Centre for Journalology

History Timeline

To truly understand the impact of predatory publishing, we’ve created a timeline that highlights important events in the history of predatory journals:

2021

2021

Launch of this Predatory journal One Stop Shop

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2020

2020

Checklists to detect potential predatory biomedical journals: a systematic review How Frequently Are Articles in Predatory Open Access Journals Cited Who reviews for predatory journals?

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2019

2019

The Summit brought together 45 international stakeholders to develop a consensus definition of predatory publishing (see first section of the module with the consensus definition

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2018

2018

In the absence of an established definition of predatory journals and publishers, a study during this period looked to lay the groundwork to define predatory

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2017

2017

Studies during this period summarize the characteristics of predatory journals (e.g. journal is not indexed in established databases, unprofessional journal website, broad range of topics

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2016

2016

India’s scientific publication in predatory journals: need for regulating quality of Indian science and education. Over 20 “sting” operations have taken place. In these stings,

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2015

2015

Firm action needed on predatory journals. The authors performed the first scan of predatory journals and publishers to identify a precipitous increase in numbers between

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2014

2014

In 2005, two computer scientists, David Mazières and Eddie Kohler, put together a paper that contained only seven words and repeated the same seven words

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2012

2012

Beall’s list of predatory journals and publishers

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