14 March 2017 9 Comments
It seemed like such a good idea at the time.
‘Let’s write something on predatory publishing!’ I said.
‘Let’s talk about all that academic spam we get!’ I said.
I even roped in my fab colleague from La Trobe’s Borchardt Library, Steven Chang (@stevenpchang), to write something, too. He was keen. We swapped links on email and Twitter.
For me, not having Beall’s List active is a big blow against the tracking of, and education about, predatory processes in contemporary scholarship. I used it all the time and, though Beall is not without his critics, I found it to be of strong value and an excellent way to build awareness around what constitutes the slimy underbelly of academic endeavour. Read more of this post