In August 2016, the FTC charged the OMICS Group, its tentacles (iMedPub LLC and Conference Series LLC), and Managing Director and CEO Srinubabu Gedela, with multiple deceptive acts or practices. See also Kevin Carey, Fake Academe, Looking Much Like the Real Thing, N.Y. Times, Dec. 30, 2016.
The website boasts "700+ leading-edge peer reviewed, Open Access Journals that operates with the help of 50,000+ Editorial Board Members and esteemed reviewers and 1000+ Scientific associations." If that is not enough, would you believe "more than 15 million readers" study these journals? It might take that many to decipher some of the articles. For example, the webpage of the Journal of Scientific and Industrial Metrology includes the "relevant topic" of electricity and magnetism, which is defined -- mind-numbingly -- as follows:
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The description of this journal is a tour de force of verbiage:
This journal's website maintains that "Intellectual Property Rights is a controversial term ... . The journal includes a wide range of fields in its discipline to create a platform for the authors to make their contribution towards the journal and the editorial office promises a peer review process for the submitted manuscripts for the quality of publishing." A "related journal," it seems, is Intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The editorial board of the Journal of Civil & Legal Sciences includes (according to the website):
▸Amit K.Chhabra, Professor, New York Law School (5/29/16)Authors include (according to the journal):
▸Antonio Gidi, Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law (5/29/16)
▸Christina Mancini, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University (5/29/16)
▸Elizabeth Nowicki, Associate Professor, Tulane Law School (5/29/16)
▸Daniel R. Ortiz, Distinguished Professor, University of Virginia School of Law (5/29/16)
▸David T. Ritchie, Professor of Law & Philosophy, Walter F. George School of Law (5/29/16)
▸Paul Rose, Associate Professor, Department of Law, Ohio State University (5/28/15)
▸Seval Yildirim, Associate Professor, Whittier Law School (5/28/16)
▸Tung Yin, Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School (5/29/16)
▸Jessica Gabel Cino, Georgia State Law School (doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000183 -- four days from acceptance to publication)
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