Thursday, April 27, 2017

Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP)

SCIRP is a questionable publisher that uses conferences (mostly in China) to supply articles. For example, the website (4/27/17) for the Fifth International Conference on Catalysis explains that "This Conference will cover issues on Catalysis." That's good to know. It also states that
It dedicates to creating a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods. ICC 2017 is held by Engineering Information Institute, sponsored by Scientific Research Publishing and The 1000 Think Tank. This Conference will cover issues and advances on Catalysis. Guilin, 'East or west, Guilin landscape is best!'
The Engineering Information Institute is another (or the same?) Chinese conference organizer. Scientific Research Publishing = SCIRP. The 1000 Think Tank is another Chinese organization. If you can read Mandarin, the About Us page should tell you more.
4/21/17 (from Dear Colleagues, ICC 2017 will be held from August 23 to 25, 2017 in Guilin, China. This Conference will cover issues on Catalysis. [Given that this is the 5th International Conference on Catalysis, one would think so.] It will bring together researchers, engineers, technicians and academicians from all over the world, and we cordially invite you to take this opportunity to join us for academic exchange and visit the city of Guilin. ... All the accepted papers will be published by "Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering" (ISSN: 2327-6045), a peer-reviewed open access journal that can ensure the widest dissemination of your published work. ... Thank you very much for your attention and best regards, Organizing Committee

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