Saturday, January 21, 2017

Knowledge Enterprises, Inc. (KEI Journals)


Beall saw it as "a publisher to avoid". The emails do have a personal touch (if you happen to be "Dr. Dr. Kaye DH"). The true names behind the domain are hidden, as they used DomainsByProxy ro register the domain name.
Email re Medical Research Archives
  • 6/13/16: Dr. Kaye DH, I hope this email finds you well. My colleague Reni asked if I could get in touch with you about your paper titled The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America.. Firstly thank you for taking the time to publish this, it was an interesting read. I am hoping to have the opportunity to discuss having a short followup or perhaps a review article published in one of the next issues of our journal. I think our readers could be interested in a paper with information from any continued research or new data since this was published. It would not have to be a long article, but if you don't have time for this perhaps you could also reach out to the co-authors or one of your students to collaborate. ... If you have any questions about whether or not a certain subject fits the scope of the Medical Research Archives I can put you in contact with Dr. Steven Lindheim from our editorial board. Could you please let me know your thoughts on this? Sincerely, Dr. Kateryna Bielka, M. D., Medical Research Archives, www.journals.ke-i.org/mra
  • 12/31/16: Dear Dr. Dr. Kaye DH, I hope you are enjoying the holidays. We were in contact a few months ago about your paper entitled "The good, the bad, the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America.". I wanted to check-in with you again about the possibility of publishing a followup/update to this paper in one of the next issues of the Medical Research Archives. I still think that such an article could be of much interest to our readers and am hoping that you are in a better position to write something now that the new year is starting. The length of the article and timing of submission are flexible. If there is any way I can assist in making this happen please do not hesitate to ask. Would you be available to proceed with this in the next 2-3 months? Sincerely, Dr. Kateryna Bielka, M. D., Senior Editor, Medical Research Archives, www.journals.ke-i.org/mra
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  • From: Dr. Kateryna Bielka, M.D. [kateryna.bielka@journals.ke-i.org]
    Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:09 PM
    To: [someone who wrote to me for advice on how to stop this spam]
    Subject: Re: Article submission
    Dear Dr. ____, I hope your year is going well. Perhaps you remember I emailed you last year about your paper "Human germ line _______.". If you ever have the occasion to write a followup to this article my invitation still stands. I wanted to contact you today because I will be editing a special issue this summer in which all articles will have free full-text available to readers. I would be very appreciative if you would consider submitting an article. More information is available on our website, and in our author guide which I am happy to send to you. The issue will be released in August, and submissions will be accepted through the end of July. Do you think you have time to contribute to this issue? Sincerely, Dr. Kateryna Bielka, M. D., Senior Editor, Medical Research Archives
  • From: Dr. Kateryna Bielka, M.D. [kateryna.bielka@journals.ke-i.org]
    Sent: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, 6:08 PM
    To: Dr Kaye DH
    Subject: Manuscript Submission
    Dear Dr. Kaye DH, I hope all is well. An article you authored a while back entitled "The good - the bad - the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America." caught my interest and I thought I would contact you about it. I am wondering if you or any of your co-authors have continued working in this line of research because I think it would fit nicely into an issue of the Medical Research Archives. I will be editing the next few issues of the journal and would be delighted if we could include an article from you.
    The parameters of the article would be up to you of course but I was thinking an updated review article might be nice. I am happy to look at any material you have to let you know if it fits our scope. I am also including a link to the journal's previous issue below so you may get a sense of the kinds of articles we accept. Please let me know if this is a possibility for you.
    Sincerely, Kateryna Bielka, M. D., Senior Editor, Medical Research Archives
    This email and any attachments sent with it are confidential and intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not read, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail or at 340 S Lemon Ave #7750 Walnut CA 91789 USA. If you have received this e-mail by mistake please delete it from your system. If you do not wish to receive further emails from this address please contact us using the reply button. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.

1 comment:

  1. I have received the same solicitation and am now discovering (disappointingly) that this appears to be a scam. Glad I did before spending valuable hours composing a manuscript! Thank you for sharing, this is important to educate researchers who are hungry for publications and can be vulnerable to scammers!

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