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Librarian behind list of ‘predatory’ publishers still faces harassment online

“Months after an academic librarian deleted lists of “predatory” journals and publishers from his blog, a website with derogatory comments about his academic qualifications and mental health remains online. Jeffrey Beall, scholarly communications librarian at the University of Colorado at Denver, for years maintained lists of scholarly journals and publishers he deemed “predatory” — meaning they abused open-access publishing practices for their own monetary gain. The lists, while controversial — one publisone publisher threatened to sue Beall for $1 billion — were a resource for many scholars wondering if the invitation to publish a paper or present at a conference sitting in their inbox was legitimate.” (via Inside Higher Education)

2 Responses to “Librarian behind list of ‘predatory’ publishers still faces harassment online”

  1. Richard F. Weiner
    June 18, 2017 at 8:19 am #

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      July 9, 2017 at 7:22 am #

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