A question about Advanced Research Journals

The post: Invitation for research paper (by Rajesh, The Scientist Community, May 5, 2009) provides information about Advanced Research Journals. The first sentence of the post:

Advanced Research Journals is one of the international publishers for Open Access journals devoted to various disciplines in science and technology.

There are links to individual journals on the left frame of the webpage. Of these, only the first three links are active at present, those to: International Journal of Drug Delivery, International Journal of Phytomedicine and International Journal of Cancer Science. To date, there have been no issues of any of these journals.

The home page of the journal provides no information about the publisher of these journals. However, when I clicked today on the logo in the upper left corner of the page, I was taken to Elsevier’s ScienceDirect.

Question: Why this link? I could not find any of the Advanced Research Journals in ScienceDirect. A Google search didn’t provide any further information about these journals.

In view of recent reports, such as this one in The Scientist (May 7, 2009; free registration required) about sponsored journals published by Elsevier, it would be of interest to find out whether or not Advanced Research Journals is sponsored by Elsevier.

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3 Comments »

  1. Jim Till said

    Of course, it’s possible that Advanced Research Journals is simply an amateurish startup OA publisher.

  2. Jim Till said

    When I checked this morning (May 22), clicking on the logo in the upper left corner of the Advanced Research Journals webpage no longer provides a link to Elsevier’s ScienceDirect.

  3. Jim Till said

    For more about Elsevier’s sponsored journals, see: Merck Makes Phony Peer-Review Journal, Summer Johnson, blog.bioethics.net, May 1, 2009 and Elsevier and Its Many “Advertorials”, Summer Johnson, blog.bioethics.net, May 11, 2009.

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