The easiest way to find relevant journals in your discipline is to exchange information in your research community. So talk to your colleagues or ask for advice in your library. For more in-depth research, quality-checked online directories are a good option.
A good starting point for finding a suitable OA journal is the DOAJ. It is a global online directory of quality-checked OA journals, including more and more from from Switzerland.
Research tool for scientific publication organs, new with data of the University of Zurich. "The oa.finder will show you which journals are gold open access, what their citation impact is, whether they charge article processing charges (APCs), and if so how much, and whether your institution covers these charges via a transformative agreement or a publication fund."
B!SON helps to find a suitable OA journal by using semantic and bibliometric methods.
Short tutorials on how to use oa.finder and B!son Search OA journal
An OA journal should meet the same qualitative requirements as conventional journals. A guide and food for thought for choosing the right journal:
The online directory DOAB lists OA book publications with scientifically recognised quality levels. Thus, DOAB is a helpful tool to find not only publications but also trustworthy book publishers.
OAPEN is an initiative for OA publishing of monographs in the social sciences and humanities. Various university presses have joined the initiative and offer their publications freely via the OAPEN library.
In recent years, the number of journals published by predatory publishers has skyrocketed. These are their strategies:
Check whether the journal or publisher is listed with the following initiatives:
You can get more tips on the platform: Think. Check. Submit.
Another helpful checklist is provided by the ULiège Library with the Compass to Publish
Our Open Access team will also be happy to advise you: firstname.lastname@example.org