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Peter Andersson

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Peter Andersson is one of the most common names in Sweden, so if you want to track the correct Peter Andersson it can be hard.

Today I got the following email:

Dear Peter,

I am writing on behalf of the German publishing house, VDM Dr. Müller. In
the course of an Internet research I came across a link to your thesis on
"Charge Transport Modulation and Optical Absorption Switching in Organic
Electronic Devices".

As we are planning publications in this subject area, I would like to get
in touch with you and I am wondering if you may be interested in publishing
your work.

Your reply including an e-mail address to which I can send an e-mail with
further information in an attachment will be greatly appreciated.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Margit Schmöltz

Acquisition Editor

VDM Publishing House Ltd.

17, Meldrum Str. | Beau-Bassin | Mauritius
Tel / Fax: +230 454-9984
m.schmoeltz@vdm-publishing-house.com | www.vdmpublishing-house.com

Business Registration No.: C07072290
Board of Directors: Katalin Bontenakels, Benoit Novel

In cooperation with
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller AG & Co. KG (www.vdm-verlag.de)
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG (www.lap-publishing.com)
Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften AG & Co. KG

After some googling I found this thesis:


It has been written by Peter Andersson and is far more advanced then may knowledge in semiconductors.

I answered the mail and told Margit that I was the wrong Peter Andersson and wished her good luck in the search for the correct one.

If you are bored, read my thesis, Web based management. Interesting that I’m still in working with systems- and network management.

5 Responses to “Peter Andersson, a common name”

  1. Esther von Krosigk, VDM Says:

    Dear Peter,

    as you already mentioned it’s hard to find the right person if you have a common name. Sorry for the mistake – and if
    y o u are interested to publish your thesis with VDM just let us know!

    Esther von Krosigk, VDM

  2. peter Says:

    No thanks, I think that public available at Internet is good enough.

    Good luck finding the correct Peter Andersson


  3. Anneke Says:

    Eh… I just received the same email. They want to publish my Masters thesis, which I find shocking. Because 1) it was a piece of trash, and 2) my PhD is a million miles more interesting and relevant.

    Oh, and really… A BOOK?

    They sound dodgy in any case. A German-based company that’s…. based in Mauritius? I also found this: http://hjhop.blogspot.com/2008/12/shady-academic-publishing.html

  4. peter Says:


    I love the title of Bing McGhandi thesis: “The Representational Hermeneutics of Ferrets and Ferret Care in the Lesser Known Poetic Works of Midget Lesbian Eskimos.”


  5. Jonas Says:

    I just received almost the same e-mail.
    I think this will be marked as spam =)

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