SholarlyOA.com, commonly known as Beall’s list, has gone offline after 9 years in operation. Jeffery Beall, a librarian at University of Colorado, reviewed open-access journal policies for academic rigor. Journals that failed his publically visible criteria were listed on his site as a predatory open-access publisher. It is unclear why Dr. Beall decided to take his list offline.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the OMICS Group (d/b/a OMICS Publishing Group, iMedPub, LLC and Conference Series, LLC) the publisher of hundreds of purported online academic journals with deceiving academics and researchers.