Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2015

By Jeffrey Beall, January 2, 2015 [via Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch].

Each year at this time I formally release my updated list of predatory publishers. Because the list is now very large, and because I now publish four, continuously-updated lists, this year’s release does not include the actual lists but instead includes statistical and explanatory data about the lists and links to them.

Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers: This year, 2015, marks the fifth annual release of this list, which is also continuously updated. The list this year includes 693 publishers, an increase of 241 over 2014.

Here are links to the current edition of each of Beall’s informative, cautionary lists:

Beall, with the help and advice of others, has also updated the criteria he uses to evaluate publishers and journals for inclusion on his lists. The document is Criteria Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers, 3rd edition.

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