LETTERS TO EDITOR
Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 281
Polite invitation to submit article: Predatory journal's new strategy
Department of Dentistry, Government Taluk Head Quarters Hospital, Malappuram, Kerala, India
Dr. Thorakkal Shamim
Shangrila, Parappanangadi - 676 303, Kerala
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|Date of Web Publication||26-Jun-2019|
|How to cite this article:|
Shamim T. Polite invitation to submit article: Predatory journal's new strategy. Saudi J Anaesth 2019;13:281
I would like to invite your attention regarding predatory journal's new strategy of polite invitation to submit article by email. I have enclosed two email messages of predatory journal for reference received more recently on 11.01.2019 and 30.12.2018 in my email ID firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Shamim T) [Figure 1]. I have verified the journal Medical Research Archives and found that they are giving false bibliographic databases' indexation of the above journal. I also searched the editor designation of A. Phiri and I did not find authentic affiliation of the above editor in the concerned website of the journal. In the second email received on 11.01.2019, I have got invitation to fill the pre-Registration form [Figure 1]. In the journal webpage, I found that Medical Research Archives charges the following article publication fees for accepted papers: (Authors with no institutional, grant, or research funding: $1250; Authors with institutional, grant, or research funding: $2999). The Medical Research Archives is hosted under KEI journals in the web. Individual- and community-wise strategies to curb young researchers from predatory publishers and measures to initiate predatory publishers' detecting software were proposed recently. It is sad to find that there are no legal measures implemented so far to halt the flourishing of predatory journals where innocent researchers become the prey of these journals.
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Shamim T. Strategies to curb young researchers from predatory publishers. J Adv Med Educ Prof 2018;6:92-3.