Use these reliable tools to vet open access journal and book publishers and publications.
Here are links to some major open access journals for publication. Some require Article Processing Charges (APCs).
As a researcher or scholar, you may receive solicitations to submit articles for publication from unfamiliar publishers via email. Some of these offers are legitimate, but others turn out to be scams. There are a few basic steps you can take to evaluate these journals.
The tried and true method for checking out a journal is to visit its website, research associated scholars and the publisher online, and above all talk to colleagues. But you can also look for the following information:
While this list isn't exhaustive, the more ties to well-known organizations and the more a journal follows best practices, the more likely it is to be a legitimate operation.
For more assistance evaluating publishing opportunities, you can contact your Subject Librarian at Mississippi State University.