Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Predatory journals

This is a great example of the kinds of predatory journals that everyone was speaking about yesterday.  This message below came in my Spam folder today.

Call for Papers
American International Journal of Contemporary Research
ISSN 2162-139X (Print), ISSN 2162-142X (Online)
American International Journal of Contemporary Research (AIJCR) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed multidisciplinary journal published by Centre for Promoting Ideas (CPI), USA. The main objective of AIJCR is to provide an intellectual platform for the research community. AIJCR aims to promote contemporary research in business, humanities, social science, science and technology and become the leading journal in the world.
The journal publishes research papers in three broad specific fields as follows:
Business and Economics
Management, marketing, finance, economics, banking, accounting, human resources management, international business, hotel and tourism, entrepreneurship development, business ethics, development studies and so on.
Humanities and Social science
Anthropology, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, cross-cultural studies, demography, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics, literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women studies.
Science and Technology
Astronomy and astrophysics, Chemistry, Earth and atmospheric sciences, Physics, Biology in general, Agriculture, Biophysics and biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Forestry, Genetics, Horticulture, Husbandry, Neuroscience, Zoology, Computer science, Engineering, Robotics and Automation, Materials science, Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics, Health Care & Public Health, Nutrition and Food Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and so on.
The journal is published both in print and online versions.
AIJCR publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.
AIJCR is indexed with and included in Cabell’s, EBSCO, Ulrich’s , IndexCopernicus International, and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, ProQuest, Scopus, DOAJ and Econlit.
AIJCR is inviting papers for Vol. 3 No. 3 which is scheduled to be published on May 31, 2013.
 Send your manuscript to the editor at editor@aijcrnet.com, or editor.aijcr@hotmail.com
For more information, visit the official website of the journal www.aijcrnet.com 
With thanks,
Dr. Andrew Lessard
The Chief Editor, American International Journal of Contemporary Research
Contact: editor@aijcrnet.com


  1. All current acedamic Journals are oredatory and for profit. The mentioned Juornal gives platform to International Scholar to share their ideas and discuss issues of important. Please discuss article published by the mentioned Journal, not the publisher....

  2. Given your obviously strong command of the English language, I think we can safely assume YOU are the publisher of this journal. This publisher is obviously in it for the money - charging authors to publish! Not normal, not how most "acedamic" journals operate.

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  4. Andrew Lessard is not a doctor. He is a grad student at Utah university. He is not even a PhD candidate!!!!!

  5. Uh, so much for the editor. that's refreshing. Anyhow, send your $230 to Bangladesh and hope for the best. We were suckered in.