Bantul, 4 March 2021
3 basic principle criteria: objectivity, selectivity, and collection dynamics Web of Science Core Collection
WOS: SCIE, SSCI, AHCI, ESCI, BKCI, CPCI
Evaluation Process and Selection criteria
- who is in charge of the process?
- Journal data and Information are collected by the editors independently rather than relying on data provided by the publishers
- 24 quality and 4 impact criteria for evaluation and selection
- Indexing can be discontinues
- STEPS: Initial Triage, Editorial Triage, Editorial Evaluation
Initial Triage: ensure unambiguous identification of the journal, access to content and contacts. Points:
- ISSN are registered and consistent with information in https://portal.issn.org/
- Journal Title
- Journal Publisher
- add the collaboration
- Access in single point website (URL unique and valid website where all the published content of the journal is archived
- Office Address
- Content Access: provide login and password or detect IP range
- Presence of Peer Review Policy
- Contact Details: communication, generic email.
Re-submission is able and no embargo
Editorial Triage: 9 Criteria for the journal content:
- Scholarly content: original research, reviews, case studies
- Title and abstract in English.
- Bibliographic information in Roman Script is needed for paper identity: Title, Author, affiliation
- Clarity of language: readable and comprehensible content (will be checked every 3 months)
- Timeliness and publication volume: conform to stated publication schedule annual volume agrees with subject area
- Website Functionality/Journal format
- Presence of Ethics statements: guidelines on the declaration of conflicts of interest, research with animals and humans, etc.
- Editorial Affiliation Details: institution, city, and country of editorial board members (in website)
- Author Affiliation Details: institution, city, and country of authors
Editorial Evaluation (Quality): Should be coherent and consistent
- Editorial Board Composition: number of members, geographic diversity, publications and citations in line with the content and scope of the journal. They are active in the research community ( qualitative) we need to see that are members in research community
- The validity of Statements: application of ethical statements (looking for the peer review process)
- Peer Review: evidence of an adequate peer review
- Content Relevance: the coherence of the journal, published content must be consistent with the title and stated scope of the journal.
- Grant support details: information of funding received for the research described in the article (not mandatory)
- Adherence to community standards: nomenclatures, formats, and conventions used by the international community of researchers.
- Author Distribution: geographic diversity, publications and citations in line with the journal’s content and scope (if the journal is expected to international, should be in many countries)
- Appropriate Citations to the literature: the surrounding literature for the topic should be appropriately acknowledged if at the stage of editorial evaluation (Quality) then re-submission is should me 2 years forward ( 2 years embargo) If the editorial evaluation (quality) is passed then it accepted to WOS, even it’s still have 1 more stage for that.
Content relevant criteria :
what they do is check the coherence of the journal. Content significance is looking for unique content that we could not find in other journals.
When the journal has a broad study, then we should apply for multidisciplinary
Editorial Evaluation (Impact)
Selected journal with the highest impact on the citation clarity.
- How the journal has the unique journal
- criteria ta the impact evaluation step are designed.