TJES: Abdulla AI. Friends of Open Access. Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences 2020; vol(3): PB.1- 7.

APA: Abdulla AI. (2020). Friends of Open Access. Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences, 27 (3), PB.1- 7.


1-Beall Jeffrey Google Scholar page :


2- Beall Jeffrey Scopus Page: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=8869689200

3- Journal Evaluation Tool: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/librarian_pubs/40/

4-Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers:


5-Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Beall


Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences (2021) 27(3): PB.1- 7.

Friends of Open Access

Aziz I..Abdulla *

Civil Eng. Dept./ College of Engineering /Tikrit University/ Tikrit, Iraq

* Corresponding author: a.abdulla@tu.edu.iq, lan914@gmail.com

DOI: http://doi.org/10.25130/tjes.27.3.PB1


Peace, mercy, and blessings of God be upon you


I looked at the site above, and on the allegations, he makes against Beall Jeffrey I would like to clarify the following

1-It seems that the site is not official, and those who are responsible for it are unknown and they call themselves Friends of Open Access or a group of librarians did not say, publishers or university professors, they did not mention any name or institution sponsoring the site.

2-I read most of their claims about Beall Jaffrey’s criteria, and it is incorrect. The criteria of Beall Jeffrey consist of about 40 items, and all of them are logical. And through it, the predatory journal is published quickly, without evaluation, and without classifying the article in international databases.

3-It focuses on the standard of publishing fees only, which is one of the criteria and does not mean that every journal that asks for fees is a predatory journal.

4-The site uses the same name as the Beall list but has a .net extension instead of .com, It violates publishing ethics and exploits the reputation of the well-known and well-known website.

5-Below are the links to Beall Jeffrey scientific pages, which shows the credibility of his articles published in reputable international journals. He has more than 1000 citations in the Scopus database and more than 3000 total citations in all journals



6-Beall’s main website was suspended in 2017, there are many websites now that rely on Beall Jeffrey’s criteria, but most of them are unofficial, and it may demand sums from journals to be removed from the list.

7-This site claims the existence of lawsuits against Bell Jefri and does not provide any evidence for that.

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Keywords: Beall Jeffrey, Open Access, Friends of Open Access, Predatory Journal.

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