predatory: Tools for Detecting Predatory Publishers and Journals

Allows the user to check and find (allegedly) predatory journals based on Beall's list available at <>. As part of a research project, the data from the website has been scraped with a web scraping script. The package includes a search function and direct access to this database of predatory journals. The use of this tool should facilitate the detection of predatory publications by researchers and librarians.

Version: 1.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.3.2)
Imports: stringr, readr
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, ggplot2
Published: 2017-11-03
Author: Marcelo Perlin [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Marcelo Perlin <marceloperlin at>
License: GPL-2
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: predatory results


Reference manual: predatory.pdf
Vignettes: How to use predatory
Package source: predatory_1.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: predatory_1.2.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: predatory_1.2.tgz
Old sources: predatory archive


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