A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.
A database of scientific journal titles has removed several OMICS titles for “publication concerns.”
March 29, 2017|
WIKIMEDIA, JENS MOHRThe oft-berated OMICS Publishing Group has suffered yet another blow, this time at the hands of the Elsevier’s SCOPUS publication database, which removed several of OMICS’ open-access journals citing “publication concerns,” according to Retraction Watch.
OMICS has fielded complaints from research circles and federal science agencies alike for years. In 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services told the publisher to stop using mentions of the National Institutes of Health, its employees, or PubMed Central in misleading manners in the pages of its journals. And last year the US Federal Trade Commission sued OMICS for so-called predatory publishing practices.
SCOPUS offered no specific clarification, beyond “publication concerns,” as to why it recently discontinued multiple OMICS titles.
April 11, 2017
"The oft-berated OMICS Publishing Group..."
How do you berate a group? I've never seen this group berated. Mom used to berate us kids for not doing the dishes, but she berated us one at a time. It wasn't a group beration.
"OMICS has fielded complaints ..."
How do you field a complaint? Is it like a shortstop fielding a grounder?
Then where does the group throw the complaint after it fields it?