OMICS, in your face…

Before you can say “endocytic recycling,” there it is, OMICS strikes again with its ridiculous ‘in-your-face‘ attempts to hoodwink researchers into submitting manuscripts (and money). I am glad to be an “eminent, efficient and supportive adept,” but: 1) I don’t work in the field of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis, and 2) May 15 is 10 days away!

What kind of journal asks researchers to submit a manuscript within 10 days?

No, no, don’t answer. I know….

Dear Dr. Caplan,

You have been invited to submit a manuscript for Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

We are truly obliged to introduce our Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis with Index Copernicus Value of 4.39.

We are pleased to invite eminent, efficient and supportive adepts like you to contribute a manuscript for our journal which strongly supports the Open Access initiative and publishes all kinds of research, review, case reports, short commentaries , short communications or mini reviews etc.

If possible, I would appreciate receiving your manuscript by May 15, 2014.  You may submit your paper online at:

Please respond to this invitation by May 11, 2014.

Best wishes!!

With regards,
Editorial Assistant
Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis
731 Gull Ave, Foster City
CA 94404, USA
Phone: +1-650-268-9744
Fax: +1-650-618-1414

About Steve Caplan

I am a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska where I mentor a group of students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers working on endocytic protein trafficking. My first lablit novel, "Matter Over Mind," is about a biomedical researcher seeking tenure and struggling to overcome the consequences of growing up with a parent suffering from bipolar disorder. Lablit novel #2, "Welcome Home, Sir," published by Anaphora Literary Press, deals with a hypochondriac principal investigator whose service in the army and post-traumatic stress disorder actually prepare him well for academic, but not personal success. Novel #3, "A Degree of Betrayal," is an academic murder mystery. "Saving One" is my most recent novel set at the National Institutes of Health. Now IN PRESS: Today's Curiosity is Tomorrow's Cure: The Case for Basic Biomedical Research (CRC PRESS, 2021). All views expressed are my own, of course--after all, I hate advertising.
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5 Responses to OMICS, in your face…

  1. Steve Caplan says:

    As an aside, out of curiosity, I called the phone number listed. It’s not possible to speak with a human, but only to leave a message…

  2. cromercrox says:

    The ‘Index Copernicus’ was a new one on me. I did a little searching around and have concluded that it is probably marginally less reliable than the ‘Digitus Impudicus’.

  3. “supportive adepts”??!!

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