A mighty editorial board, 20,000 strong

editors-in-chiefThe Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine boasts a largest editorial board, perhaps the world’s largest. The journal sent a note to investigator Kurt Verkest, who forwarded it to us. The note reads:

Dear Dr. K R Verkest,

Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine (JMGM), an Open Access peer-reviewed International journal promotes ongoing research and information exchange. Papers may be submitted from any discipline related to Molecular and Genetic Medicine and suggested content areas include but are not limited to Cancer biology and therapy…

Why with Us?

✓ Publishes the most important research in the field and distributes it to wide range of readers

✓ Quality Peer-review: More than 20,000 eminent scientists in the editorial board handling the review process…

BONUS: The journal’s web site lists only about 20 of those 20,000.

BONUS: The journal lists three (3) editors-in-chief. The list of editors-in-chief here is reproduced from the journal’s web site.

BONUS [June 20, 2013]: Kurt Verkest later had an exchange of notes with the journal:

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From: Kurt Rafael Verkest
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 8:06 AM
Subject: RE: Invitation: Review, Mini-Review or Research paper for Volume 7, Issue 2

Dear Editor,

Thank you for your recent invitation to submit to your journal. I was impressed to note the size of your editorial board. However, your journal website lists only around 20 members of that board, not 20,000. I wonder if you could forward a list of the 20,000 Editorial board members for my interest.

Kind regards,
Kurt Verkest

THEN:

From: Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 8:21 PM
To: Kurt Rafael Verkest
Subject: RE: Invitation: Review, Mini-Review or Research paper for Volume 7, Issue 2

Dear Dr. Kurt,

Greetings! Thank you for your interest towards our journal.

We would like to inform you that in our Invitation we mentioned about “Why with Us?✓ Quality Peer-review: More than 20,000 eminent scientists in the editorial board handling the review process” is for the entire Omics group Journals ie. for 200 open access journals not for Journal of Molecular & Genetic Medicine.

Journal of Molecular & Genetic Medicine is having more than 15 eminent Editorial Board members for handling the peer review process.

Please do not hesitate for further queries.

Sincerely,
Remya

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