by Mike Poller – Last night I came across an interesting list of “predatory publishers.” Each year, Jeffrey Beall, an academic librarian at the University of Colorado Denver, publishes a list of allegedly scientific journal publishers who really just want your submission fees.
Interesting thing is, today my email inbox contained an invitation to submit a paper from one of the publishers on Beall’s list! Now, I’m not a Dr, I just post a huge amount of science info on social media… But if these people are sending me a solicitation, Beall is right, they’ll accept anything. The email is below, complete with the dodgy language Beall says is a giveaway:
Advances in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety has sent you a message.
Subject: Reg: Volume 2 Issue 5 Open Access
Greetings from the Journal Advances in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety.
Glad to email you.
We are very happy to send a mail an eminent person like you.
Advances in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety journal is successfully releasing its Volume 2, Issue 5 in the month of November with the support of eminent contribution across the globe.
Please go through the URL for the released issue: http://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/ArchiveAPDS/currentissueAPDS.php
We would like to request a Research or Review article to our journal.
If you are interested please kindly submit on or before 25 December 2012 to publish in our upcoming issue, otherwise please suggest the others.
Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.
Gracia S. Oliver
OMICS Publishing Group