SciVal Use SciVal to check where other academics are publishing in your subject area, and what journals are in the top percentiles for citations and prominence.
Think-Check-Submit There are many predatory journals, promising quick turn arounds of peer-review, high impact factors and indexed by all sorts of companies. Use the tool "Think-Check-Submit" for guidance on issues to consider.
Board of Editors list shows that members are not recognised in their field or that they are affiliated with questionable institutions; however, this should be done with caution, as Board member names may be used without their permission
Journals with dubious or non-existent addresses for their registered office
Unsolicited email or paper communication inviting publication in journals you don’t know or have never heard of
Unsolicited invitations to conferences run by event managers, not professionals in the research area, often at attractive destinations
Note – Legitimate new journals acknowledge if they are newly created and do not yet have an impact factor
Reputable journals typically will be listed in the Journal Citation Report
Resist the temptation to publish quickly and easily in any journal. Be aware of the publication landscape in your research area and the most reputable journals.