[visionlist] strange solicitations

Shrikant Bharadwaj bharadwaj at gmail.com
Wed May 11 02:57:26 -04 2022

Hi Jim: Like Iam said, these are quite common these days and it's annoying
at best! I have received emails to join a conference on Obstetrics and
Gynecology - only God knows how it's related to the kind of vision science
I pursue in my lab! I am told that these are just ill-trained bots sending
out emails using keywords searched from sites like Google Scholar, PudMed,
etc. Certainly the idea is to make money from these activities - I have
known people who are suckered into such scams and they turn around and use
such invites for their professional growth! It's embarrassing for me to say
this, but one of the biggest scam publishers has their head office about
5km from where I work in Hyderabad, India. Several lawsuits have been filed
against this company, but they continue their activities as such!

I am not sure what can be done to them, other than tightening one's email
filter and directing these to the spam folder.


On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 4:30 AM Iam Palatnik <iam.palat at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear James,
> I believe those are pretty common, and if you check your spam folder you
> might find even more of them.
> It's all among those "predatory journal/conference" types of scams, I
> believe.
> They try to get you to submit work and then pay a publication fee of some
> kind.
> Some sites have lists of predatory publishing groups and companies to
> avoid.
> Cheers,
> Iam
> On Tue, May 10, 2022 at 7:15 PM 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 Haematology
>> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://mail.scientificarchive.org/lists/lt.php?tid=KRpQVVcBUQAABRlTBlIGFVJTAVEaCAYHVx5VBVQCClUCVFFVBAdJVw4HUFQFUgQVUQMOURoEAVVRHlkDVVYeAVYDBgJQAVRQWQAHTVBTUA9fAAFUGgIDUVYeVQYCAh4HB1BVGVQEBFcKBg1VAgJVWw__;!!KGKeukY!3pLuKsZB0L3sI8gjvZJhweQNq6qN8qcmXJD8dOFl7ReQowZCrWkVfxfKrsBjiYyNNeX_z4giz7CjY1BVulXPqzViPIlPk8s$>
>> *Basic Guidelines for Review article:*
>>    - Review article should contain abstract (maximum of 300 words) and
>>    5-7 keywords.
>>    - There is no limit for number of words, images, and tables. However,
>>    in case of mini review, it should not exceed 3000 words.
>>    - You have the freedom to restate the issues discussed but do not
>>    summarize the focal articles exactly in the same way.
>> *Note:* We are also considering original research, reviews, case
>> studies, commentaries, letters
>> Authors may submit their manuscripts online at
>> https://www.scientificarchives.com/submit
>> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.scientificarchives.com/submit__;!!KGKeukY!3pLuKsZB0L3sI8gjvZJhweQNq6qN8qcmXJD8dOFl7ReQowZCrWkVfxfKrsBjiYyNNeX_z4giz7CjY1BVulXPqzVizshQUz8$>
>>  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 research.
>> We will be looking forward to hearing a positive response from you soon.
>> Have a great & Healthy day ahead!!
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Shrikant R. Bharadwaj BSopt., PhD
Network Associate Director - Optometry
Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Scientist - Visual Optics and Psychophysics Laboratory
Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre

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