[MARMAM] Warning: predatory publishing scam

Sonja Kromann - NOAA Federal sonja.kromann at noaa.gov
Thu Jul 12 10:07:52 PDT 2018

To follow up with the Monday, July 9 post from Phil Clapham regarding
Syrawood Publishing and the book of republished *PLoS One*  articles
entitled *An Integrated Study of Marine Mammals*, please be on the lookout
for similar publications from these other publishers:

Syrawood Publishing https://www.syrawoodpublishinghouse.com
Callisto Reference https://callistoreference.com/homes
Foster Academics https://fosteracademics.com/homes/contact
Clanry International https://clanryeinternational.com/homes/contact

These and three others are registered under same IP address, have identical
contact information and formatting.  Other books located include
republished articles from *FASEB Journal* and the *International Journal of
Oceanography *among others.

Another similar book containing republished articles on marine mammals is:

Creed, Roger, editor. 2015. *Advanced Study of Marine Mammals. *Callisto
Reference. ISBN: 9781632390295

*Description:* An advanced study of marine mammals has been provided in
this profound book. The specialized features of marine mammals in
comparison with their terrestrial counterparts, the environment in which
they live, and the effect of humans on them throughout history and in the
present day scenario have all given a distinctive dimension to research on
these creatures. Therefore, several researchers have undertaken unique
approaches for their study. The aim of this book is to provide an overview
on the diversity of approaches and viewpoints along with providing useful
information on marine mammalogy. Given the growing concerns about issues of
anthropogenic factors affecting these animals, it is apparent that a major
part of this book deals with this issue.

On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 10:44 AM, Phillip Clapham - NOAA Federal <
phillip.clapham at noaa.gov> wrote:

> A colleague alerted me to this today... a predatory publisher has taken
> original articles from PLoS One, stripped the citations, and packaged them
> in a book entitled "An Integrated Study Of Marine Mammals".  Consequently,
> it looks like the citation for these papers is this fraudulent book.  The
> authors (at least the ones I know) were not contacted nor did they give
> permission.  The book is for sale at $107 a copy on Amazon (who I've
> contacted to make them aware of the issue); the publisher itself is
> charging $150 a copy.  Here's the publisher link... as you can see, they do
> this a lot:
> https://www.syrawoodpublishinghouse.com/homes/books_
> description?book_id=2128
> The "editor" of this volume appears to be completely fictitious.
> Below is a listing of first authors and subjects from the 20 chapters of
> this book... if you've published in PLoS One lately, and you recognize the
> first authorship, there's a good chance you're in here.
> Benoit-Bird: pelagic ecosystems
> Meager: marine mammal mortality
> Christensen: Recovery trends
> Sterling: fur seal migration
> Gowan: right whales
> Baker: Predator-prey interactions
> Braulik: Indus dolphin
> Carroll: right whales and whaling
> Double: Pygmy blue whales
> Matthews: right whale monitoring
> Apprill: humpback whale bacteria
> Amaral: Clymene dolphin
> McMahon: elephant seals
> Schorr: Ziphius diving
> Wilson: harbor seal foraging
> Silva: Bayesian state-space models
> Deng: sonar systems and marine mammals
> Aguilar: Nitrogen stable isotopes
> Peterson: PCB concentrations
> Maniscalco: Steller sea lion natality
> On a related and more humorous note, my dog recently succeeded in
> publishing a paper in a predatory journal, co-authored with another dog and
> a chicken:
> A. Wünderlandt, O. Doll and G. Usalida.  2018.  Solicitation of patient
> consent for bilateral orchiectomy in male canids: Time to rethink the
> obligatory paradigm.  *Examines in Marine Biology and Oceanography* 2(1):
> 1-2,  doi:10.31031/EIMBO.2018.02.000528.
> Reprint available on request...!
> --
> Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D.
> Leader, Cetacean Assessment and Ecology Program
> Marine Mammal Laboratory
> Alaska Fisheries Science Center
> 7600 Sand Point Way NE
> Seattle, WA 98115, USA
> tel 206 526 4037
> email phillip.clapham at noaa.gov
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