sharing a warning about a 'scholarly' scam

Jonathan Silk kauzeya at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 28 02:58:55 EST 2013


dear Colleagues,

I tried to copy my reply below to Indology from another email account, but
the settings of Indology let me post only from this account, so I copy it
here:

_______________________

To: "Journal of South Asian Studies" <jsas at escijournals.org>,<
south-asia2 at escijournals.net>
Cc: <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>


dear Sirs,

Since this is evidently nothing more than a money making operation designed
to extract profit from scholars, I manifestly refuse to be part of this
venture. Moreover, I will do my best to publicize this 'scam' to others in
the field who might not be aware of the 'business model' under which you
operate.

Jonathan Silk
(I wonder if you even know who I am, since your mail did not even bother to
contain a salutation by name, or for that matter any salutation at all)


-----Original Message-----
From: escijournals at gmail.com on behalf of Journal of South Asian Studies
Sent: Sun 1/27/2013 11:32 PM
To: south-asia2 at escijournals.net
Subject: Editorial Board Invitation - JSAS

*Request to serve on editorial/ review board of*

*JOURNAL OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES*

*
*

The purpose of this memorandum is to request you to serve on the Editorial/
Review Board of *Journal of South Asian Studies:  An Open Access
International Journal* for 2 years beginning February 15, 2013, and ending
February 14, 2015.


The particulars of the journal are as under:

Journal Name:           Journal of South Asian Studies

Journal Portfolio:      study area of modern South Asia pertaining to its
politics, history, literature, arts, cultural and social studies, economy
and security matters, and international affairs with linkage of immediate
Asian regions.

Publisher:                   eSci Journals Publishing (Intl.)

Journal Website:
*http://escijournals.net/JSAS*<https://webmail.vuw.leidenuniv.nl/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://escijournals.net/JSAS>

Publisher Website:
*www.eSciJournals.net<https://webmail.vuw.leidenuniv.nl/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.escijournals.net/>
*

*
*

Please send your consent along with your resume and online link to your
profile (if available) to *info at eSciJournals.net* <info at eSciJournals.net>
 or *jsas at escijournals.net* <jsas at escijournals.net>****



Journal of South Asian Studies is an open access peer-reviewed
international academic covering the study area of modern South Asia
pertaining to its politics, history, literature, arts, cultural and social
studies, economy and security matters, and international affairs with
linkage of immediate Asian regions. Articles on theoretical, comparative
studies and case studies, empirical analyses, commentaries and reviews
concerning the growing strategic significance of modern South Asian region
and its relevance with other Asian regions (Central Asia, Southeast Asia,
West Asia, and Middle East) are accepted for publication. Each issue of
South Asia gives an exclusive venue to “Young dynamic social scientists”,
graduate and post-graduate students, researchers, practitioners and general
readers interested in South Asian politics. A special issue of the journal
is published in the background of important events or developments or
happenings in South Asian region or with collaboration of any world
region/country according to its respective countries’ contexts.

As an editorial board member, I will expect you to encourage authors to
submit manuscripts for publication.  Although no minimum number of reviews
is suggested, I expect that there would be approximately 3-4 manuscripts to
review each year, which should take no more than 05-10 hours of your time.

 You will be expected to contribute to the quality of the journal, as well
as making suggestions about its contents and appearance. You will only be
required responding in electronic mail or by telephone regarding materials
sent to you to review. Any review that you perform would be anonymous to
the authors.



*Asifa Jahangir,*

*Managing Editor,*

*Journal of South Asian Studies*

*http://escijournals.net/JSAS<https://webmail.vuw.leidenuniv.nl/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://escijournals.net/JSAS>
*

-- 
J. Silk
Instituut Kern / Universiteit Leiden
Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, LIAS
Johan Huizinga Building, Room 1.37
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
The Netherlands
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