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.


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1.2 by Marcelo Perlin, a month ago

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Authors: Marcelo Perlin [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-2 license

Imports stringr, readr

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, ggplot2

See at CRAN