Cochran A. Paper accepted... unless the letter was forged. The Scholarly Kitchen 2018 Apr 18
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has become aware of seven fake acceptance letters for its journals over the last five years. Someone promised acceptance in a journal and misrepresented a relationship with ASCE. Also a certain number of conferences advertized that the top 10 papers submitted would be sent to one of ASCE journals. The author, ASCE Associate Publisher and Journals Director, suggests adding detailed and complete information to instructions for authors about what an author should expect to happen when submitting a paper.