Thursday, August 17, 2017

That escalated quickly

More adventures in spam! Huzzah!

Some sketchy dude from a one-man vanity publisher (International Frequency Sensor Association) would like me to recycle a JOSA A paper into a chapter for his book -- with a minimum of "14 or 16 pages" -- and pay him €680. He doesn't know which paper from JOSA A he has in mind.
From: Prof., Dr. Sergey Y. Yurish, Editor-in-Chief []
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2017 9:55 PM
Subject: Your article in OSA’s Journal of the Optical Society of America A: feedback

02.06.2017, 11:55:01
Delivered to: $E_ADDRESS

Dear Author !

Taking into account the topic of your article and big interest from readers to this topic, it is my great pleasure to invite you to extend or/and change your article(s) published in OSA’s Journal of the Optical Society of America A (ISSN 1520-8532) and submit it as a book chapter(s) for our open access book titled 'Advances in Optics: Reviews' Book Series, Vol. 1, which will be published by IFSA Publishing (Barcelona, Spain) in 2017.

Topics of Interest include (but not limited to):

             Optical and Fibre Optical Sensors and Instrumentation
             Optical Microscopy of Composites

Please check more details, requirements, conditions and book’s chapter template on our web site:

Deadline for chapters is 31 August 2017.

The minimum pages number is 14 or 16, the maximum page number is not limited.

The publication fee is 680.00 EUR per chapter. Authors from low and low middle income countries:
will have a discount.

Please let me know if you are interesting to submit a book chapter. We need your reply in order to reserve a space in the coming book’s volume.

Waiting for your kind reply.

With best wishes,
Prof., Dr. Sergey Y. Yurish,
IFSA Publishing, S.L.
Parc UPC-PMT, Edifici RDIT-K2M
c/ Esteve Terradas, 1
08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
Tel.: +34 696067716

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I advised Professor Dr Yurish that I was not "interesting to submit a book chapter" -- albeit in intemperate terms, for self-plagiarism is not well-thought-of in academic circles, so the solicitation was insulting. He was not well-pleased.
Actual reply not copied here for fear of self-plagiarism.
From: Sergey Y. Yurish []
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 12:08 AM
Subject: Re: Your article in OSA’s Journal of the Optical Society of America A: feedback


Does the feedback about your article titled $TITLE published in the  OSA’s Journal of the Optical Society of America A is a fucking scammy spam ? I think the OSA's journal's editors and administration in your university will be very interesting to see your reply (copy in forward) as well as to make the right decision do not publish any more articles from/with the inadequate person.


Prof. Sergey Y. Yurish
And there the conversation rests.


Trebots said...

I believe that Sergei had some kind of relationship with the Technical University of Catalonia about a decade ago and was terminated for some reason, at which point he realised that many diners can't tell cat from hare, declared himself a professor of that and another university, and launched himself as an intergalactic expert, with the assistance of his girlfriend, who is a senior figure in an international consulting firm, without the latter ever having been made aware of that fact. Castelldefels until recently had several huge and splendid illegal brothels run in collaboration with the local police, but, as you have discovered, has now become a place where law-abiding citizens can go peacefully about their boring business without let or hindrance.

Smut Clyde said...

Professor Dr Yursh was still claiming the UPC-Barcelona affiliation in 2016:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Scammy Spammy Spainy Weenie is generally regarded as The Who's worst album.