To choose a journal in which to publish often depends on which motives and goals one has with the publication. Those are probably different if you are a doctoral student or a senior researcher. The question is what you want or have to prioritize from the perspective of your own context (your career), as well as external requirements from your employer or an external research funder. Here follows a couple of questions you might pose from a pair of overall aspects:
These questions are important to pose and reflect upon as they are going to guide your choice of journal. In the following steps (2-5) we will, from the basis of each step, present different aspects of them as well as describing different resources that can be used to answer the questions you have.