|Founder||David W. E. Cabell|
Cabell's International is a scholarly services company based in Beaumont, Texas. Established in 1978 by management professor David W. E. Cabell, it originally maintained only a directory of whitelisted academic journals. Since then, it has grown to include a blacklist of predatory journals, journal metrics, and a set of tools to help academics prepare their manuscripts. Its whitelist has also been expanded to include many types of information about the included journals, such as article acceptance rates and average review times. As of 2017, the company's whitelist contains over 11,000 journals.
In 2015, Cabell's began working with Jeffrey Beall, the creator of Beall's list, on developing a new list of predatory journals. In early 2017, Beall's list was abruptly taken offline, leading to speculation that Cabell's was involved in the list's removal; the company denied any involvement. On June 15, 2017, Cabell's launched its own blacklist of academic journals it considers predatory. Like their original whitelist they have maintained since 1978, their blacklist is subscription-only.
With regard to Cabell's International's whitelist, Manhattan College librarian William H. Walters noted that "Cabell’s maintains minimum standards for inclusion but is not comprehensive in its coverage of good journals." The authors of a review of Cabell's in the Charleston Advisor noted that "Cabell’s takes complaints about journals in their database seriously, and they will conduct a review and decide if it’s necessary to remove the offending publication." But they also noted, "Inclusion in Cabell’s is not an automatic stamp of quality. Users should realize that while Cabell’s prohibits journals that their staff deems predatory, publications of low quality will not necessarily be excluded."
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