The advent of online and open access publishing has seen a rapid increase in the number of open access, peer reviewed journal titles. Many of these are high quality peer reviewed titles with high impact. However, some emerging publishers are engaging in unprofessional or unethical practices to profit from publication of research outputs despite failing to apply adequate academic rigour.
Although there is no single criteria that can be used to indicate whether a publication is reputable, considering the positive and negative indicators below should create a cumulative impression of any journal you are considering publishing in, or providing editorial/review for. If you are still unsure, please contact your Liaison Librarian.