Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Does Anyone Know of This Journal?

 International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

They have expressed interest in publishing
Falling Murder Rates: An Artifact of Better Trauma Care or Falling Crime?"  

Lots of web sites describe it as a referred journal (many of them probably created for that purpose--to create a patina of credibility). shows 839 articles published in it, and not obvious nonsense about tuning your chakras.  I know that there are a number of "scholarly journals" that exist strictly to publish articles and sell you reprints which the soliciting email implies.  I do not expect anyone else to have interest in this article, but publishing in a trash journal cannot be good for my credibility.


  1. Your paper doesn't seem to fall squarely within their stated remit of enhancing rehabilitation from disease or injury. And Austin Publishing doesn't have a great reputation -- see for example some discussion preserved on the wayback machine:

    1. I also found the mismatch odd. Thanks for the warning.

  2. I believe your previous commenter is confusing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - International (Austin Publishing) with International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Longdom Publishing).

    However, both publishing operations fall into the "predatory" category and the argument that the article solicited doesn't match well fits in either case.