Monday, October 21, 2013

Is Omicsonline a scientific scam? Yes it is.

Is Omicsonline a scientific scam?

Yes it is.

If you have published scientific papers you will most probably get an email like the one bellow. Email like this come from the Omicsonline group and they come from either or addresses. They will either ask you to write a paper or attend a conference. In either case you will have to pay a fee.

Such conferences most probably don't exist, and the papers you can find on their website are not indexed in Pubmed. I suspect they are made up papers with made up authors or which is the worst case - authors don't even know they have published papers in these journals. It is possible that the names of scientists have been used without their knowledge and that they don't even know that they are the members of the editorial board, for example.

Create filter for such emails and send them to spam folder.

Dear Dr. Milos Pjanic

We hereby want to invite you to submit a paper for The Journal of Health & Medical Informatics for a special issue.

Special issue title: Bioinformatics

This special issue is being edited by:
Yixuan Wang
Albany State University

It would be grateful if you would submit a paper for this upcoming special issue on " Bioinformatics". Both Research and Review papers are welcome for possible publication in this issue. The deadline for submissions is 22nd November, 2011 and the target publishing date is 23rd, December 2011.
You may submit your paper by e-mail at
or online at
Please specify the title of the special issue in the subject if you submit by e-mail, or in the cover letter if you submit online.

Special features to articles published in The Journal of Health & Medical Informatics include:
1)Timely dissemination of your research work
2)Free PDF/Digital file of your published paper
3)No restriction for use/distribution
4)Create great looking digital files for distribution
5)Sharing you published work in social networking like Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, RSS feeds, etc.
6)Translation of published paper to more than 50 languages
7)Nominal processing fee and reduction (i.e. 1/2) of general processing fee.

Benefits of the special issue
Contributors/authors: On special consideration, processing fee for special issue articles: $ 919

For more details on regular articles processing fee
Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter. We would appreciate it if you could let us know at your earliest convenience (but no longer than three weeks please) whether or not you will be submitting a paper. We are looking forward to hear from you soon!

With kind regards,
Yixuan Wang
Editor of Special Issue
Mehaboobi Editorial office OMICS Publishing Group 5716 Corsa Ave., Suite 110 Westlake, Los Angeles CA 91362-7354, USA E-mail: Phone: +1-650-268-9744 Fax: +1-650-618-1414 Toll free : +1-800-216-6499

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My name is Petre Dini and I am the President of IARIA,
I am also victim of Jeffrey Beall
Actually, this pseudo-scholar Jeffrey Beall is a thug. He uses black lists to create profit. Also he is involved in tax evation and money laundry.
I asked him several times to remove IARIA from his black list and he promised me to re-analyze the site
There is not any real reason to have our institute IARIA in his pseudo-list.
The cost to re-analyze the portal of my organization was 100,000 USD,
Exactly "re-analyze" was the verb that he used in our phone conversation. Why re-analyze? Who is he that analyzes or re-analyzes Academic organizations?
What are his qualifications. I am professor in Electrical Engineering with many publications (in IARIA and outside IARIA). Who is this pseudo-professor - money hungry thug?

Anyway, Jeffrey Beall gave us two accounts in Tax Heaven Countries: One account in a Bank of St. Vincent and another account in Belize.
We do not pay 100,000 USD for IARIA and so IARIA is still now in his list.

I estimate that Hindawi has paid to pseudo-professor Jeffrey Beall something like 1500000 (1 million and half) $

Somebody must report Jeffrey Beall' activities in American Authorities.

Anybody can kill him.

If somebody kills him, he will absolve the Humanity from this monster.


Petre Dini