Consult a journal directory to find a journal's publishing information, search by publishing criteria, and confirm its legitimacy. A directory can address the following:
Consult a disciplinary index to review publications vetted by societies or other organizations. Many of these indexes also allow you to find research and publishing venues based on citations, references or funding.
The journal author pages will have the most complete information regarding aims & scope and the submission process. Links to some of the major academic publishers are listed below
Transformative agreements between commercial, scholarly publishers and academic entities are increasing. These agreements can also be known as read and publish agreements or similar terms. When an author is affiliated with an institution or system, the cost of publishing their work in a publisher's open access journals may be waived or receive a discount.
Journals can be qualitatively evaluated by their information and attributes. Check a journal's web site for "About" to see the following to determine a journal's qualities, and if it is a good fit for your topic:
See this example from Review of Educational Research (RER):