Q. How can I find out whether a journal I have found on the web is good enough to use for my academic work?
To gauge whether a journal is 'good enough' to cite in your research, consider the two main points and follow the checklist as outlined below:
1. Find out whether the journal is peer-reviewed/refereed
a. Peer-reviewed or refereed journals are the journals that will use a review process to gauge the scholarship of the article before it is published – and the journal will usually have an ‘Editorial board’ made up of experts who are also the reviewers.
b. If the journal does not have an Editorial board but all the content is referenced, it is considered to be a ‘Scholarly’ journal'. Peer Review Process
2. Next, evaluate the journal in the following way: