ELECTRONIC JOURNAL SELECTION & EVALUATION PROCESS
Do you wish to submit an Electronic Journal for Evaluation?
E-Journals undergo the same rigorous selection as journals in print media. Publishing Standards, Editorial Content, International Diversity, and Citation Analysis are all considered.
Timeliness of publication requires a somewhat different approach when an e-journal publishes articles one at a time rather than collecting articles for release as an 'issue'. Where this approach is taken ISI simply looks for a steady flow of articles over several months time.
The Format of Electronic Journals is extremely important to ISI. Following are a set of guidelines for Electronic Journal formats. Following these guidelines helps insure correct citation of articles and reduces the possibility of ambiguity in citation or articles.Insure that it is easy to identify the following elements:
- Journal Title
- Year of publication
- Volume and/or Issue Number (if applicable)
- Article Title
- Page Number or Article Number (one or the other is required; article number
should not be the DOI)
If your journal has both page numbers and article numbers, list them separately and not merged
together. EXAMPLE: Art. #23, pp 6-10 and not 23.6-23.10
- Authors names and addresses
- Label all article identifiers such as DOIs, PIIs and Article Numbers.
- A complete table-of-contents for each issue that includes the page/article number for each article (unless journal is being published as single articles)
Labelling these identifiers in both source articles and in citations helps insure their proper use by those referencing the article and correct labelling by abstracting and indexing firms such as ISI.
Each article must be assigned a unique page number or article number (whichever numbering scheme is being used) within any one given issue. Additionally, article numbers must be unique within an entire volume number. If the same article numbers are repeated in each issue within a volume, ambiguities will result when citing the original article. A citation to v. 20, art. 1, 2002, even when adding the author's name, would be difficult to find if there are multiple article #1's.
References to Your Journal
Instruct authors to include the following information:
- Journal title (use one standard abbreviation for your journal; avoid acronyms that may be confused with other titles)
- Volume number (if applicable)
- Issue Number (if applicable; within parenthesis)
- Page number and/or article number (clearly identifying the article number as such)
- Year of publication