1. Find information about a journal on its website:
2. Journal impact
Use the following key tools to find journal impact metrics, ranking, and to compare your targeted journal with others within the same discipline:
Check whether your chosen journal is indexed by following library databases or Google Scholar:
4. Do your own research
5. Think, Check, Submit
The Think,Check, Submit website provides a checklist for assessing the credentials of a journal or publisher.
6. Find journals' policies on SHERPA
Many journals including some prestigious journals provide OA publishing options to authors . The following are some well-known OA journals that you may publish with:
There are some publishers acting unethically especially when it comes to OA journal publishing. Predatory journals may have these common issues:
You may like to read the following recent studies on the issues of the increasing number of predatory open access articles:
Benefits of OA publishing:
Find more details on our Open Access guide.