Since late last year, Cabells has been working on developing new branding for our products that better embody our ideals of integrity and equality in academic publishing and society as a whole. We set out to ensure that the changes represent a total departure from the symbolism inextricably tied to the idea of blacklists and whitelists. In support of, and in solidarity with, the fight against systemic racism that our country is facing, Cabells is implementing brand-wide language changes, effective immediately. The changes implemented today represent only a fraction of those that we will be launching in 2020, but it is an important start.

Users may experience temporary outages as the changes roll out, but normal operations should resume quickly. Customer access will function identically as before the changes, but look for the term “Journalytics” in place of “whitelist” and “Predatory Reports” in place of “blacklist.”

Please contact Mike Bisaccio at or (409) 767-8506 with any questions or for additional information.

Cabells thanks the entire community for their support of this effort.

The Cabells Team

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36 thoughts on “Announcement regarding brand-wide language changes, effective immediately

    1. Many thanks for your query. While it is not included in Cabells Predatory Reports, it does look like it has some of the characteristics attributable to predatory journals. We will review the journal and confirm our findings in due course

    2. Hi Eleanor. This does look like a very low quality journal and they use misleading metrics (Cite Factor), but we don’t feel certain it is predatory because they do provide a link to the “impact factor” that they use and we didn’t find any other violations for the journal against our criteria. Therefore, we would say it is a poor journal with a couple of predatory features, but not enough to include in our Predatory Reports database. We would recommend choosing a better quality journal. Thanks, Simon

  1. Are Biological Trace Elemeny Research and Environmental Science and Pollution Research a predatory?

    1. Neither journal are listed in Cabells’ Predatory Reports database, and as they are published by the very well renowned publisher Springer it is very unlikely they are predatory. However, if you have any concerns or would like to check other journals, please contact us at

    1. This journal is not listed by Cabells in Predatory Reports, however if you have any suspicions or would like to check if other journals are predatory, please contact us at

  2. I’m not finding any information about Population Medicine by European Publishing. Is it too new to be showing up as predatory or problematic? What can you tell me about the journal. Thank you.

    1. Hi Gayle

      Many thanks for your query about Population Medicine. It is not included on Predatory Reports, but we will review it and let you know the result of our investigation.

      Best regards, Simon

    2. Hi Gayle. We have had a quick look at this journal, and we are convinced it is not predatory, and as such will not be adding it to the Predatory Reports list. Many thanks, Simon

  3. Hi, is Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability journal predatory?

    1. Hi Andreas – yes, this journal, also from SCRIP, is included in Predatory Reports.

    1. Hello Yasmin – we do not have a journal titled Journal of Neonatal Clinical Pediatrics listed in Predatory Reports.

  4. Hello,
    Is Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology (MOJET) included in Predatory Reports

    1. Many thanks for your query – no journal with this name appears on Predatory Reports at this time. If you have any recommendation for journals to review, or would like to check further entries, please email us at Best regards, Simon

    1. Hello Abraham – this journal is currently listed in Predatory Reports. If you have any recommendations for journals to review, or would like to check further entries, please email us at Thanks very much.

    1. Yes, the journal Current Urban Studies published by SCIRP (ISSN: 2328-4900) is listed in Predatory Reports. If you would like to check any other journals, please get in contact with us at

  5. Hi, does the journal Education Quarterly Reviews (From Asian Institute of Research) belong to the predatory list?

  6. Hello,
    Are any of these journals predatory?
    Business Management Dynamics
    International Leadership Journal

    1. Hi Luis. Many thanks for your query. If these two journal names are CORRECT, neither of them are included, so if you have information you can share on them please send them to However, there are journals included in the database with SIMILAR titles, so please proceed with caution in engaging with these journals and let us know if the names are slightly different. Many thanks, Simon

    1. Hi Claire. Thanks for reaching out to us. Journal for STEM Education Research from Springer is not included in Predatory Reports. If you have information on this publication or any other questions, please consider letting us know at Thanks very much.

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