Checklist (from Declan Butler, Butler, D., & others. (2013). The dark side of publishing. Nature, 495(7442), 433–435.)
Is the journal listed in Ulrichsweb (the authoritative source of detailed information on periodicals of all types -- academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more)?
"Open Access" is the practice of making scholarly research freely available on the web.
OA promotes broader access to research by:
OA can be applied to:
Some journals, known as predatory journals charge large APCs without providing the peer review and editorial support that can be expected from a quality scholarly publication.
Common red flags associated with predatory publishers include:
And keep in mind, you can always contact your library subject specialist for assistance with assessing the reputability of a publisher.