Predatory journals

Predatory journals

In scientific publishing there even exist so-called predatory journals.

Predatory journals often abuse the idea of open access in their favor. Such journals are created primarily in order to collect publication fees from authors and generate profit, not in order to support and develop scientific communication.

At University of Colorado Denver, a "Beall's list of predatory publishers and journals" was compiled as a response to unfair practices of predatory publishers.

Beall's list

On 15th of January 2017, Beall’s list was shut down for unknown reasons. You can find more information at:

If a journal from Beall's list is indexed in Web of Science or Scopus, its presence on the Beall's list has no influence on the evaluation according to the Czech methodology (but it's always necessary to verify that a particular journal is really indexed in the database).