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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 281

Polite invitation to submit article: Predatory journal's new strategy

Department of Dentistry, Government Taluk Head Quarters Hospital, Malappuram, Kerala, India

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Dr. Thorakkal Shamim
Shangrila, Parappanangadi - 676 303, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_189_19

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Shamim T. Polite invitation to submit article: Predatory journal's new strategy. Saudi J Anaesth 2019;13:281

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Shamim T. Polite invitation to submit article: Predatory journal's new strategy. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2023 Feb 1];13:281. Available from:


I would like to invite your attention regarding predatory journal's new strategy of polite invitation to submit article by email. I have enclosed two email messages of predatory journal for reference received more recently on 11.01.2019 and 30.12.2018 in my email ID (Dr. Shamim T) [Figure 1]. I have verified the journal Medical Research Archives and found that they are giving false bibliographic databases' indexation of the above journal. I also searched the editor designation of A. Phiri and I did not find authentic affiliation of the above editor in the concerned website of the journal. In the second email received on 11.01.2019, I have got invitation to fill the pre-Registration form [Figure 1]. In the journal webpage, I found that Medical Research Archives charges the following article publication fees for accepted papers: (Authors with no institutional, grant, or research funding: $1250; Authors with institutional, grant, or research funding: $2999).[1] The Medical Research Archives is hosted under KEI journals in the web.[2] Individual- and community-wise strategies to curb young researchers from predatory publishers and measures to initiate predatory publishers' detecting software were proposed recently.[3] It is sad to find that there are no legal measures implemented so far to halt the flourishing of predatory journals where innocent researchers become the prey of these journals.
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Author guidelines of the journal Medical Research Archives. 2019. Available from: [Last cited on 2019 Mar 14].  Back to cited text no. 1
KEI journals. 2019. Available from: [Last cited on 2019 Mar 14]  Back to cited text no. 2
Shamim T. Strategies to curb young researchers from predatory publishers. J Adv Med Educ Prof 2018;6:92-3.  Back to cited text no. 3


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