Evaluating journal quality can be time consuming.  Research librarians are qualifed to assist with this endeavor and may be able to streamline the task without cutting corners.  Reach out to your librarian for a consult.

 Evaluate OA Journals

Cabell’s Scholarly Analytics
The Blacklist accessible from the drop down is a tool for identifying potentially predatory publishers. Whereas the Whitelist provides metrics on journal quality and has an open access checkoff in the search.

COPE: Commitee on Publication Ethics
Practice oriented organization devoted to supported ethical editorial practices. Journal membership list may signal adherence to best practices.

Eigenfactor Index of Open Access Fees
Tool for balancing article processing charges against journal prestige.

Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association
Offers resources related to open access principles, licensing and membership list which may signal publisher reliability.

Think, Check, Submit
A checklist tool to help researchers find trustworthy publication venues and weed out predatory publishers. Funded by a coalition of publishers and societies.