Wednesday, July 22, 2020

strange message

I received a strange message today... I discourage you from following any of the links. I show it here for completeness.

Subject: Dear Nancarrow, Blake: Submit Article and Join Our Editorial Board/Reviewer Team -- Take Control of Your Mount.

From: Caroline Williams <>


American Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics

ISSN Online: 2376-4686   ISSN Print: 2376-4678

√ Open-access (OA) Journal

√ Peer Review

√ 40-90 Days' Fast Publication

Dear Nancarrow, Blake,

Hope you had a great time.

We have read your paper titled "Take Control of Your Mount.", which has been published in /Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada/, and the topic of the paper has impressed us deeply.

Due to your rich research experience and excellent academic accomplishments, we will feel honored if you could contribute papers to our journal and join as an Editorial Board Member/a Reviewer.

Contributing Your Unpublished Manuscripts

Aiming at publishing academic articles, /American Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics/ can make specialists in the related fields closer to the latest scientific research. Due to the advance, novelty, and potential extensive application of your research results, we sincerely invite you to send other unpublished articles of similar themes to the journal. We are also looking forward to receiving your further research on the topic of the published paper.

Click the link below to learn more information:

On behalf of the Editorial Board of the journal, we feel much honored to invite you to join us as one of the editorial board members or reviewers. Given your academic background and expertise in this field, the Board believes that you may be a suitable person for this position. We hope that your position as one of the editorial board members/reviewers will promote the development of scientific research in your field.

If you want to join us, please click the following link:

Be One of the Editorial Board Members/Reviewers

Please kindly let us know if you have any question.

All the best,

The Editorial Office of American Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Right away, I was suspicious. So started some digging...

[ed: Learned this is predatory publishing!]

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