The emails came often enough for Thomas L. Traynor to save a generic response on his computer: Dear _______, your suspicions are correct. The journal to which you’ve submitted is a fraud.
The practices of illegitimate publishers never cease to amaze and can seem impossible to deal with, especially when experienced researchers have to establish their own website to set the record straight.
But Traynor and other supposed board members contacted by The Chronicle said they’ve never been associated with the publication, nor did they grant it permission to use their names. A few have spent years attempting and failing to correct it. All the while, emails have trickled in to their inboxes from disgruntled submitters of papers, asking where their money went or why the edits were so paltry.
Also see the purported Editor-in-Chief of the predatory journal created a website: