- 04/21/16--08:00: Three New Open-Access Publishers — All with Dumb Names
- 04/28/16--08:00: The TR Master Journal List is not a Journal Whitelist
- 12/22/16--08:00: United Nations-Sponsored, Chile-Based Journal is Hijacked
- 01/03/17--08:00: Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2017
New scholarly open-access publishers continue to appear at a fast pace. Here are three that launched recently — one with a generic name, one with a stolen name, and one with a suspicious name. Here are the three publishers I will describe in this blog post: Open Access Publisher Open Journal Systems MedWin Publishers Open […]
denverjeffreyOA what?No creativity whatsoever.This is the most dangerous of the three.
The Thomson Reuters Master Journal List is not a journal whitelist and should not be used as one. Numerous low-quality and predatory journals are announcing their inclusion in this list as a mark or guarantee of quality, fooling many. The purpose of the list is to serve as a comprehensive list of journals included in […]
denverjeffreyInvestigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (IEDEETR Master ListTR Master List coverage
A scholarly journal sponsored by a United Nations organization and published in Chile has been hijacked, with the hijackers creating a counterfeit website and widely soliciting manuscript submissions. However, unlike most journal hijacking cases, in this case, the apparent perpetrator’s name and location are easily found. The journal is CEPAL Review (Revista CEPAL), published in […]
denverjeffreyA screenshot of part of the hijacked journal's website.cepal reviewPart of the hijacked journal's spam.
by Jeffrey Beall, January 3, 2017. Each year at this time I formally announce my updated list of predatory publishers. Because the publisher list is now very large, and because I now publish four, continuously-updated lists, the annual releases do not include the actual lists but instead include statistical and explanatory data about the lists […]
denverjeffrey2015Number of predatory publishers, 2011-2017.Number of predatory, standalone journals, 2013-2017.Fake impact factor companies, 2015-2017.Number of known hijacked journals, 2015-2017.