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List of Predatory Publishers 2014

6 January, 2014

Here’s an interesting list of allegedly predatory journals, but even more interesting is the troll of comments below the list. While I tend to agree with those who talk in favour of open-access forums, I would, when searching for a journal to publish my article, check this list and of course do some careful research on the journals that attract my attention.

Scholarly Open Access

By Jeffrey Beall

Released January 2, 2014

The gold (author pays) open-access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers are corrupt and exist only to make money off the author processing charges that are billed to authors upon acceptance of their scientific manuscripts.

There are two lists below. The first includes questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. Each of these publishers has a portfolio that ranges from just a few to hundreds of individual journal titles.

The second list includes individual journals that do not publish under the platform of any publisher — they are essentially standalone, questionable journals.

In both cases, we recommend that researchers, scientists, and academics avoid doing business with these publishers and journals. Scholars should avoid sending article submissions to them, serving on their editorial boards, reviewing papers for them, or advertising in them. Also, tenure and promotion committees should…

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  1. 2 February, 2015 3:09 pm

    This list has become a gold standard, despite criticisms of Beall by predatory publishers. I check it constantly, so that Ican refuse to submit, referee for, or recomment the journals on the list.
    You can also look at John Lamp’s page at Deakin to see what the Australian government considers to be a journal with enough reputation to be suitable for inclusion on the ERA list.
    We do not know what is on the current (2015) ERA list, which is regrettable, but somebody in your University will know.

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