[Humanist] 27.243 a remarkable call for papers

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Jul 29 21:55:38 CEST 2013


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 243.
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  [1]   From:    James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>                      (29)
        Subject: Re:  27.242 a remarkable call for papers

  [2]   From:    Jonathan Rodgers <jrodgers at umich.edu>                     (94)
        Subject: Re:  27.242 a remarkable call for papers

  [3]   From:    Michael Fraser <mike.fraser at it.ox.ac.uk>                  (37)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 27.242 a remarkable call for papers

  [4]   From:    Daniel O'Donnell <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>               (86)
        Subject: Re:  27.242 a remarkable call for papers


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        Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:11:40 -0400
        From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re:  27.242 a remarkable call for papers
        In-Reply-To: <20130728225138.1E3252F20 at digitalhumanities.org>


It's a scam. They charge a $200 "publication fee" for authors published in
their journals. I don't see why anyone should view this as anything but
academic vanity publishing.

http://www.ijbhtnet.com/index.php/submission-side.html

This journal is part of a group of journals associated with the "Center for
Promoting Ideas," which is unaffiliated with any college or university (
http://www.cpinet.info/). The Maryland Institute of Research is a similar
organization with similarly run journals. May even be the same people
working the same angles under a different name:

http://www.miredu.org/publications

But I haven't bothered to look. What I think we have here is a cohort of
people trying to make money on publication fees for academic articles.

Jim R

On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 6:51 PM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>
>
> [We often speak of the weakening, crossing, knocking down, ignoring
> disciplinary boundaries, but never before have I run across a journal
> with quite as broad a scope as this one. Food for thought about the
> dissolving away of disciplinary contexts? --WM]
>
> Call for Papers
>
> International Journal
> of Business, Humanities and Technology
> ISSN 2162-1357 (Print),
> ISSN 2162-1381 (Online)
>



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        Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:21:28 -0400
        From: Jonathan Rodgers <jrodgers at umich.edu>
        Subject: Re:  27.242 a remarkable call for papers
        In-Reply-To: <20130728225138.1E3252F20 at digitalhumanities.org>


Caution! See:
http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/

Beall’s List:
Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access
publishers...

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Jonathan Rodgers
Secretary-Treasurer, American Oriental Society
Graduate Library, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1190 USA
Email: jrodgers at umich.edu
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        Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 06:16:12 +0100
        From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser at it.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 27.242 a remarkable call for papers
        In-Reply-To: <20130728225138.1E3252F20 at digitalhumanities.org>


Readers may also be interested to know that the publisher of this
journal appears on Jeffrey Beall's list of "Potential, possible, or
probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers",
 http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/ .

Jeffrey's work also featured in a recent article on "the proliferation
of online journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee",
 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/health/for-scientists-an-exploding-world-of-pseudo-academia.html .

Caveat auctor!

Mike

-- 
Dr Michael Fraser | Director of Infrastructure Services | IT Services | University of Oxford | 7-19 Banbury Road, Oxford | http://www.it.ox.ac.uk/



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        Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 06:22:24 +0100
        From: Daniel O'Donnell <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>
        Subject: Re:  27.242 a remarkable call for papers
        In-Reply-To: <20130728225138.1E3252F20 at digitalhumanities.org>

Sounds to me like a predatory journal. 
https://chronicle.com/article/Predatory-Online-Journals/131047/


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Daniel Paul O'Donnell
Professor of English
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
Canada

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