The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a service that indexes high quality, peer reviewed Open Access research journals, periodicals and their articles' metadata. Journals must apply for inclusion in this quality controlled list. This is an excellent place to search for reputable open access journals in your discipline.
Douglas College Library A-Z databases list can be filtered by searching "open access" to find the complete list of Open Access databases at Douglas College Library. Look for the open lock symbol to confirm Open Access.
There are many open access journal publishers and directories, but here is a list of some of the most prominent -these may also be included in the UFV Library's list of databases:
Predatory publishers use deceptive practices to lure authors to publish with them. They exploit the open access author-pays model for their own profit.
Always carefully assess an unfamiliar publisher before submitting your work to them. Use some of the checklists and resources listed below, and ask colleagues for their opinions. Your liaison librarian may also be able to advise you.
Checklists to evaluation journals/publishers:
Checklist to assess journals to determine if they are reputable.
A short guide to assessing the quality of journals from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).
A nice rubric tool to help in evaluating journals. From librarians at Loyola Marymount University.