Dear Weeengland Researcher,
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– Most of you publish in lousy, third-rate academic journals. The average number of readers varies between 1.2 and 1.4 in any one calendar month. Now Capital Academicians can transform a third-rate article into one of the very best. How? We offer students £1.00 per article clicked on, providing the author is a member of staff at Weeengland. This simple incentive system has made Dr Dave Hackney in Physics the most read physicist in the United Kindgdom. Let us enhance your impact statistics. Sign up for this unique service at a special discount rate for University of Weeengland staff. Bigger, stiffer, impact is one click away;
– Last year only one member of staff was cited by another academic. We at Capital Academicians have started our own online journal. We pay PhD students to write articles, citing staff from Weeengland. Every citation earns money for Weeengland, so we pay students a small incentive fee of 10 pence per citation. With careful manipulation of google analytics and google scholar, and by currying influence over REF panels during our ‘Meet the Experts’ dinners we ensure that you become one of the most cited scholars in the world. The University of Weeengland contract with Capital Academicians provides this basic service free for all registered research active staff.
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University of Weeengland researcher we have one mantra: Quality Research is Quantity Research. Quantity can be measured; it is the measure of quality. Help us to help you. Email me Andy Stiles,, email@example.com, graduate of the University of Essex, trained in the art of making the unlikely probable, and the probable a certainty.
Dr Andy Wiles, Lead Statistician, Capital Academicians
MA in Economics, (Bristol);
PhD Government, (Essex.)