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There are 52 posts tagged: "predatory publishers"

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 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: Second Follow-up email after no response. So it's good to know that one of us is paying attention. (more…)
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: Updates in Clinical Investigation and Studies-Share your Work. (more…)
Foresee to praise
20 December 2021
Vanessa Moore's at it. Again. Global Journal of Reproductive Medicine is in shortfall of articles for successful release. Again. (more…)
Labour vs. delivery
15 December 2021
The subject line of Gretta Collins' missive is Impact Factor 1.92 | PubMed | Labor and Delivery. This one's a close, but no cigar in 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 Delivery refers to. (more…)
No slacking!
12 December 2021
Rayner Micheal writes that he/she Hope you are working on your ongoing Research. (more…)
Journal of (any) research
7 December 2021
Maha D, managing editor at esteemed garbage-level journal, Global Journal of Fertility and Research, invites me to Publish and expose your article. There are some places where exposing one's article can get you the unwanted attention of law enforcement. Or so I'm led to believe, I've never tried it myself. Honest, officer! (more…)
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 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. (more…)
Dental floss
29 November 2021
What's your immediate thought? The email name is Editor-Dentistry and Oral Health, while the title of the journal is actually Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health. The From address is, yet the Reply-to address is (more…)
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 titled 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 helpful contribution. They may have read my learned works in the field, but I think it's unlikely. (more…)
Immediate attention
14 November 2021
I've been approached by Journal of Child, Adult Vaccines and Immunology, at least according to the From header. Or is it Journal of child adult Vaccine Immunology, as according to my trusty correspondent? (thinking) (more…)
Editorial Manager
13 November 2021
The message is impersonal, and almost as terse as the subject line, Archives of Medical and Clinical Research: (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. Take this example, from RAS Publishers. They came to my attention when I was contacted by Ms. Mary, who positively hopes, with great desire, that my precious article can be sent to her in less than a week. Because, clearly, I have nothing better to do. (more…)
Sweet William
8 November 2021
William Rose has reached out to me, to enquire Need a publishing platform? It's not a properly-formed question, granted, but perhaps he's in a hurry. Time is money, after all. (more…)
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 sweet Vanessas includes Williams, at Medtext Publications; Moore, at Juniper Publishers; and the below-mentioned Holmes, working out of Remedy Publications' very own Californian cathouse. (more…)
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 Global. The email name that she uses 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. (more…)
Savannah or Saanvi?
31 October 2021
Someone claiming to be Savannah Williams, at Remedy Publications' Belmont bordello, sent me an Invitation for the Submission of Upcoming Research Work on behalf of the American Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. By definition, upcoming research work cannot be submitted for publication. Because it's upcoming, it hasn't been done yet. Duh! (more…)
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 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: 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 please. (more…)
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 Extend your research by publishing with us. (more…)
25 September 2021
The subject line claims 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! (more…)
Surgical precision
22 September 2021
What luck! I've received a high priority invitation to submit a manuscript to The General Surgeon. (more…)
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 rip-off rates publication charges of only $159? That's a total freakin' bargain! (more…)
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 journals in 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. (more…)
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 money research 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. (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, science publisher. (more…)
So much for alcohol toxicity
14 April 2021
I was bothered by the difference between the return email address in Stella's message and the editorial address on the SL Pharmacology and Toxicology homepage, not least because they use different domains. So I shot a reply, under the pretext of budgetary planning: (more…)
Ironic alcoholic
12 April 2021
SL Pharmacology and Toxicology, a garbage-level publication shat out onto the interwebz by Scientific Literature Journals, is planning a special edition to be entitled Alcohol Toxicity: (more…)
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. Mostly they 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 science journals. You've heard the saying first impressions last, but it's not as if they're even trying…other than my patience: (more…)
Yours professionally
24 June 2020
Another day, another request for me to publish my valuable research, at my expense, in some bottom-dwelling pseudo-science rag. (more…)
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…)