How can you identify journals to publish your work in? To start, look at the journals you read, that your colleagues read and publish in, and at who you cite in your work. Is there a pattern to those journals?
When considering a journal as a potential place to publish, here are some things you might ask yourself:
Look for journals where you can answer yes to many of the following questions:
You can also look at the Think Check Submit checklist, use a journal evaluation tool [pdf], or talk to the library! We can help identify potential journals related to your field, and offer a number of tools that may help you locate an appropriate journal.
"Predatory journals and publishers are entities that prioritize self-interest at the expense of scholarship and are characterized by false or misleading information, deviation from best editorial and publication practices, a lack of transparency, and/or the use of aggressive and indiscriminate solicitation practices."
Grudniewicz, Agnes, et. al. (2019). Predatory journals: No definition, no defence. Nature (London), 576(7786), 210–212. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-03759-y.