May 17, 2022

Research Database: ERIC Releases Draft of Proposed Changes to Selection Policy, Feedback is Welcome

From a Post on the ERIC Web Site:

2017-10-17_17-38-50If you are familiar with ERIC you may know about our key document, the ERIC Selection Policy. This document states broad collection goals, selection standards and criteria, and procedures for providing a relevant collection of education research. What you may not know is that we regularly review the policy to ensure that it continues to communicate current policies and processes in a clear and understandable way. We are inviting you to review our proposed updates and provide us with your feedback.
The ERIC team has conducted an internal policy review based on day-to-day working experience and input received from ERIC users and publishers. This initial review has identified several areas for revision, as well as minor changes to language to increase clarity.
Topics to be revised include:

  • Reputable publishing practices
  • Reviewing sources under agreement
  • Acceptable percentage of education research for establishing a journal indexing agreement
  • Types of materials indexed in ERIC
  • Preservation policy on removing full-text content or an ERIC record, or revising existing records

Send your comments, questions, and other feedback about the proposed updates to by November 3rd.

Direct to Draft of Proposed Changes to ERIC Selection Policy

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UPDATED December 8 2017

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