Is OMICS Publishing Group Sneakily Trying to Buy Its Way into PubMed?

July 10, 2014
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The NIH, PubMed, and OMICS Group logos.

OMICS Publishing Group’s journals are not included in NIH (National Institutes of Health) databases such as PubMed and PubMed Central, but OMICS may be working on a way to sneak into these prestigious databases.

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A New Clone of OMICS Publishing Group: MedCrave

June 5, 2014

 

MedCrave logo

It’s not research that you will be stepping in.

A highly questionable publisher with the silly name “MedCrave” launched in April, 2014. I have added it to my list of questionable journals and recommend against joining their editorial boards and against submitting papers. This publisher appears to be a new brand created by OMICS Publishing Group of Hyderabad, India.  Read the rest of this entry »


Yet Another OMICS Publishing Group Blunder

April 24, 2014

 

OMICS Publishing Group's Journal of Thermodynamics & Catalysis.

The “editorial”

This 2012 editorial, “On information thermodynamics and scale invariance in fluid dynamics” was published in OMICS Publishing Group’s Journal of Thermodynamics & CatalysisRead the rest of this entry »




OMICS Journal Publishes Pseudo-Science Vaccine Paper

July 20, 2013
OMICS Pseudo-science

Pseudo-science

OMICS Publishing Group has once again provided evidence that it is merely a scholarly vanity press. OMICS just published a paper entitled,

“Prevalence of Autism is Positively Associated with the Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes, but Negatively Associated with the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes, Implication for the Etiology of the Autism Epidemic”

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OMICS Creates Ghost Brands to Attract New Authors

June 20, 2013
e-Medical Central

e-Medical Central

Hyderabad, India-based OMICS Publishing Group has set up new websites with different brand names that all try to lure potential authors into submitting papers to one or more of OMICS’ 250 journals. It is currently using these alternative brands:

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Did OMICS Publishing Group’s Owner, Srinubabu Gedela, Commit Plagiarism?

May 21, 2013
Bioinformatics for Omics Data Methods and Protocols

Unoriginal, unattributed text inside.

Srinubabu Gedela, the owner of India-based OMICS Publishing Group, authored a chapter in the book Bioinformatics for Omics Data: Methods and Protocols, published by Springer under its imprint Humana Press in 2011. But there’s a problem with his text. Read the rest of this entry »


OMICS Ineptly Uses Social Media to Promote its Brands

February 12, 2013

Guest blog post by Kenneth Witwer.

Kenneth Witwer is an assistant professor of pathobiology in the Baltimore, Maryland area. The views and opinions expressed in this post are his own and do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of his employer or any associated entity.

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OMICS Goes from “Predatory Publishing” to “Predatory Meetings”

January 25, 2013
Stay Away From OMICS' Conferences

Stay Away From OMICS’ Conferences

In earlier blog posts I’ve described and documented examples of OMICS Group’s unethical practices, including sending personal invitations to potential authors to submit manuscripts without informing them of the author fees, only to invoice them after their papers get quickly accepted. This was also reported in an article published by the Chronicle of Higher Education called “‘Predatory’ Online Journals Lure Scholars Who Are Eager to Publish.”

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