(2 Oct 2019) Cabells, the complete source for journal information, evaluation metrics, and submission details for authors, has reviewed and added the 12,000th publication to its Journal Blacklist. The updated database offers Cabells’ users the ability to verify that potential outlets for their research are not deceptive and fraudulent predatory journals.
This is a significant milestone as Cabells has now tripled the number of deceptive and fraudulent journals in the Blacklist since it was launched in 2017. The additional journals offer its global user base even greater depth of resources to validate publication outlets for academic researchers.
The Cabells Journal Blacklist is the only database available to scholars of deceptive and predatory academic journals. Compiled by specialists who analyse suspected journals against 74 behavioural indicators, the Cabells Journal Blacklist enables the scholarly community to keep abreast of growing threats, while protecting researchers and institutions from exploitative operations. It is complemented by the Cabells Journal Whitelist, a curated list of over 11,000 academic journals spanning 18 disciplines which guides researchers and institutions in getting the most impact out of their research.
The Cabells Journal Blacklist now consists of over 12,000 individual journal reports – grounded using objective and transparent methodologies – which clearly identify the journals and provides a record of when and why they have been put on the Blacklist, giving users the ability to see deceptive behaviours first-hand and validate their decision-making.
The press release is here.