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nwr
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Message 3 of 18 (695617)
04-08-2013 9:55 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by NosyNed
04-08-2013 8:44 AM


I am seeing several of these in my mailbox each week.

I just move them to the spam folder.

It's a bit puzzling that they exist, but I guess spam works on the principle that it only takes a few suckers to pay the freight.

The reputation of a journal is important. Most professionals are going to ignore fly-by-night journals. However, there are desperate people out there, crackpots and the like, who are anxious to get published. I guess some of them are about to be taken for a ride.


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Message 5 of 18 (695979)
04-10-2013 7:09 PM


An example (email received today)
This is from an email that turned up in my mailbox today. The mail itself was html, base64 encoded. I have used "lynx" to dump it into plain text format, and removed some identifying
information (such as my email address).

email message writes:


This message was sent to [email address].Unsubscribe by clicking
[1]here.

Call For Papers

Open Journal of Discrete Mathematics

Dear [my name and title]

You are cordially invited to submit or recommend articles to the Open
Journal of Discrete Mathematics (OJDM, ISSN: 2161-7643), which is a
peer-reviewed open access journal. OJDM covers many aspects in Discrete
Mathematics and related areas. More information about the journal can
be found at: [2](web link removed).

Researchers around the world have full access to all the published
articles, and download them for free. What is more, an open access
article stands more chances to be used and cited than does one behind
subscription barriers of traditional publishing model. Therefore your
article's impact will be improved once you become an OA author.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal at [3]Online Submission
System. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, it will undergo
language copyediting, typesetting, and reference validation in order to
provide the highest publication quality possible. Please do not
hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
OJDM Editorial Office
• Tel: 001(209)730-6998
• E-mail: ojdm@scirp.org
• Skype: scirp_service
• LinkedIn: Louis figo
•Facebook: Scirp Math-Physics

[doSaveCsdnLogAction.action?email=xxxxxxxx/]

"lynx" puts references such as "[2]" for web links, and lists the links at the end. I have removed those, so as to not give them too many web links. The name of the organization remains in the above.

I did a "whois" listing on the organization:

whois writes:

Domain ID:D152375048-LROR
Domain Name:SCIRP.ORG
Created On:12-Apr-2008 04:32:12 UTC
Last Updated On:06-Feb-2013 02:01:26 UTC
Expiration Date:12-Apr-2016 04:32:12 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Beijing Innovative Linkage Technology Ltd. (R1292-LROR)
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:CT7QNTWAMS6AG6W
Registrant Name:zhou huaibei
Registrant Organization:shanghai erwanwenhuachuanbozhongxin
Registrant Street1:Chungshan North Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, Room 1121, No.
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:shanghai
Registrant State/Province:SH
Registrant Postal Code:200092
Registrant Country:CN
Registrant Phone:+86.2165979737
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:+86.2165979737
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:zhouhuaibei@vip.sina.com
Admin ID:CTCOTVN4Q8HP5AU
Admin Name:zhou huaibei
Admin Organization:shanghai erwanwenhuachuanbozhongxin
Admin Street1:Chungshan North Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, Room 1121, No.
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:shanghai
Admin State/Province:SH
Admin Postal Code:200092
Admin Country:CN
Admin Phone:+86.2165979737
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:+86.2165979737
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:wuhongzheng2006@yahoo.cn
Tech ID:CTW3JEUDQ69ZQIM
Tech Name:zhou huaibei
Tech Organization:shanghai erwanwenhuachuanbozhongxin
Tech Street1:Chungshan North Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, Room 1121, No.
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:shanghai
Tech State/Province:SH
Tech Postal Code:200092
Tech Country:CN
Tech Phone:+86.2165979737
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:+86.2165979737
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:wuhongzheng2006@sina.cn
Name Server:NS1.DNSV4.COM
Name Server:NS2.DNSV4.COM


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nwr
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Message 7 of 18 (695989)
04-10-2013 9:50 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by NoNukes
04-10-2013 8:30 PM


Re: An example (email received today)
the words below raised hair on the back of my neck

Typical snake-oil sales pitch.

There's no mention of a sponsoring professional society or university. There's no mention of an editorial board. The "whois" doesn't identify anything that looks like a professional group. An English language journal sponsored from China already looks a tad suspicious.


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Message 17 of 18 (697800)
04-30-2013 8:59 AM


Academic identity theft
This is a blatant example:
quote:
Academic identity theft: if you are one of the 2,000 people invited to contribute to a volume supposedly co-edited by Garry Hagberg, you'll want to read this

Philosopher Garry Hagberg (Bard College) writes:

It has come to my attention that my name has been used without my knowledge or permission to support a project in which I have no involvement whatsoever. ...



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