The content of the email displays an abysmal lack of awareness of "this field." Inasmuch as the journal has no editorial board, that is not surprising. I cannot find any article titles -- let alone any articles -- in these journals.
From: P Stephane MSE [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Wed 6/13/2018 3:19 PM
Subject: Inquiry about "The good - the bad - the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America."
Dear Dr. Kaye DH,
I am editing the next several issues of SPG Open and am hoping I can discuss with you the idea of including an article from you. The paper you published entitled "The good - the bad - the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America." was interesting to me and I think another article related to this work would be valuable to our readership. If you could tell me more about your current work that would be very helpful. I think you will find that SPG Open is quite different from most journals in that we stay in communication with our authors during every step of the publication process and provide detailed feedback for each submission whether or not it is accepted for publication.
If you have moved on from this field you could certainly prepare an article on a different topic. We don't have any theme issue in the near future so there is no restriciton [sic] on the scope of topics that may be submitted. The deadline for this is flexible and I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please reply when you can and let me know whether or not this is feasible for you in the foreseeable future.
Patrick Stephane M.S.E.
Editorial Board, SPG Open
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Followed four days later by "Dear Dr. Kaye DH, Could you please let me know whether or not this if [sic] of interest to you? May I send along more information about the journal?"
From: K. Gyamdjyan, MD, Ph.D. [email@example.com]
Date: Wed 4/25/2018 7:08 AM
Subject: Your paper "The good - the bad - the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America."
Dear Dr. Kaye DH,
I am working on putting together the next few issues of SPG BioMed and wanted to get in contact with you because I think your work may be a good fit for the journal. The article you published titled "The good - the bad - the ugly: the NAS report on strengthening forensic science in America." was quite interesting and I think a new article that updates this research would be valuable. Or if you have moved on from this area you could certainly prepare an article on another topic.
Are you still working in this field? I tried to find your Pennsylvania State University profile page but was unable to do so. [← It is hard to image how anyone could miss the Penn State page.] Could we discuss the idea of you preparing an article to submit?
K. Gyamdjyan, MD, Ph.D.
SPG BioMed, spg.ltd, firstname.lastname@example.org, +41 41 5082905
From: Dr. E. Padron, Ph.D. [email@example.com]
Date: Sun 11/18/2018 5:39 PM
Subject: Planning of 2019 special issue
Dear Dr. Kaye DH,
I hope this email finds you well. The biomedical journal which I serve as a board member is commencing a special issue entitled "Special issue: Medical Breakthroughs of 2018", and I am among those tasked with planning the topics which will be featured in the issue.
Your name came up during my research as someone who has been active in research which may fit the scope of the issue. If you would think about assisting with the issue, either as an author or an advisor, it would be greatly appreciated by myself and my colleagues working on the issue.
Would it be alright if I send you a PDF which contains a more detailed summary of the special issue?
E. Padron, Ph.D.
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