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Thanks for your comments, this is very helpful. Lisseth Tovar certainly has an astonishingly broad scope in her scientific interest. I am happy she also liked my paper on pulmonary sarcoidosis.
Thanks, PAL, for sharing an appropritate reply!
It is not a predatory journal. It’s a strong journal.
I have WARSE on my list <a href="https://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/" target="_blank">here</a>. I recommend you find a journal from a better publisher.
This will only earn bad name for the true hardworking Indian publishers. Legitimate becomes illegitimate when the bastards swarm the scene.
i really appreciate your deep insight, it helped me a lot.
could you please check up this conference
knowing that the organizer will deliver more than 5 different conferences in the same date and place!
Got a similar mail. Thanks for this helpful forum.
Dear Dr. Potzel,
My last email must have reached you at a bad time so I am following up. If you are not the right person to talk to about this please let me know or feel free to forward this email.
From: Dr. Lisseth Tovar, M.D. [<mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:42 AM
To: Dr. Potzel
Subject: manuscript submission from Dr. Potzel
Dear Dr. Potzel,
I hope this email finds you well. My colleague Milena asked if I could get in touch with you about a paper you authored titled The pressure dependence of the solid state structure of biphenyl from DFT calculations. Firstly thank you for taking the time to publish this, it was an interesting read. I am hoping to have the opportunity to discuss having a short followup or perhaps a review article published in one of the next issues of the Internal Medicine Review. I think our readers could be interested in a paper with information from any continued research or new data since this was published. It would not have to be a long article, but if you don't have time for this perhaps you could also reach out to the co-authors or one of your students to collaborate.
If you have moved on from this line of research I am certainly interested in knowing more about your current projects; perhaps there is the potential for an article that would fit our journal. If you have any questions about whether or not a certain subject fits our scope I can put you in contact with Dr. Chadwick Prodromos from our editorial board.
Could you please let me know your thoughts on this?
Dr. Lisseth Tovar, M. D.
Internal Medicine Review
From: Mihaleva, Milena [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:34 PM
To: Dr. Lisseth Tovar
Subject: manuscript submission from Dr. Potzel
Would you contact the authors of The pressure dependence of the solid state structure of biphenyl from DFT calculations about possibly preparing something for the next issue? Or possibly September? Let me know if you can't find the article and I will send it.
I would recommend you find a better conference than this one. It funnels papers to predatory journals, and as you indicate, it organizes conferences like a fish wholesaler. Please try to find a conference organized by a non-profit <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_society" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">scholarly society</a>.
And the exposure of children to neighborhood poverty! Quite the eclectic journal…
The font they use for their name in the first image is Comic Sans MS.
“Use of Comic Sans MS” should clearly be among the list of factors used to determine if a publisher is predatory.
Sorry, I do not make recommendations; I limit my work to identifying predatory and low-quality publishers and journals.
Yes, “the guy with all the funding” is the new definition of prestige in science. However, it’s also not unusual for the first author to be the postdoc/student with all the actual ideas and not just execution. :)
This is all so very worrying…
Dear Dr Beall,
Are the journals published by IPASJ predatory? They are given ISRA JIF impact factor.Plz find it.Address: http://www.ipasj.org/
Yes, this publisher is on my <a href="https://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/">list</a>.
Interesting, I missed this since Frontiers blocked me on Twitter (I proud myself to be only journalist who had this honour). Will they refund the authors? It seems whenever Frontiers retract papers for being garbage or pseudo-science, they keep the money (around $2000) they were initially happy to pocket.
If anyone is keeping a list of "Frontier Papers Most in Need of Retraction", I'd like to nominate
<a href="http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00934/full" rel="nofollow">A new methodology of viewing extra-axial fluid and cortical abnormalities in children with autism via transcranial ultrasonography</a>
by Bradstreet, Pacini & Ruggiero
also its later Commentary,
<a href="http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00240/full" rel="nofollow">The searching for autism biomarkers: a commentary on: a new methodology of viewing extra-axial fluid and cortical abnormalities in children with autism via transcranial ultrasonography</a>
by Tuggiero's colleague Siniscalco (reviewer of the former paper) for having too many colons in the title.
These are the two professors who acted as reviewers:
I wonder whether Frontiers was courteous enough to inform them about the fate of the paper “hours after publication”.
I completely agree!! Attended the Biosensors and Bioelectronics conference in Cancun a couple of years ago. I was confused because my friend said that he was going to the conference and there was another one with the same name in Las Vegas. I knew the Cancun site was correct since he told me that. However I have to wonder how many people went to Las Vegas I find that the conference was just a scam from OMICS.
I mentioned the other conference to the chief editor from this journal and he was pissed. He told me about another Author being requested publication fees from Biosensors & Bioelectronics and finding that it was from a copycat journal, I believe from OMICS group.
OMICS Sucks!! Enough said!
Now I am teaching all of my students to use your list when selecting journals for publication and when considering conferences for presentations. Thank you for the awesome job and highlighting these unscrupulous people.
Hmmm… I’m on the case… thanks for flagging this up!
I do accept this.