Saturday, January 28, 2017

Science Publishing Group (SciencePG)

SciencePG is one of the most brazen predatory publishers. Its website (5/13/17) advertises "200+ Journals, 10,000+ Papers, 50,000+ Registered Authors, 2,000,000+ Hits Per Month". It works "in media partnership" with the equally outrageous OMICS International. Here is a sampling of its journals:
  • American Journal of Modern Physics
    ⊖ No editor listed.
    ⊖ The four members of the editorial board of this "American Journal" hail from the Sudan, India, Russia, and the Ukraine.
    ⊖ Published titles include "Modification of Einstein's E= mc2 to E =1/22 mc2". V/blockquote>
  • American Journal of Physics and Applications
    ⊖ No editor listed.
    ⊖ The thirteen-member editorial board (5/13/17) of this "American Journal" includes no Americans. (Well, there is a South American in the Department of Basic Sciences, Maritime University of the Caribbean, Catia la Mar, Venezuela.)
    ⊖ Published an article by Abdalla A. Jaber, of Tirana, Albania, on "Jaber's law," which "gives a new understanding of gravity and compares between stars and ball of lightning, and solves ambiguous matters in our understanding of stars, planets and moons behavior" and "explained the relation between gravity and temperature of objects, tying his theories with experimental discovery of repulsion between gravity and heat."
  • American Journal of Applied Mathematics
    ⊖ No American editorial board members or reviewers
    ⊖ Articles such as "Mathematical Proof of the Law of Karma."
  • American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
    ⊖ No editor.
    ⊖ The two members (5/13/17) of this "American Journal" are in Saudi Arabia and India.
    ⊖ Publications include "Use of Energy Healing Medicine Against Escherichia coli for Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Biochemical Reaction and Biotyping" by Mahendra Kuma Travedi, Dahryn Trivedi, and three other colleagues at Travedi Global Inc. (Henderson, Nevada), and Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. (Bhopal, India). The article reports that "Overall, data suggested that Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment can be applied to alter the antimicrobial sensitivity, biochemical reactions and biotype number of E. coli."
  • American Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    ⊖ No editor-in-chief.
    ⊖ two names with U.S. affiliations on its editorial board (5/13/17): "Dr. Duo Zhang, Pulmonary Center, Boston Unviersity School of Medicine, Boston, MA," and "Setu Patolia, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, Saint louis, Missouri." Duo Zhang is not on the tenure or tenure-track faculty of BU, but he is a postdoc there. He also is an editor of Research & Reviews: Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Its publisher is "[c]ertified by American Montessori Council" and has "developed a unique education system that is a blend of our Ancient Vedic Educations with the practice equipment of Montessori system."
  • European Journal of Biophysics
    ⊖ No one from Europe on the editorial board, but board members and four peer reviewers supposedly include Khyati Dave, Department of Biodesign, Stanford University, and Peng Zou, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University.
SciencePG's home page (5/13/17) is entitled "Become Editor-in-Chief." "Professor title or above will be preferred." The benefits are
☆ Publish two papers for free per year.
☆ 20% discount for paper publishing.
Certificate is friendly offered.
I do not know what is at the professed address of 548 Fashion Ave, New York, NY 10018, 347-688-8931. The owners of the domain used for the website and email, kepconfter.org, are hidden by GoDaddy.com's Domains by Proxy company in Arizona. For more negative press, see
https://scholarlyoa.com/2014/06/17/science-publishing-group-publishes-junk-science/;
https://scholarlyoa.com/2016/05/24/science-publishing-group-a-complete-scam/;
https://www.researchgate.net/post/Are_students_being_warned_about_Science_Publishing_Group ("I pointed out that my field is Ecology and Ethology, which none of their 'journals' covers. They wrote back offering to create that journal and make me editor in chief.").
Email

The email to me is so voluminous that I have created separate entries in this blog by journal name. The ones that have invited me to submit a manuscript, join the board, or organize a special issue because they "have learnt about [my] precious paper" (or for other reason) are the following:
In addition, SciencePG sent the following generic emails without even making an effort to identify a journal related to my expertise:
  • Date: 5/19/16
    Dear Professor/Researcher,
    Learned that you have made research findings in your research field, we now cordially invite all the scholars, experts and researchers to submit your papers to our journals and to enjoy the fast publication, which will also help you make more achievements.
  • From: Laila@hendleder.org
    Date: 9/26/16
    Dear Dear Scholar/Author,
    [W]e now sincerely invite you to propose a Special Issue related to the fields of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics as a Lead Guest Editor in our platform. Enjoy for your rest papers in Special Issue. Get one hard copy of your Special Issue when the Special Issue is finished successfully (if you need).
  • From: Kyah@peakconfor.org
    Date: 10/4/16
    Dear Author,
    With your witness of our development and rapid growth in recent years, we have obtained widespread attentions and supports from you respected authors, experts and researchers from all over the world. Now we welcome you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our academic journals in the fields of social science, education and economics. Become Editorial Member. This work can offer you a better way to create your identity as a famed specialist in your field. Thus it may lead to increasing invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area. Become Reviewer. As our reviewer, it opens doors to incredible opportunities for you. Review works will improve your knowledge of professional standards; and quickly earn the reputation among your peers.
  • On 11/10/16, elana@youerker.org sent much the same invitation with a list of "Some Commendatory Journals" and holding out the tantalizingly obscure possibility that "If you make great contribution to our journal and you want to submit paper, we may consider giving you a special offer for paper publication
  • From Ricardo@flossred.org
    Date: 11/13/16
    Dear Researcher or Scholar,
    [E]njoy the new activity for article publication from November 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017. ... One paper submitted ... can be published without publishing fee. ... More than 10000 papers have already been published online in our platform. ... [O]ur platform offer you author the opportunity of fast publication. We can publish a paper with good quality in a period of 30-50 days.
  • From Joslyn@educonfer.org
    Date: 12/15/16
    Dear Scholar and Researcher,
    ... [N]ow we sincerely invite you to join us as an editorial member or a reviewer in our journals covering the disciplines of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Benefits ... 1. If you review papers submitted in our platform, your name will appear in our journal's editorial board website which provide a platform to let more people know you. 2. We will give you a special offer for paper publication, if you make great ontribution to our journal. 3. If your application for editorial member or reviewer is accepted, we can provide the certificate for you.
  • From: Mark (Mark@yerconfole.org)
    Date: 3/30/17, 7:39:59 AM EDT
    Subject: Join Editorial Board/Reviewer Team
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We hope our email finds you well.
    Join Us as the Editor-in-Chief. As an international academic publisher, our platform has obtained widespread attentions from all over the world in recent years. Currently, we earnestly invite you to become editor-in-chief, editorial member or reviewer in our journals to enjoy the privilege. If you are interested, you can apply for editorial members by clicking: http://www.kepconfter.org/20170219/home.html. ...
    Thank you!
    George Wells
    Editorial Assistant
  • From: Laken (Laken@ghelysium.org)
    Subject: EDITORIAL MEMBER INVITATION
    Dear Author/Scholar,
    Date: 5/10/17, 2:07:28 PM EDT
    With our platform's development recent years, Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) has now expanding and obtain more extensive attention from all over the world. For fulfilling the expansion of our editorial board and reviewer group, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals in the fields of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... This work can provide you a better way to create your identity as a famed expert in your field. Thus it may lead to increased invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area. ... Featured Journals: Philosophy, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Social Sciences, Cognitive Psychology
  • From Renee (Renee@assoutced.org):
    Date: 5/11/17, 2:10:12 PM EDT
    Subject: APPLY FOR EDITORIAL MEMBER
    Dear Professor,
    With several years' development, Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) is experiencing rapid growth and gaining widespread attention. To expand the editorial board and reviewer team, now we sincerely invite you to join us as an editorial member or a reviewer in our journals covering the disciplines of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is friendly offered for you if you need it. You can get the certificate as an editorial Member or a reviewer via downloads online.After becoming the editorial member/reviewer, you can obtain 20% off the Article Processing Charges if you make great contribution to the journal and want to publish papers. If you review papers submitted in our platform, your name will appear in our website which provide a platform to let more people know you. Furthermore, more academic communications are available to you. ... Commendatory Journals: Business, Journalism and Communication, Philosophy. Human Resource Management
  • Date: 5/13/17
    From Hendrix (Hendrix@assoutced.org)
    Subject: To Be Editorial Member or Reviewer
    Dear Scholar and Professor,
    With several years' development and rapid growth, Science Publishing Group [SciencePG] has obtained widespread attentions from all over the world in different fields. To expand the editorial board and reviewer team, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals in the fields of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is friendly offered for you if you need it. If the editorial board members/reviewers make great contribution to our journal and want to submit papers, we can offer them 20% off to publish their papers. If you review papers submitted in our platform, your name will appear in our website which provide a platform to let more people know you. Furthermore, more academic communications are available to you. ... Featured Journals Listed: Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Archaeology. Economics
  • From: Alyssia (Alyssia@dhypotenuse.org)
    Date: 5/15/17
    Subject: To Be the Editorial Member
    Dear Researcher/Author,
    With several years' development and rapid growth, Science Publishing Group [SciencePG] has obtained widespread attentions from all over the world in different fields. To step farther with stronger support from you respected scholars, experts and researchers, we sincerely invite you to join us as an editorial member or a reviewer in our journals in subjects of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is provided for you if you need it. ... As an editorial member or reviewer, you can 20% off to publish your papers if you make great contribution to the journal and want to submit papers. This work helps to add in and provides a better way to create your identity as a well known expert in your field and may lead to increased invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area. ... Some Featured Journals: Social Psychology, Sports Science, Elementary Education, Finance [no signature line]
  • From: Berenice [Berenice@cingbowknot.org]
    Date: 5/17/17
    Subject: Invitation of Editorial Member
    Dear Scholar,
    With our platform's development recent years, Science Publishing Group [SciencePG] is now expanding and obtain more extensive attention from all over the world. To step farther and grow better, we sincerely invite you to join us as an editorial member or a reviewer in our journals, which include subjects of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is offered for you if you need it. ... After becoming our editorial member or reviewer, you can enjoy 20% off to publish your papers if you make great contribution to the journal. ... This work helps to add in and provides a better way to create your identity as a well known expert in your field and may lead to increased invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area. ... To be an editorial member, please click here ... . Apply for reviewers, please click here: ... Recommendatory Journals: Secondary Education, Arts and Design, Teacher Education, Accounting
  • From Samara (Samara@assoutced.org)
    Date: Monday, July 24, 2017, 1:36:43 AM EDT
    Subject: Invitation from Editorial Board
    Dear Researcher/Author,
    With several years' development and rapid growth, has obtained widespread attentions from all over the world in different fields. For meeting the expansion of our editorial board and reviewer group, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals in the fields of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is friendly provided for you if you need it. ... After becoming the editorial member or reviewer, you can enjoy 20% off the publication fee if you make great contribution to the journal and want to publish your papers. This work can give you a better way to create your identity as a celebrated specialist in your field. Therefore, it may lead to increasing invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area. ... Some Recommended Journals [are] Social Psychology, Applied Psychology, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Cognitive Psychology.
  • From: Hendrix (Hendrix@assoutced.org):
    Date: 7/26/17
    Dear Professor/Scholar,
    With our platform's development recent years, Science Publishing Group has now expanding and obtain more extensive attention from all over the world. For fulfilling the expansion of our editorial board and reviewer group, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals in the fields of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is provided for you if you need it. You can obtain the certificate for editorial member or reviewer via online downloads. ... After becoming our editorial member or reviewer, you can enjoy 20% off to publish your papers if you make great contribution to the journal. You will have more opportunities to know latest research achievements in your fields. In addition, more academic communications are available to you. ...
  • From: (Chace@vigilantly.org)
    Date: 8/29/17
    Dear Researcher/Author,
    With our platform's development recent years, Science Publishing Group is now expanding and obtain more extensive attention from all over the world. To step farther and grow better, we sincerely invite you to join us as an editorial member or a reviewer in our journals, which include subjects of social science, economics, management, education and linguistics. ... Certificate of Reviewer/Editorial Member is friendly offered for you if you need it. ... After becoming the editorial member or reviewer, you can enjoy 20% off the publication fee if you make great contribution to the journal and want to publish your papers. ... You will have the priority to know more up to date research achievements in your fields. In addition, more academic communications are available to you. ...
  • From: Ricardo (ricardo retouchabd.org)
    Date: 9/18/17
    Dear Professor or Researcher,
    For the purpose of advancing the journals' future development and supporting you scholars a better condition to share and transfer recent scientific achievements and findings, Science - Publishing - Group(SciencePG) sincerely invite you to submit papers to our newly launched journals and publish your paper with a favorable APC before Nov. 30, 2017. To further strengthen the communication of research works between scholars from all around the world, SciencePG presently offers a favorable APC to authors who submit papers to the newly launched journals. For paper submitted before Nov. 30, 2017, Article Processing Charges in the journals will be different from 170USD to 370USD. ... List of Recommended Journals: Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications, International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Science Journal of Education, Earth Sciences ...
  • From: Dexter@tedareher.org: Enjoy Privilege for Publishing Article
    Date: 11/16/16
    Dear Researcher or Professor,
    ... We honestly ask you to submit your paper to newly launched journal in the fields of social science, economics, management and education and enjoy new activity for paper publishing before February 28th, 2017. ... For now, more than ten thousand papers have already been published online in our platform. ... For the sake of spread knowledge, and expand science and technology advancement, a quick publication procedure is now provided by our platform. Only in 30-50 days, paper with good quality can be published. ... [A]ll the papers published in our platform can be accessible by the public, which can gain high visibility.
  • Date: 1/25/17
    From: Renee [Renee@sdeartod.org]
    Dear Author or Scholar,
    How is everything? Our platform is an international academic publisher which publishes open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. A paper submitted before Feb. 28, 2017 in the recommended new journal can be published without fee. Our recommended new journals cover a wide range of academic disciplines. Here are some of the recommended new journals: ... American Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, International Journal of Dual Diagnosis. If you are not interested in our new journals, you can check our other journals. ... Published Paper: Many Infectious Human Diseases Can be Arrested with Oxygen; Author: Delik D. Gabaev ...
    Sincerely,
    Susan Jones
    Editorial Assistant. [The email avoids mentioning that SciencePG is the publisher.]
  • From: J. JPS [mailto:editorialboard@jplantsciences.org]
    Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 10:52 PM
    Subject: Submit your article and join SciencePG as editorial board members/reviewers
    Dear Sir,
    SciencePG is an open access publisher which publishes open access journals in all aspects of academic disciplines. For the future development of our platform and providing you scholars more excellent condition to share and transfer up to date research results, we sincerely invite scholars and researchers to submit papers to the journals or join in the editorial board/reviewer team.
    Open Access. Open Access makes knowledge available to all readers, without the barrier of affordability and without restrictions on using it to develop related areas of research. 30-50 Days Paper Publication. Fast publication promotes scientific research and saves author's time. Papers submitted can be published within 30-50 days provided that the paper is of good quality and the authors' response is prompt.
    A List of Some Journals: American Journal of Management Science and Engineering, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications, Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, American Journal of Health Research, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, American Journal of Energy Engineering
    Invitation of Calling for Manuscripts
    As an international academic publisher, SciencePG has 200+ open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. SciencePG welcomes both scholars and practitioners to submit valuable papers to the related journals through the online system. ... Join Us as an Editorial Member or a Reviewer
    To fulfill the expansion of our editorial board and reviewer team, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals. If you are eager for more details of the Benefits and Responsibilities of the editorial member or reviewer, please feel free to visit the following link: http://www.ijsge.net/joinasaneditorialmember
  • From: Maydim Malkov [submission@journalphilosophy.org]
    Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018 5:02 PM
    Subject: Submit Article and Join Our Journal
    Dear Author,
    For the sake of spreading up to date scientific research findings and let you scholars learn from each other, we sincerely invite scholars and researchers to submit papers to the journals or to become one of our editorial board members or reviewers.
    Become an Editorial Member or a Reviewer. To expand the editorial board and reviewer team, we sincerely invite you to be our editorial member or reviewer of our journals. If you are eager for more information of the Benefits and Responsibilities of the editorial member or reviewer, please feel free to click the following link: http://www.urpjournal.org/journals
    We have a variety of journals with an editorial team comprising many of the world's leading researchers. If you have burst out some new ideas in your specialized or interested field, welcome to submit your papers to the corresponding Journals to share your ideas with people around the world. ... [No signature line]

20 comments:

  1. Received a similar email invitation:

    American Journal of Physics and Applications
    (ISSN Print: 2330-4286, Online: 2330-4308)
    http://www.ajphys.org

    Dear Subhasish Mitra; ,
    Happy New Year!
    Greetings from the editorial office of American Journal of Physics and Applications (http://www.ajphys.org), a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal devoted to advancements in all the related aspects.
    We get to know you have published a paper titled International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow in Letter to the Editor | International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow - Volume 67, Part A , and we are impressed by your paper.
    Physics and Applications have always been a hot topic, attracting the focus of many people. The journal welcomes all scholars and experts to found a special issue on the related scopes. You will be the Lead Guest Editor if your application is permitted.

    Initiate a Special Issue and Be the Lead Guest Editor:

    A special issue is a gather of papers on a particular theme within the scope of the journal. You can spread your new findings and researches through this platform.

    We sincerely invite you to cooperate with your colleagues or friends to initiate a special issue and be the Lead Guest Editor.

    Privileges of Becoming the Lead Guest Editor:
    Being the Lead Guest Editor, you can enjoy the privileges below:

    1. Release one paper without article processing charge in your special issue.
    2. Provide you the chance to be the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
    3. Receive one hard copy free of charge when the special issue is ended smoothly.
    4. Form your own editorial team and share ideas with them in your research fields.
    5. Establish your Personal Column on the website and get a Certificate (electronic version).

    Scopes

    Dielectrics
    Crystal science
    Applied atomic & molecular physics
    Bulk materials
    Plasma and fluid physics
    Applied nuclear physics
    Superconductivity
    Spectroscopy
    Device physics
    Organic materials
    Molecular and cluster physics
    Spintronics
    Semiconductors
    Transport theory
    Nonlinear science

    Guideline for Proposing a Special Issue:
    You can download the proposal form in the following link if you want to propose a special issue and be the Lead Guest Editor: http://www.ajphys.org/specialissues

    Then send back the filled proposal form to us via this email directly.
    For more information, please feel free to contact us.

    Best Wishes,
    The Editorial Office of American Journal of Physics and Applications

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  2. Just received a very similar invitation to become reviewer, editor,or submit to their journals. Whenever I get emails like their's I google of someone has written about that - found tons of posts including your's. So thank you for your writing about them, everything is pretty clear and Science PG just seems to be another fraudulent publisher not worth bothering about.

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  3. I received a similar email, that might be useful for others.

    Dear Trovato F
    Warmest greetings from the editorial office!
    The paper published in Biophysical reviews with the title Molecular simulations of cellular processes. has impressed us deeply.
    It has attracted attention from scholars specializing in Coarse-graining, Diffusion in the cytoplasm, Facilitated diffusion, Genetic material, Hydrodynamic interactions, Integrative modeling, Macromolecular crowding, Molecular dynamics, Nuclear bodies, Soft interactions, Stochastic processes, Sub-diffusion.

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  4. Similar type of message came to my email box.


    Dear Surungan, T; Bansawang, BJ; Tahir, D
    Warmest greetings!
    We are writing to show our deepest impression on your previous article titled
    Search for the Heisenberg Spin Glass on Rewired Square Lattices with Antiferromagnetic Interaction published in 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THEORETICAL AND APPLIED PHYSICS (ICTAP) 2014.
    The paper has drawn widespread attention and interest from scholars in the field of Phase transition; Heisenberg Spin Glasses; Monte Carlo Simulation; Replica Exchange Algorithm.

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  5. How is it that so many of these "predatory" open journal exists? It seems that they are successfull which means that people publishing in these kind of journals gain recognition.

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  6. An other exemple for Advances in Materials send to authors publishing in ADVANCED MATERIALS:

    Dear Seichepine, F; Rothe, J; Dudina, A;...
    Warm greetings!
    We are writing to express our deep impression on your previous article titled
    Dielectrophoresis-Assisted Integration of 1024 Carbon Nanotube Sensors into a CMOS Microsystem published in ADVANCED MATERIALS.
    It has attracted attention from scholars working in related fields.
    Submitting Your Paper
    Set up with an aim to publish research articles, specialists and professionals in different research fields can get the cutting-edge research results from Advances in Materials. In view of the advance, novelty, and potential extensive application of your research achievements, here we invite you to send other unpublished works that have similar topics to the journal. Your further research on this article is also welcomed.
    Please click the link below to know more:
    http://www.advinmaterials.org/submission
    Joining Us as the Editorial Board Member/Reviewer
    On behalf of the Editorial Board of the journal, it's really a great honor to invite you to join us as one of the editorial board members or reviewers of Advances in Materials. Taking your academic background and rich experience in this field into account, the Board believe that you may be the most suitable person for this position. We hope that your position as the editorial board member/reviewer will advance the development of scientific researches in this field in the future.
    You can click the link below to know more details:
    http://www.advinmaterials.org/joinus
    Please don't hesitate to contact us if there is any question.
    Thanks and regards,
    Jessie Wright
    Editorial Assistant of Advances in Materials

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  7. Similar email which did sound dubious and fraud, so I researched a bit and landed here:


    Your research has left us a deep impression, the abstract of which is listed as follows:


    Yours truly,
    Jessie Wright
    Assistant Editor of Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering




    Set up with the aim to advance the development of scientific community, Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering can make experts in various ranges closer to the cutting-edge researches. Given the advance, novelty, and possible extensive use of your research results, here we invite you to send other unpublished works that have similar topics to the journal. Further research of this published article is also welcomed.
    Refer to the link below to learn more information:
    http://www.eeejournal.org/submission
    On behalf of the Editorial Board of the journal, we sincerely invite you to join our team as one of the editorial board members/reviewers of Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Considering your academic background and rich experience in this field, the Board believe that you are quite qualified for this position. We hope that your position as the editorial board member/reviewer will promote international academic collaborations in the future.
    You can click the following link to learn more information:
    http://www.eeejournal.org/joinus

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  8. Dear Blogger of Flaky Academic Journals
    Warmest Greetings!
    I herein like to convey my deep imperssion from your learnt blog, titled Flaky Academic Journals. Many many researches at our headquarters found your blog to be of the finest quality available. It will be our priviledged if you kindly publish with us some of your novel, advanced, super-duper mind-blowing gorgeous posts, to the benefit of expanding research, of course. If applicable, you will be appointed head of journal editorial board, which will allow you the privilege of knowing when a new submission arrives. Plenty of interested work is granted. Sincerely yours, Jessie Wright, co-janitor of journal editorial, America.

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  9. Dear blogger

    Thanks for your enlightening blogs.
    Jessie Wright is a virtual polymath of editing scientific journals.

    Sample this

    On behalf of the Editorial Board of the journal, it is privileged for us to invite you to join our team as one of the editorial board members or reviewers of American Journal of Internal Medicine. Taking your academic background and rich experience in this field into account, the Editorial Board believe that you may be the most suitable candidate for this position. We hope that your position as one of the editorial board members or reviewers will advance the development of scientific researches in related fields.
    Please feel free to contact us if there is any question.
    Best regards,
    Jessie Wright
    Editor of American Journal of Internal Medicine


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  10. Thank you for sharing this - had the same experience of Jessie loving my in depth knowledge: "On behalf of the Editorial Board of the journal, it is glorified for us to invite you to join us as one of the editorial board members or reviewers of American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience . You were invited on the strength of your academic background and rich experience in this field. We believe that your position as the editorial board member or reviewer will shine a light on your research in related fields." I simply wrote a book review.

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  11. Jessie has reached the Antipodes. Recently my national trade journal was good enough to publish a short letter from me. Jessie responded with "Warm greetings from the editorial office!
    The paper published in AUSTRALIAN LAW JOURNAL with the title Untitled has impressed us deeply."

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  12. I received today (Oct 19, 2018) a similar message from Jessie Wright. I copy below the last part:
    "On behalf of the Editorial Board of the journal, we feel very honored to invite you to join us as the editorial board member/reviewer of International Journal of Law and Society. Taking your academic background and rich experience in this field into account, the Board believe that you may be the most suitable candidate for this position. We hope that your position as the editorial board member/reviewer will advance the development of scientific researches in this field.
    For more information to join us, please visit:
    http://www.ijlawsociety.org/joinus
    Please kindly let us know if you have any doubt.
    Respectfully,
    Jessie Wright
    The Editorial Office of International Journal of Law and Society"

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  13. The key thing to appreciate here is there business model: This is classic *vanity publishing*. They do not collect money from advertisers or from readers (via subscriptions or otherwise), but rather rely on "Article Processing Charges" paid by the *authors*.
    http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/apcs?journalid=622

    There are reputable journals that derive /some/ of their income from page charges, but when that becomes the only income, the potential (and motive) for abuse becomes unlimited.

    Also, when a journal spends far more effort recruiting authors than recruiting readers, it's a very bad sign.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanity_press

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  14. A similar email is received by me which goes as follows:


    Dear Mehedi Nizam, Ahmed
    International Journal of Science, Technology and Society (IJSTS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal, establishing a solid platform to all academicians, practicing managers, consultants, researchers and those who are engaged in current issues and trends in science, technology and society.
    Deeply impressed by your paper titled "How the banking system is creating a two-way inflation in an economy ", we warmly welcome you to submit papers and join the Editorial/Reviewer Board.

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  15. Jessie Wright was so amazed by the quality of my paper, she didn't even get my (very common Caucasian) name right. I'm not sure if I should find that insulting or not? :P I'm glad I found this website, though, because it confirmed my suspicions about the "journal" "she" claimed (in very broken English) to edit.

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  16. On behalf of the Editorial Board of the journal, we feel very honored to invite you to join us as the editorial board member or reviewer of International Journal of Business and Economics Research. Given your academic background and rich experience in this field, we believe that you may be the most suitable person for this position. We hope that your position as one of the editorial board members or reviewers will promote the development of scientific researches in related fields.
    If you have any interest to learn more, please visit:
    http://www.ijber.org/joinus

    Please let me know if you have any question.

    Best,
    Jessie Wright
    Editor of International Journal of Business and Economics Research

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  17. Just got my invite to the board. Here are the meager benefits or should I say punishments.

    Advantages of Applying to be an Editorial Board Member or a Reviewer:
    1. ① Quickly improve your perceptibility in your areas.
    2. ② Obtain first-hand materials on current scientific discoveries.
    3. ③ Honourable Certificate in PDF format launched by the editorial office.
    4. ④ With your personal profile displayed on the journal's page.
    5. ⑤ Enjoy 10% off of the original publication fee of your research work.

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  18. Dear XXX,

    Greetings from International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (http://www.ijiis.net).

    XXXXXXX

    Best wishes,
    Jessie Wright
    Editorial Assistant of International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

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