The first thing you need to do after identifying a journal in your discipline is to evaluate it to see if it fits your needs. This is the same process you might have gone through when publishing other works.
Questions to ask:
Look for the Information for Authors section on the publisher's website for information on these topics and more.
If you're concerned that the journal you are considering might be a predatory publisher, here are some quick steps you can take:
Predatory publishers have been around for a long time. There is no simple checklist for marking a publisher as "predatory" or not. Even traditional subscription journals should be carefully analyzed for quality. The best way to evaluate journals and avoid predatory publishers is to cultivate expectations of good services and products.
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