Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Crimson Publishers and Purple Prose: "what you read here could change life, as we know it"

You've got to love 'em. They are active
♥ keep[ing] the knowledge flowing
♥ ensuring the quality by reputed editors
♥ striv[ing] towards betterment of societal conditions benefitting global humanity
♥ nurturing the essential temper
♥ chang[ing] life, as we know it..
They do all this from the peculiar address of "Third Avenue, 2nd floor, New York - 10016, USA." (The website may be referring to 600 Third Ave, which houses "virtual offices and addresses.") Their domain, crimsonpublishers.com, is registered to Perfect Privacy, LLC," a Florida company.

The journal that spammed me -- based on my "innovative profile which would apt to our Journal proficiency" -- is named Forensic Science & Addiction Research. It "aims to showcase advanced research in the field of forensic science, addiction research and other related areas."Apparently,  "related" is construed liberally. The "latest articles" have such titles as "Effect of Strength Training on Physical Variable of College Men Cricket Players," "Lack of Job Satisfaction Among Nurses," and (my favorite) "Pedagogy Integrated with Information Technology to Promote Its Effectiveness Should be Keen on Humanities." The US members of the editorial board are said to be
Richard H Martin, Mercer University
David P Keys, New Mexico State University
Robert L Clegg, California Health Sciences University
Ronn Johnson, Creighton University
Alireza Heidari, California Southern University
Update (6/19/18): The logo on the Crimson website is "Wings to the Research," but this does not mean that they are about to fly away. Today's spam came from a biomedical journal with no apparent connection to Crimson. The email used a different domain, as did the journal's website. Neither identified Crimson as the publisher. However, the telephone number leads to two publishers (or is it one?) at the same fake address -- Crimson and Lupine Publishing. Of the two websites, only Crimson's lists the journal.
Email
  • From: Forensic Science and Addiction Research
    Date: 10/17/17
    Subject: Intervention in Review
    Good Morning! Your time is my preference to confer about our Journal’s concern. While I was in process of framing the review panel, I found your innovative profile which would apt to our Journal proficiency, so I request you to be a part of our Forensic Science & Addiction Research. I am confident that your association with us will be an asset to our Journal. If you wish to fulfill our journal requirements, Drop your CV, Short biography and recent photograph at addiction@crimsonpublishers.com. Hope you won’t disappoint us. #fff2cc;">Kindly acknowledge to this email for further queries.
    Best Regards, Christina Fern
  • From: Kaye, David
    Date: Wed 10/18/2017 10:49 AM
    Subject: Re: Intervention in Review
    Dear Ms. Fern, Why don’t I stop by when I am in New York? What is the street number of the office building? Best, DHK
    [Note: Wisely, perhaps, Fern never replied.[
  • From: nutri@openaccessjournal.us
    Date: Tue 6/19/2018 8:48 AM
    Subject: Request for one Article
    Good Morning! Can we have your article for successful release of Volume 5 Issue 4 in our Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research (BJSTR) (ISSN: 2574 -1241) Impact Factor: 0.548. In fact, we need one article to accomplish the Issue prior 28th June; we hope that the single manuscript should be yours. If this is a short notice please do send 2 page opinion/mini review/case report, we hope 2 page article isn’t time taken for eminent people like you. Your trust in my efforts is the highest form of our motivation, I believe in you that your eminent manuscript brings out the best citation to our Journal. We do hope you will feel able to respond positively to this invitation, and we look forward to hearing from you shortly. Anticipate for your promising response.
    Best Regards,
    Angela Roy [emphasis and color in original]

7 comments:

  1. interesting, i received the same email for petrochemical science while there is no articles published yet in this PPS journal. I checked there website and most of journals don't have any single article published.
    The phrase which looks like weird to me is "Hope you won't disappoint us"
    Is it some kind of fishing ?

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  2. Yep! Just got this one today! Poor Christina... so many emails, so much disappointment.

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  3. Something similar happened to me. The Journal that suppossedly wants to publish my articles, never published anything.
    Here is their mail

    Dear Dr. Tomas Koltai,



    I recently saw one of your articles online and am fortunate to read such a great article.



    I am working as a managing editor for “Advancements in Bioequivalence & Bioavailability” and am interested in publishing your future articles in our Journal. It would be grateful if you could send me any of your articles to publish in this January issue.



    I would also be grateful if you could send us your CV if you are willing to review or Edit articles for us.



    Thank you in advance.



    Best Regards,

    Lisa Malick

    Advancements in Bioequivalence & Bioavailability



    Third Avenue, 2nd floor, New York - 10016, USA

    Unsubscribe

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  4. Just received this, below. For the record, my research has nothing to do with forensics...


    Good Morning…..!


    Can we have your article for successful release of Easter Special Issue in our Journal?



    In fact, we are in need of one article to accomplish this Issue prior to 2nd April; we hope that the single manuscript should be yours.



    If this is a short notice please do send 2 page opinion/mini review/case report, we hope 2 page article isn’t time taken for eminent people like you.


    We request you to drop your contribution at
    http://crimsonpublishers.com/online-submission.php


    Await your optimistic response.



    Regards,

    Christina Fern

    Forensic Science & Addiction Research (FSAR)

    *Note: We do accepting e-books & Videos.

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  5. I received this today... some parts of the message are barely understandable...

    From: Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

    Good Morning…..!

    Can we have your article for successful release of Volume 2 Issue 5 in our Journal?

    In fact, we are in need of one article to accomplish the Issue prior 20th May we hope that the single manuscript should be yours. If this is a short notice please do send 2 page opinion/mini review/case report, we hope 2 page article isn’t time taken for eminent people like you.

    Your trust in my efforts is the highest form of our motivation, I believe in you that you are eminent manuscript brings out the best citation to our Journal.

    Please track the below link for manuscript submission
    http://crimsonpublishers.com/online-submission.php

    Await for your response.

    Regards,
    Katie Monaghan
    Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies
    ISSN: 2578-0336

    *Note: We also accept e-books and video articles.






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    1. well, they must have managed to find their missing article to complete 2(5), as I got the same email today but they were short one article to complete 3(1) ;-D

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  6. What a coincidence! I received a similar email this morn - see below. "framing the review panel" - "framing" in what sense? :-)

    Good Morning!


    Your time is my preference to confer about our Journal’s concern.



    While I was in process of framing the review panel, I found your innovative profile which would apt to our Journal proficiency, so I request you to be a part of our COJ Technical & Scientific Research.


    I am confident that your association with us will be an asset to our Journal.



    If you wish to fulfill our journal requirements, Drop your CV, Short biography and recent photograph at

    scientific@crimsonpublishers.org


    Hope you won’t disappoint us.



    Kindly acknowledge to this email for further queries.



    Best Regards,

    Hailee Patton

    COJ Technical & Scientific Research (COJTS)



    Third Avenue, 2nd floor, New York - 10016, USA

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