Posted on June 30, 2016 by Thomas Lawrence Long
This spam solicitation in today’s email was so poorly written that I could not resist sharing it with readers of NursingWriting.com —
Nxxx Pxxx and Cxxx journal asking you to send manuscript to publish under a single roof with Pxxx. You are free to gain the below features:
Express review process
Get processing confirmation (accept or reject by quality team) from Editorial Office within 24-48 hours when the time of submission
Review process within 3 weeks of time frame.
Article published instantly with Editor final acceptance.
Cite Factor, Research Bib, SHERPA/ROMEO, ISI and more….
You can send an article by the reply to this email.
I strongly believe that I could have a submission from you within the deadline: July 15th 2016.
[Memo to Editor: I strongly believe that you could not have a submission from me . . . ever.]
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Posted on June 29, 2016 by Thomas Lawrence Long
If you thought it was difficult to assess whether or not a solicitation to submit a manuscript to an online open-access journal is legitimate, now comes the spawn of predatory journals: predatory conferences. To help us sort out the claims of conference participation solicitations, Jeffrey Beall’s ScholarlyOA web site provides a draft of criteria for identifying predatory conferences, written by James McCrostie, a full-time associate professor and part-time journalist in Japan who has written about such conferences.
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Posted on June 22, 2016 by Thomas Lawrence Long
Alice Meadows and Karin Wulf writing for the Scholarly Kitchen (“What’s hot and cooking in scholarly publishing”) explain the ecosystem, “scholarly hygiene,” business models, peer review, metrics, tools, and licenses and copyright.
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