This 25-minute video provides an overview of the process of getting an article published in a peer-reviewed journal, as well as great advice to authors. The video was produced by Taylor & Francis, which is a major UK publishing company.
Predatory publishers charge exorbitant article processing fees without conducting any editing or peer-review work, often preying on inexperienced or desperate authors. Journals owned by such publishers can either be closed or open access, although the latter is more common.
When you're evaluating a journal- open access or not- to determine if your article is a good fit for the publication, remember to spend some time evaluating the journal/publisher to make sure that the goal of the publication is to share high-quality research which advances scholarship versus solely to make a profit.
Adapted from Canadian Association of Research Libraries.