TABLE 4

Consolidated list of topics addressed by inclusion criteria for blacklists and whitelists

Topic (total no.)Criteria includedNo. of criteria (% within column) on:
BlacklistsWhitelists
Beall
(n = 57)
Cabell
(n = 63)
DOAJ
(n = 40)
Cabell
(n = 38)
Peer review (n = 23)Presence/absence of peer review6 (10.5)5 (7.9)4 (10.0)8 (21.1)
Type and quality of peer review
Qualifications of peer reviewers
Policy (n = 24)Presence/absence of author guidelines4 (7.0)3 (4.8)9 (22.5)8 (21.1)
Presence/absence of policies regarding retraction,
copyright/licensing, editorial services,
peer review, etc.
Business practices
(n = 59)
Type of marketing activities19 (33.3)26 (41.3)5 (12.5)9 (23.7)
Presence/absence of contact information
Type of or the presence/absence of information
on the business model and legal status
Aspects of a journal’s self-representation, such
as its name, mission, etc.
Publishing, archiving, and
access (n = 28)
Publishing practices, such as the main author and
target group, the type of publication model,
the type of literature published
7 (12.3)12 (19.0)4 (10.0)5 (13.2)
Access to the articles and information on access
Presence/absence of digital archives
Website (n = 13)Structure, functionality, grammar/spelling,
advertisement, etc., of the website
3 (5.3)3 (4.8)6 (15.0)1 (2.6)
Indexing and metrics
(n = 15)
Presence/absence and respective authenticity of
permanent journal identifiers (such as an ISSN
or digital object identifier [DOI])
5 (8.8)4 (6.3)4 (10.0)2 (5.3)
Presence/absence of or type of journal metrics
Editorial services
(n = 36)
Presence/absence of, composition of, or information
on the editorial board and editorial practices
13 (22.8)10 (15.9)8 (20.0)5 (13.2)