The Cabell’s review board will consider Blacklist appeals with a frequency of one appeal request per year, per journal. Blacklisted publications, those with unacceptable practices, are encouraged to amend their procedures to comply with accepted industry standards.
Requests for appeals must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Journals wishing to appeal inclusion on the Blacklist must demonstrate an honest revision of their behaviors with proof of corrective and preventative actions for each blacklist violation.
Upon review, the Blacklist criteria will be applied with strict scrutiny and the board will conduct a complete examination of the appellant. To facilitate the appeals process, the appellant must comply with all requests for additional information regarding policies, procedures, and the publication’s peer review process.
Following this appeal process, a journal found to no longer qualify for Cabell’s Blacklist will be removed. Please note that removal from the Blacklist does, by no means, qualify a journal for Cabell’s Whitelist. Journals wishing to be included in Cabell’s Whitelist must follow the proper Whitelist application procedures and are subject to additional review to confirm qualification.