Re: [visionlist] Beall’s List gone dark

I’d prefer to avoid personal attacks on a scientific mailing list.

Beall’s list was an important resource. I’m wondering if some
professional society might take up the mantle and continue it,
somehow. The problem is that it would seem any society sufficiently
large enough to devote the necessary resources (and fight any
potential legal consequences) would have its own publication and
therefore an inherent conflict of interest. Does anyone have ideas on
how to avoid that scenario?

– J.

On 1/26/17, Sebastiaan Mathot wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
> Let’s not glorify Jeffrey Beall too much (or at all). His list was
> useful, but it was never healthy that such an important resource was
> curated by a single nutcase. To illustrate, let me quote from one his
> papers:
>
>
> /”The open-access movement is really about anti-corporatism. OA
> advocates want to make collective everything and eliminate private
> business, except for small businesses owned by the disadvantaged. They
> don’t like the idea of profit, even though many have a large portfolio
> of mutual funds in their retirement accounts that invest in for-profit
> companies.”/
>
>
> And so on, and so on. Is that the kind of guy we want to depend on? No
> thanks.
>
>
> And yes, he actually wrote this! In an obscure open-access journal,
> ironically.
>
>
> – http://ift.tt/2kxsTq4
>
>
> Michael Eisen wrote an interesting blog about this:
>
>
> – http://ift.tt/19QHooz
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Sebastiaan
>
>
> On 26/01/2017 14:30, John Neuhoff wrote:
>>
>> Losing Beall’s list is really unfortunate, particularly for new
>> scholars. There is some talks that Cabell’s International is
>> developing a similar list based, in part, on Beall’s list. See:
>>
>>
>> http://ift.tt/2jD27ss
>>
>>
>> There is some speculation that these two events are related (though
>> this has been denied by Cabell’s). See also the efforts of Dr. Eugene
>> Noolah, a fictional character that has gotten himself appointed to the
>> editorial boards of several predatory journals.
>>
>>
>> http://ift.tt/2kwDl14
>>
>>
>> -JN
>>
>> ___________________________
>> John G. Neuhoff
>> Department of Psychology
>> The College of Wooster
>> http://jneuhoff.com
>>
>>
>>

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