Thursday, 30 January 2014

Everything Explained Now. Jeffrey Beall clearly works for Taylor and Francis also.

  • Jeffrey Beall is on the editorial board of a journal published by Taylor & Francis (T&F).  This is the Journal:
    Taylor & Francis (T&F) is a commercial company. Why did Taylor & Francis (T&F) gave an editorial position to Jeffrey Beall? 
    Why did Taylor & Francis gave this position to a person without M.Sc. and without Ph.D.? Obviously, because they (T&F) receive something from Jeffrey Beall:  His continuously support from his blog and the extermination of almost all the Open Access Publishers.
    T&F is a also a disgusting and nasty Spammer. Taylor and Francis has accepted several fake papers in the past. 
    Additionally,  Taylor and Francis officers publish comments in the blog of Jeffrey Beall very frequently.
    Taylor and Francis publishes hundreds of academic journals, including STM journals.  Because T&F is a commercial enterprise, Open Access (OA) journal publishers, especially STM publishers, are T&F’s direct competition. 

    Jeffrey Beall,, your normalised use of the phrase “predatory publishers” is unwarranted, and serves merely to yoke you (perhaps unfairly) and your flawed arguments.  If you know of particular instances of fraud, then you should make them known, and not use innuendo and generalisations.  The statements made in your blog are laughable.

    This competition is small, but is growing, and is taking market share from T&F, and threatens to eat into T&F’s profits.  If T&F suffers financially, one obvious recourse is to cut journals.  Beall’s journal on library cataloguing is at risk. 
    More directly, STM may be the obvious starting point for these OA publishers.  If they are successful, there is no reason for them not to branch into other areas, including library cataloguing; unless, of course, they hit a wall of prejudice.
    Now, it is true that Beall does not attack all OA publishers; such attack would show his bias too openly. It is also true, however, that the only publishers he does attack are Open Access. 
    And so, we return to the main issue. Academic librarians are trusted by academics around the world.  By speaking out against competitor publishers, and not disclosing his link to T&F, Beall is breaking that trust.

      1 comment:

      1. Jeffrey is not dare enough to add publishers like hindawi, Elseiver etc on his list. He is not even brave enough to look at them simply because they are subscribed and seemingly he can not pay for each paper to read and find out what the problem is, let alone to write a post about them and add them on his list. In case if he does, he may not see the next sunrise. Or he may even forget his own name in less than 24 hours. He is indeed a timid Mafia who approaches only publishers and journals which are running from the third world countries or runned by people from those countries. In many of his posts,authors, publishers, and editors from developing countries have been offended drastically and their talent and capabilities, and confidence have been killed and belittled by Jeffery beall. In contrast, people who only put values and try to spread out his list are from those counties. They think that Jeffery is the descended in America and he is a holy prophet whose mission is to guide and tell people what they need to know and what they don’t. Poor them and we are sorry for those who obey him blindly. Whoever he is, people in the US, UK, Europe, Asia, middle east believe that Jeffery is not connected to scholarly work, but ruins the scholarly world. His harsh posts and illogical comments are like an online virus that aims to affect every academician. if you are an author, you could judge if a journal is valid and is worthwhile to publish or not. Don’t let people like Jeffery to influence your decision and change your mind because whatever he does is biased and in fact they are his “personal opinions” [disclaimer tab]. It is a fact that the publishers and journals are not evaluated by an expert team. How an earth do you expect people to take your blog serious, jeffery? who are you? Who has given that power to you? Are you linked to any authority or any well established organization? Although he has developed a criteria to assess journals and publisher, but we believe his criteria is predatory and vanity as he has robbed the constructs from here and there. Hence, it is strongly suggested to avoid taking beall’s comment. list, etc serious.
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