Fraudulent emails: a warning for authors

Published: 2023-08-15

We are aware that there are a number of scams in operation that target authors/board members with fraudulent emails claiming to be from legitimate journals.

Please note that Journal of Thoracic Disease does not use free, third-party email providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail to solicit submissions from authors. If you have submitted a paper to Journal of Thoracic Disease, you will receive communications via our submission system. All messages will be sent from emails with the suffix,,or

Watch out for the following features which may prompt you that the communication in question is fraudulent: email address, timing (you can always verify the progress of your paper in the online submission system), language issues (errors/misspelling/casual language), requests for payment, signature, and submission site, etc.

Below is an example of a fraudulent email. The most obvious sign that this email is fraudulent is the email address that it originates from.

If you receive any communications pertaining to be from Journal of Thoracic Disease that you have suspicions about, please contact us ( and we will investigate.