Yes, the unfunny joke of a company called OMICS has moved me. Debating between tears and poetry, I opted for the latter, writing my “Epic Omics Limmerick,” provoked by the email pasted below.
Here is my verse:
There once was a dodgy company named Omics
Who pulled scientists names out of phone books
When they offered to Steve
To publish something no one would believe
He told them they were all a bunch o’ predatory crooks
And the email (and just to be clear, I have no connection to cardiovascular pharmacology research — if I wrote a treatise on Old Norse Mythology they would probably publish it as long as it was accompanied by a check or money order):
Dear Dr. Caplan,
Hope you are doing well
We wonder if you could write a Research, review, short review or a short commentary for the Cardiovascular Pharmacology: Open Access.
It would be great if you could submit by March 27th 2015 so that we could process it for the next Issue.
If it is not feasible for you, then please let us know your feasible time to contribute.
To submit the paper as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide me your acceptance for the same!
We will be waiting for your positive mail.