Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Copernicus Publishers

Not to be confused with Copernicus Publications in Germany, Copernicus Publishing is just entering a crowded field of pretenders. Copernicus Publishing's website (copernicuspublishing.com) identifies two academic journals -- Archives of Psychology and Clinical Medicine Review (CMR).

The link to the latter does not work, but the website (such as it is) can be found at www.clinicalmedicinereview.org). The solicitation spam fails to mention that there is no such journal -- at least, not yet. Clicking on "current" and "archives" triggers the response "This journal has not published any issues." Clicking on "Authors Guidelines" yields "File not found." The website lists neither an editor nor an editorial board. The publisher's motto ought to be, "After they come, we'll build it."

The domain names copernicuspublishing.org and copernicuspublishing.com were registered by GoDaddy's Domains By Proxy on Feb. 7, 2018, masking the identity of the principals. The address on the website belongs to Back Office Plus:
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The March 27th spam purports to be confidential and legally privileged. "Legally challenged" might be more apt.
Email
  • From: A. Umana, MD. [a.umana@copernicuspublishing.org]
    Sent: Tue 3/27/2018 3:12 PM
    Subject: Manuscript
    Dear Dr. Kaye DH, I recently read the paper you had written "The good - the bad - the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America." and thought that perhaps you could write a paper for the upcoming issue of CMR which I have been assigned to edit. Are you still at Pennsylvania State University ? If you could send me more information on your current work that would be nice. The submission could be either a followup research article or a review. I would be happy to read any of your current work to see if it is within the scope of the journal. Are you potentially interested in contributing such a paper?
    Sincerely,
    A. Umana, MD, Clinical Medicine Review
    If you are not the names [sic] recipient of this email, please return to sender. The information contained in this communication may be confidential, is intended only for the use of the recipient named above, and may be legally privileged. This message is a solicitation. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or any of its contents, is strictly prohibited. Notice: You may decline to receive future messages from this e-mail address. If you wish to do so, please send notice to sender via email or to 4607 Library Rd Suite 220-1048 Bethel Park, PA 15102.
  • From: A. Umana, MD. [a.umana@copernicuspublishing.org]
    Sent: Sun 4/1/2018 12:38 AM
    Subject: Manuscript
    Dear Dr. Kaye DH,
    I didn't get a reply to this so I am following up. Would you have time to prepare an article next month? Woould [sic] you like me to send you more information about the journal?
    Sincerely,
    A. Umana, MD

15 comments:

  1. I got this piece of spam. Thanks for saving me some time.

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  2. This is what I received today:

    Dear Dr. Ten,
    I recently read the paper you had written "Motives and activities for continuing professional development: An exploration of their relationships by integrating literature and interview data" and thought that perhaps you could write a paper for the upcoming issue of CMR which I have been assigned to edit. Are you still at Umc Utrecht? If you could send me more information on your current work that would be nice.

    The submission could be either a followup research article or a review. I would be happy to read any of your current work to see if it is within the scope of the journal.
    Are you potentially interested in contributing such a paper?
    Sincerely,

    A. Umana, MD

    Clinical Medicine Review

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  3. Yes, thank you for sharing. Spam can be so personal. I received this email this morning:

    I recently read the article you wrote "The power of the context map: Designing realistic outcome evaluation strategies and other unanticipated benefits" and I am thinking that maybe you could write another article for the upcoming issue of CMR which I have been assigned to edit. Are you still at University of North Dakota? If you could send me more information on your current work that would be nice..

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  4. Got the same email as well about a paper written 3 years ago. I sent him this link but it will make no difference!

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  5. I also appreciate this. Here is the--apart from the "key words" identical--trail of email message:
    Dear Dr. Foppa,

    I didn't get a reply to this so I am following up. Would you have time to prepare an article next month? Would you like me to send you more information about the journal?


    Sincerely,

    A. Umana, MD


    On Tue, Mar 28, 2018, A. Umana, (a.umana@copernnicuspublishing.org) wrote:

    Dear Dr. Foppa,

    I recently read the paper you had written "Deaths averted by influenza vaccination in the U.S. during the seasons 2005/06 through 2013/14" and thought that perhaps you could write a paper for the upcoming issue of CMR which I have been assigned to edit. Are you still at Centers for disease Control and Prevention? If you could send me more information on your current work that would be nice.

    The submission could be either a followup research article or a review. I would be happy to read any of your current work to see if it is within the scope of the journal.

    Are you potentially interested in contributing such a paper?


    Sincerely,

    A. Umana, MD

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  6. Yep - me too and I'm in Speech and Language Therapy so my focus is somewhat of a tenuous link...

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  7. I also got the following emails. Thank you all for saving my time with such invitations

    Dear Dr. Javed,

    I didn't get a reply to this so I am following up. Would you have time to prepare an article in the next 1-3 months? Would you like me to send you more information about the journal?


    Sincerely,

    A. Umana, MD


    On April 17, 2018, A. Umana, (a.umana@copernnicuspublishing.org) wrote:

    Dear Dr. Javed,

    I recently read the article you wrote "Incidence of early childhood caries: A systematic review and meta-analysis" and I am thinking that maybe you could write another article for the upcoming issue of CMR which I have been assigned to edit. Are you still at University of Rochester? If you could send me more information on your current work that would be nice.

    The article could be either a followup research article or a review. I would be happy to read any of your current work to see if it is within the scope of the journal.

    May I send you more information about this?


    Sincerely,

    Dr. A. Umana, MD

    Clinical Medicine Review


    If you are not the names recipient of this email, please return to sender. The information contained in this communication may be confidential, is intended only for the use of the recipient named above, and may be legally privileged. This message is a solicitation. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or any of its contents, is strictly prohibited. Notice: You may decline to receive future messages from this e-mail address. If you wish to do so, please send notice to sender via email or to 4607 Library Rd Suite 220-1048 Bethel Park, PA 15102.

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  8. Dear Dr. Solanki,

    I didn't get a reply to this so I am following up. Would you have time to prepare an article in the next 1-3 months? Would you like me to send you more information about the journal?


    Sincerely,

    A. Umana, MD


    On April 19, 2018, A. Umana, (a.umana@copernnicuspublishing.org) wrote:

    Dear Dr. Solanki,

    I recently read the article you wrote "Oxalic acid capped iron oxide nanorods as a sensing platform." and I am thinking that maybe you could write another article for the upcoming issue of CMR which I have been assigned to edit. Are you still at Jawaharlal Nehru University? If you could send me more information on your current work that would be nice.

    The article could be either a followup research article or a review. I would be happy to read any of your current work to see if it is within the scope of the journal.

    May I send you more information about this?


    Sincerely,

    Dr. A. Umana, MD

    Clinical Medicine Review

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  9. ubject: Re: Bacteriological methods as add on tests to...
    Date: 04/24/2018 (03:04:23 PM UTC)
    From: "A. Umana, MD."
    To: ketema.abdissa@ju.edu.et

    Dear Dr. Abdissa,
    I didn't get a reply to this so I am following up. Would you have
    time to prepare an article in the next 1-3 months? Would you like me
    to send you more information about the journal?
    Sincerely,
    A. Umana, MD
    On April 19, 2018, A. Umana,
    (a.umana@copernnicuspublishing.org) wrote:
    Dear Dr. Abdissa,
    I recently read the article you wrote "Bacteriological methods as add
    on tests to fine-needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of
    tuberculous lymphadenitis: can they reduce the diagnostic dilemma" and
    I am thinking that maybe you could write another article for the
    upcoming issue of CMR which I have been assigned to edit. Are you
    still at Jimma University? If you could send me more information on
    your current work that would be nice.
    The article could be either a followup research article or a review.
    I would be happy to read any of your current work to see if it is
    within the scope of the journal.
    May I send you more information about this?
    Sincerely,
    Dr. A. Umana, MD
    Clinical Medicine Review
    http://tracking.copernicuspublishing.org/mailwizz-1.5.1/latest/index.php/campaigns/sc372xceobc51/track-url/dy0280jpnw6ca/48881ecb81a879d9b67c5cf1d842d63f69510149
    If you are not the names recipient of this email, please return to
    sender. The information contained in this communication may be
    confidential, is intended only for the use of the recipient named
    above, and may be legally privileged. This message is a solicitation.
    If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are
    hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of
    this communication, or any of its contents, is strictly prohibited.
    Notice: You may decline to receive future messages from this e-mail
    address. If you wish to do so, please send notice to sender via email
    or to 4607 Library Rd Suite 220-1048 Bethel Park, PA 15102.

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  10. I received a similar solicitation from Dr. A. Estrada, MD but using the aumana email address. Very shady.

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  11. I was very happy to find this informative site, as I have received two solicitations from the erstwhile Dr. Estrada, though the email is Copernicus publishing. Not even enough finesse to use my name, which speaks for itself (this is completely unedited):

    "On May 6, 2018, A. Estrada, (estrada@copernnicuspublishing.org) wrote:

    Dear ,

    I am working with our board to schedule articles for the next few issues of the Clinical Medicine Review and was hoping we could discuss including an article from you. I had a look at the article you wrote titled "Ovotesticular Disorders of Sexual Development: a Case of Hernia Uteri Inguinalis." and I am thinking that maybe you could prepare another article related to this work. Or if you no longer work on this topic I would be happy to discuss publishing an article on a different topic.

    The article could be either a research article or a review.

    Can I send you more information about the journal?


    Sincerely,

    Dr. A. Estrada, M.D.
    Editorial Board
    Clinical Medicine Review"

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  12. Hi, thanks for the info here. I got this email today:

    Sent by: A. Umana, M.D.
    Subject: Trying to reach corresponding author

    Dear Dr. Dr. Nederhoed,

    I am trying to get in contact with the corresponding author of "Intravenous Targeted Microbubbles Carrying Urokinase versus Urokinase Alone in Acute Peripheral Arterial Thrombosis in a Porcine Model" and I wasn't sure which contact information is correct.

    Would that be you?


    Sincerely,

    Dr. A. Umana, M.D.
    Clinical Medicine Review

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  13. Thanks for the information. I got this email today:

    Dear Dr. Dr. Chi,

    I am trying to get in contact with the corresponding author of "Peripheral arterial disease and atrial fibrillation and risk of stroke - heart failure hospitalization and cardiovascular death: A nationwide cohort study" and I wasn't sure which contact information is correct.

    Would that be you?


    Sincerely,

    Dr. A. Umana, M.D.
    Clinical Medicine Review



    If you are not the named recipient of this email, please return to sender. The information contained in this communication may be confidential, is intended only for the use of the recipient named above, and may be legally privileged. This message is a solicitation. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or any of its contents, is strictly prohibited. Notice: You may decline to receive future messages from this e-mail address. If you wish to do so, please send notice to sender via email or to 4607 Library Rd Suite 220-1048 Bethel Park, PA 15102. #cd0

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  14. Thanks for saving me.I got this

    Dear Dr. Dr. Wattanasirichaigoon,

    I am trying to get in contact with the corresponding author of "Pericardial effusion in primary systemic carnitine deficiency" and I wasn't sure which contact information is correct. 

    Would that be you?


    Sincerely,

    Dr. A. Umana, M.D.
    Clinical Medicine Review



    If you are not the named recipient of this email, please return to sender. The information contained in this communication may be confidential, is intended only for the use of the recipient named above, and may be legally privileged. This message is a solicitation. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or any of its contents, is strictly prohibited. Notice: You may decline to receive future messages from this e-mail address. If you wish to do so, please send notice to sender via email or to 4607 Library Rd Suite 220-1048 Bethel Park, PA 15102. #cd0

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  15. Thank you. This posting helped me avoid responding to and getting ensnared in a spam/scam. Looks like “Dr. Umana” is getting more creative in his emails...

    From: "A. Umana, M.D."
    Date: <>
    Subject: Trying to reach corresponding author
    Reply-To: "A. Umana, M.D."

    Dear Dr. Dr. <>,

    I am trying to get in contact with the corresponding author of "<>" and I wasn't sure which contact information is correct.

    Would that be you?


    Sincerely,

    Dr. A. Umana, M.D.
    Clinical Medicine Review

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