Test these journals:
- Applied Research Journal
- International Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development
using this check list:
- is the peer reviewing process abnormally fast (between 3 and 15 days) showing that it is completely fictitious?
- is the Article Processing Charge low (50 to 300 $)?
- the first page of the site targets authors rather than readers?
- Is the journal present in the List of Predatory Journals or the publisher in the List of Predatory Publishers produced by Stop Predatory Journals?
- is the journal indexed in the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)?
- do this journal announces an Impact Factor (real) or a pseudo Impact Factor? It is easy to verify this statement (without subscription): you must use journal search of Clarivate Analytics and look at (if present) the coverage (Social Science citation index or Science Citation Index or Science Citation Index Expended)
- if this journal announces being indexed in Scopus, is it real (it is easy to check, without subscription, by consulting the SCImago Journal & Country Rank database which classifies and describes the majority of journals present in Scopus)?
- is it difficult to find the physical address of the journal and / or publisher?
- is the contact with the magazine done via a web form or via non-professional addresses (gmail, yahoo ...)?
- how many papers are yet published?
- must the manuscripts be submitted by email?
- is the operation of the peer reviewing process explained or only superficially presented?
- are the editor and/or members of the editorial board difficult to identify, are not known or mainly come from the same geographical area?
- must articles be formatted by their authors?
With all these observations, you must be able to take a decision
(cc 2018 - B. Pochet)