Where to publish?Choosing the publication forum
If you intend to publish in a journal you are not familiar with, check some things before the decision:
does the publisher provide full, verifiable contact information,
including address, on their website or can they be contacted only via a
is the journal indexed in journal catalogs such as Ulrich’s/DOAJ/JCR/Scopus
does the journal have an ISSN number
copyright and peer review policies of the journal
does the publisher accept parallel publishing in institutional repositories and is there an embargo
does editorial board of the journal list recognized experts with
full affiliations. You can contact some of them and ask about their
experiences with the journal or publisher
are researchers in your field publishing in the journal
is the journal's policy for author fees prominently displayed.
Be wary of invitations to editorial boards that only arrive via
email. Use your common sense and be cautious, like you would when
Beall's list of possible predatory scholarly open-access publishers.
An article on predatory publishers by Nature journal.
Where to publish? - Tampere University of Technology