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You need to think about your values and your approach"
Your advisor can help shape your values, but ultimately they are up to you. Consider who has what role in your research effort. Who defined the project/problem? What are the conventions of your discipline?If you take credit for the research, you also take responsibility for it.
Talk about it early and often.
If you have a dispute with your advisor:
Who is your audience?
What are your goals?
What are your advisor’s goals?
Considerations about a journal included these:
Find impact factors at the Web of Science. Go to Additional Resources and select the Journal Citation Reports. You can search by title or subject.
Find Open Access journals in your field be searching the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Use the 'browse" feature to search by subjects.
Find out about the publisher's and journal's copyright and access policies policies at SHERPA/RoMEO.
Find out more about amending the copyright transfer agreements at SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition)
Open access journal are freely available for all to read. However, as an author you may pay to publish. When evaluating an open access journal, consider whether it is addressed to and produced by a serious group of researchers from your discipline who are committed to communicating quality science.
Heather Morrison from SPARC suggests some key questions to ask.
If you are interested in learning more about Open Access, here's SPARC's site addressing how graduate students get involved.