LISTED: Science Publishing Group

Science Publishing Group (website, also noticed by Dr Beall’s excellent site) is targeting “Dear [AUTHOR LIST]” directly lifted off publications with spam inviting the entire group to propose a special issue and be the lead guest editor. Which of them? 🙂

So we listed their sending IPs (disposable), their sending domains (likewise), and,,

3 thoughts on “LISTED: Science Publishing Group

  1. RocketScientist Post author

    They are spammers, which in our opinion is sufficient to make anyone disreputable.

    They will probably publish anything if you pay the fee, including if you sent them a copy of claiming it as your own.

    As of this writing, we list 58 domain names, most of them throwaway, as ‘[SCIENCEPG] something’. There are 42 IP address listings, four of them escalations of /24, for the same.

    See also and

  2. Federico Leva

    Another name they use is SciencePC and probably AASCIT.

    They currently send from Gmail thus:

    From: “J. SS”
    Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:24:28 +0800
    Subject: Dear …; Invite You to Become the Lead Guest Editor
    of Your Proposed Special Issue

    We are sincerely inviting scholars to propose special issues on hot and
    emerging topics within the scope of [AJIST]

    Initate Your Own Special Issue
    After reading your article … published in … intensively, we think
    that more in-depth researches can be conducted around this topic.
    Therefore, we are privileged to invite you to launch a special issue on a
    topic of your choice.


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