International Journal of Advance in Medical Science: Hey, we’re just starting up and we figured we’d spam you.

A new publication from the Science and Engineering Publishing Company, the International Journal of Advance in Medical Science is about to be started.  They don’t even know who will be its EIC and what the ISSN numbers are (all TBD on their website).  Nonetheless, even though they don’t half exist yet, they figured they’d spread the good news by spamming. There is no indication of address source, but my wild guess is “anybody who’s ever published anything that is available through PubMed goes”, no matter how old it may be.  The sending domain is registered via a Chinese registrar to a Chinese registrant, the spam-advertised domain likewise, the sending IP is in China, but the Science and Engineering Publishing Company claims to reside at 7800 State Road 46 E, PO Box 551, Riley, Indiana, 47871, United States.

Spamming IP:

Spam headers:

From Sat Dec  8 12:01:27 2012
Return-Path: <>
Received: from ( [])
        by x (Postfix) with SMTP id x
        for <x>; Sat,  8 Dec 2012 12:mm:ss +0200 (EET)
Received: from []; Sat, 8 Dec 2012 18:mm:ss +0800
MIME-Version: 1.0
From: ams <>
To: x
Date: 8 Dec 2012 18:mm:ss +0800
Subject: Submission deadline Dec. 17 2012-AMS:[x]
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Length: 14232
Lines: 196

Human-readable contents: None. No plaintext part at all. HTML part, ripped of HTML tags:

Dear author,

This is from the editorial board office of International Journal of Advance in Medical Science (AMS). It’s my great honor to contact you.

The journal of International Journal of Advance in Medical Science (AMS) is a peer-reviewed, free online journal devoted to supporting an international forum for publication of high-quality research papers in Medical Science.

To promote the communication of Medical Science for this journal, we cordially invite you to submit new research manuscripts to this journal. Your paper will be published for free if it is accepted.

If you are interested in it, please submit your manuscript online:

Note: This journal receives English papers only.

Deadline for submission is Dec.17, 2012

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Best regards,
AMS Editorial Board

Submission Deadline: Dec. 17, 2012-AMS


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