Fake Impact Factor Journals List

In this page we will provide the list of journals which says they are indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI and have Impact Factor. If you overcome this kind of journals just drop us an email about the journal and we will update the list here. Our email id is [email protected]

Few journals put the logo of thomson reuters and put a text like indexing, going to be indexed etc. So be careful while publishing the journal in these journals. Few journals says they have journal impact factor. This Journal Impact Factor is provided by GISI and not Thomson Reuters

We came across some journals refer to http://www.ourglocal.com to tell their journal have impact factor. Its not true. So research scholars beware of this issue while submitting the manuscript to the journal.

1. Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications (JEMAA)

website : http://www.scirp.org/Journal/AimScope.aspx?JournalID=29&utm_source=E&utm_medium=cpJEMAA1209&utm_campaign=aimScope

In this journal they have given the below message under this webpage http://www.scirp.org/Journal/Indexing.aspx?JournalID=29

There are 180 citations for articles published in JEMAA journal as of July, 2012 based on the statistics from Google Scholar. The Impact Factor(IF) is 1.15.

They also have mentioned that JEMAA has been tracked for Impact Factor by Thomson Reuters (ISI). The screenshot shows that the two articles is cited in a journal indexed in ISI. So it shows this journal article.

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2. Visit the list of journals at http://ciitresearch.org/journals.html

They themselves have calculated the impact factor and says in their website saying that “Impact Factor Calculated using the strict Thompson ISI impact factor methodology from indexing.”

None of their journals is indexed in ISI, SCI and don’t have impact factor.

3.  International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering™ (IJRTE)

They have mentioned in their call for papers email the below text.


So be careful while sending paper to this journal. Click the image which has the information. We got it in our mailbox.


4. International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering™ (IJSCE)

This journal also have mentioned their IF is 1.0 as the previous journal and we got it in call for papers email. Click the image below to see the proof.

Impact Factor of IJSCE is 1.0


5. International Journal of Emerging Science and Engineering (IJESE)

Another call for paper with same message.

Impact Factor of IJESE is 1.0


6. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research (ISSN 2229-5518)

This journal says they have Impact factor of 1.4. But it is FAKE. Beware of this journal. Click the image below to see it and the journal website is http://www.ijser.org/


If you click all the links provided by the journal editor leads to http://www.researchbible.org and shows alot of impact factor details of keywords which is fake.


International Journal of Advances in Pharmaceutical Research (IJAPR) is a peer reviewed monthly online journal which says in their website that the journal have impact factor of 0.524 and also indexed in SCOPUS Sciverse. But the journal Impact factor is FAKE and this journal is not indexed in SCOPUS. Beware of this journal before you publish your paper.

8. Fake Impact Factor IJSET and IJER

The two journals claim that their impact factors are 0.489 and 0.421. Beware of this journals before submitting the paper.

1. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology (Online, web : www.ijset.com)

Impact Factor : 0.489

ICV : 5.63

2. International Journal of Engineering Research (Print + online, web : www.ijer.in)

Impact Factor : 0.421

ICV : 5.49


9. Fake Impact Factor journal IJREAT

In their website they have give the Impact Factor is 1.479.  This journal have started its first Issue on Feb-March 2013 and got impact factor within 1 year. So research scholars beware of this journal before submitting your paper.

IJREAT Fake Impact Factor

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  1. Hello
    I would like to know the impact factor of two jpurnals
    Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
    Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology.
    Thank in you in advance

  2. hello everybody,
    be careful of archives de science journal which have more than website and all are fake, the impact factor is fake and the calculation of IF is fake and the problem the fees is very expensive and the review takes 5 day without any revision,
    all papers are accepted even the title in computer science and the body of paper in history make sure will accepted.

    i have test them is crazy journal

  3. hai
    i want to know the impact factor of following journals

    1. International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology
    2. International Journal of computer Trends and Technology
    3. International Journal of Research in Information Technology
    4. IAEME

  4. Dear Sir,

    I want to know about the impact factor of “International journal of scientific and engineering research”. They have mentioned in their website 1.4 impact factor. Is this true?

    Muhammad ALtaf Khan
    Phd Fellow Pakistan

  5. Respected Team,

    Could you please validate this site and let inform us, whether we can go and publish the paper in this journal.

    Please suggest and advise us.


  6. Please verify whether the impact factor of the following journals is true, which is notified by the publishers
    1. Indian Journal of Applied research
    2. International Journal of Scientific Research

  7. I want to know the impact factor of IJCSNS:International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security (ISSN:1738-7906)

  8. Hello
    Could you please let me know about ” Open Journal of Psychiatry (OJPSYCH)”
    ISSN Print: 2161-7325
    ISSN Online: 2161-7333

    Is it a fake journal?
    Thanks a lot

  9. I want to the quality of IJSER (www.ijser.org). Recently they accepted my thesis and asking $170 for it. They also claim IF of 1.7.

  10. i need information about this journal … is truely part of ISI Web of Knowledge:
    OJAppS has been tracked for Impact Factor by Thomson Reuters(ISI). Please click the follow link to see the screenshot.

    i will wait for your kind email

  11. Dear journal:
    I would like to know the impact factor of this journal:

    “International journal of scientific and research publications”.

  12. Q1: IJoART mentioned on their web, the impact factor as 0.4, is it true???
    Q2: Pls tell me, From which country IJoART Journal published??? (USA OR INDIA)??

  13. Dear Sir,pl let me know the impact factor of
    International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research. ISSN 2229-5518
    With regards

  14. I want to know the real impact factor for International Journal of Emerging Trends & Technology in Computer Science (IJETTCS) . website is http://www.ijettcs.org/ . Site showing impact factor for IJETTCS is ISRA Journal Impact Factor: 2.524

  15. hello I want to know the impact factor for International Journal of Emerging Trends & Technology in Computer Science (IJETTCS) . the website is http://www.ijettcs.org/ . this web site is showing the impact factor for IJETTCS is ISRA Journal Impact Factor: 2.524

  16. please I want to know the impact factors of the following journals and assist me crosscheck if they are real or fake

    1. Transnational journal of science and technology
    2. Sky journal of soil science and environmental management

  17. Sir ,
    I want to know the impact factor of International Journal of Computer Applications,(ISSN: 0975-8887).

  18. International Journal of
    Electrical Engineering &
    Technology (IJEET) has impact factor 5.866?? wow so great! totally fake impact factor …beware of this!

  19. IJEET is fake..i saw it whats a fake journal it is……the standard of papers are very poor….stop this fake IJEET journal.


  20. Dear Sir,
    the first journal you mentioned above i.e JEMAA presently show that “The impact factor is 0.26 based on the ISI Web of Knowledge.”
    Is this true? Is the journal original?
    Kindly give comments as I am preparing one paper for this journal.

  21. hi,let me know the impact factor of following Journal:-

    International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT)

    ISSN: 2278-0181

    ISO 3297:2007


  22. hi let me know the impact factor of :-

    International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT)

    ISSN: 2278-0181

    ISO 3297:2007


  23. I would like to know the impact factor of (IJCSNS): International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security (ISSN: 1738-7906)

  24. I want to know the real impact factor of IAEME international journal and of International Journal of Computer Engineering & Technology (IJCET). They claim it is 6 by GISI

  25. Dear Researchers
    Kindly go through the website of the journal and also cross check it thoroughly before publishing your paper. you should also consult with your teachers and friends.

  26. Hello I want to know the impact factor of IJSR, ISSN-2277-8179

    and pl. give the list of International Journals from India related to computer engg .

  27. Hello sir,
    PLEASE, May i know the reality of the impact factor of
    1- International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, (IJEAT).

    2- International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering (IJCSE).

    Kind Regards

  28. 1. EPH -(Environmental health perspectives) JOURNAL WHOSE IMPACT FACTOR IS 15

  29. Hello
    I would like to know the impact factor of two jpurnals
    Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
    Thank in you in advance

  30. A Predatory Librarian Jeffrey Beall: The crook, the felon, the criminal of the Academic Community.

    I recently made an inquiry to Jeffrey Beall (the Denver, USA librarian who runs a webpage where he slanders and insults about 500 publishing houses), whether he, Jeffrey Beall himself, has the ability to solve the simple math equation 5x+3 = 0.

    Jeffrey Beall replied to my first email, that he has never studied even the simplest form of Math. Meaning that he doesn’t know what “equation” means (he has never even seen equations like 5x+3 = 0, 3x*x + 7x -4 =0 etc), neither does he know what “Derivative” or “Integral” mean.

    Jeffrey Beall told me that he has a Bachelor in Spanish and English language. This of course didn’t stop him blacklisting hundreds of houses that publish Math, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Space Science etc Journals. That from a man who isn’t even able to solve the simple equation 5x+3 = 0, and who doesn’t know what Derivative or Integral mean.

    Recently, Jeffrey Beall included in his “black list” an old, big Academic Publishing House, with several, historic Journals in Math, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics (some of which have been indexed in ISI and SCOPUS), and that because, according to Jeffrey Beal, they had copied the… Maxwell Equations from a 2007 article.

    Obviously, since Jeffrey Beall doesn’t know how to solve the equation 5x+3 = 0, and since he doesn’t know what Derivative and Integral mean, he has zero knowledge when it comes to Electricity or Physics and has never seen the Maxwell Equations (not even in their most basic form).

    As expected from somebody who is entirely clueless regarding even elementary Math and Physics, he considered the Maxwell Equations found in the Journal to be plagiarized… from a 2007 paper.

    With a Bachelor in Spanish and English in his CV, Jeffrey Beall passes judgment even to Medicine, Biology, Chemistry etc Journals and articles, while he is fully aware that he’s never attended a University course on which nucleotides make up the DNA molecule, he’s never heard what enzyme, catalysis, proteins etc are, and if one asks him what pH is, he’ll be completely ignorant.

    However, in his bizarre blog, this person has declared himself a critic of everyone and everything. He blacklists publishing houses (many of which having journals and conferences indexed in ISI, SCOPUS, Compendex, ACM etc), he includes stand-alone journals in “black lists”, slanders Editors-in-Chief, Authors etc. Of course he does all that selectively, following a certain logic of his, which will be analyzed below.
    In a later email that I sent him, I asked him to comment on why he includes a small publishing house in his black list because “they copied Maxwell’s Equations from a 2007 paper” (poor Jeffrey Beall doesn’t know that Maxwell’s Equations are taught in Universities’ first year elementary physics), while at the same time he excludes IEEE, who have over 85 SCIgen machine-generated fake conference papers published and indexed.

    (See: A 2013 scientometrics paper demonstrated that at least 85 SCIgen machine-generated papers have been published by IEEE. The Paper has been published in Springer Verlag: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-012-0781-y
    Download the full paper from:
    He also didn’t respond to the question why he didn’t include Elsevier in his black list, who were revealed to have been publishing 6 Medical Journals between 2000 and 2005 with fake articles and studies, that were funded by pharmaceutical companies, in order to scientifically prove that their products were superior to their competitors’. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsevier

    In a third email I asked him where his moral and academic responsibility stands, since if due to him including some publishing houses in black lists, those houses reduce or cease their activity (due to his immoral slandering), hundreds of jobs will be lost and families will end up in the street. Naturally, despite my repeated emails, Jeffrey Beall never replied.

    There are also rumors on the internet that some publishing houses, like Hindawi and Elsevier, pay Jeffrey Beall on a yearly basis in order not to be included in his black list. This looks like heavy taxing that the publisher is asked to pay annually to Jeffrey Beall, and, as we’ll see below, part of this tax ends up in the Denver University funds.

    Actually, Hindawi was in Jeffrey Beall’s black list a year ago. Then, after negotiations, Jeffrey Beall placed them in a watching list (i.e. an “under observation” list), and eventually completely removed them.

    Just like Jeffrey Beall himself mentioned in his blog, Hindawi’s people visited him in Denver and offered him “explanations”. After that, Jeffrey Beall gradually removed Hindawi from his black list.
    Why, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, did you agree to meet with Hindawi’s representatives in your office in Denver, when Hindawi was black listed? What did you talk about, Mr. Jeffrey Beall? Hindawi, as mentioned on their website, has an annual turnover of $6 million.

    Couldn’t they use part of that money to pay off Jeffrey Beall?

    Furthermore, in his blog, Jeffrey Beall has posted a photo of Hindawi’s headquarters, which he calls “House of Spam”. So, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, why isn’t Hindawi in your black list, when among your fundamental black listing reasons, like you mention in your blog, is spam?

    Having read all that, you can draw your own conclusions on who Jeffrey Beall is and what his real motives behind his publishing house and scientific organization black listing blog are. Houses and Organizations that Jeffrey Beall calls “Predatory Publishers”.

    Maybe it’s time to talk about Predatory Librarians, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. About librarians who target Open Access Journals, especially because the open, online PDF policy deprives librarians (like Jeffrey Beall) from the possibility of receiving kickbacks from publishing houses.

    To those who are not aware, it is known that several publishing houses paid- and pay-off librarians (like Jeffrey Beall), in order to get their libraries to subscribe to those houses.

    Meaning that, in order for a certain University, Research Center, Company to buy some books or subscribe to some journals, it is common knowledge that librarians receive money under the table from the respective publishing houses. It is therefore natural and understandable for this kind of librarians (Jeffrey Beall, for instance) to fight Open Access Journals and Open Access Publishing Houses, since they
    a) lose their kickbacks,
    b) lose their power and influence in the library, as well as the University.

    I’ve saved all my email exchange with Jeffrey Beall, along with their headers/source code, and I will soon upload them to various websites. I need everyone’s help though, by sending me emails (to the email address found at the bottom) and exchanging information on Jeffrey Beall’s scandalous behavior.

    And one last question to Jeffrey Beall: How can a librarian WITHOUT a Ph.D. be an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver, Mr. Jeffrey Beall?

    Could it be that Jeffrey Beall bribed older professors, using the abundance of money that he is said to possess?

    Could it be that Jeffrey Beall threatened that if they don’t vote for him, he’ll include all journals where they have papers published in his black list, and slander them on the internet?

    Or is it that they were so much impressed by his research? Actually, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, what is your scientific research? Your scientific research as a “real scientist” that is, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. What publications do you have, besides slandering, insulting and discredit hundreds of scientific organizations and publishing houses? What do you teach at the University of Denver Mr. Jeffrey Beall?

    Is there really any course (real scientific course) that you can teach, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, besides calling publishing houses and scientific organizations “predatory”?

    It doesn’t look like it, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. No matter how hard we looked, we didn’t find any courses taught by you at the University of Denver.

    Neither on your personal webpage, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, nor on your money-making blog, nor even on the University of Denver website is there any mention about courses taught by you.

    So, since you do absolutely no scientific research, and you don’t even teach pre-graduate or post-graduate students, what is your role at the University of Denver, Mr. Jeffrey Beall?

    Does the University of Denver pay you a salary, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, or do you pay the University to let you bear the title of Assistant Professor?

    A title that you really do not deserve, as you have no Ph.D., no actual research work and do no teaching whatsoever. It is a shame for the University of Denver to have professors like you, Jeffrey Beall.

    Or is running a blog that slanders everyone and everything considered scientific research?

    It most certainly is not, Mr. Jeffrey Beall.

    Could it be, however, an applied money-making project for you and your university, Mr. Jeffrey Beall?

    (By the way, why should a small publishing house from some place in India, which cannot attract papers, nor editorial board members, from western universities, be in your black list Mr. Jeffrey Beall? In this case, you should also black list all non-US and non-European universities. Of course there exist first-rate universities, like Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Cambridge. Should all other universities be in a black list? Is this your logic “Professor” Beall? Furthermore, you condemn any new publishing house, as it is natural for them to not have papers and not be indexed as soon as they launch, but has to deal with you, who, like a vulture, immediately includes them in your black list for those reasons.)

    I would greatly appreciate your response, Mr. Jeffrey Beal. And I would also appreciate feedback from anyone who agrees with me. My email is: [email protected]

    My aim is to create a network of true scientists and expose “Professor”, “Academic Teacher” and, above all, “Researcher” Jeffrey Beall (this science jack-of-all-trades, who doesn’t know a first-degree algebraic equation, derivatives, integrals, elementary Physics and Chemistry laws, etc)
    Thank you
    Nicola Bellomo
    [email protected]


  31. sir,i want to know the correct impact factor of “International Journal of computer science and engineering”.As the same for “International Journal Of Engineering Research and Technology”
    Thank you

  32. I want to know the real impact factor of IAEME international journal and of International Journal of Computer Engineering & Technology (IJCET). They claim it is 6 by GISI

  33. sir

    Iwoul like impact factor of slovak journal of civil engineering
    they says that The Global Institute for Scientific Information (GISI) Impact is 1.59 is it true ? what is the difference between GISI and ISI impact factor the journal is not indexed.

  34. dear sir plz inform about ijser journal its impact factor is 1.4 but you wrote fake so what is realty plz inform as soon as possible its real impact factor.

  35. Dear Authors/Researchs

    Some of the open access journals are fake journals they are not reveiw the articels they are money oriented sites.

    ijrcct.org is fake journal. dont submit your valuebale research to this journal/publisher. These journals publish the papers as they require at anytime.

    The International Journal of Research in Computer and Communication Technology is fake journal(IJRCCT).

    Be awaer of these journals.

  36. Dear Sir/Madam,
    Could you please announce at this site that http://www.penseejournal.com/aim.html is fake web site which uses the ISBN:0031-4773 of orijinal French la PENSEE journal. Many valuable research were stollen by this thief people who gives 450USD in the name of publication fee. Please please please announce this web site. Thus mant valuable research paper can be free if this web site is get closed.


  37. pl tell impact factor of “International journal of advance research in computer engineering & technology” and “International Journal of Inventive Engineering and Sciences”.

  38. hi, please help me check JDCTA: International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications (ISSN: 1975-9339), they said scopus but when i check in my local university library can’t find it. Please help me check immediately.


  39. If you have publish in any of these fake publishing journals what can i do? can i submit the paper in another publishing journal? can you also send a list of good and accepted places to publish research papers in civil, structural, environmental engineering.



  40. Please let me know the real imapact factor of International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJIRSET)

    Does the special issue by this journal valid???

  41. Dear Sir,
    Please provide met he impact factor of the journal International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT) ISSN 2278-0181.

  42. kindly sir can you please give me feedback about journal ijsr, ijarcs and ijret.
    sir i am going to send my paper today , so it will be very kind of you if you response today only.

  43. Dear Sir,
    I am surprised to see the IF of six journals in RS publication is greater than 2.5; whether it is fake or not?

  44. IOSR Journals are fully fake Journals. It shows fake impact factors.

    AQCJ (www.aqcj.org) is a website which calculate Impact factor of Journal. Many Journals are showing impact factor calculated by this agency. This agency can give any Journal as much impact factor as they want. This agency is created by IOSr journals because only some journals shows this impact factor.

    some journals links are as follows:

  45. Please can any one tell me about these two journal (Fake or real?)


    IJIEE has asked 300 dollar for publishing one of my journal
    the other one is publishing free
    I am confused!!!

    Please help

  46. I will like to know if ” Indian journal of medical research and pharmaceutical sciences” is a ISI journal and their impact factor.

  47. Does Indian Journal of Applied Research have a real IF? I can see some questions about it in previous posts but no answer.

  48. i want to know that whether ijera http://www.ijera.com/ is fake journal not IJERA Impact Factor 1.69 (By Google Scholar Citation Report) andImpact Factor 1.324 (By African Quality Centre for Journals). i want to publish paper in journal can any one suggest me any good springer / Elsevier or any other journal

  49. I want to know whether IJIR that is Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research is fake or not? Its ISSN number is 2454-1362.

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