This was the solicitation:
On May 20, 2016, at 12:55 AM, Abnormal and Behavioural Psychology <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dear Dr. Russell A. Poldrack,Greetings from the Journal of Abnormal and Behavioural Psychology
Journal of Abnormal and Behavioural Psychology is successfully publishing quality articles with the support of eminent scientists like you.
We have chosen selective scientists who have contributed excellent work, Thus I kindly request you to contribute a (Research, Review, Mini Review, Short commentary) or any type of article.
The Journal is indexed in with EBSCO (A-Z), Google Scholar, SHERPA-Romeo, Open J-gate, Journal Seek, Electronic Journals Library, Academic Keys, Safety Lit and many more reputed indexing databases.
We publish your manuscript within seven days of Acceptance. For your Excellent Research work we are offering huge discount in the publishing fee (70%). So, we will charge you only 300 USD. This huge offer we are giving in this month only.
With kind regards
Joyce V. Andria
I had previously received exactly this same solicitation about a month ago, to which I had responded like this:
Dear Ms Andria,
Thanks for your message. I just spent three minutes reading and thinking about your email. My rate for commercial consulting is $500/hour. Can you please remit your payment of $25 to me at the address below? I’m sure you can understand that the messages from your organization take valuable time away from scientists, and that you would agree that it’s only fair to renumerate us for this time.
I look forward to receiving your payment promptly. If you do remit within 30 days I will be forced to send this invoice out for collection.
I got no response to that message. So when I received the new message, I decided to step up my troll-fu:
Dear Ms. Andria,
Many thanks for your message soliciting a (Research, Review, Mini Review, Short commentary) or any type of article for your journal. I have a paper that I would like to submit but I am not sure what kind of article it qualifies as. The title is "Tracking the gut microbiome". The paper does not include any text; it is composed entirely of photos of my bowel movements taken every morning for one year. Please let me know if your journal has the capability to publish such a paper; I have found that many other journals are not interested.
From: Abnormal and Behavioural Psychology <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Appreciated your Excellent Research work
Date: May 20, 2016 at 9:47:28 PM PDT
To: "'Russell Alan Poldrack'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Dr. Russell A. Poldrack,
Greetings from the Journal of Abnormal and Behavioural Psychology
Thank you for your reply.
I hereby inform you that your article entitled: “Tracking the gut microbiome” is an image type article.
We are happy to know that you want to publish your manuscript with us.
We are waiting for your earliest submission.
We want to introduce your research work in this month to our Journal. We will be honored to be a part of your scientific journey.
Kindly submit your article on before 26th may, 2016.
Awaiting your response.,
With kind regards
Journal of Advances in Automobile Engineering
There you have it: These journals will literally publish complete crap. I hope the rest of you will join me in trolling these parasites - post your trolls and any results in the comments.