The top tip for selecting a journal to publish in is to trust yourself. You're an expert in your field. You can determine if a journal publishes quality research.
If you're an early career researcher or a student, get multiple opinions from your supervisor and colleague.
When looking for a journal to publish in think about:
Need further help finding a journal to publish in? The tools below can help you, but remember that no single tool will connect you to all journals so try a few.
When evaluating a journal do the following:
If you can’t answer these questions positively, then you shouldn’t publish in that journal.
Many researchers are concerned about “predatory publishers.” A good rule of thumb is that legitimate journals are more likely to ask you to review than to submit. Journals published outside of the United States with rapid publication, using a mega journal model, or an Open Access journal with article processing charges are legitimate. Unfortunately, if there’s a way to make money, there will always be scams. If you evaluate all journals carefully, whether it is Open Access or a subscription journal, you’ll always publish proudly in a legitimate journal.