I published my first article a while ago, nothing special, just rigorous formalization of some well-known facts.
Now I got a mail writing
We have read about your published precious paper in FORMALIZED MATHEMATICS titled About Quotient Orders and Ordering Sequences, and the topic of the paper has impressed us a lot.
The paper has attracted attention from researchers and scholars specializing in quotient order; ordered finite sequences.
Especially the last part looks manufactured, that are just the keywords extracted.
On behalf of the Editorial Board of the journal, we sincerely invite you to join our team as the editorial board member or reviewer of ******. Taking your academic background and rich experience in this field into account, the Board believe that you are quite qualified for this position. We believe that your position as the editorial board member or reviewer will shine a light on your research in related fields.
“academic background and rich experience” Yeah, but no. Really, really no, at this point in time.
So the email is clearly generated automatically, but the links seem to work and the journal does have entries in Google Scholar and an archive on their website, it is not a scam per se. It is an Open Access and Peer reviewed journal, but it is obvious I was just some entry and no one looked at my paper (or my academic background) seriously.
How serious can such an invitation be? Since it’s a peer reviewed journal, are they just frantically looking for reviewers? Would they even consider a positive reaction of me, due to my academic short comings which start with me not even having a M.Sc. yet?
I’m specifically not asking for career advice. I’m not in the league of publication for too long, I don’t really know how things like becoming a reviewer work, if this would be payed for anyhow, etc. If this mail constitutes a bad practice I would like to know because I will likely get more of these in the future.