copies: Authors will receive two copies of the issue of the journal containing their article.
US-China Education Review A & US-China Education Review B are peer-review journal. All research articles in the journals undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.
All papers considered appropriate for the journals are reviewed anonymously by at least two outside reviewers. The review process usually takes two to three weeks. Papers are accepted for publication subject to no substantive, stylistic editing. The editor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the papers, or request the author to do so, or reject the paper submitted. A copy of the edited paper along with the first proofs will be sent to the author for proofreading. They should be corrected and returned to the editor within seven days. Once the final version of the paper has been accepted, authors are requested not to make further changes to the text.
Journal of US-China Education Review A, ISSN2161-623X, USA
Journal of US-China Education Review B, ISSN2161-6248, USA
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