Friday, February 21, 2014

Another Dubious Journal Solicitation

Reader J. B. passes on the following solicitation from the dubious Progress in Applied Mathematics:

Dear Dr. B., J.

I read your article of "[title redacted]". And I know that you are an expert in this area.

I am Anthea L. Stock, the editor of Progress in Applied Mathematics (PAM) which is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, published by Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures. It is a journal focuses on the fields of Mathematics, geometry, mathematical physics, statistics, mathematical biology, dynamical systems, financial mathematics, optimization, algorithms, numeric analysis, symbolic computation, mathematical model, statistical software, topology, computer, operational research, Riemannian geometry, differential manifold, math software.

Many respected abstracting/indexing services covered our journals like:

AMICUS of Canada; ProQuest; Gale; EBSCO Publishing; DOAJ; Ulrich’s; PKP Open Archives Harvester; Open Access; Open J-gate; Ulrich's Periodicals Directory; CNKI; Google Scholar

We are calling for submission of papers for the coming issue of January 2014. Please send the manuscript to: Or you could find the journal’s profile and submit manuscripts online at:

If you have any questions, please contact with us at:;

It is appreciated if you could share this information with your colleagues and associates. Thank you.

We are recruiting reviewers for the journal. Please find further details at:

Best regards,

Anthea L. Stock| Editor
Progress in Applied Mathematics
ISSN 1925-251X [Print]; ISSN 1925-2528 [Online]
Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures
Address: 758, 77e AV, Laval, Quebec, H7V 4A8, Canada
Http://; Http://

All the warning signals for this journal are there: preposterously wide coverage; ungrammatical solicitation; sponsorship by the clunky-named "Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures" (which itself has a ungrammatical description and is apparently based in some apartment building), etc.


isohedral said...

Are you genuinely interested in collecting these? I receive a steady stream of dubious academic solicitations. I consider them too banal to be worthy of comment, but I'd be happy to save them for you.

Steve Watson said...

On their list, they left out "....tuxedo rental and bottle-washing."

Pat Meirick said...

I just got a solicitation from her today, except she was "editor (intern)" of a completely different journal with even broader coverage: "I am Anthea L. Stock , the editor of Studies in Sociology of Science (SSS) which is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, published by Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures. SSS is dedicated to providing a multidisciplinary platform for detailed and comprehensive investigations, analyses and appropriate reviews on Sociology of Science. It is a journal focuses on various fields of Education; Philosophy; Religion; Theology; Social Sciences; Agricultural; Food & Veterinary Science; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Physics; Economics, Social & Behavioral Sciences; Engineering & Technology; Environmental Sciences; Life Sciences; Medicine, Pharmacology & Medicinal Chemistry."

William said...

I've been getting a lot of these, too. This one was of interest for the in the return address. Everything else in the message managed to make it appear to come from Canada. A street view of the address shows a chain link fence and a parking lot behind what appears to be a school. Probably fake, eh?

Alina Nechita said...

I received it too... the editor of Studies in Sociology of Science...weird...what can someone do with these studies?