The European Science Foundation (ESF) signed in January 2014 a memorandum of understanding with the NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data to transfer the maintenance and operations of the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) to NSD. The ERIH database operated by NSD is called ERIH PLUS.

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Criteria for inclusion of new journals

To be included in ERIH PLUS, journals must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Explicit procedures for external peer review
  2. Academic editorial board, with members affiliated with universities or other independent research organizations
  3. Valid ISSN code, confirmed by the international ISSN register
  4. All original articles should be accompanied by abstracts in English and/or another international language relevant for the field
  5. Information on author affiliations and addresses
  6. No more than two thirds of the authors published in the journal are from the same institution

See also approval procedures.

Latest news

Downloaded more than 600 times

2016-03-21: We are both surprised and happy to see that our new and free to use downloadable list of all included journals is so much used. Approximately 600 times it has been downloaded in the first month. This tells us that this application has been awaited and that it has improved our service to the research community with interests in Social Sciences and Humanities journals.

Download ERIH PLUS list

2016-02-15: The list is open and free to download.

ERIH PLUS REVISION

2015-08-26: Starting fall 2015 all journals transferred from ERIH to ERIH PLUS will be revised against the ERIH PLUS criteria.  Read more.

ERIH PLUS Conference 2015 in Bergen

Summary with presentations


Presentations are now available.

Announcement

NSD will host an ERIH PLUS Conference in Bergen May 28-29 to mark the start of ERIH PLUS. The conference will start with a meeting for the ERIH PLUS Advisory Group on the 28th of May at NSD. On the 29th of May there will be a Conference seminar on Hotel Radisson BLU for the Advisory Group, The National Experts and the NSD staff working with ERIH PLUS. The aim of the Conference is to create a forum for common understanding of ERIH PLUS.

Bergen and Strasbourg, 9th July 2014

The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data are pleased to announce that the transfer of the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) to NSD has been completed and ERIH PLUS is now accessible at the NSD website:

http://erihplus.nsd.no/

Following the memorandum of understanding signed in January 2014, NSD will now operate the new reference index for scientific journals in the humanities and social sciences. Our goal is to enhance the global visibility of high-quality research in the humanities and social sciences across Europe, and to facilitate access to research journals published in all European languages. The ERIH PLUS index encompasses the original ERIH lists, which initially only covered the humanities disciplines. The new reference index is called ERIH PLUS, in order to indicate that the list has been extended to also include social science disciplines.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We are pleased to announce that ERIH PLUS is ready to receive submissions for the inclusion of journals.

To be included, the scientific journal must meet the benchmark standards described here.

For submissions of new journals for inclusion in ERIH PLUS, please submit new journal.

The processing time for new submissions is about one month. All submissions are guaranteed a response once the result is ready.