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Hello all. One of H-Net's editors has provided warning of what could be termed a dubious business practice - others will come right out with it and call it a scam! - targeting academics who have presented at conferences. This has been around for a little while now, but they do seem to be sending out more emails. I thought this a good time to provide a warning, especially to those trying to get publications up. JM -----Original Message----- From: H-NET Editors' Professional Development and Announcements Sent: Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:57 a.m. Subject: H-Net Editor: ANN: alert re: cfp messages Friends: This is a warning to beware of a scam that is apparently making the rounds of academe. A group or person apparently from China is writing scholars with announcements of a new journal that is more or less in their field and requesting article submissions. If you send in the article, they send it back with a letter saying it has been reviewed and accepted and that they will publish it at a page fee of $50 or $60 per page. They seem to be going through conference announcements to find lists of paper titles and authors. Below is a copy of an invitation received and a link to a blog containing posts from many others who have received similar announcements. The title of the 'journal', the name of the 'publisher' and the field all vary somewhat. Two publishers' names that have been provided to the blog are David Publishing Company and Academic Star Publishing. Blog about the scam: http://thetrialwarrior.com/2010/09/12/good-grief-bait-switch-law-publishing-version/ SAMPLE LETTER From Knowledge to Wisdom History Research Print ISSN: 2159-550X Online ISSN: 2159-5518 Frequency: monthly Current Volume: 2/2012 Dear XXXX This is History Research (ISSN 2159-550X),a new academic journal published across the United States by David Publishing Company, EL Monte, CA, USA. We have learned your paper "Communication, Contagion and Reform: The Medical Society of London, 1773-1803" in 39th ANNUAL MEETINGS of the PACIFIC COAST CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES, 2012. We are very interested in this paper. If you have an idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send us the electronic version of your manuscripts in MS-Word format via email. All your original and unpublished papers are welcome. Currently, we are trying to invite some scholars who are willing to join our editorial board or be our reviewers. If you are interested in our journal, please send your CV to us (The main research fields should be included). Hope to keep in touch via email and publish some papers or books for you and your friends. Best regards, Catherina Faith History Research, ISSN 2159-550X David Publishing Company 9460 TELSTAR AVE SUITE 5, EL MONTE, CA 91731, USA E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 1-323-9847526 Fax: 1-323-9847374 SAMPLE OF CFP Call for Paper(s) Description History Research is an international, scholarly and peer-reviewed journal (print and online) published monthly by David Publishing Company, USA. The journal tries to challenge the accepted disciplinary boundaries, and construct an open forum which is to further the understanding of history with open attitude by publishing articles of interest to historians and scholars of other related disciplines. The journal is published in English. The e-journal provides free and open access to all of its content on our website. Accepted papers will immediately appear online followed by printed in hard copy. History Research is to be indexed in following databases: Database of EBSCO, Massachusetts, USA Hein Online Database, W.S.HEIN, USA Chinese Database of CEPS, American Federal Computer Library center (OCLC), USA ? Chinese Scientific Journals Database, VIP Corporation, Chongqing, P. R. China Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ProQuest/CSA Social Science Collection, Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS), USA ? Summon Serials Solutions, USA Guidelines for authors 1. The manuscript should be original, and has not been published previously. Do not submit material that is currently being considered by another journal. 3. The manuscript should be prepared in MS Word format and submitted to our email box as an attachment. 4. Authors of the articles being accepted are required to sign up the Transfer of Copyright Agreement form. 5. Authors will receive 2 hard copies of the journal containing their articles. 6. If the paper is accepted by our journal, the author should finance some of the publishing costs. Peer review policy History Research is a refereed journal. All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. Editorial Procedures All papers considered appropriate for this journal are anonymously reviewed by at least two outside reviewers. The review process usually takes two to three weeks. Papers are accepted for publication subject to no substantive, stylistic editing. The Editor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the papers, or request the author to do so, or reject the paper submitted. A copy of the edited paper along with the first proofs will be sent to the author for proofreading. They should be corrected and returned to the Editor within seven days. Once the final version of the paper has been accepted, authors are requested not to make further changes to the text. Submission of Manuscript All manuscripts submitted will be considered for publication. Submission guidelines and web submission system are available at http://www.davidpublishing.com. Or send it as an email attachment to: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to visit our website at: http://www.davidpublishing.com Address of Headquarter: David Publishing Company, 9460 TELSTAR AVE SUITE 5, EL MONTE, CA 91731, USA Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Address of China Branch: P. O. Box 71613008, Wuhan, Hubei Province, P. R. China. Postal Code: 430071 Email:email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org