Wednesday, 23 October 2013

For 2 months now, Prof. Vincenzo Piuri has been pestering us with his spam emails to be voted President of IEEE.

He also didn’t respond to the question why he didn’t include Elsevier in his black list, who were revealed to have been publishing 6 Medical Journals between 2000 and 2005 with fake articles and studies, that were funded by pharmaceutical companies, in order to scientifically prove that their products were superior to their competitors’. See 

In a third email I asked him where his moral and academic responsibility stands, since if due to him including some publishing houses in black lists, those houses reduce or cease their activity (due to his immoral slandering), hundreds of jobs will be lost and families will end up in the street. Naturally, despite my repeated emails, Jeffrey Beall never replied. 

There are also rumors on the internet that some publishing houses, like Hindawi and Elsevier, pay Jeffrey Beall on a yearly basis in order not to be included in his black list. This looks like heavy taxing that the publisher is asked to pay annually to Jeffrey Beall, and, as we’ll see below, part of this tax ends up in the Denver University funds. 

Actually, Hindawi was in Jeffrey Beall’s black list a year ago. Then, after negotiations, Jeffrey Beall placed them in a watching list (i.e. an “under observation” list), and eventually completely removed them. 

Just like Jeffrey Beall himself mentioned in his blog, Hindawi’s people visited him in Denver and offered him “explanations”. After that, Jeffrey Beall gradually removed Hindawi from his black list. 
Why, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, did you agree to meet with Hindawi’s representatives in your office in Denver, when Hindawi was black listed? What did you talk about, Mr. Jeffrey Beall? Hindawi, as mentioned on their website, has an annual turnover of $6 million. 

Couldn’t they use part of that money to pay off Jeffrey Beall? 

Furthermore, in his blog, Jeffrey Beall has posted a photo of Hindawi’s headquarters, which he calls “House of Spam”. So, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, why isn’t Hindawi in your black list, when among your fundamental black listing reasons, like you mention in your blog, is spam? 

Having read all that, you can draw your own conclusions on who Jeffrey Beall is and what his real motives behind his publishing house and scientific organization black listing blog are. Houses and Organizations that Jeffrey Beall calls “Predatory Publishers”. 

Maybe it’s time to talk about Predatory Librarians, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. About librarians who target Open Access Journals, especially because the open, online PDF policy deprives librarians (like Jeffrey Beall) from the possibility of receiving kickbacks from publishing houses. 

To those who are not aware, it is known that several publishing houses paid- and pay-off librarians (like Jeffrey Beall), in order to get their libraries to subscribe to those houses. 

Meaning that, in order for a certain University, Research Center, Company to buy some books or subscribe to some journals, it is common knowledge that librarians receive money under the table from the respective publishing houses. It is therefore natural and understandable for this kind of librarians (Jeffrey Beall, for instance) to fight Open Access Journals and Open Access Publishing Houses, since they 
a) lose their kickbacks, 
b) lose their power and influence in the library, as well as the University. 

I’ve saved all my email exchange with Jeffrey Beall, along with their headers/source code, and I will soon upload them to various websites. I need everyone’s help though, by sending me emails (to the email address found at the bottom) and exchanging information on Jeffrey Beall’s scandalous behavior. 

And one last question to Jeffrey Beall: How can a librarian WITHOUT a Ph.D. be an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver, Mr. Jeffrey Beall? 

Could it be that Jeffrey Beall bribed older professors, using the abundance of money that he is said to possess? 

Could it be that Jeffrey Beall threatened that if they don’t vote for him, he’ll include all journals where they have papers published in his black list, and slander them on the internet? 

Or is it that they were so much impressed by his research? Actually, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, what is your scientific research? Your scientific research as a “real scientist” that is, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. What publications do you have, besides slandering, insulting and discredit hundreds of scientific organizations and publishing houses? What do you teach at the University of Denver Mr. Jeffrey Beall? 

Is there really any course (real scientific course) that you can teach, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, besides calling publishing houses and scientific organizations “predatory”? 

 It doesn’t look like it, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. No matter how hard we looked, we didn’t find any courses taught by you at the University of Denver. 

Neither on your personal webpage, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, nor on your money-making blog, nor even on the University of Denver website is there any mention about courses taught by you. 

So, since you do absolutely no scientific research, and you don’t even teach pre-graduate or post-graduate students, what is your role at the University of Denver, Mr. Jeffrey Beall? 

Does the University of Denver pay you a salary, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, or do you pay the University to let you bear the title of Assistant Professor? 

A title that you really do not deserve, as you have no Ph.D., no actual research work and do no teaching whatsoever. It is a shame for the University of Denver to have professors like you, Jeffrey Beall. 

Or is running a blog that slanders everyone and everything considered scientific research? 

It most certainly is not, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. 

Could it be, however, an applied money-making project for you and your university, Mr. Jeffrey Beall? 

 (By the way, why should a small publishing house from some place in India, which cannot attract papers, nor editorial board members, from western universities, be in your black list Mr. Jeffrey Beall? In this case, you should also black list all non-US and non-European universities. Of course there exist first-rate universities, like Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Cambridge. Should all other universities be in a black list? Is this your logic “Professor” Beall? Furthermore, you condemn any new publishing house, as it is natural for them to not have papers and not be indexed as soon as they launch, but has to deal with you, who, like a vulture, immediately includes them in your black list for those reasons.) 

I would greatly appreciate your response, Mr. Jeffrey Beal. And I would also appreciate feedback from anyone who agrees with me. 

My aim is to create a network of true scientists and expose “Professor”, “Academic Teacher” and, above all, “Researcher” Jeffrey Beall (this science jack-of-all-trades, who doesn’t know a first-degree algebraic equation, derivatives, integrals, elementary Physics and Chemistry laws, etc) 
Thank you 


  1. Hi, I want to report you some more fake IEEE conferences

    Fake Conferences SDIWC with the support-sponsorship of IEEE Lebanon Section:
    For example:
    I sent them 2 texts from Newspapers and I got letter of acceptance after 3 hours.

    SDWIC conferences are fake and bogus and must be avoided.
    They have included my name in the international program committee without my knowledge.
    This is the SDWIC conferences.
    You must avoid them, because they are scam and academic fraud.
    I do not know who is the owner of SDWIC conferences. I bet that he is a non-academic guy (criminal) with unique target to collect money from innocent young students that cannot discriminate the serious conferences from the bogus ones.

  2. I hope you know all the stories of fake conferences of IEEE and especially fake conferences of Hamid Arabnia. Google: Hamid Arabnia Fake Conference

    In many blogs you can find the information that Hamid Arabnia (well known guy for his fake conferences) organizes again a fake conference in 2014 with the support of IEEE. Actually Hamid Arabnia (Guru of Fake Conferences and champion of academic scam) have recently uploaded a dubious web site as a (bogus) organization "Americal Council on Science and Education" promising publications with IEEE Computer Society Press:

    In several places on the web you can find the conjuction of IEEE with the Fake Conferences of Hamid Arabnia. Many scholars have already sent emails to IEEE protesting for the unethical behaviour of Hamid Arabnia and for the new series of his bogus conferences under the bogus title "Americal Council on Science and Education" . However, it seems that IEEE prefers to receive the royalties (commission) from the new Hamid Arabnia's bogus conference rather than protecting the name and the reputation of IEEE (what reputation really?).

    Conclusion: Avoid any relation with this bogus organization "Americal Council on Science and Education" that the junk-Professor Hamid Arabnia has established recently. Do not serve in the committees of "Americal Council on Science and Education" bogus conferences. Do not send papers to his bogus conference. Send email to IEEE informing them about the involution of IEEE name in Hamid Arabnia new junk conferences within 2014. Send emails to blog owners and mailing lists moderators about new Arabnia's tricks and knavery.

    Remark: Actually "Americal Council on Science and Education" does not exist. It is just a contrivance of Arabnia after the fraud of World Academy of Science and WORLDCOMP (the world's biggest bogus conference: 2000 papers every year without scientific committees and without review). By the way, Hamid Arabnia added a list of some people as scientific committee in WORLDCOMP after 10 years as a reaction of the verious blog reports for his bogus conference. Google: Hamid Arabnia Fake Conferences or Hamid Arabnia Scandal or Hamid Arabnia Bogus Conferences or any appropriate keyword.

  3. I would like to report you an unacceptable conference of only 18 participants.
    One conference (with the Sponsorship of IEEE) had only 18 participants.
    It was this conference of the SDIWC conferences Series
    They did not upload the conference program in advance. I went to these conference and only 18 papers were presented.
    The academic community must boycott these bastards of SDIWC and must inform IEEE for being more carteful in its cooporations.
    Anyway, SDIWC conferences are only for vacations in exotic places from money of universities. I wonder why people don't know this trap of SDIWC. Please, help and forward this message to your colleagues. No other victims of SDIWC pleaseeeee!!!!

  4. How can a Librarian (without M.Sc. and without Ph.D.) have in his "black list" more than 500 Academic Publishers? He can because of money ...

    It is now clear that what Jeffrey Beall has done is to get famous and get money from the publishers by blackmailing publishers and demanding US$5000 each for excluding their names from the list. This person is doing this criminal activity to gain money. He does not know in a real sense anything about publication.
    NATURE should take action against him or soon the publisher's will file a case against this person and NATURE for spreading false information about their companies.
    Subject: Open Access Publishing
    Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:39:18 +0000
    From: Jeffrey Beall

    Your publisher name is also included in 2012 edition of my predatory open access publishers list. My recent article in Nature journal can be read below
    I can consider re-evaluating your journals for 2013 edition of my list. It takes a lot my time and resources. The fee for re-evaluation of your publisher is USD 5000. If your publisher name is not in my list, it will increase trustworthiness to your journals and it will draw more article submissions. In case you like re-evaluation for your journals, you can contact me.
    Jeffrey Beall

  5. My name is Petre Dini and I am the President of IARIA,
    I am also victim of Jeffrey Beall
    Actually, this pseudo-scholar Jeffrey Beall is a thug. He uses black lists to create profit. Also he is involved in tax evation and money laundry.
    I asked him several times to remove IARIA from his black list and he promised me to re-analyze the site
    There is not any real reason to have our institute IARIA in his pseudo-list.
    The cost to re-analyze the portal of my organization was 100,000 USD,
    Exactly "re-analyze" was the verb that he used in our phone conversation. Why re-analyze? Who is he that analyzes or re-analyzes Academic organizations?
    What are his qualifications. I am professor in Electrical Engineering with many publications (in IARIA and outside IARIA). Who is this pseudo-professor - money hungry thug?

    Anyway, Jeffrey Beall gave us two accounts in Tax Heaven Countries: One account in a Bank of St. Vincent and another account in Belize.
    We do not pay 100,000 USD for IARIA and so IARIA is still now in his list.

    I estimate that Hindawi has paid to pseudo-professor Jeffrey Beall something like 1500000 (1 million and half) $

    Somebody must report Jeffrey Beall' activities in American Authorities.

    Anybody can kill him.

    If somebody kills him, he will absolve the Humanity from this monster.


    Petre Dini

  6. Andy Simoneau, Ph.D. UNB Fredericson, Canada3 December 2013 at 03:47

    My real congratulations for creating this nice blog

    I agree with you

    I have heard many publishers pay money to Jeffrey Beall for not beeing included in his balck list.
    I have sent email to INTERPOL
    about Jeffrey Beall.

    How can a Librarian be elevated to professor?
    How can a Librarian WITH 0 KNOWLEDGE in MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, BIOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS< MEDICINE etc..blacklist so many journals and publishers?


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