Jeffrey Beall

Jeffrey Beall is an American librarian, best known for drawing attention to "predatory open access publishing", a term he coined, and for creating what is now widely known as Beall's list, a list of potentially predatory open-access publishers. He is a critic of the open access publishing movement and is especially known for his blog, Scholarly Open Access. He has also written on this topic in The Charleston Advisor, in Nature, in Learned Publishing, and elsewhere.

When Beall created his list, he was employed at the University of Colorado, Denver. More recently, he was a librarian at Auraria Library in Denver until March 2018.

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Potential predatory scholarly open-access journals

Instructions: simply enter the journal's name or its URL in the search box above. If the journal has a publisher that was assessed to be predatory, then it is included on the Publishers list.

Original list

This is an archived version of the Beall's list - a list of potential predatory journals created by a librarian Jeffrey Beall. We will only update links and add notes to this list. A list of new predatory journals is available below the original one.
Last updated January 9, 2017


Here we include journals that were not originally on the Beall's list, but may be predatory.