From: Sandy Thatcher <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 09:40:57 -0500
Let me ask Kevin, in return, how useful he thinks student evaluations
of teachers are, as at the "Rate Your Professors" site where
professors are, among other things, rated for their "hotness."
I suspect such a forum for complaining about journal practices would
be as useful, or as useless, as student evaluations are--i.e., a very
As noted in my comment to the Chronicle piece, much better was the
journal reviewing that the Times Higher Education Supplement used to
do (and maybe still does). That kind of reviewing would surely expose
predatory journals in a more definitive way than Beall's list does.