If your research was funded by a granting agency, there's an additional consideration to choosing a journal for your article. You must make sure that the journal offers open access publication that meets your funder's conditions.
Both journals/publishers and funding agencies have Open Access policies:
For more information, contact the UBC Scholarly Communications and Copyright office.
Some Open Access journals request a fee - often referred to as an article processing charge (APC) - for article submission and review or for publication. UBC Library’s commitment to OA extends to institutional memberships with a variety of OA publishers and organizations. These memberships provide benefits to researchers at UBC, often through discounts on APCs.
See the list of available OA publisher discounts and institutional memberships for UBC Researchers.
Think.Check.Submit is a checklist developed by academic publishers and scholarly associations to help you choose a trusted journal for your article.
Identifying and avoiding predatory publishers: a primer for researchers (Canadian Association of Research Libraries) provides an overview and checklists.