Saturday, June 27, 2015

Science spam the umpteenth

Just when I thought spam mails from for-profit "journals" had gotten a bit more professional looking lately, I get this:

If trying to look like a serious scientific publication is here, then the above spam message is... somewhere outside the local group of galaxies, I think?

As for the claim that indexed journals are often considered to be higher quality than non-indexed ones, that is true as far as it goes. Unfortunately, Google Scholar is not really a selective indexing service but a search engine, and I have never heard of any of the others.

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