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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by...

[...] You can find Jeffrey’s blog at: http://scholarlyoa.com/2012/08/04/criteria-for-determining-predatory-open-access-publishers/ [...]

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by Lars...

I completely agree that it is difficult to set down a clear set of criteria – there will always be some non-predatory journals that match some of the criteria. But maybe you’d be able to make a...

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by mikebehm

I appreciate Jeffrey making his criteria available on the blog. Each discipline, scholar, department, college, etc. will need to develop their own criteria and guidance for judging the worth of an...

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by...

I have put a poll up on my blog for the best #hashtag we can go forward with to tweet about predators while we are...

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by Flyhigh

Mr Beall, just a friendly advice. It’s time to stop this kind of silly, low quality predatory “research” and more importantly stop humiliating yourself in public line this. Hope you take this as a...

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by KB

Hi Jeffrey, I appreciate your contributions to the vexing problem of how academics, and librarians, can meaningful distinguish among publishers and journals. As the number of Open Access publications...

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by...

Yes. I maintain a private “watchlist” of borderline publishers. I keep it private because when I exposed it on my website in the past it had the effect of grouping them in with the predatory...

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by Marc...

I think what you have done is quite relevant and useful. But, as some have suggested, there is something a little bit too raw in your list of 40+ criteria, some of them sufficient by themselves to...

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Comment on IBIMA Publishing: How NOT to Run a Business by Jan Szczepanski

Why not try to write something funny about the more than 30.000 free journals registred in Elektronische...

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Comment on IBIMA Publishing: How NOT to Run a Business by moom

All legit journals are also on the list you linked…

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Comment on New Open-Access Publisher Copies Another’s Name by Daniel Jones

Boy do I agree with what you have pointed to as problems with the open access publishing. However, there are several of the traditional publications (e.g. Science and Nature) which have had to retract...

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by...

Sounds like a great idea.

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by Paul...

What is with the up-down ratings and the clown comments? You need to get active and ban people. Maybe a subscription model. A lot of junk in the comments here. My very modest comment has 3 down...

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Comment on A M Publishers Arrives at the Scholarly Open-Access Boomtown by...

Thank you very much again for your comment on the journal of Progress in Applied Mathematics under CsCanada.I was submit to a paper in Quantum Scattering theory.

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by Eric...

Hi, Just read your article in The Scientist, which lead me here and I wanted to relay my own brush with ickiness. As a relatively young (in my research career) researcher going up for tenure, I was...

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Comment on IBIMA Publishing: How NOT to Run a Business by bencomp

I like “Communications of the IBIMA” as a title, as if “the IBIMA” is an association like The ACM. I should start “Communications of the Ben”!

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Comment on Scientists’ Email Addresses for Sale by Peter Matthews

There also many kinds of free and not free programmes available for harvesting email addresses from websites… these are essentially robots that can scan text and detect addresses. So it is always best...

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by...

Dear Mr. Beall, This is an extremely interesting and useful post. I appreciate the time and effort you have spent listing all the things to look out for. Clearly, not all criteria will apply all the...

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Comment on A M Publishers Arrives at the Scholarly Open-Access Boomtown by...

Hello,Jeffery Beall, i kindly request you not to stop your ‘Predatory’ research,

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers by...

Clarinda, No, I had not heard of this publisher/journal. Thanks for letting me know about it. I bet it will be home to lots of pesudo-science. I will continue to investigate it. Thanks again, Jeffrey...

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