[seqfan] Re: So-called "junk" journals

Joerg Arndt arndt at jjj.de
Thu Mar 29 17:45:04 CEST 2018

This is about

  Andrei-Lucian Drăgoi, <a
  href="https://doi.org/10.9734/JAMCS/2017/36895">The "Vertical"
  Generalization of the Binary Goldbach's Conjecture as Applied on
  "Iterative" Primes with (Recursive) Prime Indexes (i-primeths)</a>, in
  Journal of Advances in Mathematics and Computer Science (2017),
  Vol. 25, No. 2, pp 1-32, Article no.JAMCS.36895.

(removed from https://oeis.org/A006450 )

The problem is not only the Journal (which really is on
the arse end of the range), but also the quality of
that article: it would fit perfectly on vixra.org
(see the bibliography for the corresponding non-surprise).

I also do not quite buy the "poor country" argument:
scam Journals like the one above charge for publication,
good Journals do not.  For the paper in question, the
Journal of Integer Sequences would have been a natural
venue (though I'd be surprised if it had accepted the
paper, at the very least in the present form).

Best regards,   jj

* Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com> [Mar 29. 2018 17:16]:
> I don't fully agree with rejecting links to journal articles just
> because the journal is on someone's list of junk journals.
> It should depend on the article, not on the name of the journal.
> For example, there are mathematicians working in third-world countries
> who have difficulty getting their work published in the West.
> If you live in a small African country, say, your only chance of getting
> published might be in one of the lesser journals.
> About adding references to these articles from OEIS entries,
> one should take into consideration how many other references or links the
> sequence has.
> For a sequence with only one or two references, a reference even to a
> lesser journal may be helpful
> to someone who wants to find out more about the sequence.
> About adding these articles to the list of Works that Cite the OEIS,
> the answer is Yes, this counts as a citation. (That is clearly stated in
> the  top "Citations" page.)
> Best regards
> Neil
> Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
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