Tools for Detecting Predatory Publishers and Journals

Allows the user to check and find (allegedly) predatory journals based on Beall's list available at <>. As part of a research project, the data from the website has been scraped with a web scraping script. The package includes a search function and direct access to this database of predatory journals. The use of this tool should facilitate the detection of predatory publications by researchers and librarians.

You can install it with:





Version 1.2 (2017-11-03)

  • Update in predatory database (2017-11-03). The database now matches the data from article.

Version 1.1 (2017-01-11)

  • Update in predatory database (2017-01-11)
  • Added SJR 2015 and JCR 2014 to the predatory table

Version 1.0 (2016-12-07)

  • First commit

Reference manual

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1.2 by Marcelo Perlin, 5 months ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Marcelo Perlin [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-2 license

Imports stringr, readr

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, ggplot2

See at CRAN