Beall saw it as "a publisher to avoid". The emails do have a personal touch (if you happen to be "Dr. Dr. Kaye DH").
- 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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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