Bonnie Swoger, of Scientific American, has written an interesting blog post about the importance of evaluating material and some resources which make that task easier like JournalGuide, Google Metrics, etc.
"Of course, none of these tools replaces thoughtful evaluation. In order to use any of them effectively, you need to understand how they compile (or calculate) their information, and how that effects your purpose for that information."
- "It's not about predators, it's about journal quality"
- Scientific American, May 24, 2013.
- "Peer-review mysteries and simple things publishers can do to help readers"
- Scientific American, February 28, 2014.