Think-Check-Submit is a resource that helps students and professionals assess the trustworthiness of journals. It has been developed through a "cross-industry initiative led by representatives of ALPSP, DOAJ, INASP, ISSN, LIBER, OASPA, STM, UKSG, and individual publishers." Sharing research results with the world is key to the progress of your discipline and career. But with so many publications, how can you be sure you can trust a particular journal? Think-Check-Submit provides a checklist to make sure you choose trusted journals for your research.
The FAQ section of the website offers a succinct description: Think-Check-Submit “provides an easy-to-use checklist that researchers can refer to when they are investigating whether a journal can be trusted.”
While the stated purpose of Think-Check-Submit is to help authors check the trustworthiness of journals for article submission purposes, the provided checklist also can prove useful for university students who are assessing the trustworthiness of journals for researching topics.
The site consists of a 2-minute video and a concise checklist of questions.