Q: Is American Јοurnal of Optics and Photonics reliable?
I was invited by American Јοurnal of Optics and Photonics (e-ІЅЅN: 2330-8494) to submit a manuscript of the content which I presented at Photonics West 2022 the other day. In searching, this journal was not hit on DOAJ or Web of Science, but some interesting papers were hit on Google Scholar. I can't judge whether this journal is good or bad, so would you let me know your opinion?
You may want to check the impact factor of American Journal of Optics and Photonics. The impact factor indicates the number of times an average paper in a journal is cited during a year. Therefore, the higher the impact factor, better is the journal ranking. You can find more details about impact factor here: https://www.editage.com/insights/categories/understanding-the-impact-factor & https://scientific-publishing.webshop.elsevier.com/research-process/what-journal-impact-factor/ .
Regardless of whether your journal shows up on DOAJ, the impact factor can help you determine whether to Accept the journal’s invitation.