This page is not about "calling out" specific publishers or denouncing anyone or anything specific. Our goal is to inform and educate our faculty here at CSULB about the practice of predatory publishers and to supply criteria in order to facilitate critical analysis for their own publishing agendas.
Unfortunately the rise of open access has also given rise to "predatory publishers" who prey on researcher's career driven need to publish with various tactics.
The following list, authored by Declan Butler and originally published in the journal Nature (27 March 2013), is used with the permission of the copyright holder.
How to perform due diligence before submitting to a journal or publisher.
This article from Science "Who's Afraid of Peer Review," (see citation and link to Science below) presents an actual study that reports on the positive and negative sides to Open Access publishing.
Three sets of criteria are listed here to help you evaluate a journal for publication opportunities. All expressly note they are the opinion of the individual authors, but all take a sound and common sense approach to evaluating publication opportunities.
Review Beall's list of "Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers" and look at his criteria for adding journals to the list.