OMICS Group Aims to Trick Researchers with Copycat Journal Titles

February 19, 2015
Aiming to trick honest researchers.

Aiming to trick honest researchers.

OMICS Group continues to launch and publish scholarly journals whose titles closely match those of established and respected journals, including journals published by scholarly societies. OMICS Group’s goal is to trick researchers into thinking the OMICS journals are actually the legitimate journals, so they can get the author fees from the authors.

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OMICS Group Continues to Purchase Journals Indexed in PubMed

February 12, 2015
Quality in Primary Care

Quality in publishing ?

OMICS Group is stealthily continuing to purchase journals indexed in PubMed. One recent purchase is the journal Quality in Primary Care, formerly published by Radcliffe Publishing and distributed on the IngentaConnect platform.

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Editorial Manager Licensed to OMICS Group

February 3, 2015
Aries Systems logo

Bad judgment?

Massachusetts-based Aries Systems licenses a product called Editorial Manager to scholarly publishers. This is an online product that helps manage article submission and peer review for journals. Regrettably, one of Aries Systems’ clients is a notorious publisher that victimizes scholarly authors.

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The OMICS Publishing Group’s Empire is Expanding

December 18, 2014
OMICS Group

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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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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It’s Time to Reexamine the Tradition of the “Call for Papers”

January 29, 2013
We need some paper.

Bring me some paper.

Back in the good old days before the internet, scholarly journal publishers would mail printed calls for papers to university departments around the world, and these departments in turn would post them on bulletin boards in or near the department offices.

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