Saturday, September 2, 2017

Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge Scholars Publishing's putative link to Cambridge is that it was "Founded by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge." According to the website's description of the 67 advisory board members (9/2/17), exactly one has a current or former connection to the University of Cambridge. (Terri Apter is a Fellow Emerita of Newman College.) The mailing address is in Newcastle, not Cambridge.

The website states that "We ... do not require any fees be paid to us for publication purposes." Hence, characterizing the business as predatory -- it was on Beall's list of possible predators -- would seem extreme. The quality of the books is debated at Political Science Rumors. A few respondents comment (mostly adversely) on what they have read.

The journals do not look stellar. No editorial boards are listed, although the "editorial advisors" may serve that function. "The International Journal of American Studies is a peer reviewed journal to be launched in spring/summer 2013 ... All manuscripts should be sent electronically to: Irakli Tskhvediani (iraklitskhvediani@yahoo.com; jdpag2012@yahoo.com) by the 30th of April, 2013." The journal is said to be "supported by" the US Embassy in Georgia.This seems to mean that "In 2012 US Department of State and Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, granted him a Federal Assistance Award to set up the publication of a peer-reviewed journal of American Studies." Five years later, the journal is still "awaiting book cover" and has no content.
Email
  • From: Adam Rummens (adam.rummens@cambridgescholars.com)
    Sent: Aug 31, 2017, at 9:03 AM
    Subject: Decision Science Books
    Dear Dr. Kaye,
    Firstly, please excuse this unsolicited email. I’m sure that like me you receive too many as it is and so I’ll keep it brief. I was recently appointed as Commissioning Researcher for Cambridge Scholars Publishing (see below) with a brief to expand the subject areas in which we publish books. As such I am in the process of developing collections within the decision sciences. As I believe you already have some experience of academic and scientific writing, I wondered whether you would consider us as your publisher should you decide to put ‘pen to paper’ and write a book at some point in the future?
    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Groups to help ensure that we only publish high quality texts. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, please do let me know.
    As I promised, I have kept this message short, but would be delighted to talk or correspond more if you feel you would like to explore possibilities.
    Kind regards, Adam Rummens, Commissioning Researcher
    About Cambridge Scholars Publishing:
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP) is an independent academic publisher, founded in 2001 by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge who felt existing publishing companies took too long to publish academic books, monographs, conference proceedings and textbooks.
    CSP has its own printing facility, now publishes 750+ titles each year in both electronic and print formats and is committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Our back list catalogue contains approximately 7,500 titles.
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd is registered in England. Reg. No: 4333775; VAT No: 108280727
    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this message do not necessarily represent those of Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd. The contents of this message are intended for the addressee only. They are confidential and may contain private information. Cambridge Scholars Publishing is not responsible for any damages resulting from the unauthorised use, forwarding or disclosure of this message, and will not be held liable for damages or loss caused by any viruses.
  • Sent: Wed 3/28/2018 9:36 AM (and at 9:51 AM)
    From: Adam Rummens [adam.rummens=cambridgescholars.com@mmail1.co.uk]; on behalf of; Adam Rummens [adam.rummens@cambridgescholars.com]
    Subject: Publishing Enquiry - Decision Sciences
    Dear Dr. Kaye,
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing are pleased to invite you to consider submitting a proposal to publish a monograph or edited collection in the area of Decision Sciences.  As part of our wider expansion as a publisher, we are now accepting book proposals in the categories of Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences, as well as our traditional base in Humanities and Social Sciences.
    We offer: • Fast, fair and friendly proposal review. • A handsome hardback printed book, as well as eBook formats. • Worldwide distribution via our international network of booksellers including Amazon, Blackwell, Baker & Taylor, YBP and Ingram. • Our titles are always in stock, with our unique, in-house Print on Time global distribution system. • An escalating royalty payment from the first copy sold – the more we sell, the higher the royalty rate. • We never charge a fee for publication.
    We work hard to give our authors a great publishing experience. We know we succeed most of the time because our authors tell us so, and because, in many cases, we have authors who have written two, three or more titles with us. But here are some things you may not know about us:
    • Our books have been endorsed by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and “The world’s leading public intellectual” Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT, amongst many others. • We are always pleased to hear from first-time authors, but nearly 60 per cent of our monograph authors are full professors or associate professors. • In the past few years, we have published authors from 110 different countries. About 33% of our authors are based in the USA and the UK. • We are advised and guided by more than 1400 advisory board members across more than 250 different disciplines.
    You can find lots of information on our website, www.cambridgescholars.com, where you can download a Book Proposal Form and review our Author Promises. Alternatively, contact me and I will be pleased to send a proposal form to you.. And we are always glad to add to our Editorial Advisory Board network across our publishing fields, including Decision Sciences. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, or apply to join, please do let me know. You can also find more details regarding this on our website.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Adam Rummens, Commissioning Editor, Web: www.cambridgescholars.com, Email: adam.rummens@cambridgescholars.com, Social Media: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Blog
    About Cambridge Scholars Publishing (www.cambridgescholars.com): Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP) is an independent academic publisher, founded in 2001 by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge who felt existing publishing companies took too long to publish academic books, monographs, conference proceedings and textbooks. CSP has its own printing facility, now publishes 750+ titles each year in both electronic and print formats and is committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Our back list catalogue contains approximately 7,500 titles.
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing - Reg. No: 4333775; VAT No: 108280727
    Registered Address: Lady Stephenson Library, Welbeck Road, NE6 2PA

  • Sent: Feb 27, 2018, at 8:52 AM
    From: Adam Rummens [adam.rummens@cambridgescholars.com]
    Subject: Further expansion for Cambridge Scholars
    Dear Dr. Kaye,
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing are now accepting book proposals in the categories of Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences, as well as our traditional base in Humanities and Social Sciences. This is part of our wider expansion as a publisher, which includes the recruitment of subject-based Editorial Advisory Boards, and the opening of new representative offices in Berlin and Barcelona, to add to our UK operational offices.
    We would be pleased if you would consider submitting a proposal to publish a monograph or edited collection in the area of Decision Sciences.
    We offer a fair, friendly and fast proposal review. Our titles are all published with a handsome hardback cover, as well as in eBook formats. We distribute worldwide via our international network of booksellers, including Amazon, Blackwell, Baker and Taylor, YBP and Ingram. A title published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing will never be out of stock, with our unique Print on Time global distribution system. We offer an escalating royalty payment—the more we sell, the higher the royalty rate. In addition, we never charge for publication.
    You can find lots of information on our website, www.cambridgescholars.com, where you can download a Book Proposal Form. Alternatively, contact me directly, and I will be pleased to send one to you.
    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Boards across our publishing fields, including Decision Sciences. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, or apply to join, please do let me know. You can find more details regarding this on our website.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Adam Rummens, Commissioning Editor, Email: adam.rummens@cambridgescholars.com, Cambridge Scholars Publishing - Reg. No: 4333775; VAT No: 108280727
    Registered Address: Lady Stephenson Library, Welbeck Road, NE6 2PA
  • From: Adam Rummens [adam.rummens=cambridgescholars.com@mmail1.co.uk]; on behalf of; Adam Rummens [adam.rummens@cambridgescholars.com]
    Date: Wed 6/13/2018 11:18 AM
    Subject: Invitation to submit a book proposal in Social Sciences and Humanities
    Dear Dr Kaye,
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing are now accepting book proposals in Social Sciences and Humanities. To help guide our work, we have established more than 90 subject-based Editorial Advisory Boards in Social Sciences ... . We would be pleased if you would consider submitting a proposal to publish a monograph or edited collection. ... We work hard to give our authors a great publishing experience. We know we succeed most of the time because our authors tell us so ... .
    With over 7,500 publications, we are always adding new titles to the field of Social Sciences. ... [W]e are currently offering a time limited discount of 35% on all of our titles, which will expire at the end of June. ... I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Adam Rummens, Commissioning Editor
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing publishes in Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. Established in 2001, our operational headquarters are in the historic Lady Stephenson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, with representative offices in Berlin, Germany, and Barcelona, Spain. We maintain an office in the city of our foundation, Cambridge, UK. Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd is registered in England. Reg. No: 4333775; VAT No: 108280727 ... Registered Address: Lady Stephenson Library, Welbeck Road, NE6 2PA

29 comments:

  1. The Commissioning Assistant at Cambridge Scholars sometimes goes by a different name. It's almost as if there's only a spambot there.
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    From: Helen Cryer [mailto:helen.cryer@cambridgescholars.com]
    Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2017 1:07 AM
    To: $NAME
    Subject: Neurology Books

    Dear Dr. $NAME,
    Firstly, please excuse this unsolicited email. I’m sure that like me you receive too many as it is and so I’ll keep it brief.
    I was recently appointed as Commissioning Assistant for Cambridge Scholars Publishing with a brief to expand the subject areas in which we publish books. As such I am in the process of developing a collection based in the field of Neurology. As I believe you already have some experience of academic and scientific writing, I wondered whether you would consider us as your publisher should you decide to put ‘pen to paper’ and write a book at some point in the future?

    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Groups to help ensure that we only publish high quality texts. If this is something that you would like to become involved in, please do let me know.
    As I promised, I have kept this message short, but would be delighted to talk or correspond more if you feel you would like to explore possibilities.
    Kind regards,

    Helen Cryer

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    1. If they really do not charge for publication, What's their angle/motivation?

      John S.

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  2. Here's another of these generic requests from ASP:

    Dear Dr. XXXXXX,

    Firstly, please excuse this unsolicited email. I’m sure that like me you receive too many as it is and so I’ll keep it brief.

    I was recently appointed as Commissioning Assistant for Cambridge Scholars Publishing with a brief to expand the subject areas in which we publish books. As such I am in the process of developing a collection based in the field of Zoology. As I believe you already have some experience of academic and scientific writing, I wondered whether you would consider us as your publisher should you decide to put ‘pen to paper’ and write a book at some point in the future?



    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Boards to help ensure that we only publish high quality texts. If this is something that you would like to become involved in, please do let me know.

    As I promised, I have kept this message short, but would be delighted to talk or correspond more if you feel you would like to explore possibilities.

    Kind regards,



    Helen Cryer

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  3. don't waste your time with them .....

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  4. Hah! They nearly got me. I received an e-mail with exactly the same text as above with "Zoology" replaced by "Environmental Science" and signe by "Helen Edwards". A robot, likely.

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  5. Mine was from "Hannah Fletcher" and speciofied "key areas of hematology", but was otherwise identical.

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  6. I got Helen Cryer and "the field of Biodiversity and Conservation", a field that I'm not even part of. Spam-tastic.

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  7. Dear Dr. S,

    Firstly, please excuse this unsolicited email. I’m sure that like me you receive too many as it is and so I’ll keep it brief.

    I was recently appointed as Commissioning Researcher for Cambridge Scholars Publishing (see below) with a brief to expand the subject areas in which we publish books. As such I am in the process of developing a collection based in the field of Transportation. As I believe you already have some experience of academic and scientific writing, I wondered whether you would consider us as your publisher should you decide to put ‘pen to paper’ and write a book at some point in the future?

    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Boards to help ensure that we only publish high quality texts. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, please do let me know.

    As I promised, I have kept this message short, but would be delighted to talk or correspond more if you feel you would like to explore possibilities.

    Kind regards,



    Adam Rummens

    Commissioning Assistant



    Web: www.cambridgescholars.com

    Email: adam.rummens@cambridgescholars.com

    Social Media: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Blog

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  8. Got one myself today. Helen Edwards. Exactly the same phrasing but for the discipline.

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  9. Has anyone considered that there may simply be more than one commissioning editor at CSP? I've had that sort of email from numerous publishers and imprints, some of which are predatory but many are well-known and highly reputable. I published in a CSP edited collection as a postgrad - it was fee-free and doulbe blind peer-reviewed. I don't know about their journals.

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  10. Dear Helen ,

    I received an email's with their nice support for the book in area of physical sciences.Should I go with this?After reading several response I am confuse.

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  11. Dear Dr. ,

    Firstly, please excuse this unsolicited email. I’m sure that like me you receive too many as it is and so I’ll keep it brief.

    I was recently appointed as Commissioning Editor for Cambridge Scholars Publishing with a brief to expand the subject areas in which we publish books. As such I am in the process of developing a collection based in the field of Biology. As I believe you already have some experience of academic and scientific writing, I wondered whether you would consider us as your publisher should you decide to put ‘pen to paper’ and write a book at some point in the future?



    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Groups to help ensure that we only publish high quality texts. If this is something that you would like to become involved in, please do let me know.

    As I promised, I have kept this message short, but would be delighted to talk or correspond more if you feel you would like to explore possibilities.

    Kind regards,



    Helen Cryer



    Web: www.cambridgescholars.com

    Email: helen.cryer@cambridgescholars.com

    Social Media: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Blog





    If you experience any difficulty reading this message, please send us an email to admin@cambridgescholars.com.



    Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd is registered in England. Reg. No: 4333775; VAT No: 108280727



    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this message do not necessarily represent those of Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd. The contents of this message are intended for the addressee only. They are confidential and may contain private information. Cambridge Scholars Publishing is not responsible for any damages resulting from the unauthorised use, forwarding or disclosure of this message, and will not be held liable for damages or loss caused by any viruses.



    About Cambridge Scholars Publishing (www.cambridgescholars.com):



    Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP) is an independent academic publisher, founded in 2001 by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge who felt existing publishing companies took too long to publish academic books, monographs, conference proceedings and textbooks.

    CSP has its own printing facility, now publishes 750+ titles each year in both electronic and print formats and is committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Our back list catalogue contains approximately 7,500 titles.




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  12. Same scheme to me (see below).
    My decision: their email --> Trash.
    FYI: I am not in the early stage, so I don't bother to publish a book if I don't have something reasonable.
    Your decision can differ...

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    Dear Dr. ,
    Firstly, please excuse this unsolicited email. I’m sure that like me you receive too many as it is and so I’ll keep it brief.
    I was recently appointed as Commissioning Editor for Cambridge Scholars Publishing with a brief to expand the subject areas in which we publish books. As such I am in the process of developing a collection of books based in the field of . As I believe you already have some experience of academic and scientific writing, I wondered whether you would consider us as your publisher should you decide to put ‘pen to paper’ and write a book at some point in the future?
    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Groups to help ensure that we only publish high quality texts. If this is something that you would like to become involved in, please do let me know.
    As I promised, I have kept this message short, but would be delighted to talk or correspond more if you feel you would like to explore possibilities.
    Kind regards,

    Helen Edwards
    Commissioning Assistant

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  13. I highly recommend that this company is avoided at all costs. A few books will no doubt be sold in the initial print run but will then be forgotten about. There's absolutely no chance of selling enough to start earning from it - they may sell 30 (to your family and friends)when the commission wouldn't even start until 500. You have been warned, they're a horrible little company.

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  14. Same experience here, just received this week.
    Avoid**Avoid**Avoid**
    Dear Dr.,
    Firstly, please excuse this unsolicited email. I’m sure that like me you receive too many as it is and so I’ll keep it brief.
    I was recently appointed as Commissioning Researcher for Cambridge Scholars Publishing (further details below my signature) with a brief to expand the subject areas in which we publish books. As such I am in the process of developing collections based on key areas of Physiology. As I believe you already have some experience of academic and scientific writing, I wondered whether you would consider us as your publisher should you decide to put ‘pen to paper’ and write a book at some point in the future?
    We are also developing an Editorial Advisory Board to help ensure that we only publish high quality texts. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, please do let me know.
    As I promised, I have kept this message short, but would be delighted to talk or correspond more if you feel you would like to explore possibilities.
    Kind regards,

    Hannah Fletcher
    Commissioning Assistant

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  15. OK, well...First of all, Cambridge Scholars is not a journals publisher - they publish monographs and edited collections, so they don't really qualify under 'flaky journals'.

    Second, and this is important, some people need to check their privilege. Academic publishing purports to be solely meritocratic. Those who work/worked in the publishing industry know it is not. The system is rigged. As a scholar from an emerging country, or - God forbid - a second or third tier western world institution it is fiendishly difficult to get published by a 'high-reputation' publisher. So those who are not in the privileged and fortunate position to be able to compete for a slot with OUP or Nature have what, exactly?

    Increasingly, they have the tempting option to pay a fortune to a 'Gold' OA publisher for a journal article, or pay to get a book published or self-published.

    Think about that for a minute. The academic publishing industry has long been criticised - rightly - for rentier profiteering and denial of knowledge supply to those outside the elite, well-funded library or endowment. Gold OA and pay-to-publish monographs do something more pernicious still - they close off the ACCESS to the published body of knowledge. Gold OA and pay-to-publish books means the wealthy and privileged get to tell their story to everyone, But who is telling the stories of those outside that gilded bubble?

    Cambridge Scholars do not charge to publish. They do not withhold royalties until 500 copies are sold (that was the previous regime). They do bring to the market, through all the usual reputed distribution channels, a DIVERSE mix of voices. so they are soliciting publications. Isn't that waht publishers do? Or should we sit there waiting for authors to present themselves to us, so we can turn them away and boast about our 97% rejection rates? So their messages are a bit clunky. Would you prefer something a little more slick? If you don't want to publish with them, don't publish with them!

    When a species gets inbred, it falls apart. We do it with our dogs, and create dogs who cannot breathe because their faces are flat (but don't they look cute though). We do it with our royalty, because royals didn't want to breed with commoners. Hence Hapsburg jaw and haemophilia. We do it with our power structures, because we wouldn't want women or people of colour at the top of our elite institutions (did you know there are more men called David than there are women as UK FTSE 100 CEOs). Doesn't the same apply to knowledge? Doesn't the knowledge gene pool get richer, not poorer, by stirring in just a few different voices?

    Sorry, but this is nothing more than good old-fashioned snobbery. Go and kick the corporate boards at RELX or Informa or Von Holtzbrinck if you want to change something. That's a bit harder than carping from the side-lines about a firm which is actually trying to make a success of addressing the need for diversity and inclusivity.

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    1. Loved your comment!

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  16. Dear Dr. xxxxx,
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing are now accepting book proposals in the categories of Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences, as well as our traditional base in Humanities and Social Sciences. This is part of our wider expansion as a publisher, which includes the recruitment of subject-based Editorial Advisory Boards, and the opening of new representative offices in Berlin and Barcelona, to add to our UK operational offices.
    We would be pleased if you would consider submitting a proposal to publish a monograph or edited collection in the area of Electrochemistry.
    We offer a fair, friendly and fast proposal review. Our titles are all published with a handsome hardback cover, as well as in eBook formats. We distribute worldwide via our international network of booksellers, including Amazon, Blackwell, Baker & Taylor, YBP and Ingram. A title published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing will never be out of stock, with our unique Print on Time global distribution system. We offer an escalating royalty payment—the more we sell, the higher the royalty rate. In addition, we never charge for publication.
    You can find lots of information on our website, www.cambridgescholars.com, where you can download a Book Proposal Form. Alternatively, contact me directly, and I will be pleased to send one to you.
    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Boards across our publishing fields, including Electrochemistry. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, or apply to join, please do let me know. You can find more details regarding this on our website.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Helen Edwards
    Commissioning Editor
    Web: www.cambridgescholars.com
    Email: helen.edwards@cambridgescholars.com
    Social Media: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Blog
    About Cambridge Scholars Publishing (www.cambridgescholars.com): Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP) is an independent academic publisher, founded in 2001 by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge who felt existing publishing companies took too long to publish academic books, monographs, conference proceedings and textbooks. CSP has its own printing facility, now publishes 750+ titles each year in both electronic and print formats and is committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Our back list catalogue contains approximately 7,500 titles.

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  17. Smells fishy and it is not certainly fish, I have received AGAIN the same email with different area of research.

    Dear Dr....

    Cambridge Scholars Publishing are now accepting book proposals in the categories of Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences, as well as our traditional base in Humanities and Social Sciences. This is part of our wider expansion as a publisher, which includes the recruitment of subject-based Editorial Advisory Boards, and the opening of new representative offices in Berlin and Barcelona, to add to our UK operational offices.

    We would be pleased if you would consider submitting a proposal to publish a monograph or edited collection in the area of Physiology.

    We offer a fair, friendly and fast proposal review. Our titles are all published with a handsome hardback cover, as well as in eBook formats. We distribute worldwide via our international network of booksellers, including Amazon, Blackwell, Baker & Taylor, YBP and Ingram. A title published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing will never be out of stock, with our unique Print on Time global distribution system. We offer an escalating royalty payment—the more we sell, the higher the royalty rate. In addition, we never charge for publication.

    You can find lots of information on our website, www.cambridgescholars.com, where you can download a Book Proposal Form. Alternatively, contact me directly, and I will be pleased to send one to you.

    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Boards across our publishing fields, including Physiology. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, or apply to join, please do let me know. You can find more details regarding this on our website.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Hannah Fletcher
    Commissioning Editor

    Web: www.cambridgescholars.com
    Email: hannah.fletcher@cambridgescholars.com
    Social Media: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Blog

    About Cambridge Scholars Publishing (www.cambridgescholars.com): Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP) is an independent academic publisher, founded in 2001 by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge who felt existing publishing companies took too long to publish academic books, monographs, conference proceedings and textbooks. CSP has its own printing facility, now publishes 750+ titles each year in both electronic and print formats and is committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Our back list catalogue contains approximately 7,500 titles.

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  18. I think this kind of thing is the price we pay for our online visibility - and especially if a member of Linkedin, Academia.org etc. This is the email I got last week - it seems more sophisticated that some of the above examples and the writer appears to be real. The Advisory Board is not that impressive and nor are the titles in my area. As I am already an author with CUP and OUP, and a series editor with the latter I was not exactly tempted to respond!

    Dear Dr.....
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing are now accepting book proposals in the categories of Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences, as well as our traditional base in Humanities and Social Sciences. This is part of our wider expansion as a publisher, which includes the recruitment of subject-based Editorial Advisory Boards, and the opening of new representative offices in Berlin and Barcelona, to add to our UK operational offices.
    We would be pleased if you would consider submitting a proposal to publish a monograph or edited collection in the area of Agricultural and Biological Sciences.
    We offer a fair, friendly and fast proposal review. Our titles are all published with a handsome hardback cover, as well as in eBook formats. We distribute worldwide via our international network of booksellers, including Amazon, Blackwell, Baker & Taylor, YBP and Ingram. A title published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing will never be out of stock, with our unique Print on Time global distribution system. We offer an escalating royalty payment—the more we sell, the higher the royalty rate. In addition, we never charge for publication.
    You can find lots of information on our website, www.cambridgescholars.com, where you can download a Book Proposal Form. Alternatively, contact me directly, and I will be pleased to send one to you.
    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Boards across our publishing fields, including Agricultural and Biological Sciences. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, or apply to join, please do let me know. You can find more details regarding this on our website.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Leah McAteer
    Commissioning Editor

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  19. Dear Dr.,

    I am a Commissioning Editor for Cambridge Scholars Publishing (further details below my signature) with a brief to develop the subject areas in which we publish books. As such I am in the process of developing collections based on key areas of Building and Construction. As I believe you already have some experience of academic and scientific publication in this field, I wondered whether you would consider publishing a title with us. We are accepting proposals for monographs and edited collections.
    We offer a fast, fair and friendly proposal review. Our titles are distributed worldwide via our international network of booksellers including Amazon, Blackwell, Baker & Taylor, YBP and Ingram, in handsome hardback, as well as eBook formats. We offer an escalating royalty payment – the more we sell, the higher the royalty rate. Your book will never be out of stock, with our unique Print on Time global distribution system. And we never charge for publication.
    You can download a Book Proposal Form from our website. Alternatively, contact me and I will gladly send one to you and answer any queries you may have.
    We are also developing Editorial Advisory Boards across our publishing fields. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, or apply to join, please do let me know. You can see more details on our website.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Helen Edwards
    Commissioning Editor

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  20. It is easy, is a predator editorial. If you are a postgraduate student or PhD, don't be afraid to publish your work in a REAL journal. Don't waste your time, knowledge and work with this "editorials".

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  21. Linda Chalker-ScottMarch 27, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Today's email from Leah McAteer touts their endorsements by Famous People:

    "Our books have been endorsed by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and “The world’s leading public intellectual” Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT, amongst many others."

    I looked over both their offerings and advisory board members in life sciences. Both are thin and none are scholars in the US.

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  22. I too received a very detailed email! Don`t know weather its real or fake?

    Dear Dr. -------------,

    Cambridge Scholars Publishing are pleased to invite you to consider submitting a proposal to publish a monograph or edited collection in the area of Fisheries Science . As part of our wider expansion as a publisher, we are now accepting book proposals in the categories of Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences, as well as our traditional base in Humanities and Social Sciences.

    We offer:

    Fast, fair and friendly proposal review.
    A handsome hardback printed book, as well as eBook formats.
    Worldwide distribution via our international network of booksellers including Amazon, Blackwell, Baker & Taylor, YBP and Ingram.
    Our titles are always in stock, with our unique, in-house Print on Time global distribution system.
    An escalating royalty payment from the first copy sold – the more we sell, the higher the royalty rate.
    We never charge a fee for publication.
    We work hard to give our authors a great publishing experience. We know we succeed most of the time because our authors tell us so, and because, in many cases, we have authors who have written two, three or more titles with us. But here are some things you may not know about us:

    Our books have been endorsed by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and “The world’s leading public intellectual” Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT, amongst many others.
    We are always pleased to hear from first-time authors, but nearly 60 per cent of our monograph authors are full professors or associate professors.
    In the past few years, we have published authors from 110 different countries. About 33% of our authors are based in the USA and the UK.
    We are advised and guided by more than 1400 advisory board members across more than 250 different disciplines.
    You can find lots of information on our website, www.cambridgescholars.com, where you can download a Book Proposal Form and review our Author Promises. Alternatively, contact me and I will be pleased to send a proposal form to you..

    And we are always glad to add to our Editorial Advisory Board network across our publishing fields, including Fisheries Science . If this is something that you would like to learn more about, or apply to join, please do let me know. You can also find more details regarding this on our website.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Leah McAteer
    Commissioning Editor

    Web: www.cambridgescholars.com
    Email: leah.mcateer@cambridgescholars.com
    Social Media: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Blog

    About Cambridge Scholars Publishing (www.cambridgescholars.com): Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP) is an independent academic publisher, founded in 2001 by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge who felt existing publishing companies took too long to publish academic books, monographs, conference proceedings and textbooks. CSP has its own printing facility, now publishes 750+ titles each year in both electronic and print formats and is committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Our back list catalogue contains approximately 7,500 titles.

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  23. I have received exactly same mail from "Commissioning editor" as you may see below.

    Dear Dr. Cakmak,

    Cambridge Scholars Publishing are pleased to invite you to consider submitting a proposal to publish a monograph or edited collection in the area of Food Science and Technology. As part of our wider expansion as a publisher, we are now accepting book proposals in the categories of Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences, as well as our traditional base in Humanities and Social Sciences.

    We offer:

    Fast, fair and friendly proposal review.
    A handsome hardback printed book, as well as eBook formats.
    Worldwide distribution via our international network of booksellers including Amazon, Blackwell, Baker & Taylor, YBP and Ingram.
    Our titles are always in stock, with our unique, in-house Print on Time global distribution system.
    An escalating royalty payment from the first copy sold – the more we sell, the higher the royalty rate.
    We never charge a fee for publication.
    We work hard to give our authors a great publishing experience. We know we succeed most of the time because our authors tell us so, and because, in many cases, we have authors who have written two, three or more titles with us. But here are some things you may not know about us:

    Our books have been endorsed by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and “The world’s leading public intellectual” Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT, amongst many others.
    We are always pleased to hear from first-time authors, but nearly 60 per cent of our monograph authors are full professors or associate professors.
    In the past few years, we have published authors from 110 different countries. About 33% of our authors are based in the USA and the UK.
    We are advised and guided by more than 1400 advisory board members across more than 250 different disciplines.
    You can find lots of information on our website, www.cambridgescholars.com, where you can download a Book Proposal Form and review our Author Promises. Alternatively, contact me and I will be pleased to send a proposal form to you..

    And we are always glad to add to our Editorial Advisory Board network across our publishing fields, including Food Science and Technology. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, or apply to join, please do let me know. You can also find more details regarding this on our website.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Leah McAteer
    Commissioning Editor

    Web: www.cambridgescholars.com
    Email: leah.mcateer@cambridgescholars.com
    Social Media: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Blog

    About Cambridge Scholars Publishing (www.cambridgescholars.com): Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP) is an independent academic publisher, founded in 2001 by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge who felt existing publishing companies took too long to publish academic books, monographs, conference proceedings and textbooks. CSP has its own printing facility, now publishes 750+ titles each year in both electronic and print formats and is committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Our back list catalogue contains approximately 7,500 titles.

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  24. Dunno how fake it is, but they sure are sloppy. I have published in several academic venues over the years, but do not have a doctorate. Yet, I got the "Dear Dr. X" intro.

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  25. I got one today from
    "James Brittain"
    Commissioning Editor.
    Thanks for the warnings.

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  26. Dear Dr XXXX

    Cambridge Scholars Publishing are now accepting book proposals in Life Sciences. To help guide our work, we have established more than 30 subject-based Editorial Advisory Boards in Life Sciences, which you can see here.

    We would be pleased if you would consider submitting a proposal to publish a monograph or edited collection. You can download a proposal form here. Alternatively, contact me directly, and I will be pleased to send one to you.

    We work hard to give our authors a great publishing experience. We know we succeed most of the time because our authors tell us so, and because in many cases we have authors who have written two, three or more titles with us.

    We offer a fast, fair and friendly proposal review.
    Our titles are all published with a handsome hardback cover, as well as in eBook formats.
    We distribute worldwide via our international network of booksellers including Amazon, Blackwell, Baker & Taylor, YBP and Ingram.
    A title published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing will never be out of stock, with our unique Print on Time global distribution system.
    We offer an escalating royalty payment – the more we sell, the higher the royalty rate.
    We never charge for publication.
    We call these our Author Promises, and you can read more about them here on our website.

    We are always adding to titles published in Life Sciences. Below is a selection (you can find many more on our website):

    Agriculture, Climate Change and Food Security in the 21st Century

    Calculus in Plant Science

    Kin Recognition in Protists and Other Microbes: Genetics, Evolution, Behavior and Health

    Should you wish to purchase any of the above, or indeed any title from our website, we are currently offering a time limited discount of 35% on all of our titles, which will expire at the end of June. Please enter the code CSPJUNE35 at checkout to redeem your discount.

    If you have any questions, please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    James Brittain
    Commissioning Editor

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