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I thought your readers might be interested to learn that the SBRG have revealed details of a new paper, Archaeoacoustics analysis and ceremonial customs in an ancient hypogeum, by Paolo Debertolis and Niccolò Bisconti.
The SBRG state that:
This scientific paper will be publish on the issue of October 2013 (Volume 3, Number 10) of the scientific journal Sociology Study, ISSN 2159-5526, USA.
I looked at the Sociology Study page (publisher: David Publishing Company), but thought that the subscription costs seemed rather high.
I also found this warningfrom the ISA, or International Sociological Association, concerning pay-to-publish invitations issued by the journal Sociology Study, (David Publishing Company). The ISA advises that:
Please be aware that this journal charges authors who submit papers large amounts of money.
The ISA warning page also includes links to another article, Bait-and-switch publishing: New face of academic fraud,by by Farooq Kperogi. Amongst other things, Kperogi states that:
In the proper protocols of academic journal publishing in Europe and North America, academics don’t pay a dime to have their articles published.
Hi Abacus, thanks for your interesting comments. It seems that this "David Publishing Company" has a very bad reputation, either of a scammer or of a "vanity publisher"; I found a number of links with a quick research:
and so on...
It seems that Prof. Debertolis has actually fallen victim to a scam - or that he was so eager to publish in an "academic" journal that he was ready to pay for it...