What's that smell?

My outstanding H-index

Susan Lee is impressed with my outstanding H-index. (proud)

She's also overwhelmed that my work is being applauded. I have to admit that I hadn't noticed, but that's by the by.

One thing that I did notice is that, while she's soliciting on behalf of Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy, she's sending from Journal of Child, Adult Vaccines and Immunology. I guess it doesn't really matter, it's all medicine. At least she's feasible though, so that's something. (shrug)

But what on earth's an H-index? (confused)

From: "Journal of Child, Adult Vaccines and Immunology"
      <send.manuscript@hspublications.info>
Subject: Join us with rapid publishing serviceability - JSMT
Greetings to of the day. We are overwhelmed to see that your work’s being applauded by many, and we have noticed that your H-index is outstanding, and hence, we are here to humbly request you of contribution towards our Journal: Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy (ISSN: 2573-1726). We are a pioneering Open Access Journal with an aim to heighten science along with that we feel the scope of the journal falls in your expertise. We are Equitable, Fair, and Feasible. We have increasing Internal Impact factor, Eigen factors, Immediacy Index, Cited Half-Life, and Article Influence Factor, Respectively… We take pride in being reasonable and would love to have a conversation with you, if you have a manuscript to publish with us. We await to hear from you. Sincerely and thanks, Susan Lee If these emails get annoying, please feel free to unsubscribe.
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Although she only wants a conversation if I have a manuscript to be published, it would be rude and remiss of me not to acknowledge her kind compliments.

Dear Susan Lee, Thank you for your complimentary observations on my h-index. It’s very nice, isn’t it? Your admiration is very gratifying, and makes all my efforts worthwhile. Yours, in the love of heightened science,

Update

07.06.2022 16:43

It appears that my reply didn't fall into a black hole. Susan Lee passed it on to Sansa Emily. Or did Lee Susan pass it on to Emily Sansa? (confused)

And now she wants me to do her a favour, which is putting the cart before the horse. It's the hoes that are supposed to perform the favours.

Anyhow, Emily is soliciting receipt of her mail. I don't know why, it includes a tracking image tag, which is unique to the one that Susan used. But I opened the message in source mode, just to confuse her. Tee hee.

From: "Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy (2573-1726)"
	<galleyproof@heighpubs.com>
Subject: Re: Join us with rapid publishing serviceability - JSMT
Reply-To: "Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy (2573-1726)"
	<galleyproof@heighpubs.com>, Sansa Emily <scholar.support@heighpubs.us>
Cc: Susan Lee <susan.lee@heighpubs.us>, galleyproof@heighpubs.com,
	scholar.support@heighpubs.us
Note: This query is received from Susan. Thanks for getting back to us. If i am wrong, we apologize. With your permission, we want to share some information about this journal. It is an Open Access and peer reviewed journal, it provides rapid publication process, quality checking, accurate peer review process, immediate DOI, Google Scholar indexing, certificate to the author and many more. Hope the journal meets your author requirement. [snip] You are hereby requested to do a favour by sending a small 2 page article on your research topic and also kindly request you to submit it by 25th of June, 2022. Hope your association will help the journal towards its growth. The receipt of this email is solicited. Many thanks, Sansa Emily Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy 48 April DR, East Windsor CT 06088-9767, USA
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Update

09.06.2022 22:26

My confusion tactics were successful, and now Emily's worried that she hasn't heard from me. I'm such a bastard! (devil)

She's so worried that, although her message is addressed to me, she's included nine other recipients who appear to be affiliated with external academic institutions and the like. I have no idea who any of these people are, I can only assume that they're the suckers who've been conned into joining the comic's editorial board. More fool them.

And she's also offered the opportunity for an end-to-end encrypted phone conversation. Why on earth would I need that? I'm not an arms dealer.

This message evaded my junk mail folder, because the From header has been changed to the Reply-To header in her last message. Once again, I opened this message in view source mode, so as not to activate the tracker. (thumbup)

Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 19:07:19 +0000 (UTC)
From: Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy <scholar.support@heighpubs.us>
Subject: Re: Join us with rapid publishing serviceability - JSMT
Reply-To: Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy
  <scholar.support@heighpubs.us>
When you receive this message, we hope you are well and will remain so. I hope our previous discussion was instructive and gave you some great suggestions to help you with a user-friendly publication process. We are concerned since we have not received a response from you. This brings to mind a few points about which you may have queries, such as "about the journal"/"publication process"/"author benefits"/"fee," and so on. Please let us know which one it is, as I`m beginning to become worried. As a consequence, as a kind follow-up, we`re sending you a quick email. We eagerly await your response as soon as possible. In the meanwhile, please be aware of the advantages that submitting an article to us may provide to an author.
  1. Rapid Processing.
  2. Accurate review process.
  3. DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
  4. Quality check and Analysis,
  5. More Reader-friendly Final proof
  6. GOOGLE SCHOLAR (indexing) and PORTICO (archiving)
  7. Global Email campaigning.
Please visit the https://www.sportsmedoa.com/archive if you want to learn more about our Journal. Also, if you have any articles ready to submit, please use the https://www.sportsmedoa.com/submission or send your work to the scholar.support@heighpubs.us. Please do not hesitate to contact us by Whatsapp or Skype (+1 (972) 924-5099), as well as online chat, you may also exchange your phone number for an end-to-end encrypted conversation with one of our executives. We politely request that you acknowledge receipt of our email so that we can wrap up any loose ends. Please accept my heartfelt thanks. Thank You, Sansa Emily Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy sansa.emily@hspioa.us

I didn't note the previous tracking token, so I can't compare it with the one used this time. But the subdomain at least has changed. So there is some degree of uniqueness here, compared to her earlier message.

<img src="http://url1618.heighpubs.us/wf/open?upn=[snip]" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" style="height:1px !important;width:1px !important;border-width:0 !important;margin-top:0 !important;margin-bottom:0 !important;margin-right:0 !important;margin-left:0 !important;padding-top:0 !important;padding-bottom:0 !important;padding-right:0 !important;padding-left:0 !important;"/>