Whitelists & Blacklists
Whitelist identifies sites which are confirmed to be trustworthy. Blacklist identifies sites known or highly suspected to be untrustworthy.
“Blacklists and whitelists share the same problem in that they attempt to externalize an evaluation process that is best internal, contextual, and iterative.” (Swauger, 2017)
Is the open access journal indexed in this online directory? It indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Is the publisher a member of OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association)? OASPA is committed to setting standards and promoting open access publishing. These open access publishers share information and are more likely to have higher standards than non-members.
Does the publisher belong to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)? COPE Is committed to follow the highest standards of publication ethics and to apply COPE principles of publication ethics outlined in the Core Practices.
Is the journal hosted on one of INASP’s Journals Online platforms (for journals published in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Central America and Mongolia)?
Is the journal hosted on African Journals Online (AJOL) for African journals?
This archived version of the Beall’s list is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access standalone journals with new predatory journal titles being added.
This archived version of the Beall’s list is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers with new predatory publishers being added.