If you’re like most academic nurses, you’ve probably been spammed by OMICS, a group that publishes specious open-access journals and hosts conferences. This group landed on Jeffrey Beall’s carefully vetted list of “Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers” on the Scholarly Open Access Web site.
Now Beall, a U Colorado librarian, finds himself threatened with a billion-dollar lawsuit by OMICS, an Indian company where laws concerning what you can about a company may be different from those in the US.
Scrutinize very carefully an invitation from any open-access publication. Open-access publishing is a lawless frontier landscape with many unscrupulous publishers.