Bogus Jeffrey Beall


Jeffrey Beall is on a crusade of his own. It is baffling that someone w/o any substantive track record in research can make sweeping comments about other scholars, scientists, renowned academics and organizations of standing and reputation. His commentaries are without basis and frivolous. His claims are bogus. This blog invites scholars, academics and researchers to comment about this individual who under the pretext of serving the academic community is merely distorting facts with baseless commentaries and without any scientific or scholarly expertise. Jeffrey Beall has no prior track record in research, research publications and / or has not severed as an editor in any reputable journal of standing. He is merely an assistant librarian. We are equally surprised/disappointed that his university permits such unprofessional conduct by a ‘quasi’ academic (at best).

7 thoughts on “Bogus Jeffrey Beall

  1. as

    From the profile ( ,it is glaringly evident Jeffrey Beall is not a scholar; he doesn’t even have a doctoral degree and has not published in any leading/reputable journals. In fact, the only publications he has to his credit (as reflected in his profile) happens to have been produced in the last two years (there is nil track record of prior publications). That too ONLY 7 publications (pretty pathetic track record to claim to be scholarly). He has never served in any academic or editorial committee. Hence his commentaries and statements are merely an opinion by a quasi (self anointed) academic and not scholarly. A blatant attempt to mislead in the pretext of a scholar. Jeffrey Beall should be sponsored by someone to earn a doctoral degree first before he can even attempt to make a qualified opinion on scholarly publications. His basic degree is from a state university and a masters from another state university. That is hardly scholarly. A very weak attempt to mislead by someone who claims to be an expert with scholarly qualifications. In fact he is trying to sell his services (please visit to consult and train whereas he himself needs further education before he can rightfully claim to be an expert.

  2. Prof. Newman

    Complete agreement that Jeffrey Beall is neither a scholar nor has any relevant academic credentials to make any credible statement of fact/opinion. Merely trying to leverage from free Internet as a means to promote his (unqualified) services. This is the ugly downside of unregulated Internet commentaries

  3. About Mr Beall’s list, some parts are true, as there are many predatory journals, but there are also a lot that do not deserve to be in his list.

    Mr Beall disseminated his list via website, so, publishers that feel inappropriately judged by Mr beall should counter-attack via web site. Good luck. This website is a beginning.

    I tried to paste websites like this into Mr beall’s website, but unfortunately they are removed, instead of defending himself. This make me think that all this counter-webs contain true information, and Mr Beall does not want that the whole world know about his crime.

    • Max Reese

      Well, that particular section where Beall eventually put his paper is not peer-viewed… He would never get it published otherwise.

  4. Akhilesh

    BOGUS JEFFREY BEALL !! Predatory Beall.
    This unqualified person is judging and rating all journals of different subjects and languages. Total nonsense. Do not follow his list.

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