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 Directories of Publishing Opportunities 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.