Saturday, May 14, 2016

Spam from fake academic publisher IOSR

Today, along with a number of my faculty colleagues in various departments, I was spammed by the splendidly named International Organization for Scientific Research, a fake academic publishing outfit previously unknown to me but well known to Beall,who also posted about it several years ago.

On the positive side, the spam email soliciting papers to its many and various journals (listed, in the email, under the heading, "List of Journal") does promise notice of acceptance of submitted papers ten days after submission, a time frame which presumably includes the 'blind peer review' it mentions. Publication of today's submissions is by June 10. There is no mention of a rejection, or a 'revise and resubmit', but we can imagine that the submitted papers are of such quality to make those outcomes irrelevant.

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