More distressing news was at http://scholarlyoa.com/2015/04/28/more-junk-journals-from-a-bogus-research-center/
This "American Review" has no named editor and a putative editorial board whose members are in Bulgaria, Russia, Kuwait, the Philippines, and Nigeria.
Editor: Prof. Dr. Billy J. Long, is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Ferrum College. According to the journal's website, "He has published dozens of scholarly articles in corrections, policing, theory, and on myriad other topics such as illegal immigration, prostitution, and AIDS in prisons." Some of these are in other journals of ill repute. See Billy Long, Sensitizing Undergraduate Students to the Nature of White Privilege: A Guide for College Teaching, 3 Int'l J. Humanities & Social Sci. No. 14 (2013).
Editorial board: One other member of the editorial board of this "American Research Institute" journal is with a school in the US (Southeast Missouri State University). The others are in Poland, Spain, Turkey, Malaysia, Kenya, South Africa, and Iran (7/4/16, 12/17/17).
- 2/27/16, 7/4/16, 10/9/16, 2/9/17, 4/15/17: Call for papers: ... Journal of Law and Criminal Justice is a refereed international journal that seeks to publish high quality research papers in the areas of socio-legal studies and the psychology of law, criminology and social justice studies. ... Regards, Professor Dr. Billy Long, Ferrum College, USA. Editor-in-Chief
(The e-mail of 2/7/16 came from firstname.lastname@example.org; on 7/4/16, the sender was email@example.com; on 2/9/17, it was firstname.lastname@example.org; on 4/15/17, email@example.com. The submission deadlines are one month before publication, indicating remarkably prompt peer reviewer, or none to speak of.
- 12/7/16 From: Matthew Theuri [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Call for Papers
Dear Professor/Academician: Greetings! Please find the attached 'Call for Papers' for upcoming issues of ARIPD Journals. Submit your paper by December 31, 2016. Contact with the Executive Editor at email@example.com for further query. Best Regards, ARIPD Journals Team
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Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 3:28 AM
Subject: Call for Papers
Journal of Law and Criminal Justice is a refereed international journal that seeks to publish high quality research papers in the areas of socio-legal studies and the psychology of law, criminology and social justice studies. The Journal invites papers based on empirical research, theoretical analysis and debate, and policy analysis and critique. The journal is dedicated to presenting system-wide trends and problems on law, crime and justice throughout the world. It provides a forum for social scientists to report research findings for policy making with respect to crime and justice through innovative and advanced methodologies.
The journal is published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research throughout the world.
The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at email@example.com. Please indicate the name of the journal (Journal of Law and Criminal Justice) in the cover letter or simply put ‘Journal of Law and Criminal Justice ’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail.
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Each paper published in Journal of Law and Criminal Justice is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper.
JLCJ is inviting papers for Vol. 6, No. 1. The online publication date is June 30, 2018. Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018.
For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Dr. Billy Long, Ferrum College, USA, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law and Criminal Justice, Website: www.jlcjnet.com