An integrated paradigm shift to deal with ‘predatory publishing’

« The issue of ‘predatory publishing’, and indeed unscholarly publishing practices, affects all academics and librarians around the globe. However, there are some flaws in arguments and analyses made in several papers published on this topic, in particular those that have relied heavily on the blacklists that were established by Jeffrey Beall. While Beall advanced the discussion on ‘predatory publishing’, relying entirely on his blacklists to assess a journal for publishing a paper is problematic. This is because several of the criteria underlying those blacklists were insufficiently specific, excessively broad, arbitrary with no scientific validation, or incorrect identifiers of predatory behavior. The validity of those criteria has been deconstructed in more detail in this paper. (…) »

source >, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Mina Moradzadeh, Kwabena Osei Kuffour Adjei et al.,an integrated paradigm shift to deal with ‘predatory publishing’, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 48, Issue 1, 2022,