Is Sciencedomain International A Scam? – How much is this allegation true?

It has been noted that many academicians from world famous universities like Harvard, Columbia University, Cambridge, University of Chicago, Yale University, University of Göttingen, etc have published their valuable papers with Sciencedomain journals. Please see gere for some proof (http://www.sciencedomain.org/page.php?id=author-profiles). Most probably these academicians have trusted Sciencedomain International due to transparent policies that include the standards of peer review process (Advanced Open Peer review), good indexing coverage, high editorial benchmarks, and many more. One must go through the terms and conditions of submission and publication policies in order to have a clear idea about the working style of this publisher. This publisher has always focused on providing readers with relevant information without any hassle.

As per a report (Link) of one of the world’s most famous journal (Science), one of the journal of Sciencedomain (British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research) passed a stringent test of quality of Peer review by rejecting a fake article (Link1, Link2, Link3). This is a verifiable proof of the dedication and hard-work of the peer reviewers and editors to maintain the high standard of journals. It was reported that out of total 304 journals, only 20 journals rejected the fake article after substantial peer review. Sciencedomain’s journal was among these few successful journals along with industry leaders like PLoS One, Hindawi, etc. It is imperative that the result of this experiment also proved the efficacy of transparent Advanced OPEN peer review and ‘post publication’ peer review system.

All these examples clearly stand against the working principle of some predatory publishers, who don’t provide any peer review service and don’t provide the basic services of a standard scholarly publisher.

Reference: Who’s Afraid of Peer Review? Science, 2013: Vol. 342 no. 6154 pp. 60-65, DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6154.60