Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Federal Prosecutors Join Fight Against Predatory Journals

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Paul Basken
August 30, 2016

The rising number of predatory journals has become a major blight on academic publishing, deceiving authors, their institutions, and the wider scientific community.

And now the federal government is fighting back.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in its first such foray into academic publishing, filed a civil complaint this month in federal court in Nevada against one of the largest publishers of online science journals, OMICS Group Inc.