Jeffrey Beall, Associate Professor

Auraria Library Staff Directory

Scholarly Communications Librarian
Department: Education, Research and Access Services

Jeffrey's Role at Auraria Library

Jeffrey works with other library colleagues to inform the campus about the rapidly-evolving world of scholarly communication. An expert in scholarly publishing, Jeffrey advises on topics such as open-access publishing, research misconduct, increasing research impact, and copyright. He is available to speak to classes or at meetings and to consult individually on topics related to research communication.

Professional Affiliations and Service

Member, American Library Association

Member, Association of College and Research Libraries

Select Publications

Beall, J. (2015). The “metric” system: yet more chaos in scholarly publishing. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 6.11:2112-2113.

Gutierrez, F.R.S., Beall, J. and Forero, D.A. (2015). Spurious alternative impact factors: The scale of the problem from an academic perspective. Bioessays 37.5:474-476.

Fox, M. & Beall, J. (2014). Advice for plagiarism whistleblowers. Ethics & Behavior 24.5:341-349.

Beall J. (2013). Medical publishing triage: Chronicling predatory open access publishers. Annals of Medicine and Surgery 2.2:1-3. [Invited].

Beall, J. (2012). Predatory publishers are corrupting open access. Nature 489.7415:179 [Invited].

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B.A. California State University, Northridge, 1982
M.A. Oklahoma State University, 1987
M.S.L.S University of North Carolina, 1990

More About Jeffrey

Jeffrey's hobby is taking pictures of everything related to Colorado and sharing the pictures on Wikipedia.

Office: 303-556-5936

Auraria Library
Room 118
1100 Lawrence St.
Campus Box 101
Denver, CO 80204

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