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US court issues injunction against OMICS to stop “deceptive practices” – Retraction Watch (Andrew P. Han | November 2017)

Published/Released on November 25, 2017 | Posted by Admin on November 27, 2017 / , , , , , , ,
 


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A US government agency has won an initial court ruling against OMICS, which the government says will help stop the academic publisher’s deceptive business practices.

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it won a preliminary injunction in September in its lawsuit against Srinubabu Gedela, CEO of OMICS Group and other companies.

The lawsuit, filed in August 2016, accused the defendants — which include Gedela and OMICS Group, iMedPub, and Conference Series — of deceptive business practices related to journal publishing and scientific conferences. The FTC alleged the defendants used the names of prominent researchers to draw conference attendees, even though the researchers had not agreed to participate; misled readers about whether articles had been peer reviewed; failed to provide authors with transparent information about publishing fees prior to submission; and presented misleading “impact factors” for journals.

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FTC Charges Academic Journal Publisher OMICS Group Deceived Researchers



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