Thursday, July 12, 2018

Iris Publishers, "your one-stop-place for latest scientific!"

The About Us webpage of Iris Publishers (7/12/18) has such ringing phrases as "your one-stop-place for latest scientific!" "aiding the growth of learners ... for the prosperity of science." They want "to exploit the scientific information"and "to unfold the quality research globally." To exploit and unfold, IRIS uses a "potential Editorial team" and a "highly qualified and expert Editorial committee [that] is indulged in scrutinizing articles with stringent peer review process ensuring that it follows our policies." Who could ask for anything more?

Iris has pictures of 35 journals on its website -- 36 if you count the World Journal of Yoga and Natural Therapy twice inasmuch as it "is an ambidextrous journal."

The domain name irispublishers.org is registered to New Dream Network, LLC dba DreamHost Web Hosting. The telephone number on the contact page, 914-407-6109, also is used by Lupine Publishers, which is "focused on ... Remedial missions in relation with Technical Knowledge." Virtual office supplier, Regus, could be the source of the address of the office building in San Francisco. Clearly, there is reason to wonder where Iris is actually located. The spam inviting me "to join your hands with us in this instigate" suggests that the handshake would be quite a stretch.

UPDATE: Two comments of July 13, 2018, provide more information. One from "Smut Clyde" reveals that the common telephone number for Lupine and Iris (not to mention the flowery association) is no accident. He (or she) found that

Iris Publishers LLC is a Colorado Domestic Limited-Liability Company filed on May 18, 2018 .... The company's principal address is 7865 S Grand Baker St., Aurora, CO 80016. That Aurora street address is also the home of Lupine Publisher, Crimson Publisher, "Biomedical Research Ltd", and Sudheer Kaku (the scammer who registered the corresponding domains).

The address on the spam from the Global Journal of Forensic Science & Medicine is that of an office building with space rented by Regus. This company provides a "Virtual Office, The right image for your business, with a prestigious address and a range of supporting services."

UPDATE (5/17/19): Understandably, Mr. Kaku objects to being referred to as a "scammer." He commented (below) that "I own Biomedical Research Network + & Crimson Publishers and yes, the Colorado Address is an editorial office for the domains we did specify that on websites. We use Virtual offices for mail handling." He insisted that "we formed this corporation to publish quality research" and added "Please let me know if you come across any genuine complain or an instance where we scammed or didn't deliver on what we promised." At least two papers in the Annals of Biostatistics and Biometric Applications could not have received the peer review and editing that the journals promise to their authors and the public. So too, a reason to question whether the Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic and Genetic Sciences is peer reviewed in practice as well as in name is at the posting on Lupine Publishers.

UPDATE (9/14/19): If further proof of the flakiness of Iris Publishers and related spammers is needed, it comes from an email referred to me by a professor in the United Kingdom who wrote that "[a]s these things go it really takes the biscuit! The standout bit is in bold below. [T]his seems to me to be a new low." The email from Iris reads as follows:

From: iris@publisher-france.com
Subject: top rated journals of Scopus and WoS
Date: 11 September 2019 14:30:00 BST
Good day,
Great opportunity to publish your article.
in the top rated journals of Scopus, until the end of 2019,
book a publication at the beginning of 2020.
Now, we have a program called “Co-authorship”. You can become a co-author of an already finished article, which is accepted for publication.
in a journal indexed in Scopus.
We translate the article to English and design the article ourselves.
We guarantee that your article will be published in the journal of Scopus and indexed.

We also have a large number of journals of all directions. We will help you publish your article quickly and monitor indexing to Scopus.
Send articles, ask questions.
We will be happy to answer you.

Perhaps Mr. Kaku can explain how he plans to make people into "co-authors" of "already finished" articles by having Iris translate it into English. Is the assumption that the "co-author" already is an author of the original article, or is "a program called 'Co-authorship'" a solicitation for plagiarism?

UPDATE (4/26/20): The peer review at Iris's Scientific Journal of Research and Reviews is also bogus. See Iris Publishers and the World's First Quantification of the Deal with Birds.

Email

Annals of Public Health & Epidemiology (APHE)

  • From: Annals of Public Health & Epidemiology
    Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 10:53 AM
    Subject: Eminent Support
    Dear Dr. Professor,
    Good Morning!
    I am sure you're quite busy, but I would appreciate if you could take a moment to my below request.
    We are glad to inform you that, we are in the process of framingEditorial/review committee for our journal. So, we respectfully invite you to join your hands with us in this instigate.
    Moreover, we request you to submit yourCVto the same email id.
    Also, we are cordially inviting eminent researchers like you to support us with your2-page opinion/mini review or any type of article for this Inaugural issue? We really need your support for this issue.
    I trust you will provide your valuable time and interest towards our journal.
    Please track the below link to visit our journal website ... .
    Await your valuable response.
    Dollie Roslyn|Managing Editor
    Annals of Public Health & Epidemiology (APHE)
    Iris Publishers LLC,315 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA.
    Unsubscribe
    If you dont want to receive our email, please email us

Archives of Rheumatology & Arthritis Research (ARAR)

  • From: Archives of Rheumatology & Arthritis Research [arthritis@irispublishers-nl.net]
    Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 8:37 AM
    Subject: Give A Chance
    Dear Dr. DH Kaye,
    Good Morning
    I am Rose Jane manager of Journal " Archives of Rheumatology & Arthritis Research (ARAR)" I was in shortfall of one article for release of Our upcoming issue. Is it possible for you to support us with your 2-page opinion/mini review/research article for this issue?
    I believe in you that, your one article brings out the best achievement to our Journal. Please tack the below link to visit on our journal website https://irispublishers.com/arar/
    Hope to receive your dedication and contribution soon.
    Please Acknowldge this mail for queries.
    Rose Jane| Managing Editor
    Archives of Rheumatology & Arthritis Research| ISSN: 2694-1724
    Iris Publishers LLC,315 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA.
    Web: irispublishers.com | Email Id: arthritis@irispublishers.com | Tel no: +1-628-201-9788
    Unsubscribe
    If you dont want to receive our email, please email us.

Global Journal of Forensic Science & Medicine

  • From: Global Journal of Forensic Science & Medicine [forensic@irispublishers.net]
    Date: Jan. 22, 2019, 8:19 AM
    Subject: Publication of your potential work in GJFSM
    Good Morning!
    Global Journal of Forensic Science & Medicine is in shortfall of only one article of successful accomplishment of Volume 1 Issue 2 we are in search of professionals who can support us. In this process, we have gone through your eminent profile which has impressed our senior Editor a lot.
    So, it is our request you to submit any article (at least 2page opinion/Mini Review). ... Await your submission on/before January 31, 2019.
    Regards,
    Amber Smith
    315 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA, Tel: +1-628-201-9788
  • From: Global Journal of Forensic Science & Medicine [forensic@irispublishers.com]
    Date: Fri 9/21/2018 8:58 AM
    Subject: Looking for CV
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Good Morning!
    I am sure you're quite busy, but I would appreciate if you could take a moment to my below request.
    We are glad to inform you that, we are in the process of framing Editorial/review committee for our journal. So, we respectfully invite you to join your hands with us in this instigate.
    I trust you’ll provide your valuable time and interest towards our journal and we are looking forward to inaugurate our GJFSM with the eminent people like you.
    If you are interested to join as an editorial board member in our journal, please send your CV ...
    Sincerely,
    Amber Smith
    Managing editor
    Global Journal of Forensic Science & Medicine
    315 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA

Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology

  • From: Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology [archaeology@irispublishers.org]
    Date: Fri 9/21/2018 5:35 AM
    Subject: Contribution for Open Access Week
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Greetings from Iris Publishers!
    Happy Open Access Week!
    We are happy to celebrate Open Access Week and we are welcoming your submissions for our OAJAA.
    In this Occasion we have chosen eminent scientists, who have significant involvement in the advancement of research in their field and have the potential to give best quality articles for the open access issue of our journal.
    We anticipate that you will support and make our celebration more joyful by sharing any type of manuscript towards our journal.
    Please acknowledge this email receipt within 24 hours.
    Regards,
    Carlo Alvaro
  • From: Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology [archaeology@irispublishers.org]
    Date: July 12, 2018, 3:59 AM
    Subject: Evaluation
    Good Morning!
    I am sure you're quite busy, but I would appreciate if you could take a moment to my below request.
    We are glad to inform you that, we are in the process of framing Editorial/review committee for our journal. So, we respectfully invite you to join your hands with us in this instigate.
    I trust you’ll provide your valuable time and interest towards our journal and we are looking forward to inaugurate our OAJAA with the eminent people like you.
    If you are interested to join as an editorial board member in our journal, please send your CV ... Kindly acknowledge this email for further queries.
    Sincerely,
    Carlo Alvaro
    Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology

26 comments:

  1. I just got the same email. Apparently Carlo Alvaro is a real person, he's on research gate, but the articles he has posted seem to be more opinion pieces than research, with a similar language style to the above email.

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  2. Bizapedia reports that
    Iris Publishers LLC is a Colorado Domestic Limited-Liability Company filed on May 18, 2018 . The company's filing status is listed as Good Standing and its File Number is 20181398016.

    The Registered Agent on file for this company is United States Corporation Agents, Inc and is located at 121 S. Tejon Street, Suite 900, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. The company's principal address is 7865 S Grand Baker St., Aurora, CO 80016.


    That Aurora street address is also the home of Lupine Publisher, Crimson Publisher, "Biomedical Research Ltd", and Sudheer Kaku (the scammer who registered the corresponding domains).

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    1. Hi Smut Clyde, I'm Sudheer Kaku the person you are addressing as Scammer.
      Few things I want to address/clarify,
      Yes, I own Biomedical Research Network + & Crimson Publishers and yes, the Colorado Address is an editorial office for the domains we did specify that on websites. We use Virtual offices for mail handling.
      We are guilty of sending unsolicited emails to a few people who are best at what they do to get them on board our editorial team.
      With all due respect and utmost sincerity, we formed this corporation to publish quality research. We have published 100's of journals free on our websites and never scammed anyone.
      Please let me know if you come across any genuine complain or an instance where we scammed or didn't deliver on what we promised.

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  3. Dang, I got beat for this publisher. (Hmm, I also got an email from Crimson Publisher this morning too. :) )
    ____________________________________
    Modern Concepts in Material Science
    __________________________________
    Good Morning!

    I am sure you're quite busy, but I would appreciate if you could take a moment to my below request.

    We are glad to inform you that, we are in the process of framing Editorial/review committee for our journal. So, we respectfully invite you to join your hands with us in this instigate.

    I trust you’ll provide your valuable time and interest towards our journal and we are looking forward to inaugurate our MCMS with the eminent people like you.

    If you are interested to join as an editorial board member in our journal, please send your CV to
    materialscience@irispublishers.com

    Kindly acknowledge this email for further queries.

    Sincerely,
    Sandra Lopez

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  4. Thanks for this, I also got a similar email today - but this one was signed by "Nikki Fenn". A quick bit of googling showed me this is not a real person (currently seems to be having "her" online personality built)! Definitely very dodgy.

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  5. I also got an email from COpen Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology
    À :
    hassen_jerbi@yahoo.fr

    3 août à 14:27

    Dear Dr. Hassen Jerbi,

    Good Morning!



    I am sure you're quite busy, but I would appreciate if you could take a moment to my below request.



    We are glad to inform you that, we are in the process of framing Editorial/review committee for our journal. So, we respectfully invite you to join your hands with us in this instigate.



    I trust you’ll provide your valuable time and interest towards our journal and we are looking forward to inaugurating our OAJAA with the eminent people like you.


    If you are interested to join as an editorial board member in our journal, please send your CV to

    archaeology@irispublishers.org


    Kindly acknowledge this email for further queries.



    Sincerely,

    Carlo Alvaro
    Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology

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  6. Dear Dr. Machira DN,

    Good Morning!

    I am sure you're quite busy, but I would appreciate if you could take a moment to my below request.

    We are glad to inform you that, we are in the process of framing Editorial/review committee for our journal. So, we respectfully invite you to join your hands with us in this instigate.

    I trust you’ll provide your valuable time and interest towards our journal and we are looking forward to inaugurating our AAHDS with the eminent people like you.

    If you are interested to join as an editorial board member in our journal, please send your CV to
    dairy@irispublishers.com

    Kindly acknowledge this email for further queries.

    Sincerely,
    Amanda Smith
    Managing editor
    Archives of Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science

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  7. Good Morning.



    We are in deficit of articles for fruitful release of Upcoming Issue. Is it possible for you to support us with your Opinion or Mini Review article for this issue?



    We request you to submit your 2-page Opinion/Mini Review directly to below email id archaeology@irispublishers.com



    Await your optimistic response.



    Regards,
    Carlo Alvaro

    Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology

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  8. Hi all,

    Everyone here are discussing about the spam emails from different publishers/journals. I just want you to ask one thing from my end, your problem is about the spam emails or about the publisher address??? Every researcher in around the world knows that these type of emails are coming from India, but the address is registered in USA so these are the fake journals...Some of the journals peer review process or the indexing of some databases, there editorial board panel etc...are good.

    I am not supporting anyone here just its my opinion.

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  9. Hi David
    I'm really glad you have created a blog for discussing flaky academic journals. As I commented earlier, I just want to give you my side of the story we formed the corporation to publish quality research. We have published 100's of journals free on our websites and never scammed anyone.
    We know you are best at what you do, we would be happy to have you on our editorial team. I apologize on behalf of our team for spamming you, we want researchers and authors like you on our team to publish more quality research at low cost.

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  10. Dear Crimson staff,
    Stop spamming me with absolute illiterate trash and I'll stop calling you a scamming scammer.
    -------------------------
    Dear XXXXXXX
    Hope you are having a great day.
    Can I have your article for December Issue?
    All the authors around the globe are cordially invited to submit any type of the article based upon your research interest for the upcoming edition.
    I believe in you that; your one article brings out the best achievement to our Journal.
    Acknowledge this email with enormous support.
    Regards,
    Lisa Malick
    Advancements in Bioequivalence & Bioavailability (ABB)

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  11. "Dear Dr. XXXX,

    Good Morning!
    We are in shortfall of article for successful release of Upcoming Issue of our Archives of Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science by the end of April.
    Is it possible for you to support us with your manuscript for this issue?
    If this is a short notice please do send 2-page opinion/mini review, we hope a 2page article isn’t time taken for eminent people like you.
    Hope you won’t disappoint us and await your positive response.
    Yours Respectfully,
    Amanda Smith
    Archives of Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science"

    Things worth pointing out:
    - Although I do have papers published, I am a PhD student, not a Doctor yet.
    - I don't even work with dairy animals
    - "Hope you won't DISAPPOINT US"? Who do you think you are? I could care less about disappointing you and your scamming publisher.

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    1. I am curious, what these publishers may gain from all the efforts they made to write all these emails。。。

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  12. Dear Dr. XXXXX,

    Greetings from Amanda Smith!

    You’ve got plenty of published articles across several publishers. Now I am requesting you to give a chance for introducing our journal as a platform for your imminent article. I am here to promise to give the better of the best experiences with our journal.
    Due to shortage of article, we need your support and wish to have any of your magnificent articles to get published in our journal before “June 22nd” for the successful release of our Upcoming Issue towards Archives of Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science.
    We request you to submit your any research work (or) any type of article to this mail id.

    Thank you for your attention on this.

    Regards,
    Amanda Smith
    Archives of Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science

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  13. I really like the last sentence !!!!

    Hello Dear

    We offer to publish your article until the end of 2019,
    Book a publication for the beginning of 2020.
    We will provide assistance in publishing your work in publications included in the Scopus database.
    We guarantee publication and indexing of articles.
    Cooperation with our company International Publisher LLC will allow
    You popularize your scientific achievements, raise prestige in the eyes of the scientific The community, to ensure a steady progress on the career ladder.

    We are waiting for your questions and articles for consideration.

    For extreme cases, when all deadlines have passed, we have ready-made articles in which you can become a co-author.

    France 0 13 0

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  14. Greetings from OAJAP!

    Hope you are doing well.

    We are in shortfall of articles for fruitful release of Upcoming Issue. Is it possible for you to support us with your Opinion/Mini Review (or) any type of article for our issue?

    I believe in you that; your one article brings out the greatest achievement to our Journal.

    Please acknowledge this mail within 24 hours.

    Nikki Fenn | OAJAP
    Assistant Manager
    Open Access Journal of Addiction and Psychology [ISSN: 2641-6271]

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  15. I sent an article to other journal of this publisher. I received acceptance letter in two days. the review was only scale of 1 to 5 of several things. There was no written comments. That made me suspicious. I wrote to some people listed as editors, to see if they know about it (they not list it in the resume). I also found this page, that make me only more suspicious.

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  16. They still carry on. Just received this Email:
    Good Morning!



    I am sure you're quite busy, but I would appreciate if you could take a moment to my below request.



    We are glad to inform you that, we are in the process of framing Editorial/review committee for our journal. So, we respectfully invite you to join your hands with us in this instigate.



    I trust you’ll provide your valuable time and interest towards our journal and we are looking forward to inaugurate our OJEES with the eminent people like you.


    If you are interested to join as an editorial board member in our journal, please send your CV, Short bio and Research interest directly to this mail id.



    Kindly acknowledge this email for further queries.



    Sincerely,

    Sarah Taylor

    Online Journal of Ecology & Environment Sciences (OJEES)



    315 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA. Ph: +1-628-201-9788

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  17. After receiving multiple e-mails from "Rose Jane" "editor" of "Archives of Rheumatology & Arthritis Research" I contacted Regus at 1 (855) 400-3575 and let them know their virtual office appeared to be being used for fraudulent purposes. The person at the helpdesk seemed interested. I don't think it's too hard to terminate these virtual offices. We'll see.

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  18. I would like to add that I too get these e-mails. I work as a PhD-student at the Law Faculty of the Radboud University and I am invited to write an article for their archeology and antropology journal...

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  19. Looks like the Open Access Journal of Archaeology & Anthropology has got that shortfall problem again... Sigh. A little more originality in the scams would at least be a change?

    Dear Professor,
    Hope we are not disturbing you with our mail.

    We are in shortfall of articles for fruitful release of our Next Issue in Open Access Journal of Archaeology & Anthropology (ISSN: 2687-8402).

    Is it possible for you to support us with your Opinion/Mini Review/commentary (or) any type of article for our upcoming issue release?

    Please tack the below link to have a glance on our journal website
    https://irispublishers.com/oajaa/

    I would be grateful if you could send your valuable manuscript towards our journal.

    Await your optimistic response.

    Carlo Alvaro| Managing Editor
    Iris Publishers LLC,315 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA.
    Web:irispublishers.com| Email Id:research@irispublishers.com|Tel no: +1-628-201-9788

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  20. Currently a Masters candidate, but I'll take the title...

    Dear Dr. Paige ______,
    Hope you are doing well and very good in health!!

    I am Nikki Fenn manager of "Open Access Journal of Addiction and Psychology (OAJAP)" I was in shortfall of one article for successful release of Forthcoming Issue. Is it possible for you to support us with your 2-page opinion/mini review/research article for this issue?

    We are confident that you are always will be there to support us.

    We desire to receive your manuscript by the end of October.

    Await your positive response.

    Nikki Fenn | Managing Editor

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  21. I also received something similar on March/2021:

    "Dear Dr. -,
    Hope you are doing well and very good in health!!

    I am Susan Lara manager of "Scientific Journal Biology & Life Sciences (SJBLS)" I was in shortfall of one article for successful release of Forthcoming Issue. Is it possible for you to support us with your 2-page opinion/mini review/research article for this issue?

    We are confident that you are always will be there to support us.

    We desire to receive your manuscript by the mid of April.

    Await your positive response.

    Susan Lara | Managing Editor
    Scientific Journal of Biology & Life Sciences [ISSN:2694-166X]
    Iris Publishers LLC,315 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA.
    Web: irispublishers.com| Email Id: lifesciences@irispublishers.com| Tel no: +1-628-201-9788

    *Note: If you are interested to join as an EB member in our journal, please submit your CV to the same mail id.

    Unsubscribe
    If you dont want to receive our email, please email us."

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  22. Here's the email I just received:

    "Dear Dr. _____,
    Hope you are doing well and very good in health!!

    I am Susan Lara manager of "Scientific Journal Biology & Life Sciences (SJBLS)" I was in shortfall of one article for successful release of Forthcoming Issue. Is it possible for you to support us with your 2-page opinion/mini review/research article for this issue?

    We are confident that you are always will be there to support us.

    We desire to receive your manuscript by the mid of August.

    Await your positive response.

    Susan Lara | Managing Editor
    Scientific Journal of Biology & Life Sciences ISSN:2694-166X

    *Note: If you are interested to join as an EB member in our journal, please submit your CV to the same mail id."

    Funny thing is, I don't work in the field of Biology or Life Sciences.

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  23. Temat: Perspective Manuscript
    Data: 2021-07-02 23:56
    Od: Agriculture and Soil Science
    Do: ...

    DEAR DR. ...,
    Hope you are doing well!

    Well, we are in deadly need of only one article to release Volume 7
    Issue 3 before 15th July 2021. Is it possible for you to support us with
    your 2-page opinion or mini review for this issue? We really need your
    support for this issue.

    Await your valuable response and your valuable manuscript submission.

    Emma Megan
    World Journal of Agriculture and Soil Science (WJASS)
    ISSN: 2641-6379|Impact Factor -0.611

    Unsubscribe
    If you do not want to receive our email, please email us

    Dear Ms. Megan,
    Thank you for your preprint of my opinion. Unfortunately, you did not mention at the beginning the financial consequences of publishing the opinion in your journal. The price of approx. 800$ is far beyond my capabilities. Thank you for your cooperation,
    sincerely,
    ..., PhD

    Dear Dr. ...,



    Thank you for your valuable response.



    As per your below email, I do understand from your end and I would like to inform you that, as an Open Access Journal, we do not receive funds from any other organizations. We completely depends on authors merciful contribution only. But based on your below email, I had a session with our financial department and I requested them to provide partial waiver. As per their words, you can pay only $... instead of $799. It will cover the basic charges for PDF + Full text + DOI. I hope these sounds good for you.



    Please track the below link to process your online payment $...

    https://irispublishers.com/pay-online.php



    Hope you understand from my end.



    Await your valuable response.

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  24. I had similar email and they insist me to pay the fees. I had only been informed about this amount when the article was accepted. I think this is clearly a swindle

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