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

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 18:09:27 CEST 2018


OK, maybe you are in a very small country
with plenty of oil money. No chance of getting accepted
by that top journal.

Or maybe you are  sick of arguing with referees at the top journals, and
just want to
get your papers published.  You might well say to yourself,
it would be worth a couple of hundred dollars not
to have go through every point on the instruction sheet or the author's
checklist of that [top] journal.
Not to have to convert all the figures to eps format. And so on.

I've certainly felt that way myself!



Best regards
Neil

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
11 South Adelaide Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, USA.
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On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 11:45 AM, Joerg Arndt <arndt at jjj.de> wrote:

> 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.
> > 11 South Adelaide Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, USA.
> > Also Visiting Scientist, Math. Dept., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
> > Phone: 732 828 6098; home page: http://NeilSloane.com
> > Email: njasloane at gmail.com
> >
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