4 Responses to ISP Boots Predatory Publisher for Spamming

  1. R.V. Krishnakumar says:

    The following speaks more than what can be described in words.

    A faculty member of Koneru Lakshmaiah University (aka Knowledge Leadership University), Vijayawada, india, proudly discloses the following letter in the university’s website.

    I don’t think a faculty member in the Dept. of Biotechnology of a University would be unaware of the facts about interesjournal(s). But what made him boldly disclose it in the website? In case he is genuinely unaware, that raises lot more questions!

    The letter is as seen in the university’s website http://www.kluniversity.in/rnews.aspx?id=2071

    However, I have withdrawn his name below not to embarass him in this forum. Faculty members might get some points for such reviewership in journals and possibly help overtake his colleague during performance evaluation. When it comes to promotions colleagues are often considered rivals.

    =================================
    Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, China

    Sri [deleted], Assistant Professor in Biotechnology Department was selected as Potential Reviewer for Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, China.

    The letter from the authorities intimating his selection is given below:

    Dear colleague,

    I am Prof. Wei Wang, acting editor-in-chief, Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (JMMS)

    A manuscript titled: SEVERE TISSUE DAMAGE AFTER A SHORT PERIOD OF ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE FIRE DURING CO2 LASER SURGERY: HISTOPATHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF LARYNX SPECIMEN was sent to us for publication.

    We will be highly obliged if you could find time to review the manuscript.

    Kindly email us to acknowledge the receipt of this mail and I will be most grateful to hear from you.
    You can view our August publication at: http://www.interesjournals.org/JMMS/Contents/2010%20content/August.htm

    Best regards,

    Ame Obobaifo,
    Editorial Assistant,

    For,
    Prof. Wei Wang
    Acting editor-in-chief
    Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences(JMMS)
    E-mail: jmms.research@gmail.com , jmms.review@interesjournals.org or articles.jmms@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.interesjournals.org/
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  2. Nils says:

    That’s hardly surprising given that the main page of that university’s web site has a “Research bulletin” section containing a list of announcements of the type “X and Y, Dept. Z, have authored a paper and was (sic) published in International Journal J”. I wouldn’t be surprised if many of these journals are gold OA. Are the university’s management unaware that his kind of competition will obviously have disastrous effects on the quality of research, or do they simply not care?

  3. Die Hugh says:

    If a new publishers starts new journals, then how is the publisher supposed to advertise about his journals in ethically correct manner/ without spamming, so that other readers/researchers will come to know about the journals?

  4. christy says:

    believe me, it is spamming of the first order. i am a geographer but i receive announcements, calls for papers, and even papers to review from journals of medical sciences or reproductive health, etc. they are indiscriminate in the way they send out their ads. nothing but spamming…and you could receive the same ad 30 times in a week.

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