Sunday, February 11, 2018

Al-Nahda Publishing House

Five emails from the same journal of the Al-Nahda Publishing House graced my inboxes today. They came from "Editor of JOAAABR" in Palestine -- no individual name or address. Facebook lists Al Nahda Publishing House as a local business in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A whois lookup shows the joaaabr.com domain's primary IP address is 160.153.129.26. Established in November 2017, it is registered only to GoDaddy.com. The email promises

At the moment (2/11/18), the only article on the newly launched journal's website is "Evolving of Selected Integrated Reporting Capitals among Listed Bahraini Banks." There is a named editor and editorial board (mostly assistant professors). The email promises "very fast, highly rigorous" peer-review -- "it takes just three weeks."

Email
  • From: Call for papers [editor@joaaabr.com]
    Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:58 AM
    Subject: Call for paper
    Dear Colleague, Journal of Accounting and Applied Business Research (JOAAABR) publishes research in accounting, finance and management with a special emphasis given to the interaction between these areas of research in an international context and in either the private or public sectors. Aiming to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers and professionals who are conducting research, the journal covers issues arising in ... Management, Marketing, Finance, Other. ...
    We kindly use this opportunity to welcome and invite you to submit your manuscript(s) for publication in the March 2018 Edition, (Volume 1, Number 1) and request that you disseminate these information to Fellow Colleagues, Scholars, and Researchers. Our peer-review is very fast, highly rigorous and it takes just three weeks, and authors are carried along adequately in all the publication processes. Submission must be well researched, informed and demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature, concept and theoretical perspective in the study. Following acceptance, a paper will be published in the issue of that month. ...
    Note: there is no submission or publication fee.
    Best regards,
    Editor of JOAAABR, Al-Nahda Publishing House, Palestine, joaaabr@hotmail.com, editor@joaaabr.com

Thursday, February 8, 2018

OAHost and Collaborative Conferences (CC)

Having been spammed by General Secretary Mavis Ma about a "Collaborative Conference" managed by OAHost, I looked for more information. The Collaborative Conferences website (http://2conf.org/Europe/, 2/8/18) explains that
The Collaborative Conferences (CC) is a series of seminars held to gather scientists, intellectuals and researchers of a same study field from across the world to communicate, share and exchange their knowledge or new findings on a given topic.
"OAHOST [is] a conference management platform by scientists and for scientists." No addresses are provided, but the domain 2conf.org is registered to
Zhiming Wang
OAHOST, 1550 Fort Bend Road #3001, Katy, Texas 77494
Phone: +1.8322601660
Email: zhmwang@gmail.com
So are the Collaborative Conferences domain names bmeeting.org, cc3l.org, ccmst.org, emnfall.org, enmeeting.org, icssci.org, mathmeeting.org, and phmeeting.org (although the registered email addresses is emngeneral@outlook.com). The address is for a luxury apartment in the Grand Villas Apartments.
Email
  • From: Mavis Ma [emnconference@hotmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:42 AM
    Subject: Invited Speaker: 2018 The Collaborative Conference on Probability Theory and Statistics and Annual Series Schedule
    Dear Dr. Kaye,
    On behalf of the conference committees, we would like to invite you to give an invited talk for Collaborative Conference on Probability Theory and Statistics which will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from May 7 to 11, 2018. For detailed information, please visit: http://mathmeeting.org/dubrovnik/ The Collaborative Conference on Probability Theory and Statistics (CCPTS Dubrovnik) aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Probability Theory and Statistics. Please let me know if you are willing to join in this meeting to deliver an invited talk? If you could accept our invitation please tell me a tentative title of your presentation so that we can update the list accordingly.
    As a conference management platform by scientists and for scientists, OAHOST has been well known by its EMN conference series and collaborative conferences. With this email we are announcing the schedule of Mathematics series 2018 at: http://mathmeeting.org/ We are sure that your contribution can add an important dimension to the topics of this conference and looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    Best regards,
    Mavis Ma, General Secretary 2018 Mathematics Series
    More Contact: mavismawei

Friday, December 15, 2017

Another OMICS Conference in Disguise: Psychotherapy 2018

Today's email shows OMICS hiding its conference spam behind other names.
From: Psychotherapy 2018 <psychotherapy@symposiamail.com> ← The symposiamail.com domain is registered to none other than Srinubabu Gedel, OMICS Group, 1-90/1 Plot No. 20 & 21, Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500081, India, +91.404748228, bhaskara_n@omicsgroup.org
Dec 15 at 4:28 AM
Hope you are doing well
On the behalf of Psychotherapy 2018 Organising Committee, we would like to solicit your gracious presence at the upcoming International Conference on Psychotherapy and Psychological Disorders which is going to be held in Toronto, Canada on July 11-12, 2018
We are expecting a packed room, containing some of the most prominent personalities and are eager to end the conference with a panel that summarizes what was new at the conference and points to the future.
We are assured that you will be able to act as a member of organising committee and your experience and comments will really add an important dimension to the event.
Participation benefits:
All accepted abstracts for this Congress will be published in the International Journals
Each abstract will be labelled with a DOI provided by Cross Ref
Profiles created in Google under your name will attract worldwide acknowledgment to your research profile
All presentations will be updated in YouTube channel and will be distributed worldwide ← Sometimes I think the Internet and email should not be free. :-)
... International Organizing Committee Members Certification Handbook & conference Kit
Registrants will get 75% abatement on manuscript publication ← Manuscript publication where?
We eagerly await your positive response to accept this invitation for the conference.
For more details, please visit the link: https://goo.gl/AMZ8rm ← The full url is https://psychotherapy.psychologysummit.com/. The webpage opens with an audio clip praising the conference in British accented English. The page identifies itself as coming from "Conferenceseries Ltd: World’s leading Event Organizer." Conference Series Ltd (also Conference Series LLC and conferenceseries.com) seems to be a creation by which OMICS advertises conferences without mentioning that they are OMICS events.
... Please do not hesitate to contact or mail us for any further assistance. We appreciate your suggestions and look forward to hear from you.
Best regards, Carmen Belmonte, Program Director, Psychotherapy 2018, One Commerce Center-1201, Orange St. #600, Wilmington, Zip 19899, Delaware, USA ← This address is available to companies regardless of their physical location (for a fee).
02 508 5200 Ext 8002, psychotherapy@americaconferences.org ←The domain americaconferences.org is registered to the disguised OMICS company, Insight Medical Publishing, which uses the same forwarding address in America.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Science Publishing Group (SciencePG)

Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) is an egregious predatory publisher and is allied with the notorious OMICS International.
Email
  • From: Jaquelin
    Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017, 1:30:54 PM EST
    Subject: Submit Your Article and Join the Conference as Keynote Speaker
    Dear Sir or Madam,
    2017 3rd International Conference on Economics, Management and Social Sciences (http://www.icemss.com) will be held at Hangzhou, China during Dec. 11-12, 2017. Now, we sincerely invite scholars and specialists to join us as keynote speakers or submit your valuable papers from all around the world. ...
    Apply Now Contribute Your Research Papers
    Once your papers are accepted, they will be published online in the cooperating journals. Both Abstract and Full Paper are acceptable in the conference, original and unpublished papers are warmly welcomed. Website: icemss.com, Hangzhou, China, Dec. 11-12, 2017, [The email does not admit to being from SciencePG, but following some links led there.]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

PEC College's IEEE-EECCMC Spam: "The integrity and security of this message cannot be guaranteed"

The email from "PEC College" may be spam for a real conference. PEC stands for Priyadarshini Engineering College, so PEC College is a name in the style of Joseph Heller's Major Major. The college is "Permanently Affiliated to Anna University." A publication gives some history:
With the sole aim that the accomplishment of the Vision and Mission of the Trust does not get shattered, the matter was referred to the Honorable High Court of Madras for scheming. The Honorable High Court of Madras appointed Retired Justice V.Rengasamy as the Receiver of the Trust in the year 2004 which appointment was confirmed by the Honorable Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. Right from that time Honorable Justice V.Rengasamy with his efficient leadership, guidance and impeccable integrity is administering Priyadarshini Engineering College faithfully following the Vision and Mission of Jai Barath Charitable Trust in letter and spirit and has raised the college to greater heights.
He took initiative to establish palatial buildings and ,,, our labs are deficient free ... .
The advertised conference has no speakers (as of 11/14/17), but it has a committee whose "Chief Patron" is "Honorable Justice V. Rengasamy Administrator, Jai Bharath Charitable Trust."
Email
From: Sanmitha K [bpl8@icrtest.org]
Sent: Tue 11/14/2017 1:49 AM
Subject: [blank]
Esteemed-Professor/Scholar,
An IEEE-EECCMC conference is organized by P.E.C College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India during Jan. 28th & 29th of 2018. We are inviting you to participate or contribute your valuable research works in our prestigious conference. Online presentation facility is also provided to authors who are unable to reach the college. The papers which are accepted will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital library. The last date of paper submission has been extended to 16th Nov. 2017.
Further details at: http://tiny.cc/7c7voy
Disclaimer:   The information contained in this email is confidential and may contain proprietary and/or personal information. No warranty is given that this email is free of viruses. The integrity and security of this message cannot be guaranteed on the Internet. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Allied Academies Is "Promoting Scientific Temperament" with "An Unforgettable Experience in Exploring New Fortuity"

Allied Academies presents itself (11/1/17) as "an established and reputed publisher which started publishing in the year 1994. Initially the focus of the group was to organize conferences and publish articles in the realm of Business and Management, with time the publisher expanded the subject scope and presently focusing on other subject areas." An AA conference website, however, advertises fewer "years of excellence [20] in international meetings."

The conference organizers who solicited me on the basis of my nonexistent "eminence in the diabetes" "are overwhelmed to announce '26th International Conference on Clinical Diabetes' (Clinical Diabetes 2017) as a continuum of our previous successful conference." I too am overwhelmed, especially since the "About Conference" page promises "free communication sessions" and "Fresh New Talent from across the Globe in Health Industry gather[ing] in this world congress." It adds that "Allied Academic Publication is an amalgamation of several esteemed academic and scientific associations known for promoting scientific temperament."

The amalgam's email uses a London address (85 Great Portland St, Marylebone) supplied by a virtual office company. AA is part of the notorious OMICS group, as reflected in the wording of its emails and webpages.
Email
  • From: Clinical Diabetes 2017 [mailto:clinicaldiabetes@alliedevent.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:14 AM
    Subject: Re : Last Chance to attend Clinical Diabetes 2017
    Twenty Sixth International Conference on Clinical Diabetes, December 14-15, 2017 Rome, Italy, Diabetes Management address improvements in Current Therapeutics

    Dear Colleague, With reference to our previous mail that we have sent few days ago to know your participation. We just want to follow-up on an email to know your interest of attending our conference. ...
    Sincerely, Kate Evans, Conference Director | Clinical Diabetes 2017, E-mail: diabetes@alliedconferences.org.
    The purpose of this email is to welcome you to our upcoming Twenty Sixth International Conference on Clinical Diabetes (Clinical Diabetes 2017) happening during December 14-15, 2017 at Rome, Italy. Call for abstracts and speaking fortuity are open across the diverse topics in Diabetes. Our congress is a leading forum for Diabetologists, Researchers, Endocrinology Scientists, Endocrinologists, Elite Professors and Students provides the ideal environment to disseminate and gain current knowledge in the areas of Diabetes.
    The main theme of the conference is Diabetes Management address improvements in Current Therapeutics which covers a wide range of critically important sessions from basic research to innovations in the areas of Clinical Diabetes. ... The Clinical Diabetes 2017 Committee is pleased to announce that they are currently accepting proposals for Symposia and Workshops on the above given topics. All proposals must be submitted to diabetes@alliedconferences.org We are very confident that we will definitely offer you an unforgettable experience in exploring new fortuity. ...
    Regards, Kate Evans, Conference Director | Clinical Diabetes 2017, 85 Great Portland St, Marylebone, London W1W 7LT, UK, E-mail: diabetes@alliedconferences.org
    Disclaimer: This is not a marketing message, and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the diabetes. ....
  • Identical Email identical to the above sent Friday, September 15, 2017 12:21 AM with the subject line "Gentle Reminder-Guest Speaker for Clinical Diabetes at Rome, Italy"
  • From: Advanced Nano 2017 [mailto:advancednanotechnology@alliedevent.org]
    Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 3:30 AM
    To: dhk3@psu.edu
    Subject: Gentle Reminder : Book mark your dates for Advanced Nano 2017
    Dear Colleague, We contacted you by email earlier, since we have not yet received a response from you regarding submission of abstract and your participation as a speaker, we are taking the liberty of re-sending this mail as we are aware that you may be engaged in other activities or my E-mail may not have successfully reached you. Meet 300+ Speakers @ http://nanotechnology.alliedacademies.com/
    Sincerely, Sophia Anne, Program Manager, Advanced Nano 2017
    We take great pleasure in inviting you to the "20th International conference on Advanced Nanotechnology". The conference is being held at Amsterdam, Netherlands from September 11 to September 12 2017. ... [B]randing and marketing opportunities ... are planned for these two days. ... The global market for nanotechnology products was valued at $22.9 billion in 2013 and increased to about $26 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach about $64.2 billion by 2019; a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.8% from 2014 to 2019. ... Submit your speaker presentation/Poster presentation ... Your presence at this conference is important to us. We look forward to seeing you there.
    Sincerely, Sophia Anne, Program Manager, Advanced Nanotechnology Conference, Allied Academies Meetings Ph.: +1 (828) 214 3944, Customer Service: +1 (888) 843 8169
    Email: advancenano@alliedconferences.org

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Institute for Peace and Dialogue: "a stage to engage"

The Institute for Peace and Dialogue presents itself as a Swiss non-profit organization. Its domain name is registered to Elmas Hueseynli, Apostelgasse 17/20, AT-1030 Wien, Austria, and the technical contact is World4You Internet Services GmbH, Gerald Auer, Hafenstrasse 47-51, AT-4020 Linz, Austria.
Email
  • From: Fakhrinur Huseynli <fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch>
    Date: 9/17/2017
    Re: Switzerland, 2nd ZurichEduCaExpo 14-15 March 2018, Call for Exhibitors
    Dear representatives of universities, state institutions, companies and respected institutions,
    It is our immense pleasure to invite you to ZurichEduCaExpo 2018, 2nd International Education and Career Exhibition, which will be held in Zurich, Switzerland during 14-15 March 2018.
    With ZurichEduCaExpo 2018 – 2nd International Education and Career Exhibition, IPD primarily strives to provide educational, governmental & non governmental institutions as well as companies and recruitment agencies worldwide a stage to engage with their targeted audiences, promote their bespoke and tailored programs and ultimately enable visitors to gain first-hand insights on excellent academic and career opportunities offered by a broad range of exhibitors. The two-day fair is aimed to help a wide audience including school-leavers, undergraduate & graduate level students, domestic & international degree seeking students and job-seekers to take crucial decisions on their future study and career paths. The event heralds the platform for those, who are prone to gain exposure to new perspectives in the areas of education and career progression. Whether you’re inclined to pursue a new domestic opportunity or give your career a boost via securing an overseas job, ZurichEduCaExpo is a perfect platform to deal with your study and career aspirations in the ultimate way. ...
    Early bird fee for participation at the exhibition is EUR 1800 (deadline for payment is 15th November 2017). Standard fee for participation at the exhibition is EUR 2200 (deadline for payment is 22nd December 2017).
    ... ZurichEduCaExpo 2018 event will provide all the exhibitors with following services under paid fee:
    - Exhibition space for the each exhibitor constituting 3 sqm.
    - Invitation for participation of 2 exhibitor representatives
    - All day snack buffet during the expo (nespresso coffee, ronnefeldt tea, different juices, fruit platter, chocolate, shakes, sweet & salty components)
    - Basic fair equipment (1 table, 2 chairs, name badges)
    - 2 bottles 1 litre still water per day ...
    Exhibition Location:The exhibition venue is Novotel Zurich City-West Hotel. Once the confirmation letter from IPD is received, please feel free to contact the hotel for booking the accommodation. The total space of the exhibition hall is 270sqm. ...  More information about the upcoming event can be found under the following link: http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/ZurichEduCaExpo-2018/ ...
    Your ZurichEduCaExpo Team Contact persons:  Mrs. Fidan Alakbarli, Mr. Rovshan Mammadov, Mr. Fakhrinur Huseynli
Address: Hegenheimerstrasse 175, 4055 Basel, Switzerland
Contact eMail: zuricheducaexpo@ipdinstitute.ch
Tel: +41764316170
www.ipdinstitute.ch