Choosing the most appropriate journal for your article is very important.
Search databases on your research topic:
Open access publishing often means your research will reach wider audience and increase your research impact to both research community and the general public. Open access articles are generally get higher citation rates than the articles published in subscription journals.
Some publishers or websites provide a tool to match your abstract/keywords to relevant journals:
Once you have chosen a journal or a number of journals for consideration, a further research on each journal is another important step. Consider the following aspects:
Check whether articles in your chosen journal or the journal can be found by the following databases or websites::
The following tools provide reviews on journals shared by researchers around the World:
There are some publishers acting unethically especially when it comes to OA journal publishing. The following common signs of predatory journals may help you identify these journals:
You may like to read the following recent studies on the issues of the increasing number of predatory open access journals: