Search for a journal to evaluate it based on the TOP Guidelines.
Evaluating Predatory Behavior
Predatory journals are publishing venues that are dishonest about their policies including peer-review. Because there are so many new journals starting to publish it can be difficult to identify which journals to stay away from. If you are questioning whether a specific journal is reputable the following tips may help. When in doubt, contact a librarian!
Use library tools:
Are they actually indexed in the databases they claim to be on their website? Such as the Web of Science or PubMed.
Are they listed on UlrichsWeb, a library tool for tracking serials?
Use your judgment:
Do you recognize the names and reputations of their editorial members?
Have you read articles from the journal? Are they suspect?
Are the articles, including figures and graphs of high quality?
Do you identify typos in the content?
Use lists (but sparingly):
DOAJ - highly vetted resource listing open access journals