For over half a decade librarian Jeffrey Beall has scrutinized on-line open-access publishers and publications, calling out those that he has evaluated as “probably predatory” in his updated list.
Subsequently, Beall has developed four lists (which he updates annually):
- Predatory publishers
- Predatory stand-alone journals
- Misleading impact metrics companies
- Hijacked journals
It’s time for Beall’s annual update, which includes distressing statistics on the growth of unscrupulous publishers and others: https://scholarlyoa.com/2017/01/03/bealls-list-of-predatory-publishers-2017/