The OMICS Publishing Group’s Empire is Expanding

December 18, 2014

Accelerating profits

OMICS Group, the Hyderabad, India-based group of scholarly publishing-related companies, is expanding and now operates at least twelve publishing imprints (brands), as well as a scholarly conferences division.

It is headed by a dubious character who seems intent on conquering all of scholarly publishing and who may be a megalomaniac. Here I present an update on OMICS Group’s highly questionable business practices and describe the man behind them, Srinubabu Gedela.

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Clueless Reporter from the Mirror Bases Story on Withdrawn OMICS Publishing Group Article

December 2, 2014


An article in the website of the British newspaper the Mirror is based on an apparently withdrawn article published earlier in the OMICS Publishing Group’s journal Epidemiology: Open Access.

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OMICS Publishing Group’s Abuse of Researchers: More Evidence

August 7, 2014
OMICS Publishing Group logo

Avoid this publisher.

Hyderabad, India-based OMICS Publishing Group is among the most abusive of the scholarly publishers classified as “predatory publishers.” One of the ways it rips off researchers is by spamming them without mentioning the article processing charges.

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

July 10, 2014

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


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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