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Why Beall’s blacklist of predatory journals died – University World News (Paul Basken | September 2017)

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Interesting back story to the end of the Beall’s list, but see Mark and Gary’s recent post in the Research Ethics Monthly as to why we probably shouldn’t have been relying upon it to make sound decisions.

Nine months after a dogged academic librarian quietly closed his carefully tended list shaming more than a thousand scientific journals as unscrupulous, the Beall’s List Murder Mystery remains unsolved.
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[This is an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, America’s leading higher education publication. It is presented here under an agreement with University World News.] .

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Why, after toiling so hard for five years – and creating a resource cherished by scientists wary of exploitative publishers – did the University of Colorado at Denver’s Jeffrey Beall abruptly give it all up? Who, or what, forced his hand?
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