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Warren Miller <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 18:03:32 -0400
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Thank you, Susan. I'm confident that every member of the Forum appreciates
your heads-up as much as I do.

I believe there's a high likelihood that any non-U.S. outfit with offices
in Beijing cannot possibly benefit our members. The fact that 'Clyde Cui'
charges authors makes them just another predator.

If it's possible for you to send us Clyde Cui's email address, I, for one,
would really appreciate it. I'll block 'em b4 they ever have a chance to
waste my time.

Thank you again for looking out for us.

Best regards--


On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 5:02 PM Harris, Susan Kumin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi, folks.  Susan Harris here, president of the MT Circle.  I've recently
> been contacted by an entity named Clyde Cui, asking me to guest edit a
> special Twain issue of a new, open access journal titled Literature,
> published by the MDPI group.  After doing a bit of research, I turned the
> request down; MDPI (based in Switzerland, with offices out of Beijing), has
> a vast array of journals, mostly in the sciences.  Apparently some of the
> articles they publish are very good, but they also charge authors for
> publishing their work and have other elements of "predatory" publishing.
> So while I support open access publishing, I am leery of being put in a
> situation where I might be exploiting young scholars.
> It's likely that they will now reach out to members of the Forum, so I
> just wanted to post this warning.  --skh
> Susan K. Harris