Almost every day I am besieged through email to either join editorial boards of new ‘up-and-coming’ journals or submit manuscripts to them. Neither is a trivial matter for me. A submitted manuscript often comes after several years of research by one or even several students, and by the time we are convinced of the merit of publishing, we have no intention of settling on one of the many “fly-by-night” enterprises that seem to crop up like mushrooms in the forest after rain.
No, our research energies deserve more than that – a serious consideration and fair review process by recognized scientists and reviewers: in short, a respectable journal.
So when I receive an email such as the one depicted below, I can only vent my frustration at the lack of professionalism displayed by this enterprising ‘journal,’ that is aware of my ’eminence’ in cell biology, and can’t string two sentences together without half a dozen grammos (grammatical typos). Shame on them!
Dear Dr. Steve Caplan,
Warm Wishes from SciTechnol!!
Being aware of your eminence in the field of Cell Biology, we with an immense pleasure, invites you for a valuable contribution for our upcoming issue and welcomes submission of original and significant contributions.
Cell Biology: Research & Therapy (ISSN: 2324-9293), a peer-reviewed and hybrid journal, encourages ongoing international research and information exchange through publication of latest advances, research reports/ breakthroughs. The Journal aspires to provide International scientific/ scholarly communication, platform for dissemination of research through our journal publications.