OMICS International is a publisher of open access journals that is widely regarded as predatory. It currently owns and operates 700 peer-reviewed Clinical, Medical, Life Sciences, and Engineering & Technology journals and hosts 3000 scholarly conferences per year in the fields of clinical, medical, pharmaceutical, life sciences, business, engineering, and technology.
OMIC International issued its first publication in 2008. According to a 2012 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, about 60 percent of the group's 200 journals had never actually published anything. Academics and the United States government have questioned the validity of peer review by OMICS journals, the appropriateness of author fees and marketing, and the apparent advertising of the names of scientists as journal editors or conference speakers without their knowledge or permission. As a result, the U.S. National Institutes of Health does not accept OMICS publications for listing in PubMed Central and sent a cease-and-desist letter to OMICS in 2013, demanding that OMICS discontinue false claims of affiliation with U.S. government entities or employees. OMICS has responded to criticisms by avowing a commitment to open access publishing, claiming that detractors are traditional subscription-based publishers who feel threatened by their open access publishing model, and threatening a prominent critic with a US$1 billion lawsuit.
Fields of study: Multidisciplinary
Journals published by OMICS International:
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