The Razor’s Edge of Predatory Publishing
An Interview with Jeffrey Beall
Jeffrey Beall is acclaimed for his work in alerting the global research community to the deep threats posed by predatory publishers in exploiting the gold open access publishing model. His work advocated for the protection of individual authors and the scholarly global community by maintaining the integrity of the academic record. He coined the terms predatory publisher, hijacked journals, predatory conferences, and misleading metrics and founded his blog, Scholarly Open Access, in which he maintained a list of predatory publishers from 2012 to 2017. AMWA readers can read his reflection on this period1 and track his investigative work exposing predatory publishers in his nearly 40 publications on the topic since 2008, including interviews, the archived version of scholarlyoa.com (https://beallsist.net), and YouTube lectures.
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