Beall's list and predatory publishers

Published on
April 20, 2015

Researchers are occasionally invited to publish in Open Access journals. But, not all Open Access journals are trustworthy. You can ask the Library to check if a journal is credible.

To determine a journal’s credibility, the Library uses several sources, including Beall's list of Predatory Publishers. This list is continuously updated. Besides the list of predatory publishers, Jeffrey Beall started two separate lists previous year: Misleading metrics and Hijacked journals. Hijacked journals are journals whose identity has been stolen with the creation of a new and impostor website. Publishers of hijacked journals try to mislead researchers with their imposter websites.

More information on where to publish can be found on the Library's Open Access pages. In case of doubt, please contact Marco van Veller.