- In order to be included a journal must fulfil normal international academic standards of quality, i.e. it must have a quality control policy that governs the selection of articles. In principle, this should be achieved through peer review, but it is also accepted that some high-quality journals have other systems of ensuring quality control.
- All journals must also fulfil basic publishing standards: ISSN, timeliness of publication, active operations of an editorial board, complete bibliographic information for all cited references, and full address information for every author.
Source: ERIH Aim, quality control criteria and definition of categories (PDF file)
See also ERIH PLUS criteria for inclusion.