Many researchers consider the quality and reliability of the Open Access publications. Like in all scientific publications also among Open Access publications can be found many kinds of publications in quality and reliability.
Characteristics of a good Open Access journal include:
The quality and reliability of the publication channel can be reviewed for example with the help of these services:
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) List of over 10 000 quality, peer reviewed Open Access journals. DOAJ has tightened the listing criteria. An overview of the history and current status of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
InCites Journal Citation Reports – Journal impacts (Impact Factor). Remote access via the Andor portal.
SCImago Journal Rank - Journal impacts (SJR, H-index for journals)
Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory – International serials directory includes information about over 300 000 periodicals. The search in this database can be limited for example to subject area, language, peer-reviewed and Open Access publishing. Remote access via the Andor portal.
Think. Check. Submit. A check list for selecting a journal for your research.
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Associationin (OASPA) has identified principles of The Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.
Blog: Flaky Academic Journals
Cenyu Shen and Bo-Chister Björk: "Predatory" open Access: a longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristics".
BMC Medicine 2015. Vol 15. Issue 230. Doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0469-2.
Open Access Journal Quality Indicators.By GVSU LIbraries.