Saturday, February 7, 2009

Beware!: Fradulent call for manuscript in the name of Elsevier

Today, I have received a peculiar e-mail purporting to be from the publisher Elsevier and calling for the submission of manuscripts in all “Fields of human Endeavour". The email is received from "". The e-mail is signed as “Rex Hammond(Prof.). The detail of email is as follows.
On behalf of all the Editors-in-chief of Elsevier Journals, we wish to
Communicate to you that we are currently accepting manuscripts in all
Fields of human Endeavour. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts
Reporting recent developments in their fields. Papers submitted will
Be sorted out and published in any of our numerous journals that best
Fits. This is a special publication procedure which published works
Will be discussed at seminars (organized by Elsevier) at strategic
Cities all over the world. Please maximize this opportunity to
Showcase your research work to the world.

The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original
research not published nor currently under review by other journals.
Parallel submissions will not be accepted. Our goal is to inform
authors about their paper(s) within one week of receipt.
All submitted papers, if relevant to the theme and objectives of the
journal, will go through an external peer-review process. Submissions
should include an abstract, 5-10 key words, the e-mail address of the
corresponding author. The paper Length should not exceed 30
double-spaced pages including figures and references on 8.5 by 11 inch
paper using at least 11 point font. Authors should select a category
designation for their manuscripts (article, short communication,
review, etc.).

Papers should be submitted electronically via email in Microsoft Word
or PDF attachments; and should Include a cover sheet containing corresponding
Author's name, Paper Title, affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax number, email
address etc.

Would-be authors should send their manuscript to:

Kind Regards,
Rex Hammond(Prof.)

PS: Pls. show interest by mailing if your
Manuscript is not ready but will be ready soon.
Elsevier is also aware of these e-mails (here) (also here)and indicating that they are fradulent. The warning from Elsevier also mentions a request for payment.

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