Saturday, January 14, 2012

Yet another SPAMMY Science publisher: Scientific and Academic Publishing

Uggh - just got this email. Seems there is yet another SPAMMY Science Publisher trying to get established. Here's is a suggestion for all. Avoid these kinds of publishers. They probably do more harm than good ... Plus if you can label their emails as SPAM to help out others. And I think posting comments like this will help since when people do google searches they may see the critiques as well as the journal sites.

Dear Jonathan A Eisen,

This is Scientific & Academic Publishing, USA. Nice to get your information from the journal PLOS Biology and also happy to pass on our regards to you from the editorial department of SAP.

We've finished reading the abstract of your paper Macronuclear Genome Sequence of the Ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila, a Model Eukaryote and will recommend it to our editors.If you are interested in our journals and want to publish it on our journals, please extend this paper and describe your latest research achievements and send it to us by our online submission system( All manuscripts submitted will be considered for publication.

If this paper has been published, we also welcome you to submit other papers to us.

Welcome to visit our website at


  1. Should I be honored to be receiving the same spam as you at the same timing?

  2. I got two. I poked around their web site and wrote a post about them. They have lots of openings for Editor-in-Chief positions at their 133 'journals'!

  3. Maybe we should sabotage them by taking on all of their Editor-in-Chief positions, and then telling everyone who submits a manuscript to instead send it to a proper journal.

  4. I love how the "American Journal of Chemistry" has an editorial board with only one person from the USA and a couple from South America (if you want to be broad in the name meaning):

    Tarek Belal Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Egypt
    Mojgan Mirzataheri Iran Polymer & Petrochemical Institute, Iran
    Emmanuel Sopbue Fondjo University of Dschang, Cameroon
    Marijan Kocevar University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Slovenia
    Alejandro Rodríguez Chemical Engineering Department, Campus of Rabanales, building Marie Curie. University of Córdoba, Spain
    Nicolas Gascoin University of Orleans, France
    Aleksándros El Áurens Meira de Souza Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
    Morteza Montazerozohori Department of Chemistry, Yasouj University, Iran
    Benedetta Casu Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Tuebingen, Germany
    Sutapa Ghosh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
    Tatyana Zheltonozhskaya Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Macromolecular Chemistry, Ukraine
    George Pitsevich Belarusian State University, Belarus
    Mu. Naushad King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Larbi El Firdoussi University cadi ayyad, Department of Chemistry, Morocco
    Mustapha Ait Ali University Cadi Ayyad Faculty of Science, Morocco
    Sreedasyam Jagannatha Swamy Department of Chemistry, Kakatiya University, India
    Shabnam Sheshmani Islamic Azad University-Shahr-e Ray Branch, Iran
    Thomas Netscher DSM Nutritional Products, Research and Development, Switzerland
    Abd-El-Hamid Bensafi Abou Bekr Belkaid University of Tlemcen, Algeria
    Zsigmond Papp University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Protection, Serbia
    Charles Mebi Department of Physical Sciences, Arkansas Tech University, USA
    Edward Dockal Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
    Raghunandan Deshpande H.K.E.S's Matoshree Taradevi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India
    Margarita Stoytcheva Instituto de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico
    Adel Amer Alexandria University, Egypt
    Christophe Dardonville Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, IQM-CSIC, Spain
    Hakan Arslan Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science, Mersin University, Turkey
    Saviour Umoren University Of Uyo, Nigeria
    Rim Haggag Pharmacy-Alexandria University, Egypt
    Sergey Ryabukhin The Institute of High Technologies, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine
    Sie-Tiong Ha Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

  5. The Frontiers in... Journal group may get pissed off when they find that Frontiers in Science has just been taken.
    I for one am looking forward to the first issues of "The International Journal of Internet of Things"

  6. Ain't capitalism wonderful (for the devious & disreputable!).
    Perhaps the Journal of Irreproducible Results could buy out some of these new-fangled journals, and lend them some quality editorial staff.

  7. And the American Journal of Environmental Engineering has very minor American component:

    Harry Kambezidis National Observatory of Athens, Greece
    Hamidreza Kamalan Islamic azad University - Pardis Branch, Iran
    Bing Chen Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
    Basha Shaik CSMCRI(Central Salt & Marine Chemical Research Institute), India
    Renu Bhargava Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
    Jelena Kiurski University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
    Satinder Kaur Brar Institut National De La Recherche Scientifique, Canada
    Mariana Ruiz Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    Mujahid Husain SSBT's College of Engineering and Technology, India
    Iacopo Borsi University of Firenze, Department of Mathematics "U. Dini", Italy
    Mohamed Younes El-Saghir Selim United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
    Marco Túllio Vilhena Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Antonio J Torija University of Granada, Spain
    Shen-Yi Chen Dept. of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
    Jerry Wu Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, Taiwan
    K Vijayaraghavan National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Rosenberg J. Romero Autonomous University of Morelos' State, Mexico
    Ali Akbar Zinatizadeh Department of Applied Chem., Water and wastewater Research Center (WWRC), Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
    Shadab Anwar Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
    Vaibhav V. Goud Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
    Ioannis Manariotis University of Patras, Greece
    Jaya Narayan Sahu University of Malaya, Malaysia
    Patrick Dutournié University of Mulhouse, France

  8. I particularly like the American Journal of Tourism Management

    Editorial Board
    Ishmael Mensah University of Cape coast, Ghana
    Mladen Knežević University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies Portorož, Croatia
    Antoni Serra Cantallops University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
    Erdogan Ekiz Taylor's University, Malaysia

  9. A graduate student in my department (English!), received a similar email recently which motivated me to look into this company (my search brought me to your site).

    One of the things that I noticed about their website (and the email itself) is that the grammar is horrible. Yes, many people have a difficult time with grammar, but this is a (so-called) publisher?

  10. Hi, I just got a longer one. It had my full name (in English and also in Japanese). So is this a spammy one or not? The note looks legit.

  11. While researching my dissertation, I found an article through the Scientific and Academic Publishing website that was completely plagiarized from a well-known, reputable article written in 2001. All they did was change around the numbers (completely fabricated data!) and the rest was word for word.

  12. I took it upon myself to look up their address on Google maps. Interesting that they've listed themselves in the middle of a 6-lane highway! Gee whiz, if they go through all that trouble of making their website look "real," then make an effort to come up with a "real" address! Oh, and they need to update their copyright date-- it's still 2011!

  13. It gets better. The 2012 article in their International Journal of Arts entitled "The Contributions of Postmodernism Methodology as a Prevailing Practice on Ground of Humanities Sciences." by Mohammad Khosravishakib, Department of Persian Language and Literature, Human Science Faculty, Lorestan University, Iran is entirely plagiarised from the Wikipedia article "Manifestations of Postmodernism' .

  14. SAP are genuine publishers. At least the journal "Algorithm Research" is a genuine one. I confirmed with all the HIGHLY qualified members on the editorial board by e-mailing them and they replied saying they are on the editorial board. Also, SAP is a member of CrossRef. So, I definitely don't doubt their legitimacy. Also, I can change the contents of wikipedia anytime. So, I am not sure if it really counts as plagiarism.


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