Another Predatory Publisher Accepts a Computer-Generated Paper
The list of journals they publish could be termed astonishing. And take a look at the turn-around for Journal of Education and Human Development:
Call for Papers for Vol. 4 No. 1
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015 Publication Date: March 31, 2015
The mother ship claims this kind of turnaround for all their journals.
Other people have checked out the bona fides on this outfit: Questionable OA Publisher Launches with a Clever Website and 52 New Journals. Among other suspicious items, this search notes that "Predatory publishers that are from abroad and try to look like they are from the US almost always fail to get American street addresses correct on their websites. This is among the most mangled I've seen."
There are a couple of mistakes in this address, starting with theh comma after the street number. Then, of course, there is no Monticello Street in New York City. There is a town called Monticello in New York State, and the 12701 zip code is for that town.
By the way, if your paper for Journal of Education and Human Development is accepted, the publication fee is $220. The one paper I tried to read was in such over-the-top academeze (with plenty of typos and grammatical errors) that somebody would have to pay me more than $220 to finish it.
You can read the paper authored by I. P. Freely and companions here. The first two paragraphs, complete with hyphens, gives you an inkling of what to expect:
The paper is complete with charts, graphs, and World Wide Web digital-to-analog converters. They had some fun with the references. Here are a couple:
by Ivan Oransky
Interesting author names. [read them outloud]
The predatory journal named Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology has accepted a bogus, computer-generated paper entitled "Robots No Longer Considered Harmful." The paper's "authors" are listed as I.P. Freely, Oliver Clothesoff, Jacques Strap, Hugh Jazz and Amanda Huginkiss.
The journal's publisher, the so-called American Research Institute for Policy Development, lists the journal's editor-in-chief as Dr. Pauline Ratnasingam from the University of Central Missouri.
Conclusion: Please, please, do not submit any papers to the 52 journals published by the fake and inauthentic American Research Institute for Policy Development (ARIPD). It is a very harmful publisher.
Ivan Oransky with Ohanian notes
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