Future Medicine

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Future Medicine Ltd
IndustryAcademic publishing
HeadquartersUnitec House, 2 Albert Place, London, N3 1QB, UK

Future Medicine is a privately owned company based in London, United Kingdom. It was part of Future Science Publishing Group, primarily to publish peer-reviewed medical journals. Future Medicine publishes hybrid and full open access journals.[1]

Business model[edit]

Future Medicine publishes open access or subscription journals, that are owned by the respective societies they serve. The open access journals require authors to pay an article processing charge.[2] The company also provides an accelerated publication option, with speedy processing and publication of accepted articles within 6 weeks of submission.[3]


In 2016, the company controversially sold several of its journals to OMICS Publishing Group, who moved them to Pulsus Group, a company that they recently acquired.[4][5] OMICS is widely regarded as predatory.[6][7][8][9][10][11]


  1. ^ "Future Science Group". EurekAlert!. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Open Access Authors Option". future-science-group.com. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  3. ^ "Accelerated publication option". futuremedicine.com. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  4. ^ Chown, Marco; Favaro, Avis; St. Philip, Elizabeth (29 September 2016). "Canadian medical journals hijacked for junk science". Toronto Star. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  5. ^ Puzic, Sonja (29 September 2016). "Offshore firm accused of publishing junk science takes over Canadian journals". CTV News. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  6. ^ Beall, Jeffrey. "The OMICS Publishing Group's Empire is Expanding". Scholarly OA. Archived from the original on 2015-10-22.
  7. ^ Stratford, Michael (2012-03-04). "'Predatory' Online Journals Lure Scholars Who Are Eager to Publish". Chronicle.com. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  8. ^ Beall, Jeffrey (2010-07-01). "Update: Predatory Open-Access Scholarly Publishers". The Charleston Advisor. Charleston.publisher.ingentaconnect.com. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  9. ^ Declan Butler, "Investigating journals: The dark side of publishing", Nature, 27 March 2013
  10. ^ Jocelyn Kaiser, "ScienceInsider: U.S. Government Accuses Open Access Publisher of Trademark Infringement" Archived 2013-05-10 at the Wayback Machine., Science, 09 May 2013
  11. ^ "On the Net, a scam of a most scholarly kind" The Hindu, 26 September 2012.

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