[visionlist] strange solicitations
jpezaris at gmail.com
Wed May 11 05:54:10 -05 2022
Oh, yes. I get these multiple times on a daily basis. I've assumed
that they are scraping communicating email addresses from open access
publications, since they always correctly reference a publication of
mine, despite, as you've pointed out, not appearing to make any
attempt to verify the relevance to their journal or event.
On 5/9/22, Todd, James <todd.44 at osu.edu> wrote:
> Dear colleagues.
> I have recently been inundated with strange requests to submit articles to
> journals on topics that have no possible connection to my research, or to
> present invited papers at technical conferences in fields that are unrelated
> to mine. I have included a single example below. Have any of you received
> similar solicitations? It seems pretty obvious this is part of a scam, but I
> am curious about the motivation for it. Do they expect to make money off of
> page charges?
> Jim Todd
> Dear Dr. James T Todd,
> Greetings from Scientific Archives!
> It gives us immense pleasure to invite you to write a review on your
> research interest “The many facets of shape.” for consideration and
> publication in forthcoming issue to be published in
> Journal of Clinical
> Basic Guidelines for Review article:
> * Review article should contain abstract (maximum of 300 words) and 5-7
> * There is no limit for number of words, images, and tables. However, in
> case of mini review, it should not exceed 3000 words.
> * You have the freedom to restate the issues discussed but do not
> summarize the focal articles exactly in the same way.
> Note: We are also considering original research, reviews, case studies,
> commentaries, letters
> Authors may submit their manuscripts online at
> or directly as an email attachment to this email.
> The deadline for submission of manuscript is July 10, 2022.
> Kindly, let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in submitting
> a manuscript for our journal issue. It is an opportunity to take part in and
> to influence future trends in one of the fastest growing fields of
> We will be looking forward to hearing a positive response from you soon.
> Have a great & Healthy day ahead!!
John Pezaris, Ph.D.
jpezaris at gmail.com
More information about the visionlist