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

ERIH PLUS revision completed

2017-09-06: Between 2015 and 2017 all journals transferred from ERIH to ERIH PLUS were revised against the new ERIH PLUS criteria. The aim of the revision was to ensure that all indexed journals follow the ERIH PLUS standard. The revision process was completed on August 31, 2017. All journals not complying with the ERIH PLUS criteria by this date are no longer indexed. However, the outcome of the revision is not final. ERIH PLUS maintains records of these journals, and they may request a re-evaluation on basis of new documentation indicating compliance with the criteria.  Read more.

Fake academia

2017-03-29: A seminar addressing predatory journals and fake news. See announcement at Bergen Resource Centre for International Development and Centre on Law & Social Transformation.

Open Access as an academic publishing requirement

2016-11-22: By 2020, all academic publications are to be based on the Open Access principle; in other words, they are to be freely accessible. Read more.

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