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There are various journals those are fake. But some journals are working as clone which is a huge fraudulent act. For example, tojqi.net is a fake/clone of Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry. First, they publish and snatch fees. Later, if you ask them to retract your paper, they behave awkward.
If you have like this please share your experience...?
Note: I have all proofs of my claim
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That is indeed the whole point. Hijackers (basically criminals) steal all sorts of info from the legit version, including the ISSN. See for a great recent resource about hijacked journals: https://retractionwatch.com/2022/05/29/want-to-know-whether-that-journal-is-scamming-you-introducing-the-retraction-watch-hijacked-journal-checker/
The journal here is for sure fake and shows characteristics of a hijacked journal. I will repeat (part of) my reply (March 19th 2022) I posted here https://www.researchgate.net/post/New_very_misleading_type_of_scam_Anyone_with_recent_examples :
“Yes, it is a mess. If you are right and the journal is having a new owner (ownership obtained in a legal way), then they for sure act like a hijacked one. If I look at the latest issue Vol. 13 No. 1 (2022) I see no Turkish authors anymore and numerous papers fully out of the scope of the journal (educational and social sciences) with titles like:
-A comparative study of haemodynamic effects of propofol and etomidate used as induction agent in general anaesthesia
-Incidence and Risk Factors of Inguinal Hernia in a Kashmiri Population
-Water for Life: Commodification, Consumption and Environmental Challenges in India
In Vol. 12 No. 10 (2021) you find titles like:
-Design and Implementation of Automated Diabetic Retinopathy Using Improved CNN
-Experimentation on the sub-cooling, superheating effect, and performance of a low-cost refrigeration system using R1270 as a refrigerant
Etc. etc.
Vol. 12 No. 2 (2021) is the last issue where there are some Turkish researchers with a DOI, proper accepted and received info and (almost) exclusively Turkish authors. What is see is the following (in bold is what I would like to call fake):
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2020: 140-160 DOI: 10.17569/tojqi.639139
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2020: 161-167
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2020: 161-192 DOI: 10.17569/tojqi.618950 upto
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2020: 306-343 DOI: 10.17569/tojqi.605786
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) ISSN: 1309 –6591 Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2020: 344-351 and further
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI)Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2020: 344-367 DOI: 10.17569/tojqi.636526 upto
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2020:417-435 DOI: 10.17569/tojqi.641786
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2020: 436–448 and further
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) Volume 11, Issue 4, October2020: 436-457 DOI: 10.17569/tojqi.775926 upto
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) Volume 11, Issue 4, October 2020: 599-617 DOI: 10.17569/tojqi.767559
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) Volume 11, Issue 4, June, 2020: 618-624 and further
Etc. Etc.
The legit one is properly and nicely paged numbered in a normal and consistent fashion... with proper DOI, acceptance and received info etc.
So, the fraudster/hijacked version of this journal starts to ‘insert’ additional papers in issue 1, 2020. The legit journal was operational till volume 12, issue 2, 2021 and personally I think they ‘gave up’. If they sold their operation and the new owner is the legitimate owner of this journal, they act like a hijacked one: adding papers to an already existing volume, issue and paged nr. journal and pretend to be the original and legit journal (and exploiting the, at the time, Scopus indexing) is exactly what hijacked journals do. If you are a legit and genuine operating publisher, then this behaviour is violating all scientific standards”
So, I conclude that it is predatory for sure and there is a touch of hijacking behaviour to say the least, for sure it is now a journal to stay away from.
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I have a question that if I want to that tojqi.net is a fake journal before publication. I have published a paper, later, I observed that tojqi.net is a fake copy/clone journal of Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry which is Turkish.
Tell me how can we check before publication?
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I would like to become an editor of a board of some online journal, but I'm not really familiar with the process of hiring the editors. Could I send an application for example with an argumentation, or do the main editors usually contact the right people on their own? Maybe someone can help with the links where such positions are still open?
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You have to pass a selection process. Being a professor with a good university may help.
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I wish to get an article published, and I am looking for a good e-journal. Can you please recommend "International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)"??
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Be careful with this one. The journal “International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication (IJSRP)” is mentioned in the stand-alone journal version of the Beall’s list of potential predatory journals: https://beallslist.net/standalone-journals/This is a red flag. By itself not enough but there are more:
-Use of so-called misleading metrics like SJIF, see for more info: https://beallslist.net/misleading-metrics/
-No submission and acceptance info
-Papers do not seem to be findable in Google Scholar
Overall, I would not recommend this one.
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I have two publications one listed in the web of science master list " European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences " ISSN: 1805-3602 and Second " Journal of Managerial Sciences"
ISSN: 1992-4364, Listed on HEC Pakistan in Y category.
Need your advice and suggestions.
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The RG master list includes journals from 3 databases: WoS, SCOPUS, DOAJ
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I have a repository in SSRN library. I want to publish it in e-journal of Education in SSRN. The researchers who have contributed before may answer it.
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Hi Madhukar,
Have you read the FAQ's. The answer to your question might be there [ https://www.ssrn.com/index.cfm/en/ssrn-faq/ ] BW Matt
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Does anybody knows how long does it takes between the publication of a new paper (online, in the journal webpage...) and its appearance on Scopus? Thanks for your kind reply,
G. Montesanto
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Usually less than three weeks.
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Dear friends and colleagues,
a wide dissemination of science and knowledge is of utmost importance. Thus, Gruenwald Laboratories (www.g-labs.eu) is proud to launch a new, fully open access online journal in the field of plasma physics, the Journal for Technological and Space Plasmas.
Please visit us at: www.jtsp.eu
We are looking forward to recieve your submissions. The first issue will be published in June 2018.
with best regards
Dr. Johannes Gruenwald (editor-in-chief)
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Is this a paid journal ? what is the indexing and how much time it takes to publish one article ?
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Dear Colleagues,
I was again visited by an online journal unknown to me (https://www.techniumscience.com/).
I immediately checked them on the list of predatory journals, yet did not find them under their current name.
They offered me a chance to publish with them, also offering a discount to do so by paying 50 euros instead of 100. Do you think this is yet another predatory journal or a reliable, yet not free-of-charge one?
Best,
László
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Dear László,
This journal does not seem to be a "predatory one" (at the moment) however, it was launched recently (2019). It is indexed in DOAJ which quite prudent with accepting requests of inclusion. What is a bit suspicious that the publication time from submission is 2 weeks (according to the data in DOAJ) which IMHO prevents thorough peer review. Therefore I do not recommend to publish your results in this journal ; instead, choose an ISI or Scopus indexed journal. These journals have more weight in every science evaluation process in Hungary.
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Due to the fact that many profit oriented companies are not ready to pay the costs of publication download for their co-workers and (sadly) many governements just want good results form the researchers in their country without providing support for their universities and academic research institutions (and not only in poor countries) to have free access to major scientific databases, several scientits either use sci-hub or just cite papers that are freely available on the internet (legally or illegally). I am fully aware of the costs of high quality publishing (being a co-worker of an online journal) and of the fact that someone has to pay the costs: either the readers or the authors. (It is another question that scientific publication, as well as conference organization gradually became a dirty money collecting business). Nevertheless, my impression is that open access publications (I mean really peer reviewed, high quality open access journal, not the predatory ones) have some advantage, insofar as they are available for "poor" researcher, therefore sometimes are better cited. I have so statistics to support this opinion, it is just a feeling.
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very important point for discussion. Open Access refers to the removal of major obstacles to free accessing, sharing the outputs of scholarly research. I think
Open Access has the potential to save both publishers and research funders considerable amounts of financial resources, and can provide some economic benefits to traditionally subscription-based journals. The societal impact of Open Access is strong, in particular for advancing citizen science initiatives, and leveling the playing field for researchers in developing countries.
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How long do I need to wait to add a paper to RG or any public scholarly domain if I publish without OA? I kind of read something about an embargo period but wasn't clear how long. Could anyone please elaborate
Also if there a tradeoff between publishing in a printed journal and an only online journal?
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Embargo periods can change depending on the journal, whose "Instructions for Authors" may include a description of how the journal determines its embargo period. Most authors give some attention to journal impact factors when choosing a journal for submission. A good review of impact factors is available at http://mdanderson.libanswers.com/faq/26159. As the impact factor is based mainly on the average number of citations an article will enjoy depending on the journal, an article's appearance (or not) online is sort of baked in. As the article notes, not all peer-reviewed journals have impact factors, and impact factors say little about the scientific value of any specific article.
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I have been submitting an article to Else viewer journal, but the
Else viewer (optics online journal) show a massage "Under Editor Evaluation". What is the meaning of this message? How many days it takes to gives the decision about the paper?
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If you just submitted the paper, it likely means the editor is deciding whether the article is appropriate for this journal and the research is of high enough quality to send it out for review or to desk reject the paper.
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Seems normal
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F1000 is a different journal model: it publishes the manuscript online, and subsequently they are open for public, non-anonymous review. This is a significant departure from the standard publication model. I'm trying to figure out whether and how to use papers in the journal.
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Online publications are more flexible and then it is easier to deal with, and in some cases are difficult to control.
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Most of us have the experiences being invited to write or review a paper for a new online journal. It looks that it is generally much easier and quicker to publish on the new online journals. Do you think that we should focus on the well known academic journals only, or should distribute our publications in different journals for picking up different readers?
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Dear Jeff Wang , interesting question.
I totally agree with the opinion of Dr. Zouheir Maalej and I am doing the same to him. Online journal publication is important for the reason that it is highly accessible and free. I am the supporter of online journals with a reputable impact factor (ISI).
Good luck.
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In fact,reading the printed journals is the dying habit these days of electronic media.I want to know the future of printed journals in the field of accounting.
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The future of books is electronic... This also includes publications of journals. More prints journals are going electronic, while many others are halting the print vertion.. We have preference for redability, however, electronic copies give dynamic opportunities that print can not give. At the end, our perception of preferences and their distribution would determine whether or not any form of information (i.e. print and electronic) will last the test of time.
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I am interested to start new online Journal on "International Journal on Farm Power Machinery & Energy in Agriculture". Experts are requested to suggest the procedure for online starting for it..(like steps...)
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Dear Dr.Rajvir thanks for your recommendation
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The International Journal of Exploratory Health Research (IJEHR) aims to provide a platform for the double-blind peer-reviewed publication of original health research which is exploratory or innovative.
IJEHR offers a publication method which is fee-free, completely open-access, provides minted DOIs (for full published articles), and e-press (so is completely international and completely ethical from the start).
If you are interested in publishing peer-reviewed health-related conference abstracts, exploratory and innovative health research articles, please check out the expressions of interest on my profile.
We're also looking for an international editorial board ...
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Glad you think it's a good idea, Ali!
We are still in the founding stages .. We need to do two things (for 5 years in a row) before the journal earns an impact factor:
1. Commit to publishing a certain number of issues per year, at a certain time, of peer-reviewed original research;
2. Actually publish those issues, on time.
The way we are doing this is to call for existing health conferences with peer-review, to commit to publishing accepted abstracts in our journal as the first issue. Accepted presenters at those conferences will then be invited to publish full reports and to peer-review each others' work for a second issue. We are in negotiations, but have not confirmed any yet ...
So - if you know of a health-related conference that peer-reviews abstracts, please encourage their executive to contact me directly, to discuss the next step. I will send an Expression of Interest, so we can decide if it's a good fit.
Once we have our first conference, the website will go live, the conference-abstract-issue and the full-reports-issue will be published for 5 consecutive years, and we will earn our impact factor.
That will enable us to encourage special issues, and guest editors.
This is fee-free, e-press and open access. Completely. That means we need good-hearted people who will commit to a new journal with courage and faith in each other. This is not employment: this is contribution to our scientific community. I'm doing it for free, because I believe it's the right thing to do.
I realise that doesn't answer your question ... but hopefully, one day, it will be a great international journal. It just isn't yet!
Take care
Mary-Claire
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I need help on what to do because my original work was copied and pasted under another name and it was even published in an online journal. I need advise please. I tried to check the identity of the author but I cant seem to find the person in social media.
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You probably need to contact the editor of the journal with evidence that you published the work earlier and proof of plagiarism. Contacting the author might not be necessary because they might as well ignore your emails. If need be, you may contact the institution the author claims to have conducted the research.
Side note: Using social media might the best way to get quick attention from the editors. I will suggest sharing the full reference of your paper here and the reference of the infringing paper.
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hello every one
my topic is:Professional Ethics in the New Media, Descriptive Analytic Practical study on a specimen of Electronic Newspapers and the communicator in Algeria.
Owing to this basis we can have the following problematic:
- What is the nature of the professional ethics that can govern information
practice within the electronic newspapers in general and that leads the Algerian
electronic journalism to be limited.
This requires the division of the problematic into many questions :
- What is the meaning of the information ethics for the Algerian electronic
journalists ?
- What are the measures and norms which are considered by the Algerian
electronic journalists ?
- What are the sources which the algerian journalist based himself on in the
building of the narative news ?
- To what exact is the variable of belonging to an information institution related
with the work of the journalist according to professional ethics ?
- How do journalistic types affect on the process of the acceptance of
professional ethics by the Algerian journalist ?
- What are the values that are contained in the information matter of the Algerian
electronic newspaper
thank you dears radhouane djeddi
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Any way thanks dear Rafael
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I'm trying to think through the notion of "authorship" in the context of amateur video produced with mobiles as an element of content that is nowadays a key ingredient of mainstream news reports.
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All that about 'citizen journalists' motivation is right - journalist values, grievance, being at the right place at the right time, add to that a genuine sense of duty..but I don't rule out that streak of the vain in all of us  as motivation for this new breed of journalists..this is not a scholarly observation. Rather, it's a personal experience from about 15 year's work in mainstream news media a s sports reporter and editor..there is something very personally thrilling and satisfying about seeing your work published, especially if it's quality work....
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For a literature review, I am searching for papers that research how freedom in the context of journalism is affected by self employed work of journalists / entrepreneurial journalism. Thanks for any hint!
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Hello Britta,
You might want to talk to granting agencies like the Aga Kahn Foundation that are providing freelance journalists with considerable money to "do journalism" around the world. One of my former students, now a full-time freelancer, won a sizeable grant from Aga Kahn to report in Kenya. A number of Foundations are funding excellent freelancers; perhaps you can get statistics from the Foundations, along with a sense of whether this type of reporting is making a difference. 
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Does anyone have experience in setting up a free online journal? The plan is to give undergrad students the opportunity to get published after a peer-reviewed process.
(1) What are the good practices?
(2) Which mistakes should we avoid?
(3) How much work/effort does it need to start the journal?
? I started this question earlier, but I cannot find it in my overview. Sorry for a double.
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Being right-brained;
medicine, reverse innovation
and developing economies
Ric (Eric) Lawes. MB BS FRCA MML
ANAESTHESIA NEWS
ISSN 0959-2962 No. 306
JANUARY 2013
May I refer you to this letter? The pertinent section is the last paragraph which identifies new technology as the potential solution to your quest. I would be very interested to hear how you progress. Good luck!