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#Fake Science: High money penalty for pseudo-scientific publisher

published a few months Ago revealed NDR, WDR and SZ to that of thousands of scientists in their studies bogus scientific publishers. Now a publisher was sente

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#Fake Science: High money penalty for pseudo-scientific publisher

published a few months Ago revealed NDR, WDR and SZ to that of thousands of scientists in their studies bogus scientific publishers. Now a publisher was sentenced to $ 50 million to a monetary penalty.

It is a serious blow to the industry of the so-called predatory publishers, whose pseudo-scientific journals, hundreds of thousands of scientists publishing in the world of research. A Federal court in the US state of Nevada has sentenced a giant of the industry, the Indian OMICS group, to a penalty of 50 million US dollars and the activity in the United States are largely prohibited.

The judges saw it proven that the group systematically deceives researchers, by ensuring that basic scientific Standards. Had sued the US competition authority, the FTC. You had not, or not sufficiently examine demonstrated in which since 2016-guided procedures, among other things, that OMICS can be scientific publications. This can lead to poor or even wrong studies are published.

in the World are the searches that 400.000 researchers affected, the fake trials have been published.

380 instead of 50,000 experts

OMICS also claims that 50,000 experts for the company worked, was able to prove this according to the judgment, but only 380 of them. The Indian group of companies, the organized pseudo-scientific conferences, advertising in addition, with the names of researchers who would not have given your consent.

"Clear signal" against the "Illegal activities"

The spokesman of the German higher education Association, Matthias Jaroch, welcomed the U.S. judgment and spoke of a "clear sign" against the "illegal activities". The Cottbus tumor scientist and surgeon, Professor Björn Brücher sees this as a Signal "to any scientist in the world, not with a predatory publisher to cooperate". Such publishers will be used for science and also for clinical activities of the "extremely harmful" because "there is no peer-review process, and any scientific Paper of any statement is published. This is not the content of science".

scientists Brücher find such publishers "extremely harmful".

OMICS group through its lawyer, denies all the charges. In a Letter to the NDR announced that he intends to appeal. Also ask for the companies of the FTC's damages in the amount of 3.1 billion US dollars. OMICS-in-chief Srinababu Gedela had insulted the representatives of the US competition authority last year in an Interview as "illiterate". For any shortcomings of the scientific review process, his company was not in the Rest of the responsible, but those scientists who acted as editor.

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