Here are some journals that very frequently solicit my expert opinions, without really checking whether I have the expertise or not, and without any impact factor.
Resources I use to check the credibility of unknown journals:
- Web of Science
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
22 of 300 journals have impact factor between 0 and 2.064 (
Some other researchers impressions: http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=MEDLIB-L;wGArog;20110726180255-0700d
I have been solicited to write an expert article for the following journals the past year. Even though I feel flattered, I would not think much of researchers that publish in these journals
- Advances in Bioinformatics (Impact factor: 0, Registered in PubMed Central, Spamming a large number of potential authors)