Making a choice
Making good choices at the beginning of your academic publishing career, about where you submit for publication will enhance your academic reputation. At the beginning of your publishing career, it's best to choose reputable; peer reviewed; academic journals or conferences, which target your specific discipline.
Think Check Submit brings together peak standards bodies and publishers, providing a checklist researchers may use to assess the credentials of a jourmal of publisher. The Committee on Publication Ethics and their Code of Conduct for Journals provides criteria to assess the bona fides of scholarly open-access publishers and journal titles.