Is "Modern Scientific Press" legit?
July 27, 2012 1:01 PM Subscribe
Is "Modern Scientific Press" a legitimate peer-reviewed scientific publisher?
posted by u2604ab to science & nature (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Several months ago, one of the "Modern Scientific Press" family of journals invited me to join their editorial board for a journal that I had never heard of but whose title is broadly descriptive of the area in which the lab I direct does research. I.e., it's not 'nuts' that I would be on an editorial board of a journal with this name.
Out of curiosity, I looked more closely at this journal, and saw my name now listed on their editorial board. I did not accept their invitation to join the editorial board, but was trying to get more familiar with the journal so that I could decide if accepting this invitation was a good decision.
Now I wonder if this publisher is a scam-publisher or not. Google does not reveal anything along these lines. So is "Modern Scientific Press" a legitimate scientific publishing house, or not?