Friday, July 23, 2010

Journal spam

One of our students received this:

Dear [GRADUATE STUDENT] ,

This is Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 2155-7950), a professional journal published by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. We have learned your paper "[PAPER TITLE]" in the conference of 7th Midwest International Economic Development Conference. We are very interested in publishing your latest paper in the Journal of Business and Economics. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your papers or books to us through email attachment in MS word format. All of your original papers 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.

Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Elin Peng
Journal of Business and Economics
Academic
Star Publishing Company

I get things like this fairly often, but I don't recall any of them ever offering to "become your friend if necessary" before. How heartwarming!

107 comments:

Ioana said...

I got a similar message.
Do you think it is a joke or something like this?

Lilya said...

I got a similar message.
I think is a joke.

Marima said...

I also got the same message )) Did you try to clear up any details about this journal?

Willson said...

This is not a joke. This is a new journal which will publish its first issue this month. I have called them and know that their website is under construction now. We can know whether it is a joke or not when its first issue is released.

kdanielleyu said...

I don't know but they're website is still under construction. If it has been under construction for the longest time, I don't think this is legit.

Dr. Bill said...

Unfortunately, Journal of Business and Economics appears to be a scam. I responded in April, 2011, my paper was accepted (without revision or benefit of reviewer comments), and I just received my acceptance letter today (Aug 1st). The letter outlines the journal policy - $50.00 per page that I am requred to pay to cover "publication costs" ...

By the way, far as I can see, the journal still does not have a website. Academic, beware!!

Ah, well, live and learn I suppose.

Yours,

Dr. William P. Neace

Craig said...

it's still making the rounds - I just got one today (I'm at UNC Charlotte) and it was signed by "Jessica." I found your post by trying to track down the journal or the publisher.

cheers

Craig said...

The message is still making the rounds as I received one today (I'm at UNC Charlotte). I found this post by trying to track down the journal/publisher - no luck on that.

I am co-editor of a legitimate mid-tier journal and I assure you that we would never send out an email such as this.

$50 per page? wow.

moebus said...

Hi,

I also received a similar message from supposed Journal of business and economics: "This is Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 2155-7950), a professional journal published by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. We have learned your paper ..."

I've looked for the website but I was not able to find a list of published article at http://academicstar.us
So I've ask for more information about the journal website and I get: "Our websites are now revising, which will be finished soon.
Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 2155-7950), is a new international academic journal who publishes papers from all over the world, we haven’t got any advertisement systems or endowments either. So we have to charge some publication fees from the authors for the editing, the printing, sometimes reviewing, the postage and so on. We hope you can understand and support us! Usually the flat price is US$50 per page. However we can give you a discount according to the quality of your paper."

Considering the website seems to have been under construction since at least november 2010 (according to Willson) I am very suspicious about this publishing offer.

Farooq said...

Its 100% scam. In reality there is one abscohost indexed publication titled 'journal of business & economics' ISSN 2075-6909. You can visit www.au.edu.pk/jbe/ for varification. Regards - Farooq Rasheed.

kritik said...

I Got a similar message. And I am happy that Betty "wish to become [my] friend if necessary" :-)



Dear Eric Sanchez ,



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
"A GAME IN THE CLASSROOM: WHAT DO STUDENTS LEARN? " at EBOOK PROCEEDINGS OF THE ESERA 2011 CONFERENCE: Science learning and Citizenship .We are very interested to publish your latest paper in the Journal of Modern Education Review. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your paper to us through email attachment in MS word format. All your original and unpublished papers 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.



Best regards,



Betty

Journal of Modern Education Review

Academic Star Publishing Company

betty@academicstar.us, education@academicstar.us

228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017

TEL: 347-230-6798, Fax:347-426-1986

Maria said...

I got one too just a day ago. Sad to know they are still trying to rip poor phd students

Oana said...

Yup, I got one too.

The funny English tipped me off. Plus the paper they offered to publish had nothing to do with business and economics :P

I really wonder how this scam works.

Afzal said...

I received similar message today... Thanks to you people who have shared their personal experiences and have helped me to save my research work...

Cuitlahuac said...

I got one from:

Journal of Computer Science, Technology and Application computer@academicstar.us

It seems that they are going for transdisciplinary scams.
Thank´s for your post!

Sharon said...

I just got this email today, from the Journal of Modern Education Review (ISSN 2155-7993)

A quick google search brought me to your blog post.

NN Ratna said...

I got a similar message from Aaron last Tuesday and was considering seriously till today. Just before sending a reply, I thought of doing a search and what a discovery.
My sincere thanks to everyone for sharing your stories.

CJ Rhoads said...

I just got this scam email as well. It appears they just watch for conference presentations and let you know that they are interested in publishing your paper (obviously, for big bucks). I was looking for information on them when I found this site, so now I won't waste any more of my time trying to see if they are listed in Cabell's.
Thanks
CJ

Agida said...

Thank you for posting this information! I have never heard of this journal. I appreciate that everyone took time to post about this scam as it saves time for the rest of us!!!
Many thanks,
Agida

Valeria said...

I got a similar message from Aaron Tuesday 4th December, I thought of doing a search and I found your blog. I really thank everyone for your posts since you are saving my research work!!!!
Thanks to everybody!!!

Sol-Britt said...

I have also got an e-mail from Betty today, 11.12.12 to publish in Modern Education Review with the same content as you discuss here. It sounded too god to be true. Unfortunately. Thank you for taking time to inform everybody. Thank you for the open internet!!
Sol-Britt from Finland

DrPipper said...

Mine (received about 10 days ago) is from Amy and has a Yahoo email address at the end as one of the options to send my paper. I wonder how someone is smart enough to create a spam that can generate him (I'm sure it's a 'him' because he insists on using the names of Amy and Beth!) thousands of dollars ($50 per page ripped from the author?!?) and at the same time be stupid enough to put a Yahoo email address at the end. Interesting ...

He also needs to work a little bit harder to perfect the English in the clearly auto-generated email message sent.

Caroline said...

I received one yesterday as well, from the Journal of Modern Education Review (ISSN 2155-7993), Academic Star Publishing Company. Clare wishes to 'become friends if necessary'. If only!

Makheyi said...

I also got the same message too. I think its a big scam.

jtop said...

Just now, I got the similar message from the Journal of Computer Science, Technology and Application (ISSN 2155-7969). The content of the letter is totally same. Obviously it's scam.
keep vigilance.
Tao

Jimmy J said...

Fascinating! Amy wants to publish my paper in her "Journal". Oddly, the paper she wants to publish has already been published in many other places and they allegedly only accept "previously unpublished" works. The scam must pay off somehow!

Alan Tuckman said...

Still doing the rounds ... received this today:

We are very interested in publishing your paper in the Journal of Business and Economics. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your papers or books to us through email attachment in MS word format. All of your original papers 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. Expect to get your reply soon.

I'm not in the USA,!

INVALID said...

Same here, from our common "friend" Amy... Both me and my co-author got the exact same mail. Email addresses and names clearly ripped from a conference site of an academic conference that both of us attended (over a year ago).

Electrableu said...

Many thanks for sharing your stories, I got the same thing from "Amy" last week, so you saved me a lot of time. I thought it must be a joke when I could not find them listed even in Cabells. FYI, the latest version is signed by just "Amy" with no last name or title (what journal editor does that!), and then her email address is to "Andy@..". See below. This is definitely a scam.... or else the lowest ranked journal on the planet!

Amy
Journal of Business and Economics
Academic Star Publishing Company
andy@academicstar.us, economics@academicstar.us
228 East 45th Street Ground Floor #CN00000267 New York NY 10017 , USA
TEL: 347-230-6798 Fax:347-426-1986

أنا.. said...

Same as here from Amy, who is expecting to get a reply soon! I am not in US as well

Lina Nunes said...

I am in Portugal and got the "nice" letter from Amy today:


This is Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 2155-7950), a professional journal
published by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. We have learned your paper USING
VOLUNTEERED GEOGRAPHIC
'' Decay factors in termite in-ground baiting systems'' in IUFRO 2012 . We are very
interested in publishing your paper in the Journal of Business and Economics. If you
have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please
send the electronic version of your papers or books to us through email attachment
in MS word format. All of your original papers 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. Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Amy

Journal of Business and Economics
Academic Star Publishing Company
andy@academicstar.us, economics@academicstar.us
228 East 45th Street Ground Floor #CN00000267 New York NY 10017 USA
TEL: 347-566-2153, 347-230-6798 Fax: 646-619-4168, 347-426-1986

Suzanne said...

Hi,
I received a similar message from Aaron:

This is Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 2155-7950), a professional journal published by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. We have learned your paper" The Politics of Land Deals - A Comparative Analysis of Global Land Policies on Large-Scale Land Acquisition "in TC2013 Earth system Governance:Complex Architectures,Multiple Agents .We are very interested in publishing your paper in the Journal of Business and Economics. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your papers or books to us through email attachment in MS word format. All of your original papers 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 editoral bo ard members. If you are interested in our journal, you can send your CV to us. Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Aaron

Journal of Business and EconomicsFang-Chi Lu

Academic Star Publishing Company

andy@academicstar.us, economics@academicstar.us
228 East 45th Street #CN0267, New York NY 10017, USA
TEL: 347-230-6798 Fax: 347-426-1986

Mark Ryan said...

Still making the rounds, and still identical:

Dear Mark Ryan ,



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 "

Social Media and Medical Education: A Brave New World ''at 39th Annual Conference on Medical Student Education 2013. We are very interested to publish your latest paper in the Journal of Modern Education Review. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your paper to us through email attachment in MS word format. All your original and unpublished papers 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.



Best regards,



Clare

Journal of Modern Education Review

Academic Star Publishing Company

betty@academicstar.us,education@academicstar.us

228 East 45th Street #CN00000267 New York NY 10024 USA

TEL: 347-230-6798 Fax:347-426-1986

Elena said...

I also received this e-mail from Aaron today (March 15, 2013). Thanks to everyone for sharing the information!
Elena

Ann Hayward said...

Dear all,
I live in Taiwan and I also received one from Clare (March 16, 2013).
This is the second time (the first one was received in 2011) that I have received this kind of message.
Beware!
Ann

Víctor Aramayo said...

This is Journal of Life Sciences (ISSN 1934-7391), a professional journal published across the United States by David Publishing Company, Chicago, IL..

We are very interested in your unpublished papers , if you have the idea of making our journal as a media for the publishing of your researches, please send electronic version of your original papers or books to us as email attachments in MS Word format.
The published papers of our journal can be accessed online at the followed website:
http://www.davidpublishing.com/journals_info.asp?jId=751
A sample e-journal can be downloaded at:
http://www.davidpublishing.com/davidpublishing/Upfile/8/24/2011/2011082400942220.pdf

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. If you are interested in our journal, we also want to invite some people to be our reviewers or become our editorial board members. You can send your CV to us. Expect to get your reply soon.


What do you think?


Sue said...

I got one the other day. However, before finding this blog, I checked "EconLit" and the journal of business and economics is listed in there!! It definitely sounds like a scam but how do we explain the indexing? Can someone please explain. I thought EconLit only indexes legit pubs.

Thanks,
Sue

Laydee Gwaga said...

I received same email today. But I found this link http://marketing-nsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/JBE-2012-31.pdf

It has same journal name and ISSN number. So is it real??

abiola said...

I got similar email two days ago:

This is Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 2155-7950), a professional journal published by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. We have learned your paper"Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigerian Banking Industry: When Will The Lip-Service Games End? " in the Thirteenth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business. We are very interested in your paper and want to publish your paper in the Journal of Business and Economics.

It seems they are on the look out for international conferences and unsuspecting authors/researchers to rip-off. I became more curious when I read through the mail and saw the grammatical construction.
Thanks for this your blog, researchers who bother to carry out a fact finding search before sending out their papers for publication will not fall prey to this scam.
Idowu, Abiola.

Jenni R said...

I got similar message

Dear Jenni,

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
"The Use of Quick Response Codes in the Classroom "at the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2012 .We are very interested in your paper and want to publish your latest unpublished paper in our journal. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your papers to us through email attachment in MS word format.
All your original and unpublished papers and books 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 updated CV to us.
Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Amy

Why they do this?

Andrei Vakhutinsky said...

I also got an invitation to publish after presenting at a conference. Technically speaking, it's not a spam since they have at least one issue published. However, if you start browsing through that issue, you soon realize it's not a place where you want your paper to be published. I also called the phone number included in the e-mail. The person who picked up the phone could hardly speak any English.

gypsy said...

Hi all, and thanks for your posts! I received this today (from Aaron) and it raised many red-flags. The 'journal' (with ISSN in search) does NOT appear in my university's database - so check there to confirm legitimacy.

Also, if the email references a conference you've attended, you may want to notify the conference organizers of the spam publishing email that is using their event to solicit unwary wanna-be published (like me!).

Best regards,
April

hoda anvari said...

I also got the same message.
This is Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 2155-7950), a professional journal published by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. We have learned yourpaper
" THE SECURITY OF INFORMATION IN FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS VIA MOBILE: ALGORITHMS" in 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGEMENT (3RD ICM 2013) . We are very interested in your paper and want to publish your paper in the Journal of Business and Economics. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your papers 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 updated CV to us. Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Amy

Journal of Business and Economics
Academic Star Publishing Company
andy@academicstar.us, economics@academicstar.us
228 East 45th Street Ground Floor #CN00000267 New York NY 10017 USA
TEL: 347-566-2153, 347-230-6798 Fax: 646-619-4168, 347-426-1986

Alistair said...

Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.

Does this sound familiar? Same words, different journal.

"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
"Double your Money!!!! A stickybeak visits the University of Arkaroola: A hypothetical"at THE 2012 QUALITY IN POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE .We are very interested in your paper and want to publish your latest unpublished paper in our journal. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your papers to us through email attachment in MS word format.
All your original and unpublished papers and books 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 updated CV to us.
Expect to get your reply soon."
And if any journal says it wants to be your 'freind' if necessary...watch out.

Avoid at all costs. Any journal that wants you to pay is to be treat with a healthy does of cynicism. I have a policy of NEVER paying to get someone to accept something I'm already giving them for free and which they'll get my colleagues in the academic profession to review for free.

suez said...

Also received a similar message from Aaron (July 24, 2013) to publish in Journal of business and economics. Thanks for your post or I won't know that this is a spam. Also searched for their ISSN number in my university library but couldn't find any. -- Suzi from Melbourne

loba loca said...

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
"The Parity in Poland in a Public Debate "at XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology .We are very interested in your paper and want to publish your latest unpublished paper in our journal. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your papers to us through email attachment in MS word format.
All your original and unpublished papers and books 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 updated CV to us.
Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Amy

Journal of Modern Education Review
Academic Star Publishing Company
betty@academicstar.us, education@academicstar.us
228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY10017
TEL: 347-230-6798, Fax:347-426-1986

It was 2nd time. When I recived this in 2011 I was proud that I`m soooo good :) I have sent my paper,but without any answer. Till today -now I know that it is a fake. It`s a pity.

Luis Javier Capote Pérez said...

I just received one. I live in Spain and now I know that e-mail is a fool. Thanks a lot.

Giselle said...

Too bad Amy didn't update her email address when she switched names from Betty. Making the rounds in Georgia...

Dear ,

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
"Direct from the Pressroom: Delivering Future Scenarios and Strategy to Users"at EPIC 2012 conference .We are very interested in your paper and want to publish your latest unpublished paper in our journal. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your papers to us through email attachment in MS word format.
All your original and unpublished papers and books 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 updated CV to us.
Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Amy

Journal of Modern Education Review
Academic Star Publishing Company
betty@academicstar.us, education@academicstar.us
228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017
TEL: 347-230-6798, Fax:347-426-1986

Admin said...

Here's from Romania :

Dear Raluca-Maria Bala ,

This is Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 2155-7950), a professional journal published by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. We have learned your paper"LIMITS OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN CHARACTERIZING ECONOMIC WELFARE " in EBEEC 2013 Conference . We are very interested in your paper and want to publish your paper in the Journal of Business and Economics. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your papers 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 updated CV to us. Expect to get your reply soon.



Best regards,



Aaron

Editorial office

Journal of Business and Economics, USA

Academic Star Publishing Company,

228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017

vcer said...

I have got the same letter offering to publish in the Journal of Business and Economics after the meetings of the EEA and ESEM 2013 in Goteborg.

Now the secretary switched from Aaron to Cathy after my reply!

Still the details of the contact seem existent:

Editorial office
Journal of Business and Economics,
USA
Academic Star Publishing Company,
228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017
Tel: 347-566-2153, 347-230-6798 Fax: 646-619-4168, 347-426-1986
E-mail: economics@academicstar.us,business_academicstar@yahoo.com

Zach W. Y. Lee said...

Vichell now!! wow

Best regards,

Vichell
Editorial office
Journal of Business and Economics, USA
Academic Star Publishing Company,
228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017
Tel: 347-566-2153, 347-230-6798 Fax: 646-619-4168, 347-426-1986
E-mail: economics@academicstar.us,business_academicstar@yahoo.com

Gabriel Syme said...

Thanks for your frank reply. We were sorry about the fees.
We want to tell you that the final publication fee will also be decided by the reviewing reports. We will consider giving you some discounts if your paper can get good comments from our reviewers.

We will also consider your financial situation. So please don't worry about the fees. Maybe you can tell us the amount you can pay. Then we will help to apply for it.

Wish to have a happy collaboration with you.

Best regards,

Cathy
Editorial office
Journal of Business and Economics, USA
Academic Star Publishing Company,
228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017
Tel: 347-566-2153, 347-230-6798 Fax: 646-619-4168, 347-426-1986
E-mail: economics@academicstar.us,business_academicstar@yahoo.com

Neka Erlyani,S.Psi,M.Psi,Psikolog said...

Best regards,



Amy



Journal of Modern Education Review

Academic Star Publishing Company

betty@academicstar.us, education@academicstar.us

228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017

TEL: 347-230-6798, Fax:347-426-1986


thanx for sharing..i have got an email too from amy :)

said...

I got one e-mail too... they´re sending to all te world and countries! Well... so strange! It they´re seriously, they should do a trustly website and partnership with the congress & all..

manutsa said...

Got an email from Amy too...same text. If you think of it, the idea is not so 'amazing'. It's targeting young researchers by using the 'needs' of the system - meaning that in order to 'be' or 'become' someone in the academia you have to publish. :)

hamid seridi said...

bonjour,
moi aussi, je viens de recevoir de "Clare
Journal of Computer Science, Technology and Application
Academic Star Publishing Company
betty@academicstar.us, computer@academicstar.us", après une vérification, j'ai constaté que beaucoup de personnes ont reçu ce genre d'email, je vous conseille d’être prudent, c'est de l'arnaque, un homme averti en vaut deux!

k g said...

i got a very similar mail from Claire of the same publishing house! the spam is still doing the rounds. Is there any way we can report this to any authority? they might be stealing original papers from unsuspecting scholars!!!

It looks like a spam. Please be careful.

In My Life said...


Thank you, everybody for your comments. I just receive the similar e-mail like this today. Now, I know how I should do continue.

Thank you so much for your benefit comments.

Himayat Khan said...

I also got the same info and email. i am worried if this will listed in Thomson and refuters' list? Please let me know..Himmy

nurjihan idris said...

Hi, I just got the same message....it's true that this line tipped me off "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." and also the email was sent by Aaron with no last name, how weird.

Caroline Amaro said...

I received the same message last week. Initially I had been happy because a magazine from another country was interested by my article. Researching further about the magazine found this blog. Thank everyone for your posts.

Unknown said...

I received a similar message 2 days ago, but I don't think it's a spam. If you search for the journal you will find a web page of it with details about it and you can download previous published articles. It's a peer reviewed journal, which is good for beginner researchers and Ph.D students who want to publish their works.

SeLcEn said...

Dear S... O.... ,

This is Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 2155-7950), a professional journal published by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. We have learned your paper
"XYZ" in GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND FINANCE 2014 . 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. All your original and unpublished papers and books 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 updated CV to us.
Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Amy

Journal of Business and Economics
Academic Star Publishing Company
andy@academicstar.us, economics@academicstar.us
228 East 45th Street Ground Floor #CN00000267 New York NY 10017 USA
TEL: 347-566-2153, 347-230-6798 Fax: 646-619-4168, 347-426-1986

Vildan IŞIK said...

I live in Turkey and I got same message two days ago.

This is Journal of Computer Science, Technology and Application (ISSN 2155-7969) is a new scholarly, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in computer science, published worldwide by Academic Star Publishing Company, New York , NY, USA.

We have learned your paper ... If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your paper to us through email attachment in MS word format. All your original and unpublished papers 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. Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regardsJournal of Computer Science, Technology and Application ,

Leo
Academic Star Publishing Company
betty@academicstar.us, computer@academicstar.us
228 East 45th Street Ground Floor #CN00000267 New York NY 1001​7 USA
TEL: 347-230-6798 Fax: 347-426-1986

Kai Wah said...

Also received similar email:

Dear ,


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 ... at 2014 ISEPSS 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.

Best regards,

Jessica
Journal of Modern Education Review
Academic Star Publishing Company
education@academicstar.us, jmer.academicstar@gmail.com
228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017
TEL: 347-230-6798, Fax:347-426-1986

hüseyin gümüş said...

one more,
Dear Huseyin Gumus ,

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
"PHYSICAL ACTIVITY VENUE EVALUATION SCALE (PAVES): A VALIDTY and RELIABILITY STUDY " at 3rd International Conference on Science Culture and Sport . 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. All your original and unpublished papers and books 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 updated CV to us.
Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Amy

Journal of Modern Education Review
Academic Star Publishing Company
betty@academicstar.us, education@academicstar.us
228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017
TEL: 347-230-6798, Fax:347-426-1986

Haneef Mohammad Aqliansyah said...

Recently I found a journal article published in Journal of Modern Education Review
http://www.academicstar.us/UploadFile/Picture/2014-3/201432073331534.pdf

I had the impression that this article never went through any review. "An empirical analysis" without even mentioning the data source, population/sample etc? Really weird.

What's more, when I tried to track the authors if they existed, I found that the first two authors are actually known researchers in their field. Looking at their publication lists and grants awarded to them, I wonder if they even knew their names were used in a scam journal.

Thank you all for sharing the stories- again I wonder why the scammers are still around after lots of testimonies coming out for more than 2 years.

Helga said...

And they're still spamming... I just received a similar email today. Thanks for all the warnings!

Itxaso said...

Another "Journal" name to include: Modern Environmental Science and Engineering

They are really quick, as the Conference I attended was last month.

Thank you all for the information!

Cheers

dcfriedm said...

They seem to have some legitimate articles in the issue links on their Web site and some faculty people listed on their editorial review board.

Can someone make a comment other than just reposting their solicitation letter? I am reluctant to publish something in a place that's a scam, but the fact that they ask for fees, while not ideal - this is common in some disciplines, btw - is not a complete barrier. That they solicited articles is also not an issue. The speed of the response is a little surprising and calls into question the thoroughness of their review.

Does anyone have actual knowledge of this publication and whether it's a scam, as opposed to supposition?

patumariya said...

I got a similar message.

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
"A Development of ....... Course" at The Proceedings of International e-Learning Conference 2014 . 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. All your original and unpublished papers and books 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 updated CV to us.
Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Amy ///

Chase Coleman said...

I also just received an invitation to publish... In addition to everything else that has been said, they are included on the predatory journal "watch list" (www.scholaryoa.com/publishers is where the actual list is but browse website for more info on how a journal makes the predator list. I suggest responding in the following fashion:

"To whom it may concern,

I regret to inform you that I am not currently interested in submitting my work to your journal.  Please refrain from any uninvited contact or solicitation of papers from me in the future, if I should decide your journal is an appropriate fit for one of my future publications then I will submit my paper at that time.
"

If you were particularly annoyed then you could add a line about not wanting to be friends ;)

GG said...

The site is putting the same rubbish in their website, e.g. http://www.academicstar.us/ArticleShow.asp?ArtID=341 (Upcomingconferences – central nervous system acting effects…)

http://www.academicstar.us/ArticleShow.asp?ArtID=389 (How to register a membership site)

http://www.academicstar.us/ArticleShow.asp?ArtID=384 (For Personal Customers)

This is truly a highly suspicious company, and they have NO information for authors! http://www.academicstar.us/ArticleShow.asp?ArtID=386

Anna Sivkova said...

They are still sending this messages, just received one from Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 2155-7950)

Thank everybody for comments and blog!

Xinfu said...

How do you know that this is a scam email? I can see the website and published journal.

You should have evidence before you told others...

Jurgis said...

Thanks for starting this blog! I received two e-mails this week (one in my Gmail and the other in my university e-mail inbox) from the same journal (Journal of Business and Economics, ISSN 2155-7950). The e-mail quoted a paper that my co-author and I are working on and recently presented at a conference. It said that they had learned about our paper "in PhD Conference 2015" which sounds a bit weird (the full name of the event was Warwick Economics PhD Conference 2015). As my colleague says, 'no respectable journal is going to ask you to publish your paper like that'.

Rashi Banerji said...

Received such email....thanks for all your comments which makes me conclude that it is a fake

Maria said...

They are still going on. I just got a similar mail from Amy, who wishes to be my friend, if necessary...

Lisa Dorfman said...

Dear friends,

I have a sad story. I have a friend, a 70-years-old Professor from Russia. She does not speak foreign languages and asked me to edit her article. I did it. She sent to this publishing place and paid quite a big sum, esp. in Russia, a couple of hundred dollars. Certianly nothing happened. She keeps asking me to write the publishing house but I understand it is just a fraud, or, to put it rough, a day-light robbery of an elderly lady. If only it had occurred to me earlier to check the validity of the American Star Review!

Herry Pat said...

Your blog has given me that thing which I never expect to get from all over the websites. Nice post guys! cheap research paper writers

Jose said...

I received also two of these invitations from:
-Journal of AgriculturalScience and Technology A & B
-Modern Environmental Science and Engineering (ISSN 2333-2581)
some parts of the email are exactly same text! what made me suspect of not legitimate email. I answered them vaguely and they even replied to me insisting they want to publish my paper or to send them my CV for review for them,...
Right now I wonder if they are a fraud email fakely pretending to be representatives of these journals or if it is just a cheap quality journal that hire some-one who copy paste these kind of messages. Anyway, I don't intend to publish anything in those two.
How can one know if they are legitimate?

Manuel Acevedo said...

Hi, everyone. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I've also just received the same kind of email from the 'Journal of Business and Economics'. It seems clear they're a bogus journal. I wonder how they're allowed to maintain an ISSN number.

Cheers,

Manuel

Bree Morrison said...

Needless to say, I just received that 'canned letter' after attending a conference last week. They had my email address, so it is curious where they are scrapping that information from on the Internet after conferences. Beware!

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Lenara Galimova said...

I just received the letter. thank you for your comments here! They saved my time and efforts!!

Ester Bernaldo de Quirós said...

Same as all of you, after attending a conference 2 weeks ago, I've received an e-mail this morning from the fake journal "Modern Environmental Science and Engineering" by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. Tracking the journal I've run into this post, thanks for your comments!

Pam said...

Thank you all for sharing! I recently received a very similar message from "Journal of Modern Education Review" (signed by "Cindy").

Unknown said...

No.. This journal is not a fake journal but a peer review journal. I know this because my article was published by this journal.

nurfadilah siregar said...

Cool... Thanks for sharing guys... I wonder I am the lucky want who get that email from Modern Education Review (ISSN 2155-7993)... Hahhah... The fact it's a fake... :|

Adi Dhiari said...

Thanks for sharing this information. Quite helpful! But I was wondering, how come do they have the ISSN number and a website http://www.academicstar.us/ if they are not legitimate? O.o I received the mail from 'Modern Environmental Science and Engineering (ISSN 2333-2581)' and checked in the website for any published papers and got surprised there were 12 issues of Volume 1 (year 2015) Are they legitimate now? :P :D

Victoria said...

Yep, spam again:
"Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN2155-7950)
Aaron
Editorial office
Journal of Business and Economics, USA
Academic Star Publishing Company,
228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017
Tel: 347-566-2153, 347-230-6798 Fax: 646-619-4168, 347-426-1986
E-mail: economics@academicstar.us,business_academicstar@yahoo.com"

They still wanna be friends with me :D

murphyheidegger said...

Thank for all..
I have been safe from a fake publisher.I also got similar email a Month ago.

TMU003 said...

Journal of Business and Economics
Academic Star Publishing Company

This so-called scam seems to link with AcademicFora, another Predatory Conference Organizer from Asia.
https://scholarlyoa.com/2016/04/26/another-predatory-conference-organizer-from-asia-academic-fora/

Sin Nair said...

I got one today. Amazing that its been going around for years.

Sittichai Choosumrong said...

Same as all of you, after attending a conference almost 2 years ago, I've received an e-mail this morning from the fake journal "Modern Environmental Science and Engineering" by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. Tracking the journal I've run into this post, thanks for your comments!

rose said...

I got one today and googled for it. I am really suprised that they are sending emails for years. Thanks for your comments.

rotem ritov said...

Thanks for sharing the information. I got a message today. Amazing this is going on for so many years.

Dzenita Siljak said...

I got the same e-mail today. Thank you for your comments. Shame on them for trying to scam poor PhD students who just want to prove themselves and publish papers.

Monica Selvester said...

I got an email on 14 Spet 2016, thanks for all your comments. I am not going to waste my time on this journal.

Monica Selvester said...

Thank you for your comments. I am not going to waste my time on this journal.

Ellis Mika Triño said...

I got a similar email from Modern Environmental Science and Engineering (ISSN 2333-2581) with the same template as with all of you :)) I just attended an international conference last week and so they emailed me just today. Thank you for your post and comments! You have warned us well :)

Aina Rosselló said...

I got an E-Mail from Modern Environmental Science and Engineering on November 21st. Thanks for warning. More than 6 years by now, incredible.

Beautiful mess said...

I got the same email just yesterday, I cant believe some people keep tking advantage o poor desperate undergrads... anyway thank yu for the info!

Dibyanti Danniswari said...

It's February 2017 and I also got a similar message from Modern Environmental Science and Engineering. I presented my research in an international symposium couple months ago. I can't believe this is going for years. Thanks everyone for sharing their own experiences!

Corinna Heiss said...

I agree! I also got one by the end of February 2017 referring to a paper I presented in the beginning of 2016 at a conference! I wish everyone to be very careful!


Aan said...

I also got exact same email as yours, just 4 hours ago. Honestly i was very excited and planned to send my latest papers later, luckily my google investigation led me to this group discussion. Thank you for your stories. I am grateful, i read this website first, before decided to send my paper. Apparently this predatory journal is still trying to scam people/researchers especially outside USA. Be careful everyone.!!!!

$ 50 a page, wow..That is extortion.

bahman moshtaghi said...

Dear Bahman
This is Modern Environmental Science and Engineering (ISSN 2333-2581), a new professional journal published by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA.
We have learned your paper"------"in 13th ICID International Drainage Workshop.We are very interested in your paper and want to publish it in Modern Environmental Science and Engineering. If you have the idea of making our journal as a vehicle for your research interests, please send the electronic version of your paper in MS word format to us through email attachment or our online submission system. You can find a sample paper in the attachment. You also can search the first issue of our journal at http://www.academicstar.us/journalsshow.asp?ArtID=397.
Of course, all your other original and unpublished papers and books are also welcome to our journal. As an American academic publishing group, we wish to become your friends and have an opportunity to publish some papers or books from you and your friends if necessary. At the same time, now we are inviting some people to be our reviewers or editorial board members. If you are interested in our journal, please send us your updated CV to us. Expect to get your reply soon.



Best regards,

Sam
Editorial office
Modern Environmental Science and Engineering, USA
Academic Star Publishing Company,
228 East 45th Street, Ground Floor, #CN00000267, New York NY 10017
Tel: 347-566-2247, 347-566-2153 Fax: 646-619-4168
E-mail: environment@academicstar.us, mese@academicstar.us


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