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New spammy tactic by predatory publishers

The predatory publishers on Beall’s List┬ákeep looking for scientists to spam. The newest tactic is a beauty – just connect to people on LinkedIn.

I got the request this morning. I took a screenshot from my phone.



Yes, “OMICS Publishing Group” is featured on Beall’s List. They send me a lot of spam. As you can see by the non-empty “InCommon” field, several of my dear colleagues already fell for this.

Always check Beall’s List before interacting with scientific publishers. In today’s world, it’s sad but necessary.