LATE ON 15 JANUARY 2017, JEFFREY BEALL'S WEBSITE SHUT DOWN.
PLEASE NOTE THAT MANY OF THE ARTICLES BELOW MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE ANYMORE, DUE TO THIS CLOSURE. IT IS UNCERTAIN WHETHER THIS IS A TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT SHUTDOWN AT THIS STAGE.
Please note there are reservations in academia and various articles (see some below) about Beall's List of Predatory Publishers, but it serves as a general alert. It is advisable to do some investigations with the Directory of Open Access Journals (green ticks next to title names indicate that they meet DOAJ's new 2014 standards) and SPARC, before making a final decision about a publisher or journal. Consider reputable journals - check Accredited Journals
For assistance or advice, you can contact Denise Nicholson at Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za
Ensure you select a reputable, accredited OA journal before publishing via the OA Gold Route. See OA accredited journals. Rather adopt the OA Green Route (i.e. publishing in an accredited subscription based journal and placing a copy of your publication in Wits Institutional Repository (WIREDSPACE). To check what version your publishers allow for deposit in WIREDSPACE, see: Copyright Policies.