ERIH PLUS REVISION STARTING

Published 30 October 2015

Starting fall 2015 all journals transferred from ERIH to ERIH PLUS will be revised against the ERIH PLUS criteria. The aim of the revision is to ensure that all indexed journals follow the ERIH PLUS standard. During the revision the ERIH PLUS team will collect data about all the journals in order to make this information transparent for the users of the index and too ensure that the information in ERIH PLUS is up to date. In addition to verifying data about the criteria, we will also collect data about language of the publication, country of publication, publisher, open access, whether the publication is national or international, and the website.

All journals transferred from ERIH will regardless of the outcome of the revision still be indexed in ERIH PLUS. The journals will either appear with an updated approval in accordance with the ERIH PLUS criteria or remain approved according to the former ERIH criteria, depending on the findings of the revision. All journals approved in accordance with the ERIH criteria from 2008 or 2011-2012, will with this revision get the opportunity to also be approved in accordance with the ERIH PLUS criteria for inclusion.

Once a journal has been revised an email is sent to the editor of the respective journal. We will use contact information for the journal’s editors (or other relevant personnel) that is found by examining the journal’s website.

The outcome of the revision is not final, and all journals will be given the chance to provide new information that might affect the result of the revision. This can be done by sending the ERIH PLUS team an email with the relevant documentation and/or direct links to the criterion/criteria in question. If information about the criteria only are to be found in the printed version of the journal, issues can be sent to us by email or to our postal address.

All journals undergoing the ERIH PLUS revision are treated in a standardised way. More information about the ERIH PLUS approval procedures can be found here. Please contact the ERIH PLUS team at erihplus@nsd.no if you have any questions about the ERIH PLUS revision.


ERIH PLUS REVISION ENDING

Published 10 May 2017

When ERIH became ERIH PLUS in 2014, all ERIH journals were transferred to ERIH PLUS as approved journals. In 2015, we started the process of revising all journals transferred from ERIH to ERIH PLUS against the ERIH PLUS criteria. The aim of the revision was to ensure that all indexed journals follow the ERIH PLUS standard. In addition, the revision would ensure that the information in ERIH PLUS is up to date.

Since we started the revision process, we have revised almost 5000 ERIH journals against the ERIH PLUS criteria. Until the process is finished, the ERIH journals will still be indexed in ERIH PLUS regardless of the outcome of the revision. Once the revision process is completed, however, all ERIH journals that has been found to not comply with the ERIH PLUS criteria will no longer be listed as approved journals in ERIH PLUS.

The revision process is estimated to be completed this summer.

All journals undergoing the ERIH PLUS revision are treated in a standardised way. More information about the ERIH PLUS approval procedures can be found here. Please contact the ERIH PLUS team at erihplus@nsd.no if you have any questions about the ERIH PLUS revision.


ERIH PLUS REVISION COMPLETED

Published 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. During the revision the ERIH PLUS team collected data about all the journals in order to make this information transparent for the users of the index and to ensure that the information in ERIH PLUS is up to date. Moreover, we collected data about language of the publication, country of publication, publisher, open access status, and whether the publication is national or international. Furthermore, the ERIH PLUS team evaluated the information available on the journals' websites against the ERIH PLUS criteria. To be included in ERIH PLUS, the journal must meet the following minimum requirements:

After revision of a journal, the ERIH PLUS team has attempted to convey the result of the evaluation to editors, publishers or contact persons. However, the listings of the journals in ERIH have not included contact information, which has made this part of the process difficult in some cases. We wish to extend our apologies if we have not been able to reach you earlier.

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. Please contact us at erihplus@nsd.no if you would like to request a re-evaluation. You will need to provide relevant documentation and/or direct links to the criterion/criteria in question. If information about the criteria is only to be found in the printed version of the journal, issues can be sent to us by email or to our postal address.

All journals undergoing the ERIH PLUS revision have been treated in a standardized way. More information about the ERIH PLUS approval procedures can be found here. Should you require any more information about the ERIH PLUS revision, please do not hesitate to contact us at erihplus@nsd.no.