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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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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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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