Beall’s list was the result of one individual’s views of what makes an open access publisher “good” or “bad.” Instead, UT librarians recommend checking lists of journals and publishers that meet standards agreed to by organizations within the publishing industry. Rather than use an old version of Beall’s list to find “bad” open access journals, the University Libraries recommend checking the membership lists of the following organizations:
Additionally, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a resource for finding fully OA journals that meet COPE criteria.
For more about evaluating an open access journal, see "How do I find reputable open access journals?" above.
For more about criticism of Beall’s list, please see Shea Swauger’s 2017 piece "Open Access, Power, and Privilege: A Response to 'What I Learned from Predatory Publishing,'” published in College and Research Libraries News (https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.78.11.603).