Monday, December 25, 2017

Immense Pleasure from Open Access Text (OAT)

Open Access Text (OAT) seems to another collection of manuscripts from India. Why do I say that? 
⊗ 113 journals at with titles ranging from "Mouth and Teeth" to "Translational Brain Rhythmicity".
⊗ A known spammer (see that takes "immense pleasure contact an eminent person" like me to publish in a radiology journal, even though I am neither an MD, a radiologist, or anything else connected with the field.
⊗ A lot of blather on the website, such as "OA Text galvanizes a community of scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future."
⊗ Journals publish trivial articles. E.g., Zięba-Palus J (2017) Forensic examinations of micro-traces. Forensic Sci Criminol 2, doi: 10.15761/FSC.1000113.
⊗ Email omitted an address for the journal, but it came from an Indian server.
⊗ The domain is registered to Ranjith Donthi, 114A Billet Road, Romford, Essex RM6 5PR, UK, +44.7734963575, The email address is also connected to,,,,,,,
⊗ The domain is registered to Journals Directory, Gachibowli, Hyderabad Telangana 500032 India, +91.7799886448,
⊗ The domain is registered to Camp RW, Gachibowli, Hyderabad Telangana 500089 Indica, +91.7799886448,
  • From: Mia Ashley []
    Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:29 AM
    Subject: Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology - Radiology, and Diagnostic Imaging
    It is an immense pleasure to contact an eminent person like you. Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Journal is an international peer-reviewed journal; it publishes high quality open access research articles with a special emphasis on Medical imaging, Radiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Abdominal Radiology, Cardiovascular Radiology, Chest Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Surgical Radiology and spreads the knowledge to everyone across the globe. You can submit your article from any discipline related to Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging in our upcoming issue of the journal. You are welcome to contribute your article to on or before 15th December 2017. Anticipating your quick response. ...
    Mia Ashley
    Editorial Assistant, Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
    You are receiving this email because of your relationship with the sender [← which is to say none]

    Note: The journal's editor-in-chief is said to be "Yi-Hwa Liu, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist/Scholar in Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences at National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, and Professor (Adjunct) of Biomedical Engineering at Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan."
  • From: Mia Lucas []
    Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 9:11 am
    Subject: Waiver on publication fee | GMT
    Dear Researcher,
    Authors are cordially invited to submit papers for publication in Global Medicine and Therapeutics (GMT). We are requesting you to please give it a wider publicity by circulating it to Faculty member, Research scholars and encourage their active participation and submissions. Kindly submit your valuable research work by mailing us at on or before July 30th, 2018 or let us know your feasible time can avail 50% discount on the publication fee.
    Thanking you,
    Mia Lucas [← Has Mia changed her name, or are there multiple Mias?]
    Editorial Assistant


  1. OAText are a couple of guys in Hyderabad, laundering everything through the ResearchWallet facade in London in the hope of seeming less skeevy. Apparently they started out working for OMICS but went independent, after deciding that there was no point scamming people around the world for the benefit of their bosses when they could be scamming people around the world for their personal benefit.

  2. OA Text is a genuine publishers, based in UK. I had published one article with OAText publishers. I love to work with OA Text publishers again.

    1. Dear Mike, sorry to say so but your English is rather dodgy despite your all-English name. Also, couldn't readily find full length papers for any Mike (or Michael) Phillip in major literature databases. Could it be that...

  3. The OAText OAfs have moved on a step in their larceny, and are now spamming me with the stolen identities of old defunct journals. One is "Mental Health in Family Medicine":

    The other is "Current Neurobiology":

  4. Thank you, Smut! You are an excellent sleuth.

  5. I cannot believe after almost three years those guys are still scamming people. See what I got, I have nothing to do with those fields:

    Dear XXXXX,

    I would like to take privilege in contacting you to write 1-2 page editorial/ mini review/ short commentary/case report/Opinion on your current or previous research for publication in upcoming edition of Integrative Clinical Medicine

    Please submit your manuscripts in response to this email and alternatively to by 15th February 2020.

    I once again would like to thank you and appreciate you for your hard work and research and hope to get a chance to work with you soon.


    Joseph Raaj | Managing Editor


    Sam Cheol Kim (Editor-in- Chief)

    Chosun University