Experts do not always agree on the most appropriate place to publish or present a particular piece of research, but all agree that this choice is important, especially for early-career authors. In summary, prioritize metrics, indexes, peer review processes, policies, other recognition; avoid claims of unreasonably fast turnarounds, lack of copyediting, and misleading claims about discovery.
"Predatory" publisher definition: characterized by false or misleading information, deviation from best editorial and publication practices, a lack of transparency, and/or the use of aggressive and indiscriminate solicitation practices (Grudniewicz, 2019).
From Monica Berger's Bibliodiversity at the Centre: Decolonizing Open Access:
"Where there are no scholarly-community-based local publishing options, exploitative (predatory) publishing is more likely to occur. ... A conflation of unethical and exploitative publishers with resource-constrained operations hinders support for local publishing ... Due to the legacy of Beall and his list, small publishers, the non-mainstream and the truly deceptive continue to be lumped together (Bergerand Cirasella, 2015)."
Berger, M. (January 2021). "Bibliodiversity at the Centre: Decolonizing Open Access." Decolonizing Open Access in Development Research, (52, 2), 383-404. https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12634