Scholarly Open Access
Jeffrey Beall included in his “black list” an old, big Academic
Publishing House, with several, historic Journals in Math, Physics,
Computer Science, Engineering, Economics (some of which have been indexed
in ISI and SCOPUS), and that because, according to Jeffrey Beal, they had
copied the… Maxwell Equations from a 2007 article.
since Jeffrey Beall doesn’t know how to solve the equation 5x+3 = 0, and
since he doesn’t know what Derivative and Integral mean, he has zero
knowledge when it comes to Electricity or Physics and has never seen the
Maxwell Equations (not even in their most basic form).
expected from somebody who is entirely clueless regarding even elementary
Math and Physics, he considered the Maxwell Equations found in the Journal
to be plagiarized… from a 2007 paper.
a Bachelor in Spanish and English in his CV, Jeffrey Beall passes judgment
even to Medicine, Biology, Chemistry etc Journals and articles, while he
is fully aware that he’s never attended a University course on which
nucleotides make up the DNA molecule, he’s never heard what enzyme,
catalysis, proteins etc are, and if one asks him what pH is, he’ll be
in his bizarre blog, this person has declared himself a critic of everyone
and everything. He blacklists publishing houses (many of which having
journals and conferences indexed in ISI, SCOPUS, Compendex, ACM etc), he
includes stand-alone journals in “black lists”, slanders
Editors-in-Chief, Authors etc. Of course he does all that selectively,
following a certain logic of his, which will be analyzed below.
a later email that I sent him, I asked him to comment on why he includes a
small publishing house in his black list because “they copied
Maxwell’s Equations from a 2007 paper” (poor Jeffrey Beall doesn’t
know that Maxwell’s Equations are taught in Universities’ first year
elementary physics), while at the same time he excludes IEEE, who have
over 85 SCIgen machine-generated fake conference papers published and
A 2013 scientometrics paper demonstrated that at least 85 SCIgen
machine-generated papers have been published by IEEE. The Paper has been
published in Springer Verlag:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-012-0781-y
the full paper from:
also didn’t respond to the question why he didn’t include Elsevier in
his black list, who were revealed to have been publishing 6 Medical
Journals between 2000 and 2005 with fake articles and studies, that were
funded by pharmaceutical companies, in order to scientifically prove that
their products were superior to their competitors’. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsevier
a third email I asked him where his moral and academic responsibility
stands, since if due to him including some publishing houses in black
lists, those houses reduce or cease their activity (due to his immoral
slandering), hundreds of jobs will be lost and families will end up in the
street. Naturally, despite my repeated emails, Jeffrey Beall never
are also rumours on the internet that some publishing houses, like Hindawi
and Elsevier, pay Jeffrey Beall on a yearly basis in order not to be
included in his black list. This looks like heavy taxing that the
publisher is asked to pay annually to Jeffrey Beall, and, as we’ll see
below, part of this tax ends up in the Denver University funds.
Hindawi was in Jeffrey Beall’s black list a year ago. Then, after
negotiations, Jeffrey Beall placed them in a watching list (i.e. an
“under observation” list), and eventually completely removed them.
like Jeffrey Beall himself mentioned in his blog, Hindawi’s people
visited him in Denver and offered him “explanations”. After that,
Jeffrey Beall gradually removed Hindawi from his black list.
Mr. Jeffrey Beall, did you agree to meet with Hindawi’s representatives
in your office in Denver, when Hindawi was black listed? What did you talk
about, Mr. Jeffrey Beall? Hindawi, as mentioned on their website, has an
annual turnover of $6 million.
they use part of that money to pay off Jeffrey Beall?
in his blog, Jeffrey Beall has posted a photo of Hindawi’s headquarters,
which he calls “House of Spam”. So, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, why isn’t
Hindawi in your black list, when among your fundamental black listing
reasons, like you mention in your blog, is spam?
read all that, you can draw your own conclusions on who Jeffrey Beall is
and what his real motives behind his publishing house and scientific
organization black listing blog are. Houses and Organizations that Jeffrey
Beall calls “Predatory Publishers”.
it’s time to talk about Predatory Librarians, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. About
librarians who target Open Access Journals, especially because the open,
online PDF policy deprives librarians (like Jeffrey Beall) from the
possibility of receiving kickbacks from publishing houses.
those who are not aware, it is known that several publishing houses paid-
and pay-off librarians (like Jeffrey Beall), in order to get their
libraries to subscribe to those houses.
that, in order for a certain University, Research Center, Company to buy
some books or subscribe to some journals, it is common knowledge that
librarians receive money under the table from the respective publishing
houses. It is therefore natural and understandable for this kind of
librarians (Jeffrey Beall, for instance) to fight Open Access Journals and
Open Access Publishing Houses, since they
lose their kickbacks,
saved all my email exchange with Jeffrey Beall, along with their
headers/source code, and I will soon upload them to various websites. I
need everyone’s help though, by sending me emails (to the email address
found at the bottom) and exchanging information on Jeffrey Beall’s
one last question to Jeffrey Beall: How can a librarian WITHOUT a Ph.D. be
an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver, Mr. Jeffrey Beall?
it be that Jeffrey Beall bribed older professors, using the abundance of
money that he is said to possess?
it be that Jeffrey Beall threatened that if they don’t vote for him,
he’ll include all journals where they have papers published in his black
list, and slander them on the internet?
is it that they were so much impressed by his research? Actually, Mr.
Jeffrey Beall, what is your scientific research? Your scientific research
as a “real scientist” that is, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. What publications do
you have, besides slandering, insulting and discredit hundreds of
scientific organizations and publishing houses? What do you teach at the
University of Denver Mr. Jeffrey Beall?
there really any course (real scientific course) that you can teach, Mr.
Jeffrey Beall, besides calling publishing houses and scientific
doesn’t look like it, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. No matter how hard we looked,
we didn’t find any courses taught by you at the University of Denver.
on your personal webpage, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, nor on your money-making blog,
nor even on the University of Denver website is there any mention about
courses taught by you.
since you do absolutely no scientific research, and you don’t even teach
pre-graduate or post-graduate students, what is your role at the
University of Denver, Mr. Jeffrey Beall?
the University of Denver pay you a salary, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, or do you
pay the University to let you bear the title of Assistant Professor?
title that you really do not deserve, as you have no Ph.D., no actual
research work and do no teaching whatsoever. It is a shame for the
University of Denver to have professors like you, Jeffrey Beall.
is running a blog that slanders everyone and everything considered
most certainly is not, Mr. Jeffrey Beall.
it be, however, an applied money-making project for you and your
university, Mr. Jeffrey Beall?
the way, why should a small publishing house from some place in India,
which cannot attract papers, nor editorial board members, from western
universities, be in your black list Mr. Jeffrey Beall? In this case, you
should also black list all non-US and non-European universities. Of course
there exist first-rate universities, like Harvard, MIT, Berkeley,
Cambridge. Should all other universities be in a black list? Is this your
logic “Professor” Beall? Furthermore, you condemn any new publishing
house, as it is natural for them to not have papers and not be indexed as
soon as they launch, but has to deal with you, who, like a vulture,
immediately includes them in your black list for those reasons.)
would greatly appreciate your response, Mr. Jeffrey Beal. And I would also
appreciate feedback from anyone who agrees with me.
aim is to create a network of true scientists and expose “Professor”,
“Academic Teacher” and, above all, “Researcher” Jeffrey Beall
(this science jack-of-all-trades, who doesn’t know a first-degree
algebraic equation, derivatives, integrals, elementary Physics and
Chemistry laws, etc)
Article originally published on http://jeffreybeall.blogspot.ca/2014/01/i-recently-made-inquiry-to-jeffrey.html
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