The last post was about spam.
Unfortunately, this one is too.
It turns out there is a dark side to open access journals.
This is covered in a fascinating and disturbing New York Times article Scientific articles accepted (Personal checks too).
Think twice before you receive an invitation to submit an article, speak at a conference, or serve on an editorial board, from an organisation you have not had prior dealings with.
I get a lot of this spam and it almost all automatically goes to my Junk mail folder. But, I did not realise just how bad the problem is, particularly for those who are duped.