OMICS Publishing Group is one of the most prolific, abusive, and annoying spammers. Here we give an example of an email exchange sparked by one of OMICS’ spam emails soliciting articles for a special issue of its journal Hair: Therapy & Transplantation. The special issue is to be entitled Alopecia Areata.
When the first round of the peer review process is complete, authors generally receive a peer review report from the publisher of the journal they submitted the paper to. In this blog post I present three different peer review reports from three publishers on my list. Two of them are reports of authentic papers, and the third is a report returned after a bogus paper (sting) was submitted. (The sting was not done by me but by someone else.)
I have added the OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development to my list. Although sustainable development is noble and trendy, there’s nothing noble about this low-quality and highly-questionable journal. OIDA means Ontario International Development Agency. Read the rest of this entry »