How to get some extra eyes on your publication – email everyone cited in it

Interesting way of getting people to look at a paper. I am sure other places do this but I have not seen it too often (though this was in SPAM and I only found it by searching SPAM for some key words which I occasionally do to find mislabelled messages.


——— Forwarded message ———-
From: Gabriel Valiente / De Gruyter Open <>
Date: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 6:45 AM
Subject: Metagenomics-Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Methods

Dear Colleague,

It is my pleasure to inform you that your paper has been cited in an article “Machine learning for metagenomics: methods and tools” published recently in Metagenomics – Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Methods (

Here is the link to the article:

Metagenomics – Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Methods is a fully peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal covering the emerging field of metagenomics. The scope of the journal covers mathematical, statistical and computational methods for metagenomics and their use in biomedical and biotechnological applications.

The journal is now free both for readers and authors. We publish research papers as well as surveys on the subject and all accepted papers are quickly published online. All manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Office via

Using this opportunity, we would like to invite you to consider publishing your work in Metagenomics – Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Methods.

Best regards,

Gabriel Valiente
EiC, Metagenomics

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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