Recently I've been receiving an increasing number of invitations to submit papers to several new Open-Access journals published by Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP).
Has anybody here had any direct interactions with any of their journals? If so, what is your opinion?
I googled around a bit and they do not seem to be an exceedingly serious outfit. Although I have no intention of publishing there, I think this discussion may be useful for others receiving the same, or similar, invitations.
Yes, I do indeed have some direct experience with them. I've written about it on my blog.
Summary: The SCIRP journal Advances in Pure Mathematics provisionally accepted a randomly-generated nonsense paper. This seems a clear indication that their peer-review process is a sham, and that they are essentially a vanity press, and not a "serious outfit" at all.