FTC goes after publisher of 'predatory' journals

FTC goes after publisher of 'predatory' journals

THE Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken legal action against the publisher of a large number of what are being called "predatory" scientific journals.

In its lawsuit against OMICS Group Inc. — which operates hundreds of online journals in a variety of fields, including agriculture, food, environmental sciences and veterinary science — FTC said the company bombards scientists with emails soliciting articles, misrepresents the reputation of its

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