Here we go again?
Earlier this week we posted a roundup of coverage about lawsuits re: Dale Askey and McMaster University.
Today, Inside Higher Ed. is reporting about the Canadian Centre for Science and Education sending a letter to Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and scholarly initiatives librarian at the University of Colorado Denver saying they have problems with one of his blog posts.
From Inside Higher Ed.:
Via its lawyer earlier this month, the Canadian Centre for Science and Education, publisher of numerous open-access journals charging several-hundred dollar author fees, sent a letter to Beall informing him that his inclusion of the company and several of its products on a list of a possible-to-probable “predatory” journals on his blog amounted to defamation and libel.
The letter requests that Beall remove the publisher’s name and those of its journals – Sciedu Press, Macrothink Institute and RedFame Publishing – from the blog immediately, due to their inclusion’s “natural tendency to injure our client’s reputation.”
Here’s a Direct Link to the December 12, 2012 Blog Post That the Publisher Doesn’t Like: “Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013”
If needed, the post is also available via Google cache and Yandex cache.
Read the Complete Inside Higher Ed. article for much more.