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Predatory Invitations from Journals: More Than Just a Nuisance?

Clemons M, de Costa e Silva M, Joy AA, Cobey KD, Mazzarello S, Stober C & Hutton B (2017) Predatory Invitations from Journals: More Than Just a Nuisance?, The Oncologist, 22 (2), pp. 236-240.

Physicians and academic researchers are frequently targeted with spam invitations to submit manuscripts to predatory journals. This study was conducted to understand the nature and characteristics of these invitations. All spam e‐mails received by an academic medical oncologist over a 3‐month period were collected and categorized. Presumed predatory journal invitations were analyzed and cross‐checked against Beall's list of “potential, probable, or possible predatory” journals and publishers. Invitations to submit to predatory journals were the most common single type of spam received.

AuthorsClemons Mark, de Costa e Silva Miguel, Joy Anil Abraham, Cobey Kelly D, Mazzarello Sasha, Stober Carol, Hutton Brian
Publication date02/2017
Publication date online22/02/2017
Date accepted by journal04/11/2016
PublisherAlphaMed Press for the Society for Translational Oncology
ISSN 1083-7159

the Oncologist: Volume 22, Issue 2

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