Gluttons for punishment

I just received the following email:


Advances in Pure Mathematics
ISSN Online: 2160-0384

Dear Dr. Nathaniel Eldredge,

I am writing to cordially invite you to submit or recommend papers to the Advances in Pure Mathematics (APM, ISSN: 2160-0384), an open access journal. For more about the Aims & Scope or other information, please visit the following website:

About Open Access
As an Open Access Journal, you will have full access to all the articles published online and be able to download them without any subscription fees. Moreover, the influence of your research will rapidly expand once you become an OA author.


Yours sincerely,

Prof. Juan de dios Pérez Jiménez

Editor in Chief
APM Editorial Office

Oh, really?

2 thoughts on “Gluttons for punishment

  1. I have received several e-mails from these people. While flattered at being addressed as a doctor, I am happy to see they are getting the submissions they deserve (and quite enjoyed my first Mathgen test.)

    “Of course, if the Riemann hypothesis holds then the Riemann hypothesis holds.” 🙂

  2. Well, actually it is nice that they are trying to have an open access paper. On the other hand, why pay 500 Dollars, if they do not pay the reviewers to do their work properly – one could just publish the paper on one’s academical website.

    Anyway, here’s my comment on how the paper should react, if it was awesome:

    (Unfortunately, they will not be as humorous as that.)

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