Does anybody know if conpher is a trustworthy organization?
I have recently received a couple of emails from
email@example.com. The email body says:
Congratulations on your new article! We are a group of researchers gathering feedback on your journal publishing experience in order to share with colleagues around the world. I know you are really busy, but it takes less than 90 seconds to share your advice and it could help save a colleague months of stress with future submissions.
followed by a URL to their website with the DOI and my email as arguments. I am very suspicious since I do not see any relationship between conpher and PLOS where the specific article they linked is coming from. In fact, I believe their business model is similar to yelp, except for shopping for journals & publishers.
When you make a review of a journal, we collect the information you state in the review, including which journal you review, which article(s) the review concerns, and how you evaluate the journal.