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There are 209 posts tagged: "predatory publishing & conferences"
- 11 September 2023
The editorial executive at Research Trends appears to be one of those folks who feel the need to obfuscate their corresponding email address—email@example.com—in their messages, by substituting the(more…)
(at). As I've noted before, I don't think this is necessary; AFAIK email harvesting bots, the type used by suppliers of scraped lists to predatory publishers like Research Trends (P) Ltd, don't scrape email contents. I may be wrong though.
- A kick in the teeth
- 8 September 2023
SCON Conferences is, I believe, a new predatory conference disorganiser to me. And Paul Sagar has recognised my excellence in the field of dental science by not only inviting me to talk at Dental-2024, but also to join the disorganising committee. Unfortunately, the conference's theme—dental education and research—is simply too pedestrian and uninspiring for me to be arsed.(more…)
- Urinal of clinical cases
- 12 August 2023
As if there weren't enough webcomics devoted to(more…)
publishing—read: shitting PDF files onto the interwebz—low-energy medical case reports, here comes Journal of Clinical Cases. And, on the behalf of her comic, Zara Williams wishes me a magnificent day. #SoBlessed.
- A pain in the gut
- 11 August 2023
Another irrelevant webcomic offering to waive the APC fees; DOI charges applicable, naturally. Try as I might, I couldn't find any information as to the APC on the comic's website, only this reference to submission fees, which are not the same thing at all:(more…)
There is no submission fee charged to authors.Irrelevant at best, because no journal charges a fee to submit; potentially deliberately misleading at worst, because upon acceptance they'll stiff you with the APC fee.
- I want a divorce!
(MedDocs Publishers LLC)
- 9 August 2023
Only a week after being introduced to Med Discoveries LLC, thanks to Ella Perry, William Henry comes in from another predatory publisher I'd never heard of before: MedDocs Publishers LLC. The company's stated address is Reno, NV, although(more…)
actualaren't necessarily the same thing.
- Med Discoveries
- 1 August 2023
MedDiscoveries—or Med Discoveries, who knows? who cares? (shrug)—is a new one on me, claiming to be based stateside. There was nothing in the email headers to suggest otherwise. Except, why would a US-based publisher use UTC+0000 as their time zone? Of course, this is a generic campaign server, but would a US publisher obfuscate their time zone like this?(more…)
- Human Journals
- 29 July 2023
This thing of beauty found its way into my inbox this morning. I don't know who designed it, but they should have their meds checked.(more…)
- Sanderson, just Sanderson
- 18 July 2023
The rather officious-sounding(more…)
Sandersonhas given me only one week to avail myself of a discounted APC fee for Journal of Clinical and Medical Images. He—I assume I'm dealing with a rent boy here—must think I have a pile of images laying around, just waiting for some predatory shithead's offer to turn them into obscure digital detritus on the interwebz.
- Clapp hands, here comes Raquel!
- 6 July 2023
Annals of Marine Science is another Peertechz quality webcomic leaching out of Hyderabad. I'm going to assume that my correspondent westernised her name to Raquel Clapp by happenstance, and without knowing that the clap is a colloquialism for gonorrhoea. Nevertheless, I really can't think of any name more apt for a sex worker. (LOL)(more…)
- IJERA: another Indian webcomic
- 29 June 2023
International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications is yet another money-grubbing webcomic from the Indian subcontinent. Their brazen use of the seogoogleaustralia.com domain—a suspended account by the way—in the(more…)
Fromheader to circumvent mailer rules is one giveaway. Another is that despite their claim to peer-review, the turnaround time of publication within two days shows that's a pretence.
- Diabetic crisis
- 27 June 2023
I think this outfit may be a new one to me. The openaccesspublisher.com domain suggests a PDF spewer, not a conference disorganiser, but some predators will turn their hand to anything to con a buck or two. The dbcmed.info domain seems to be unsecured. But these are only the email addresses. The link is to clinmedconferences.com which exists, and ClinMed Conferences claims to be based in Wilmington, DE.(more…)
- Sixteen-month countdown
- 13 June 2023
We're not yet halfway through 2023, and already Mindspace Conferences are thinking ahead over a year to Traditional Medicine 2024. Talk about wishing our lives away. Then again, a visit to Milan is something to be looked forward to.(more…)
- Editorial bored
(Reseapro Publishing Group)
- 18 May 2023
A new to me predatory publisher, Reseapro Publishing Group, craps into my inbox. And with it another invitation to waste my time, doing the work of the staff not employed by RPG, who'd rather maximise profits by scoring pro bono work from the academic community.(more…)
- Faith in the impossible
- 6 May 2023
According to her email's subject line, Faith Arnold has issued her first reminder for me to utilise her services, although I have no recollection of her contacting me before now. Oh, of course, this is a generic template hosted on a campaign sever. And her missive found its way into my junk mail folder, not because it met any filtering rules that I'd set after seeing it before, but because SpamAssassin awarded it a score of 12.9, from a required score of 4.0, based solely on generic rules; which suggests she's punching way above her weight.(more…)
- IOSR webcomics
- 2 May 2023
This thing of beauty fell into my junk mail folder. Multiple coloured text and Comic Sans MS just screams the pinnacle of academic professionalism, doesn't it? (no)(more…)
- Dopey man hit
- 23 April 2023
Some thoughtless bastard has apparently recommended me as a potential reviewer to Bentham Science Publishers, to peer-review a manuscript presumably below the standard to be accepted by a publisher who values scientific merit over money. Or have they? I've received requests such as this before, and I suspect they pull the list of potential reviewers from the same source as that of potential submitters; i.e. scraped from the web.(more…)
- All aboard the transtrain
- 16 April 2023
Rebecca Williams comes in from Austin Journal of Invitro [sic] Fertilization. I may know little about the journal's subject area, but I do know that(more…)
invitrois in vitro. You'd think that a senior editor would get this shit right.* (SMH)
- Lil' ol' fashionista, me
- 13 April 2023
I've really only associated the Indian subcontinent with four things: corruption; curry; cheap fast fashion; and unsolicited commercial email. Predatory publishers conflate the first and last of these, in a sense, by defiling the academic record for financial gain. And now Amalle Wiles also conflates the third, as (s)he solicits my contributions on the subject of fashion technology and textile engineering. Although (s)he's keen, desperate, or deluded, if any article I could present were considered to be of the highest priority. I have to admit, the sight of that presumptuous red exclamation mark in my inbox pissed me off.(more…)
- 12 April 2023
As a webcomic title, Case Reports in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive [sic] makes no sense; reproductive what? I have no experience in case reports, other than reading a few, and they're pretty bloody tedious. I have even less experience in OB/GYN. Nevertheless, I'd like to know what reproductives Albie's concerned about.(more…)
- Own Gul
(Bentham Science Publishers)
- 12 April 2023
Nuzhat Gul has reached out to me to be a guest editor for Current Pharmaceutical Design. I freely admit to knowing phuquall about the subject, but I guess that still amounts to more than she does anyway. So, why not? As any Disney executive will tell you, money is always money; which is why they take the red pen to(more…)
stunning and bravefor Chinese and Islamic markets.
- Lying Lewis
- 21 March 2023
Yet another low-energy case reports urinal, claiming to be based in the USA, but with an Indian time zone [cough]. Ironically enough, CICR gives its mailing address in Chesterton, IN, as 364 Indian Boundary Road. At least they have a sense of humour.(more…)
- Diarrhoea is hereditary...*
- 20 March 2023
LIDSEN Publishing Inc.—AKA Open BioMedical Publishing Corporation it seems—is(more…)
a scholarly Open Access publisher with headquarters in Ohio, USA. It's also a known predatory publisher, albeit one that's new to me. So, I've learnt something; not a particularly worthwhile something, admittedly, but something nonetheless.
- Remarkable innovations
(Open Access Text)
- 13 March 2023
remarkable innovationsbeing made in the field of biomedical research are quite the thing at gOATse, for both
Christine Daviesshat into my inbox within the space of a couple of minutes! Their templates are nigh on identical, although their
Reply-Toheaders are unique.
- Goodbye Commiefornia?
- 11 March 2023
Oh no, say it isn't so! The Californian cathouse appears to be no more. It's the end of an era, although I can't honestly say I'm surprised. There's been an exodus out of Commiefornia, particularly over the last couple of years, what with soaring taxation and deteriorating standards of living. And it seems that Wyoming, like Texas and Florida, is a beneficiary of this migration.(more…)
- Complimentary Casey
- 6 March 2023
Casey Cameron appreciates my professionalism and knowledge. I wish I could return either compliment.(more…)
- A confusion of conferences
(Scientific Meetings AKA Magnus Conferences)
- 2 March 2023
Predatory conference organisers are a confusing lot. There are so many of them; but are there, in turn, so few? Confused? Read on, or not, your choice.(more…)
- 1 March 2023
Having been invited to attend conferences on subjects as varied and wide-ranging as gynaecology, nanomaterials, and 3D printing, I was wondering how long it take for my expertise in the field of robotics to be acknowledged. And I need wonder no more, for I've been invited speak at [deep breath] Global Summit and Expo on Robotics, Control and Automation Engineering GRCA conference. Known by the cognoscenti as Robotics 2023.(more…)
- Number 1 Anna
- 15 February 2023
Either Bonnie Tan, Cathy Han, or anna1—I'm not sure which—enquires whether I'm interestedingiving [sic] a speech at ICGO-2023 in Japan. The event doesn't stand alone, however, as it's being held concurrently with eleven others as part of Gala Technology Frontier 2023. While this sounds very grand, it's likely that the organisers have block-booked a single hotel, with each(more…)
conferencebeing held in its own meeting room…or broom cupboard.
- Another Editorial Manager
- 3 February 2023
Another unnamed Editorial Manager is soliciting high-quality research papers to publish in the rather nonsensical Frontiers in Medical Case Reports. I love it when clueless money-grubbers display their ignorance with contradictory requests or titles for their webcomics, and these clowns have managed not one, but two.(more…)
- Educating Elena
- 11 January 2023
Sarah Elena has(more…)
gone througha previous article of mine, and found it
quite interesting and informative. Learning of this makes me so happy I could cry. If only she was corresponding on behalf of a journal to whose scope it was relevant, I could even believe she understood it.
- Reproductive what?
- 30 December 2022
The webcomic's title—Case Reports in Obstetrics, Gynecology [sic] & Reproductive—doesn't make a lot of sense. Reproductive what?(more…)
- Low-energy predation
- 21 December 2022
Probably the lowest-energy bid for business that I've received from a predator. No shits given by the author as to why the recipient shouldn't give none either. Not even a frikkin'(more…)
greetings of the dayFFS! (SMH)
- All the news that's fit to 3D print
- 29 November 2022
For reasons too dull to relate, I've been thinking about 3D printing. Watching tutorials, reading reviews of printers, that sort of thing. Not actually doing anything practical though, or spending anything but my time. Baby steps.(more…)
- I.E.T. home phone
- 20 November 2022
Two days ago, I received an invitation from Shekhar Sanyal, informing me that I had only four days in which to register for the Institution of Engineering and Technology's Future Tech Congress 2022. Yesterday, I received another, warning of only three days remaining. What is this, a fucking countdown?(more…)
- 9 November 2022
To add to my academic achievements in the fields of dentistry; surgery; mining; mineral ore extraction; alcohol toxicity; [cough](more…)
case reports, among many others, it appears that I'm shit-hot in the field of psychiatry. Heavens to betsy, who'd've thunk it? Certainly not me!
- Case in point
- 6 November 2022
Case reports seem to be low-hanging fruit in the realm of predatory publishing.(more…)
- All the fun of the fair at Cancer World
- 1 November 2022
Cancer, it's a bitch innit? Or izzit?(more…)
- Surgical bypass
- 29 October 2022
Michael Johnson asks me to kindly agree(more…)
forAustin Publications' proposal, without clarity as to what it is that they expect—other than money—or what makes this edition special. Commonly, a special edition of a journal has a specific theme; at least that's the case for traditional, academically-relevant journals, it may be different for webcomics with their lower bar for acceptance. All that I know of the special edition of Austin Journal of Surgery is that it's due to be shat out onto the interwebz next month.
- Albie or Ari?
(United Research Forum)
- 25 October 2022
It's been a while since I've heard from the 'tards at United Research Forum, but(more…)
Albert Smith—hohoho—has broken cover and
gone over the top, as it were.
- When is a field of study not a field of study?
- 23 October 2022
Through my experience and expertise in(more…)
the field of Clinical Case Reports and Medical Case Reports, John Abraham is impelled to seek my
exceptional manuscriptfor Mathews Journal of Case Reports. At least I assume that's what he means by
inscribe for our special issue, although he doesn't go so far as to illuminate how issue 3 of volume 7 is particularly special in any way.
- Clinical Skillzzzzzzz
- 11 October 2022
A.K [sic] Wilson is offering me the(more…)
oppotunity to published in International Journal || Food Science. But, upon further reading, it looks pretty much like an opportunity to have my work published in International Journal of Clinical Skills to me.
- Mercy me
- 10 October 2022
Mercy Grace appreciates my professionalism and and knowledge, after viewing my work which has nothing to do with the scope of her webcomic. That's nice.(more…)
- Meet heads
(Coalesce Research Group)
- 5 October 2022
They're busy bastards over there at Conference Meets. Either busy, or desperate. In this one evening alone, I've received no less than six(more…)
finalfollow-up messages for conferences covering 3D printing through to material science. Huh? (confused)
- I talk to the trees...
- 5 October 2022
The same paper that was irrelevant to the field of plant science, yet stoked Roisin Clarke's interest, has worked its magic on Maria Garce. CEOS Plant Biology and Research thinks that it's a pioneering publication. Even I wouldn't go that far, and I wrote the damned thing.(more…)
- Word of mouth
- 3 October 2022
It's getting quite bewildering, the webcomics that cater to the dental sciences. After Olivia Madison's Journal of Oral Health and Dental Science (Scholarena), and Charles Wilson's Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health (JScholar), comes Jennifer Brown with Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care Medicine (Annex Publishers).(more…)
- Deadlines don't come any tighter
- 30 September 2022
Amelia Williams is mixing it up with the boilerplate text here. Like Olivia Madison, her webcomic's(more…)
inclinedto post garbage to the interwebz; but, like Roisin Clarke, she felt my article to be
very informative, which is nice. This is the same article that compelled both of those ladies to court my submissions in the fields of oral health and plant science. Clearly, it's more far-reaching and influential than I could ever have imagined. (rolleyes)
- 26 September 2022
The only noteworthy aspect of Roisin Clarke's missive is that the(more…)
informativearticle which sparked her interest in my research was the same one that ignited Olivia Madison. Just think of it: one publication that's relevant to the fields of both oral health and plant science. What are the chances?
- 25 September 2022
Olivia Madison informs me that Journal of Oral Health and Dental Science is(more…)
inclinedto spew all manner of shit related to the subject of oral health onto the interwebz. It's not a field in which I can claim much in the way of expertise. For sure, I brush my teeth morning and bedtime, and I use mouthwash; but my flossing routine is, quite frankly, shameful. (embarrassed)
- The nature of Shanu*
- 23 September 2022
Shanu's reached out to me on behalf of Journal of Biomedical Science and Research. They've come across an abstract of mine from six years ago and would be glad to publish the full manuscript. This is very kind of them, but it was published at the same time as the abstract, which is kind of the point of an abstract really. I can only assume that Shanu's scraping through citation indices without follow-up, which would waste their time; it's better to waste other people's.(more…)
- Yet more fervent curiosity
- 22 September 2022
Half a year ago, Jennifer Brown was impelled by a fervent scientific curiosity. I think it might be spreading among the denizens of(more…)
Manassas, VAHyderabad, since Paul Anderson has approached me with the same affliction.
- Passing off
- 16 September 2022
Web of Science is a pay-to-use platform for accessing reference and citation databases on academic journals and the like. It's owned by Clarivate—formally the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters—which also owns Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). ISI published a long-established list of revered journal impact factors.(more…)
- 15 September 2022
There's a certain confusion here, but I don't know whether the fault lies with Mr Robb or between my ears. I simply cannot understand the relevance of neonatal care to a Journal of Biomedical Research and Environmental Science.(more…)
- The new way of thinking
- 14 September 2022
Should I assume that Francis is a man? Or could Freeya have mistranslated Frances? Whatever, I have no idea why they think that my prior work is of any relevance to their comic—other than it offers a contact email address—so I thought that I'd get them to do some thinking of their own. (devil)(more…)
- Lack of esteem
- 10 September 2022
Angelina Isabella wants my article(more…)
for year-mid issueof the
esteemed—by whom?—Clinical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Apparently, it will bring out the best achievement of their webcomic…as if I cared. But she believes in me, so that's nice.
- Exploring the explored
- 26 August 2022
If I have any ongoing research that I'm planning to submit for publication, then Henry James has an enticing offer. Thanking me for my magnificent scholarly contributions—of which there are none, at least to his webcomic—he has a great opportunity for me to explore my newest work. Ummm…r-iiii-ght.(more…)
- Euro global twaddle
- 25 August 2022
I really don't recall receiving anything from Elena Watt before, or having heard of Euro Food Technology Congress 2022. Nevertheless, there's an interesting paradox—well, okay, a paradox at least—in her message. Two paradoxes, actually.(more…)
(Austin Publishing Group)
- 25 August 2022
Well, this is a first, a predatory journal admitting to a negative impact factor. I didn't realise that such a thing was possible, let alone boast-worthy.(more…)
- Low-energy nutrition
- 22 August 2022
I haven't really been paying too much attention, but this is at least the third or fourth invitation that I've received from Sofia Miller in the last couple of weeks. Clearly, with less than a month to go, the organisers of Nutrition 2022 are desperate for virtual bums on virtual seats.(more…)
- Paharma or pharma?
- 10 August 2022
We've mused here previously on the pseudonyms used by hookers in the predatory publishing industry. The family names are rarely run-of-the-mill common names: Smith; Jones; or even Bloggs. Instead, the last name is often interchangeable with the first. The first name may not be the first name, if you see what I mean.(more…)
- Angie or Bob?
- 6 August 2022
The catchily-entitled Journal of Clinical Case Reports, Medical Images and Health Sciences is another web comic specialising in fleecing the gullible or desperate among the medical fraternity.(more…)
- The proof of the pudding...is in the reading
- 30 July 2022
Just posting this for the shitz'n'gigglz, really; no biggie. Yet another barely literate request from a JSciMed comic, although at least this time it doesn't concern my ground-breaking, liver-busting research on alcohol toxicity. I'm rather relieved that we're all moving on from that, I was beginning to get worried.(more…)
- Trad-Med man
- 27 July 2022
Since the 4th Edition of International Conference on Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies is expected to be such a raging success, Elena Claire is taking over from Linda Joseph to manage the fifth edition. At least I think that's what's happening. Both of them seem to be involved in similar conferences this year. But it's possible that internal communications at Scientific Meetings, or whatever, are as ineffective as those at InstantlyForgettableNameCorp.(more…)
- Eurasia Conferences' conferences
- 23 July 2022
This is quite unusual, for a predatory conference organiser: Rachel Smith's timezone actually seems to be the same as the location she claims as her physical mailing address, UTC+0100—although that's no guarantee she's where she claims to be. What is also unusual is an above-average degree of insouciance.(more…)
- Hot off the press: a brand new publishing house
- 15 July 2022
Journal of Women [sic] Health Care and Gynaecology is a newly-established web comic that aims to fleece researchers in the fields of women's health care and gynaecology. And, after finding my article entitled(more…)
quite interesting, Victoria Young thinks that I can aid this fledgling effort.
- Enriching women's health redux
- 14 July 2022
Laura Oliveira had stopped peddling Gynec-2022 before I began noting date headers for my investigation into whether the harlots of 150 South Wacker Drive actually plied their trade on the streets of the Windy City—answer: they don't, and Laura's no different—but she's back! Now with new-and-improved Gynec-2023 which, like the imminent Gynec-2022, is to be held in Orlando, FL.(more…)
- It's gonna be a long wait
- 11 July 2022
The Asia-Pacific Association of Scientific Research have reached out to Swee Pin Yeap for him to become a member. Unfortunately, he isn't here, and I don't know how to get in contact with him. But I'm pretty certain that he'd fall over himself in his rush to join this auspicious undertaking.(more…)
- Cunning Myra
- 8 July 2022
If you were to receive the message based upon the template below, you might be foolish enough to think that you'd done something wrong. After all, Myra's been expecting a reply to her previous email. She's a good-natured soul, and doesn't want to pester you, but she's having to remind you anyway. You utter shit! How could you keep the poor bitch waiting, begging like this?(more…)
- Clarity for morons
- 7 July 2022
I've just received a request for clarification from someone at work who clearly didn't read the originating request thoroughly, otherwise she wouldn't have needed clarification. I hate spoon-feeding morons who're paid enough, but are too lazy to do their job properly. (grumpy)(more…)
- Precious engineering
- 6 July 2022
I have no idea who Dr Reuben Rosenberg is. This could be a solicitation either from him, or for him. But I'm assuming that he knows more about(more…)
precious engineeringthan I do, which wouldn't be difficult, since I didn't even know it was a thing until I saw this beauty from International Journal of Precious Engineering Research and Application in my inbox.
- Keep an idiot hanging on
- 5 July 2022
Michael J seems to have taken on Maha D's role as whipper-in for Global Journal of Fertility and Research. Consequently, he's sending me a(more…)
frequent follow-up, apparently because I never responded to several previous contacts.
- Surgical imprecision
- 27 June 2022
Clinics of Surgery is a(more…)
journal that aspires to publish articles in the field of surgery. To me, that sounds like they're not actually publishing such articles right now, but they hope to get there some day. At least they have a goal, and a drive to meet it, so that's something to get out of bed for in the morning, I suppose.
- Ho, ho, ho
Not in Chicago
- 19 June 2022
We've previously mused on the likelihood that the(more…)
ladiesof 150 South Wacker Drive were actually whacking off somewhere altogether less salubrious than even Jussie Smollett's MAGA country. I've recently been taking more notice of the UTC timestamps in the email headers, and it's almost predictably enlightening.
- Journal of Anything
- 18 June 2022
There's not much to this missive from Laura Wilson. As expected, her mail server is not in the same timezone as Chicago. Hey-ho. I have no experience or past publications or relevance to the journal. In fact, the message below is not what I received, it's the MailWizz template that her tracking image links to, so everyone on her shitlist gets the same. Par for the course.(more…)
- My nipples explode with delight!
- 17 June 2022
Sarah Jones: There's no such thing as the perfect cup of coffee. I only drink the filthy stuff when I need a jolt. And then it's solely for its pharmacological effects, not its organoleptic characteristics.
- Spam, no matter what...
- 15 June 2022
Just a brief note on two issues that have cropped up before, at least independently, but here they come together in an inglorious double whammy.(more…)
- Fat shamed?
- 9 June 2022
James Johnson thinks that I'd be a good fit for his obesity comic. The cheeky fucker. (mad)(more…)
- Clueless confirmation
- 7 June 2022
It's always nice to have the value of your past work recognised by people whose sole interest is in your future money. As I've noted previously though, the only research that I've done on alcohol toxicity has involved a single subject individual. Me. (cocktail)(wine)(beer)(more…)
- Token gesture
- 4 June 2022
Just read the first sentence of Elisa Johnson's message. Does it make any sense to you? I've read it three times, and I'm none the wiser.(more…)
- Free nutrition!
- 3 June 2022
Kathy Miller's soliciting me. At least I think she is. Unless the omission of a comma is intentional, in which case she's inviting me to solicit myself. And that makes even less sense than the rest of her missive.(more…)
- EmiFlo: MIA (sad)
- 1 June 2022
Team JPPR has returned, although this time not through Emily Flora. I received nothing from Sarah Jones yesterday, and one day seems to be ridiculously soon to be chasing people up anyway. Damned ho's in a damned hurry.(more…)
- My cruisin' Vinnie
- 1 June 2022
Dr Gallicchio doesn't clarify why he's happy to contact me. Again.(more…)
- Beggars belief
- 1 June 2022
All begging emails from predatory publishers are a sign of desperation. They need those processing charges to keep rolling in. But I don't recall ever having received something as honest as an admission of lacking manuscripts. Having said that, if it's lacking manuscripts, it's hardly ready for release, is it?(more…)
- My outstanding H-index
- 1 June 2022
Susan Lee is impressed with my outstanding H-index. (proud)(more…)
- Valley (Cottage) girl
- 30 May 2022
reminderfrom one of Open Access Pub's sex workers, from whom I recall no previous correspondence. It may just be the corporate schtick.
- Not so great desire
- 27 May 2022
Brayden James has a great desire. A great desire for the involvement of my eminent work, my intriguing research no less, in the form of(more…)
a piece of writingin the upcoming issue of Mathews Journal of Nutrition & Dietetics. Either that, or a great desire for my intriguing and eminent money, in the form of
article processing charges.*
- It pays to be in India
- 18 May 2022
It's almost refreshing to have an Indian predatory publisher who's not pretending to be based in the US, or anywhere else that's not India. So, I'll give Arun Azad of Pushpa Pulishing [sic] House kudos for that, at least.(more…)
- Fairy Fey
- 14 May 2022
I'm currently working on a wider study of Remedy Publications' streetwalkers, and haven't been posting their individual missives. Largely because they regurgitate the same old shit, perhaps slightly reworded, just with different mailer headers. We've covered that ground before. There's no need to go over it again and again.(more…)
- Thai down
- 13 May 2022
If the question is(more…)
what value do continuing professional development (CPD) credits have when they come from a garbage-tier predatory conference?, then the answer has to be
- An honest harlot?
- 11 May 2022
Despite monitoring my junk mail folder, simply for shitz'n'gigglz, I don't recall receiving any previous correspondence from Katherine Isabella. So it's highly likely that she's trying to pull a fast one, to make her missive, and my expected reply, appear that much more urgent. On the other hand, her article submission schedule is filling up, so time really could be of the essence. I'm willing to take the risk of the ship sailing without me though.(more…)
- Liar Lisa
- 10 May 2022
Lisa Kortis has contacted me from the editorial office of Archive of Food and Nutritional Science. She doesn't provide her mailing address, but given that this is a Heighten Science Publications Inc. journal, I'm going to assume that it's in East Windsor, CT. Or, more likely than not, not.(more…)
- He's got a nerve
- 29 April 2022
Judging by the UTC timestamp, Jim's not in India. But he's not in the US, either. So he's clearly not being honest about his whereabouts.(more…)
- Always here
- 28 April 2022
There was something about Merissa Dennis' misplaced confidence in me that struck a chord. I've seen this schtick before. But I have no idea why OAJT should believe that I'm always here to assist them, I haven't done so before, and I have no intention of starting now. Or ever, for that matter.(more…)
- I, Coleman
- 28 April 2022
Coleman I is a new fish in the pond. They're truthful, or so they claim anyway. Funnily enough, I've never really considered truthfulness to be a shining characteristic of Indian predatory publishers.*(more…)
- Fervently curious
- 26 April 2022
There aren't many people who can claim to be impelled by ferevent scientific curiosity. Jennifer Brown is one of the lucky few. And I have to admit to feeling somewhat envious.(more…)
- Hyderabad ho!
- 22 April 2022
More of the same from a US-based Peertechz editor holidaying in India. The company is obviously either a slave-driver, or so good to work for that its editors just cannot stop, even when on leave.(more…)
- 21 April 2022
Sophia Anderson has a UK telephone number. But her email was sent from India. (thinking)(more…)
- Teething problems
- 20 April 2022
The only dental problem here is that Michael's too far away for me to knock his teeth out with a monkey wrench. The UTC timestamp confirms my earlier suspicion regarding his whereabouts though.(more…)
- Time travel
- 18 April 2022
Clara Allen claims to be based in the USA. I've just received an email from her that's date- and timestamped 3½ hours ahead of me, in Switzerland. So, she must be travelling. Possibly somewhere in India, where the time zone is UTC/GMT +5:30 hours. (rolleyes)(more…)
- Keep waiting
- 17 April 2022
Savannah Williams, or Saanvi Walia, is back. Like the other working girls at the Belmont bordello, her throwaway mailer address is a construct based on the journal abbreviation, AJOHNS in this case. The rest is filler.(more…)
- No ENTry
- 17 April 2022
Pamela Aldrich informs me that Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders is a(more…)
unique platform for sharing [my] research findings. She's not wrong about that. At least, if by
uniqueshe means completely irrelevant.
- Of obesity and weight management
- 10 April 2022
Like Ruby Dawson before her, Sharon Carter is also ecstatic. Once again, I don't share her enthusiasm, but I am beginning to spot a pattern here.(more…)
- My green research
- 10 April 2022
Ruby Dawson's ecstatic. Which makes one of us.(more…)
- Tell Laura I loathe her
- 9 April 2022
She's using a different(more…)
Fromheader to before, hence the appearance of this missive from Laura appearing in my inbox. But in both cases, I note that the
Fromheader domain name matches the tracking image's. So, it's less likely that these are use-once, random permutations.
- Clever ho
- 7 April 2022
Oooh, here's another way around Outlook's block sender function. And it's so obvious, I can't imagine why didn't I see it coming. Rather than faking the domain name, simply faking the generic mailer name before the(more…)
@also works. (slaphead)
- The way of the wolf
- 5 April 2022
I've been contacted by Diana Smith, on behalf of Reproductive System and Sexual Disorders: Open Access Journal. Or should that be Open Access Journal of Reproductive System and Sexual Disorders? Lupine Publishers don't seem to care, so why should I? (shrug)(more…)
- Unnecessary acknowledgement
- 4 April 2022
According to Rebecca Morris, Journal of Biotechnology and Biomedical Science(more…)
is exhaustive in its scope and publishes rigorously peer-reviewed papers covering novel prospects and techniques in all areas of Biotechnology and Biomedical Science.Good to know! (thumbup)
- The stealthy ho
- 3 April 2022
From toccri.com to toaccr.com. Annals of Clinical Case Reports is(more…)
an stupendous source of information…every day across the world.Apparently. It's also a
megajournal, specialising in medical case reports. Not unlike Mega Journal of Case Reports. (rolleyes)
- Just walk away, Rene
- 3 April 2022
And now she's back, from toccri.com, not outer space.(more…)
- Stupid Bag
- 31 March 2022
Sumona Bag invites me to republish one of my old articles as a book chapter. Double-dipping like this is a disreputable academic practice, essentially padding out one's list of publications, although Sumona phrases it in a more favourable light:(more…)
With the same research work you can get double benefit and it will enrich your resume.
- Jolly Angelina
- 28 March 2022
I was going to delete her message without comment. But, then it occurred to me that despite this mailer being on the blocked senders list, which is why I found it in my junk mail folder, and the standard(more…)
I tried several timesschtick, I have never received anything from Angelina Megan before now.
- The dog's gotta go
- 26 March 2022
When not recognising my excellence in the fields of obesity and diabetes, John Wick's gunning for my thoughts on gynaecology and obstetrics. He obviously considers me to be some sort of jack-of-all-trades. Perhaps the polite term would be polymath? (thinking)(more…)
- Not the full ticket
- 25 March 2022
The Belmont bawds and their fellow Medtext molls have taken to changing the(more…)
Fromheader to bypass sender block rules, but retain the
Reply-Toaddress, so that they can receive direct replies. Cunning, no?
- Born too late
- 22 March 2022
I have been graciously invited to attend the 30th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI), to be held in Amsterdam in November. Not only that, but if I was born before 1988—and I was, by a clear margin—then I'm eligible to enter the Young Scientist Competition! Yay!!(more…)
- Predatory review
- 18 March 2022
Peer-review is the process by which a manuscript that's submitted for publication, in an academic journal, is reviewed by experts in the field. If necessary, the reviewers will offer suggestions to improve the paper, and finally a recommendation as to whether or it's suitable for acceptance, or should be rejected. This is pro bono work, done for the sake of academic integrity.(more…)
- Hitman meets fatman
- 18 March 2022
Rent boy by day, hitman by night, John Wick's tracked me down. As long as I don't kill his dog though, I should be fine.(more…)
- No, no, Nancy!
- 17 March 2022
Nancy Ronald is soliciting, quite literally in this instance. She claims to have read one of my published articles, and found it to be a great source of information. I'm relieved, and the editor of the accepting journal would be too, to know that Nancy approves of his decision.(more…)
- Orlando or (gut-)bust(er)
- 15 March 2022
Magnus Conferences have quite the sense of humour…or irony. They're hosting the World Obesity and Weight Management Congress in Orlando, FL. Home to Disney World, and a Mecca for lardarses the world over. Talk about taking coals to Newcastle.(more…)
- If you're going to credit me with someone else's work, at least choose something interesting
- 11 March 2022
I'm used to invitations to publish my work in journals, or attend conferences, the scope of which are outside my realm of expertise, such as it is. I'm also used to my published work being extolled to elicit my engagement. All for the financial benefit of some morally- and ethically-bereft predator.(more…)
- This auspicious year
- 10 March 2022
Those crazy Californians and their wacky ways.(more…)
- 10 March 2022
Quinn Elisaa returns to my inbox, this time on behalf of Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Two weeks ago, when she and Prissy Wiley last defecated into my mailbox, they were both using the same mailer(more…)
- It's not brayn surjury!
- 9 March 2022
Immediately following a megajournal, I was greeted by this missive in my inbox from Megan Taylor, who, by earlier definition, must be an impressively large N Taylor. (LOL)(more…)
- Mega or mega-?
- 9 March 2022
Mega-: according to the dictionary definition, it means large, very large, or huge. But, colloquially, it extends to mean impressively large; awe-inspiring. Thus we have megalodon, an impressively large lodon; megalith, an impressively large lith; and megalomania, an impressively large lomania.(more…)
- Pharmer Greene
- 8 March 2022
Laura Greene has also taken to circumventing block senders lists, by the simple expedient of changing the(more…)
Fromaddress in her message. I am, apparently, honoured to be a speaker at Pharma 2022. Or is it Pharma-2022? Who cares? Certainly not Laura.
- My "brilliant" research
- 5 March 2022
A mere two weeks ago, Laura Oliveira expected my attendance as a speaker at Gynec‑2022. Now that she's found my(more…)
brilliant research background in google database[cough], I'm again invited to speak. I'm under no illusion that I've been specially selected for this dubious honour; if my
expertisein the field is anything to go by, then they've set the bar ridiculously low.
- Late bird discount
- 2 March 2022
According to Prof. Giacomo Corrado, early submissions to Journal of Translational Science gain a discount of(more…)
only£699. Which implies that late submissions get a better deal; perhaps the editorial team enjoys the thrill of just-in-time delivery. But I wonder what that deal is? (thinking)
- Heeeere's Rene!
- 2 March 2022
Bloody hell! Only a week has passed, and she's back. Her message didn't go straight to junk mail, even though I tagged her previous missive accordingly. I think that this might be because the(more…)
Fromaddress has changed. Last week it was firstname.lastname@example.org, and now it's email@example.com. These are for the same journal, Clinical Case Reports International.
- 1 March 2022
I wouldn't normally do this, but I cannot adequately describe the abject amateurism of the email that I received from IJDMSR—the(more…)
IndianInternational Journal Dental and Medical Sciences Research [sic]. So, below is a screenshot of that message.
- 1 March 2022
Alyssa needs an immediate response, and Journal of Gynecological Oncology requires my prompt support, with my valuable research into gynaecology. I'm saying nothing. (whistling)(more…)
- Track 'n' trace
- 1 March 2022
Yet another rent boy expecting me to submit an article to a journal in a field about which I know nothing. This time it's complementary and alternative medicine, which I only associate with nutters, chanting, incense, and kaftans.(more…)
- 28 February 2022
Open Access Text claims to be a publishing house based in the UK.(more…)
- Editorial broad
- 26 February 2022
Solicitations to submit articles to predatory journals outside one's field of expertise is not uncommon. But an invitation to join the editorial board of such an(more…)
esteemed [by whom?] organisationis definitely a step up.
- More MailWizz!
- 26 February 2022
Within less than one hour, I receive two missives from hoes grinding away at Medtext Publications LLC. Other than sharing the same predatory publisher and a general disdain for the English language, both Quinn Elisaa and Prissy Wiley have two things in common: total ambivalence as to whether I genuinely have any experience in the subjects of their journals, I don't; and, in common with the hoes at Remedy Publications, the use of MailWizz's tracking image tag.(more…)
- Drugs and fishes
- 25 February 2022
I was annoyed when I read Elisa Peretti's message. The first two paragraphs, in particular, really pissed me off. Does she really think that bothering eminent strangers, with constant begging mails, will encourage them to submit an article to her gutter journal, or give a damn about enhancing it?(more…)
- 25 February 2022
Christopher Robinson is eager to work with me. That's nice for him, but I'm not so sure that I feel the same way.(more…)
- Just send anything!
(Herald Open Access)
- 25 February 2022
Things must be getting desperate at Herald Scholarly Open Access. Kaitlyn Carl is following up on her previous request, which I honestly don't recall, for any submission to be published in Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Gynaecology & Obstetrics. The journal has an impact factor of(more…)
1.36*, apparently. I don't know what the asterisk means, she doesn't say.*
- Rene, now with added é
- 22 February 2022
It appears that Vanessa Holmes isn't the only working girl at the Belmont bordello to foresake verify-live links for a MailWizz tracking image tag. Rene/René Brinley is also using this skeevy tactic.(more…)
- Jess and obesity
- 22 February 2022
United Research Forum is back, with another wannabe celebrity conference organiser. Or is Jessie not Sarah Jessica Parker's nickname?*(more…)
- Do you like cookies too?
- 22 February 2022
The American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research is a new one on me. From a brief search, it seems to be the only journal published by BiomedGrid LLC, which is not one of the hallmarks of a predatory publisher. But there are others, besides begging emails.(more…)
- Belmont or Bengaluru?
- 21 February 2022
Vanessa Holmes wants my kind support for the upcoming edition of Annals of Clinical Toxicology; once again, a subject in which I have no experience. I do, however, have experience in dealing with garbage missives like this. Perhaps I could prepare a manuscript for submission to Journal of Gutter Journals. (thinking)(more…)
- A brothel is a brothel is a brothel
- 20 February 2022
Yet another garbage-tier conference at which my(more…)
presence is expected. This time, it's Gynec-2022.
- Immediately passed over
- 20 February 2022
Yet another demanding request, this time from the Belmont bordello. It's kinda ironic that a journal on emergency medicine needs an immediate response and prompt support. (LOL)(more…)
- Happia without Sophia
- 18 February 2022
Sophia B's back, wishing me a happy today! My today would be happier without her shittin' in my inbox. But that's by the by, she obviously cannot get enough of my(more…)
- Predatory publishers
- 15 February 2022
It's a topic that arises here, on occasion. But, for anyone unfamiliar with the subject, and not to overdo the explanation, what is(more…)
- Do you offer discounts too?
- 15 February 2022
On behalf of Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports, Gretta Collins offers(more…)
Disocunts for the new issue. Given the journal's subject matter, the typo is cruelly apt.
- Pharmed out
- 13 February 2022
According to the subject line of Laura Green's missive, my(more…)
presence is expectedat Pharma-2022.
- Not just Jessica
- 13 February 2022
The first time that Jessica M Viewer contacted me, she didn't include her address in her signature, so I didn't put two and two together. But it now appears that the Californian cathouse, at 820 El Camino Real, has another ho-in-residence.(more…)
- Hopeless response
- 11 February 2022
I receive a lot of unsolicited email from predatory publishers. Most messages are simply too unremarkable for comment. Some are amusingly inept in one way or another. Few actually piss me off.(more…)
- Are you saying I'm fat?
- 11 February 2022
Either Scientific Meetings or Magnus Meet—Jessica Deborah seems to be ambivalent as to which—is organising the Euro-Global Conference on Food Science and Technology, to be held in Paris, France. This is another hybrid event, for the benefit of those who don't want to travel during the pandemic, or who have an aversion to mice and Gallic customer service.(more…)
- Lil' ol' risk-taker me
- 10 February 2022
Rebecca Martin is(more…)
pretty surethat attendees of Biomaterials 2022 will gain much knowledge. There's a certain lack of commitment there which suggests she's not entirely convinced.
- Emma, is that really you?
- 10 February 2022
It appears that international conferences on traditional medicine are really quite the thing. Scientific Meetings are not only organising a hydrid ICTM-2022 in September, but also a virtual one in April. Or are they? (thinking)(more…)
- The colour of Ronnie
- 10 February 2022
Veronica Stanley hopes that I won't disappoint the scientific bastion that is Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology. I have every intention of doing just that, but that's beside the point.(more…)
- The return of Editorial Manager
- 8 February 2022
Editorial Manager is back. None of it's great, but the highlighted paragraph is special.(more…)
- Pain meds
- 3 February 2022
Sansa H advises me that(more…)
You have more opportunities for future collaboration. And it's always good to have opportunities, isn't it?
- Natural healing
- 1 February 2022
I've been invited to attend the(more…)
prestigiousICTM-2022 in Paris. That's Paris, France, not Paris, Texas. Fortunately, it's a hybrid event, so I needn't run the gauntlet of the French capital's murine population.
- Dentist the menace
- 27 January 2022
I last visited the dentist a little over a month ago. But nothing happened that'd be worth reporting in either Dental & Oral Case Reports or Journal of Dentistry & Oral Disorders. Unless the hygienist's recommendations for interdental brushes, because I don't floss regularly, counts.(more…)
- Editorial confusion
- 24 January 2022
Like Vanessa Moore, Sarah H seems to have some confusion about the scope and reach of her journal. But her confusion goes further still.(more…)
- Not such a bargain
- 14 January 2022
Vinnie's contacted me again, offering a New Year special publication fee of only $159 to Journal of Regenerative Medicine & Biology Research. Hang on, didn't he offer me a reduction to $159 in September? And Ashley Brown offered the same deal in April, if I submitted before a specific deadline.(more…)
- Nano nano
- 11 January 2022
Note to Alina Cohen:(more…)
- 11 January 2022
I haven't been counting the number of times that the editor of Archives of Women [sic] Health and Care has approached me for a contribution to their e-rag. But she has:(more…)
Second Follow-up email after no response. So it's good to know that one of us is paying attention.
- Stack 'em, pack 'em, and rack 'em
- 5 January 2022
Magnus Conferences specialise in the other side of the predatory coin from publishing: scamming people to attend garbage-tier conferences. Obviously, this market has been dented somewhat by the pandemic. So they're now offering physical/virtual hybrid events.(more…)
- No data
- 5 January 2022
John George seems pretty earnest when he writes, encouraging me to share my work.(more…)
- Foresee to praise
- 20 December 2021
Vanessa Moore's at it. Again. Global Journal of Reproductive Medicine is(more…)
in shortfall of articles for successful release. Again.
- Labour vs delivery
- 15 December 2021
The subject line of Gretta Collins' missive is a(more…)
close, but no cigarin terms of comprehension, but I'll spare you a blow-by-blow critique. The real issue is that I'm not sure what
Labor and Deliveryrefers to.
- No slacking!
- 12 December 2021
Rayner Micheal writes that he/she(more…)
Hope you are working on your ongoing Research.
- Journal of (any) research
- 7 December 2021
Maha D, managing editor at esteemed garbage-level webcomic, Global Journal of Fertility and Research, invites me to(more…)
Publish and expose your article. There are some places where exposing one's
articlecan get you the unwanted attention of law enforcement. Or so I'm led to believe, I've never tried it myself. Honest, officer!
- Send us your gynaecologists
- 30 November 2021
Laura Harry has invited me to contribute gynaecologists, ostensibly to her esteemed journal. If she's collecting actual, practicing gynaecologists though, could she be planning to staff a women's hospital? (thinking)(more…)
- Trackers tracking
- 30 November 2021
Dr Federica Gattuso invites me to publish my preprint manuscripts in HighTech and Innovation Journal. So, I think she's asking me to(more…)
double dip, by submitting a manuscript that's already been accepted for publication elsewhere.* This is a questionable practice at best, if not flat-out unethical.
- Dental floss
- 29 November 2021
What's your immediate thought? The journal title in the(more…)
Fromheader doesn't match that in the message body. The
Fromaddress is firstname.lastname@example.org, yet the
Reply-Toaddress is email@example.com.
- Disclaimer disregarded
- 29 November 2021
Zena Zhao, at MDPI publishing house, invites me to submit an article to a special issue of their journal, Materials, to be entitled Zirconia and Innovative Biomaterials for Dental and Biomedical Applications. Curiously, I have a dental appointment this Friday, which will include filling a small fissure in one of my molars. I wonder if that's how she came into contact with me? (thinking)(more…)
- My learned works?
- 24 November 2021
I have absolutely no idea why Journal of Corona Virus [sic] has contacted me for my(more…)
helpful contribution. They may have read my learned works in the field, but I think it's unlikely.
- Immediate attention
- 14 November 2021
I've been approached by Journal of Child, Adult Vaccines and Immunology, at least according to the(more…)
Fromheader. Or is it Journal of child adult Vaccine Immunology, as according to my trusty correspondent? (thinking)
- Editorial Manager
- 13 November 2021
The message is impersonal, and almost as terse as the subject line:(more…)
- 12 November 2021
The subject line of her email says it all. At least it would, if I understood it.(more…)
- No chance
- 10 November 2021
I received a message from Emily Flora last week, the standard request to submit my valuable research to her valueless web journal. You know the schtick. It was neither amusing nor inept enough to pass comment on, so I deleted it without further ado.(more…)
- Columbian clot
- 9 November 2021
In my ongoing drive to mock the incompetence of predatory publishers and their staff, I have been gifted a request from Alice Vickers, on behalf of Perceptions in Reproductive Medicine.(more…)
- What about us?
- 9 November 2021
Web-based businesses should ensure that their web presence gives potential clients a good impression of the company as a whole. As they say, first impressions last. It's like asking a girl out on a date, if you look like shit, she's more likely to turn you down. Garbage-tier predatory publishers not only resort to unsolicited commercial email, but their websites often have glaring anomalies that indicate a lack of attention to detail.(more…)
- Sweet William
- 8 November 2021
William Rose has reached out to me, to enquire(more…)
Need a publishing platform?It's not a properly-formed question, granted, but perhaps he's in a hurry. Time is money, after all.
- A venue of Vanessas
- 5 November 2021
What is it with Vanessas? There are so many of them out there, just desperate to publish my esteemed ramblings. So far, my demimonde of(more…)
sweet Vanessasincludes Williams, at Medtext Publications; Moore, at Juniper Publishers; and the below-mentioned Holmes, working out of Remedy Publications' very own Californian cathouse.
- 2 November 2021
I've mentioned the Global Journal of Reproductive Medicine a couple of times before, but I've only just noticed that Vanessa is either unsure or downright ambivalent as to whether or not it's(more…)
Global. The journal name that she provides in the
Fromheader field is Journal of Reproductive Medicine. I guess minor details like that don't really matter when you're scraping the bottom of the publishing barrel.
- Savannah or Saanvi?
- 31 October 2021
Someone claiming to be Savannah Williams, at Remedy Publications' Belmont bordello, sent me an(more…)
Invitation for the Submission of Upcoming Research Workon behalf of the American Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. But, by definition, upcoming research work cannot be submitted for publication; since it's upcoming, it hasn't been done yet. Duh!
- I didn't realise that my writing was so bad (sad)
- 27 October 2021
The opening line advises me that I'm receiving this shit because I visited their website, which is an utter lie. Even if I had visited their website—and as a native English speaker, with years' of publication experience, why would I bother?—they could only have obtained my email address if I'd submitted it. Like I'd ever do that!(more…)
- Lisa with an EL*
- 26 October 2021
And now Lisa D Williams joins the best little whorehouse in California. The owner/CPO of the company must've had an extension built to the bordello at 820 El Camino Real. Either that, or the girls are working shifts. I can't imagine that their clientele would be too happy with bunk beds.(more…)
- Kindly piss off*
- 26 October 2021
The demanding tone of the subject line from Vanessa Williams—no, not the Vanessa Williams, not unless she's fallen on really hard times that is—really pissed me off:(more…)
Kindly Submit 2 Page editorial/Short Communication/Letter to Editor. I don't give a damn about it being
kindly, that's no different to demanding money with menaces and
- Girls hangin' out
- 13 October 2021
Sweet Jesus! They're really packing 'em in at that there 820 El Camino Real, California, aren't they? Rene, Daizy, Alyssa, and Vanessa must be besties. Best hoes, that is.(more…)
- From India with love?
- 4 October 2021
Daizy Priscilla contacted me, inviting me to submit my blahblah to her yadayada. None of it stood out of the ordinary, except she's another lowlife at the gutter publishing house that is Remedy Publications LLC. Daizy must be besties with Alyssa, who works out of the same office address.(more…)
- Saying it's not doesn't mean it's not
- 4 October 2021
Food Safety 2022 have invited me to speak at their Food Science & Technology 2022 webinar. I am so honoured!(more…)
- Newcastle 'Scholars' Publishing
- 27 September 2021
Whether Cambridge Scholars Publishing is a predatory publisher may be a matter of debate. What is not debatable, however, is their repeated use of unsolicited commercial email to drum up business.(more…)
- Extending my research?
- 26 September 2021
From the Journal of Child, Adult Vaccines and Immunology comes an opportunity for me to(more…)
Extend your research by publishing with us.
- 25 September 2021
The subject line claims(more…)
Only 2 weeks left for this issue: please submit. But September ends next week. I thought this solicitation was for Annals of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, not Annals of Time Travel…in which case it should've been addressed to Dr Who. BA-BOOM-TSCH!
- Surgical precision
- 22 September 2021
What luck! I've received a(more…)
high priority invitationto submit a manuscript to The General Surgeon.
- The ethics of spam
- 10 September 2021
I've received something similar to this email from Ethics International Press before. In that instance, the message referred to Dr Rosamund Thomas, as if her name was supposed to mean something to me.*(more…)
- Still overpriced
- 9 September 2021
Yes, the English is terrible. No, I have no expertise in the journal's subject matter, although I have been selected as an eminent author, so there's that I guess. But, a valueless predatory journal with(more…)
rip-off ratespublication charges of only $159? That's a total freakin' bargain!
- California or Cambodia?
- 8 September 2021
International Journal of Internal and Emergency Medicine is an academic publication based in the USA. Or is it?(more…)
- Glorious wishes
- 13 August 2021
Vanessa offers me glorious wishes, which I don't get every day, so that's nice. And she wants me to submit my valuable manuscript immediately. It can be on any topic of my choosing, which gives me more leeway than I'm used to; or should be allowed, if I'm honest.(more…)
- Too rich for me!
- 22 July 2021
It's rare that predatory publishers are open about the cost of publishing your laundry list in their gutter-grade journals—using(more…)
journalsin its broadest possible sense. Usually it takes some digging to get that information. But I have never seen anything so up-front about costs as this.
- Waiting hopefully
- 15 July 2021
The Global Journal of Reproductive Medicine, a prominent journal within its specialist field, is produced by the leading publishing house, Juniper Publishers, based in Irvine, California.(more…)
- Eminent me
- 2 July 2021
I've mentioned low-energy spam from predatory publishers before. If you want someone to give you money for old rope, you might as well help them to understand why your rope is better for them than anyone else's. But that seems to be too much for some publishing pondlife.(more…)
- My precious articles
- 8 June 2021
Another request for my valuable submission. My(more…)
moneyresearch work is highly prized among the pondlife publishing community, who're obviously not wasting their income on translation services. Anyhow, I'm posting this here simply because it's short and funny; unlike Melissa McCarthy, who at 5′2″ (1.57m) can only lay claim to being short.
- Inglish lyk wot I rite
- 8 May 2021
From an academic perspective, most unsolicited email that I receive comes from garbage-tier open access journals. But there's other life, dwelling among the nether reaches of the pond, ready to pounce on the unwary; and that includes translation services. Services such as those offered by Academia Editing.(more…)
- 30 April 2021
Unsolicited email sent by predatory publishers has many characteristic traits related to the incompetence of organisations that exist solely to publish your work for payment. Generally, though, they are fairly brief, and have discernable paragraph white space.(more…)
- Cannot be arsed
- 30 April 2021
Sometimes predatory spam is so low-energy that I wonder whether they actually expect a response. I'm inclined to think that their sole intent is to fill my inbox with shit.(more…)
- Hair today, gone tomorrow (sad)
- 26 April 2021
Another day, another solicitation from a pond-dwelling, vanity,(more…)
- Ironic alcoholic
- 12 April 2021
SL Pharmacology and Toxicology, a garbage-level(more…)
publicationshat out onto the interwebz by Scientific Literature Journals, is planning a
specialedition to be entitled Alcohol Toxicity:
- Hopeful response
- 24 July 2020
Spam messages from predatory publishers are not uncommon. They often follow a standard format, including one or more of the following: the urgency of their deadline; the eminence of one's work in the, often totally unrelated, field; fulsome praise of the recipient's character, if not manhood; spurious claims as to their academic value; no indication of the, carefully hidden, costs. Most go straight to the junk folder without comment, or even being read.(more…)
- I blow my nose in your general direction
- 12 July 2020
It never ceases to amaze me, the poor English, lying, and general incompetence in begging emails from gutter(more…)
sciencejournals. You've heard the saying
first impressions last, but it's not as if they're even trying…other than my patience:
- Yours professionally
- 24 June 2020
Another day, another request for me to publish my(more…)
valuable research, at my expense, in some bottom-dwelling pseudo-science comic.
- The book that writes itself for you, but not quite
- 26 May 2020
Most of the unsolicited email that I receive into my business account is from laboratory suppliers, despite me not having a laboratory!; low-rent conference organisers; or lower-rent open source publishers. And then, every so often, there's something out of the ordinary.(more…)
- Publish, and be damned!
- 16 March 2019
One form of spam, that I regularly receive, is from predatory publishers requesting that I submit my valuable research to their valueless journals for immediate publication…for a usually undisclosed fee.(more…)
- Google translated?
- 5 February 2019
We all get spam, unwanted email communications that is, not tinned pork derivative. It's intrusive, annoying, and, in some cases, malicious or even dangerous. But, it's a part of everyday life and, every now and then, there's one that escapes the junk mail filters and briefly brightens my day with its simple ineptitude.(more…)