It can be hard to distinguish so-called predatory publishers and journals from trustworthy outlets.
The Open Access business model, where the author pays, is potentially an invitation for dubious publishers to accept more papers and provide less stringent review. This could lead to higher costs and a negative impact on overall quality. Please check this document on predatory journals for tips.
Use the the WUR Journal Browser to select trustworthy journals, this database only contains trusted Open Access journals.
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