Hyderabad-based OMICS fined $50 million for ‘unfair, deceptive business practices’

A court in the U.S. has slapped a $50 million fine on Hyderabad-based OMICS International, which publishes over 700 questionable scientific journals, many of which appear predatory, for “unfair and deceptive business practices”. The fine comes along with permanent injunctions against most of its activities that are highly objectionable. The company says it will go … Continue reading Hyderabad-based OMICS fined $50 million for ‘unfair, deceptive business practices’

Researchers at Harvard, Mayo Clinic too publish in predatory journals

Twenty-seven per cent of over 1,900 papers published in predatory journals came from researchers based in India. But a large number of scientists in the developed countries too are willing to pay to have their work published in predatory journals. Contrary to popular belief, 57% of primary biomedical research papers published in predatory journals were … Continue reading Researchers at Harvard, Mayo Clinic too publish in predatory journals

Now, more predatory journals get indexed in PubMed

The PubMed database managers have irresponsibly allowed it to become a repository of citations to predatory journal articles. Among other things, the next time you see a questionable journal proudly announcing that it is indexed in Pubmed, chances are that the journal is predatory. Contrary to the popular notion that only genuine and distinguished journals … Continue reading Now, more predatory journals get indexed in PubMed