Why am I suddenly so popular as a potential Open Access journal editor

14 Dec

I have become SOOOOOOOOO popular as a journal editor for Open Access journals. In the past week I have been invited to be a journal editor for three separate Open Access journals. These are simply emails with sign up here, we are a popular publisher of Open Access journals and a “editors are encouraged to submit articles message”. My favorite invitation this week is below. Don’t forget I’m a PhD CHEMIST, NMR spectroscopist and cheminformatician….

I chose NOT to respond…

Subject: Invitation to Join the Editorial/Review Board of Journal of Communication Technology and Human Behaviors

Dear Dr,

I am writing to introduce Journal of Communication Technology and Human Behaviors to you. Journal of Communication Technology and Human Behaviors is a new journal launched recently by the Columbia International Publishing (CIP) team. CIP is committed to rapidly delivering high-quality research findings and results to the world. We aim to make all CIP journals top publications in their fields.

Based on your outstanding scientific contribution to your field, the CIP team would like to invite you to join the Editorial/Review Board of Journal of Communication Technology and Human Behaviors

Print ISSN:           2163-128X

Online ISSN:       2163-1298

Journal link:


Acceptance of submissions to Journal of Communication Technology and Human Behaviors is based solely on decisions of the Editorial Board Committee and peer reviewers. If you are interested in serving on the Editorial Board committee, please send your CV to and indicate the position (Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, Regular Editorial Board Committee member, or Reviewer) you are interested in. CIP will make a selection based on the competition. To accept an Editorial/Review board position, you are required to agree to the terms and conditions given at the end of this invitation letter. The names of Editorial Board Members will be listed online and in print copies.


Only with contributions from Editorial Board Committee members and peer reviewers can we make Journal of Communication Technology and Human Behaviors a top journal. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are keenly looking forward to hearing from you.


Editorial Team



Phone: 1-573-886-8964

Fax: 1-573-886-8901


Columbia International Publishing LLC

3610 Buttonwood Drive Suite 200

Columbia, MO 65201, USA






Terms and Conditions of Editorial/Review Board Committee positions

1.   All Editorial/Review Board members should try to promote the journal as a top publication

in the field.

2.   This is a voluntary and honorary position. No payment from Columbia International Publishing is associated with this position.

3.   The term is typically two years. It is renewable with approval by the Administration Department of Columbia International Publishing.

4.   The Editor-in-Chief should send manuscripts to at least two experts in the field for review.

Editorial/Review Board members should provide timely, fair, objective, and professional comments on the manuscripts assigned by the Editor-in-Chief.

5.   Editorial/Review Board members should never disclose information pertaining to any manuscript under their review.

6.   Columbia International Publishing reserves the exclusive right to change any rules and terms and conditions without prior notice.




About tony

Antony (Tony) J. Williams received his BSc in 1985 from the University of Liverpool (UK) and PhD in 1988 from the University of London (UK). His PhD research interests were in studying the effects of high pressure on molecular motions within lubricant related systems using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. He moved to Ottawa, Canada to work for the National Research Council performing fundamental research on the electron paramagnetic resonance of radicals trapped in single crystals. Following his postdoctoral position he became the NMR Facility Manager for Ottawa University. Tony joined the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York as their NMR Technology Leader. He led the laboratory to develop quality control across multiple spectroscopy labs and helped establish walk-up laboratories providing NMR, LC-MS and other forms of spectroscopy to hundreds of chemists across multiple sites. This included the delivery of spectroscopic data to the desktop, automated processing and his initial interests in computer-assisted structure elucidation (CASE) systems. He also worked with a team to develop the worlds’ first web-based LIMS system, WIMS, capable of allowing chemical structure searching and spectral display. With his developing cheminformatic skills and passion for data management he left corporate America to join a small start-up company working out of Toronto, Canada. He joined ACD/Labs as their NMR Product Manager and various roles, including Chief Science Officer, during his 10 years with the company. His responsibilities included managing over 50 products at one time prior to developing a product management team, managing sales, marketing, technical support and technical services. ACD/Labs was one of Canada’s Fast 50 Tech Companies, and Forbes Fast 500 companies in 2001. His primary passions during his tenure with ACD/Labs was the continued adoption of web-based technologies and developing automated structure verification and elucidation platforms. While at ACD/Labs he suggested the possibility of developing a public resource for chemists attempting to integrate internet available chemical data. He finally pursued this vision with some close friends as a hobby project in the evenings and the result was the ChemSpider database ( Even while running out of a basement on hand built servers the website developed a large community following that eventually culminated in the acquisition of the website by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Tony joined the organization, together with some of the other ChemSpider team, and became their Vice President of Strategic Development. At RSC he continued to develop cheminformatics tools, specifically ChemSpider, and was the technical lead for the chemistry aspects of the Open PHACTS project (, a project focused on the delivery of open data, open source and open systems to support the pharmaceutical sciences. He was also the technical lead for the UK National Chemical Database Service ( and the RSC lead for the PharmaSea project ( attempting to identify novel natural products from the ocean. He left RSC in 2015 to become a Computational Chemist in the National Center of Computational Toxicology at the Environmental Protection Agency where he is bringing his skills to bear working with a team on the delivery of a new software architecture for the management and delivery of data, algorithms and visualization tools. The “Chemistry Dashboard” was released on April 1st, no fooling, at, and provides access to over 700,000 chemicals, experimental and predicted properties and a developing link network to support the environmental sciences. Tony remains passionate about computer-assisted structure elucidation and verification approaches and continues to publish in this area. He is also passionate about teaching scientists to benefit from the developing array of social networking tools for scientists and is known as the ChemConnector on the networks. Over the years he has had adjunct roles at a number of institutions and presently enjoys working with scientists at both UNC Chapel Hill and NC State University. He is widely published with over 200 papers and book chapters and was the recipient of the Jim Gray Award for eScience in 2012. In 2016 he was awarded the North Carolina ACS Distinguished Speaker Award.

Posted by on December 14, 2011 in General Communications


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