I have never had calls from Biotechniques (this might be explained by my being outside the US, of course!), but I have taken out the free subscription.   I receive their daily emails and tables of contents and have found useful things, particularly in the Webwatch column.     

There is more about Biotechniques at


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jennifer Watson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 06 April 2009 14:35
> Subject: Is Biotechniques a legitimate journal?
> I've had two calls recently asking me to take a free subscription to
> the journal Biotechniques. In each case the caller refuses to give me
> a phone number where I can call back. I had to hang up on the second
> caller, he was so rude and pushy. Is anyone else being pestered by
> these people, or know anything about the journal?
> Thanks for your help.
> Jennifer Watson
> University of Tennessee Health Sciences Library
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