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Scholarly Communication/Publication: Predatory Publishers

This LibGuide provides researchers and postgraduate students with assistance and resources on publishing (conventional, open publishing and self-publishing) and related issues.

Beall's List Shutdown in January 2017

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.   

Check List for Publishing

About Beall's List of Predatory OA Journal Publishers

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

Predatory Publishing Practices