The tools below may help to ensure that your research falls within the scope of the journal. Consider the audience for any journal.
The ever increasing amount and availability of Open Access journals along with other changes in publishing have led to an increase in publishers who may not have the author's best interest or maintaining a high quality collection as priorities.
To avoid these publishers, many of the same rules for measuring a journal's scholarly worth still apply. Consider the following:
It is now more important than ever to understand how to measure journal quality and warning signs of predatory publishers.
A journal may be predatory if: