Reference this list for your chosen journal to check if it is trusted
The 31 criteria outlined in the this document are grouped into five categories:
Checklist to Identify Reputable Publishers
From Butler, D (2013). The dark side of publishing.
Publons is a website and free service for researchers to share, discuss and receive credit for peer review and editing of academic publications. Publons's mission is to "speed up science by making peer review faster, more efficient, and more effective".
Publons’ Journal List is a positive and dynamic alternative to Beall’s list.
It not only includes information collected about vetted partners, but also data contributed by reviewers in the Publons community.
Beall, J. (2014). Look out for bogus impact factor companies.
Butler, D. (2013). The dark side of publishing.
Callan, P. (2013). Fake paper highlights predatory publishers.
Stratford, M. (2012). Predatory online journals lure scholars who are eager to publish,