Is the journal relevant to your research audience?
Peer reviewed / refereed journals.
Some research disciplines can be disadvantaged by reliance on metrics alone. When considering the quality of appropriate journals in which to publish your research include:
Is the journal:
Many journal publishers, whether subscription based or open access, impose article processing charges (APC). APC may be used to fund peer reviewed open access journals, or can be an option for authors who wish to make their article open access in an established subscription based journal. Some funding bodies, such as the ARC and NHMRC have adopted policies requiring research outputs to be freely accessible / open access. These policies only require that publications are ‘deposited into an open access institutional repository [see What is Open Access?] and/or made available in another open access format within a twelve month period from the date of publication’.
Directories of Journal Quality
These tools aren’t perfect. For example, Ulrichsweb includes some journals that publish peer reviewed + non-peer reviewed content; the DOAJ might not include all quality open access journals, and recently de-listed 900+ journals that did not meet its published Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing