OMICS Publishing Group


OMICS Publishing Group is a publisher of approximately 250 open access journals in a number of academic fields. The company’s director is Srinubabu Gedela[1] and it has offices in Los Angeles (United States), Hyderabad (India), and Henderson (Nevada, United States).[2] It is part of the Hyderabad-based OMICS Group,[3] which also has another branch, OMICS Group Conferences, which organizes scientific conferences.[4] The group started its first open-access journal, the Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics, in 2008.[5]

Some observers have described the publisher as “predatory”, insofar as authors who have submitted papers have been sent invoices after their manuscripts were accepted for publication despite the lack of a robust peer-review process. One author received an invoice for $2700 after her paper was accepted; this fee was not mentioned in the email message OMICS sent her to solicit a submission.[2] These observations have led critics to assert that the main purpose of the publisher is commercial rather than academic.[6][7] The company director asserts that its activities are legitimate and ethical.[1]

Some academics have been listed for OMICS conferences without their agreement; the company has also been slow to remove the names of editorial board members who requested to terminate their relationship with OMICS activities.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Gina Kolata, “Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too)”, New York Times, 8 April 2013
  2. ^ a b Declan Butler, “Investigating journals: The dark side of publishing”, Nature, 27 March 2013
  3. ^ “OMICS Publishing Group :: Contact”. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  4. ^ “Previous OMICS Group Conferences”. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  5. ^ Simpson, Richard J. (April 2008). “Editorial”. Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics 1 (1): i–ii. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  6. ^ Stratford, Michael (2012-03-04). “‘Predatory’ Online Journals Lure Scholars Who Are Eager to Publish”. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  7. ^ “The Charleston Advisor Update: Predatory Open-Access Scholarly Publishers”. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2012-10-02.





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