You can access a copy of the site as of January 15th at
Of course, the archival resources will go out of date quickly
>It was with shock and sadness that I learned today that Jeffrey Beall's
>list of predatory publishers is no longer.
>This is unfortunate for the field ― Jeffrey Beall performed a great and
>valuable service. Given the problems in so many fields with the avalanche
>of crank journals and predatory publishers, I understand his decision,
>but I lament it.
>For every research field ― including our own ― it is time to discuss the
>ways that people can determine on their own whether a journal is
>predatory or a conference is bogus. Open access publishing by serious
>publishers under the same conditions as paywall publishing offers a
>useful approach for some journals, but the flood of problem journals and
>predatory publishers is causing untold damage and destruction.
>Many of us have used Beall's list every day. We sent students and
>colleagues to the list for up-to-date advice. This leaves a massive gap
>in the field, and Beall's work will be irreplaceable. I cannot imagine
>anyone with the capacity to replace Beall's list ― and I cannot imagine,
>given the repeated attacks on his good name and his character, that
>anyone will dare to step up.
>Since reading this news, I have been sitting here, stunned. I feel the
>way I felt when the Taliban blew up the great Buddhist monuments.
>A global mob of barbarians and pirates found a way to use the university
>system to open a cash flow spigot, turning earnest young researchers into
>suckers, and flooding the world with garbage publications. Beall created
>a solution, at least for those who did not wish to benefit from the
>corrupt predatory system. Over the past three or four years, the number
>of enterprises in this corrupt business has quadrupled. To me, this was a
>monumental effort. In the history of mankind, it may not be remembered in
>the same way that we remember destroyed monuments and looted
>archeological treasures. But for those concerned with the integrity of
>research publishing, Beall's List was a high point at a low moment in
>Jeffrey Beall has many friends and admirers around the world. I am one of
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