OMICS vs. The FTC: Plagiarism at a Predatory Publisher

OMICS International is a large open access (OA) academic publishing group. Founded in 2007, OMICS has since grown rapidly¬† and now boasts of having over 700 journals with over 50,000 editorial board members. However, the rise of OMICS has not been welcomed by everyone; the company has been branded a ‘predatory publisher’, accused of spamming academics, and of organizing poor quality ‘academic conferences’.

Given this background, it was not so surprising when we learned, last week, that the US

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