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Beall's list of predatory publishers

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:18 pm
by mgcrisp

Re: Beall's list of predatory publishers

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:53 am
by aplefMQ
Hi Mike
While Beall's list is indeed useful at uncovering particularly bad practice, it should not be viewed as the "be-all" and end all.
Similarly, with any other blacklist, whitelist, retraction list and journal quality list, these are more useful when they are used as one of many indicator's. The same could be said for publication metrics too (e.g. Citations, RCI, SNIP, SJR, etc.).

Re: Beall's list of predatory publishers

PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:23 pm
by mgcrisp
I agree. A suite of indicators is much better than relying on an individual measure.

I refer to Beall's site quite often - I also like retraction watch.

Cheers

Mike