♥ keep[ing] the knowledge flowingThey 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.
♥ 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..
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 UniversityUPDATES
♦ David P Keys, New Mexico State University
♦ Robert L Clegg, California Health Sciences University
♦ Ronn Johnson, Creighton University
♦ Alireza Heidari, California Southern University
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.
2/10/19: Some insights into these related endeavors come from the company information database Buzzfile, which reports that Crimson, Lupine, and Biomedical Research Network share the address of 7865 S Grand Baker St, Aurora, CO 80016. The building at the address could be the home of Sudheer Kaku. The file on Crimson Publishers includes these questions and answers:
Q. How big is Crimson Publishers?
A. ... estimated to generate $39,834 in annual revenues, employs approximately 1 people [sic] at this location
Q. How long has Crimson Publishers been in business?
A. ... approximately 2 years.
Q. Is there a key contact at Crimson Publishers?
A. Sudheer Kaku is the Member at Crimson Publishers. You can contact Sudheer at (502) 432-6936.
- From: Forensic Science and Addiction Research
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 email@example.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.[
Date: Tue 6/19/2018 8:48 AM [and 6/25, from the sender firstname.lastname@example.org and with the title "In shortfall of one Article"]
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.
Angela Roy [emphasis and color in original]