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Open discussion on: What’s Up with Dr. George Perry?

March 3, 2013

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  2. I strongly disagree with Beall. I strongly protested the case of email spoofing against Beall. And now I also strongly protest Beall’s this behavior. It is grossly unfair.

    Beall himself issued this notice, “We recommend that scholars read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards.” (Reference:
    This view is quite acceptable and neutral.
    Contrary to Beall’s own view, Beall has started to suggest people to isolate the questionable publishers by this way: “I recommend against having any association with all of these journals. Do not send them any manuscripts, do not agree to review any of their papers, and do not agree to serve on their editorial or advisory boards.” (Reference:
    This view is more aggressive and forcing to polarize the readers.

    Now it seems that Beall is not only giving neutral evaluation to the readers he is slowly becoming aggressive and now he is loosing patience, who is not obeying him. Now Beall started personal attacks against the individuals. This is really a dangerous tendency. Some people may find similar tendency as history documented about fascist attitude, religious bigotry, and attacks on girls by Talibans who disobey them, or suppressive action against Galileo Galilei, etc.
    Prof. Perry is one of the top most neuro scientists of the world and consistently ranked within first 100 top scientists in his category. He has enormous contribution to science. He has enough peaks of academic achievements in his more than 100 page resume. He is already in editorial board of many high impact subscription based journals. To recollect a few: one of the top Alzheimer’s disease researchers with over 900 publications; one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in Neuroscience & Behavior; one of the top 25 scientists in free radical research. Perry is highly cited over 33,000 times and is recognized as an ISI highly cited researcher. Perry is editor for numerous journals and is editor-in-chief for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease which is having 3.745 impact factor in 2011. He is fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and past-president of the American Association of Neuropathologists. He will gain no physical reward by sitting in the editorial board of these new journals. But still he is serving as chief editor or editorial board member of many new OA journals. Why? He may have a different and unique attitude than others. He is not afraid of mixing with the new and questionable. He may have a noble attitude that with his tremendous experience he may heal the problem of new journals from inside. Daring and real strong persons are never afraid of their stature as they they may have enough self confidence. They may believe that ‘isolation’ is not at all a solution of a problem. Only internal developments can solve a problem. Kudos to Prof. Perry for his unique attitude and self confidence. I remember that Mother Teresa also believed that isolation is not the solution and if you have power you should mix and help to improve. We need more and more George Perry to improve these questionable journals. I also suggest Beall to take the chief editors’ post of a questionable journal in his expertise area and improve the behavior of the journal from inside.

    (P.S: I have sent this comment to Beall. But he did not allowed this comment to be posted in his blog.)

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