After an intensive and long evaluation process (see figure) we recently got the following positive feedback from Scopus. Scopus is the largest and probably most important abstract and citation database of scientific peer-reviewed literature.
“The review of International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) is now complete and the CSAB (Content Selection and Advisory Board) has advised that the title will be accepted for inclusion in Scopus. For your information, the reviewer comments are copied below:
- The editorial team is to be commended on the developing citations in Scopus journals and also the citedness of many of these papers.
- Publication ethics and author guidance clearly noted and there is an international Editorial Board in keeping with the international focus of the journal.
- The journal consistently includes articles that are scientifically sound and relevant to an international academic or professional audience in this field.
- The journal has scholarly relevance as evidenced by citations in other journals currently covered by Scopus.
- The abstracts are in keeping with Scopus English Language requirements.
- The abstracts are generally clear and provide an excellent summary of each article’s content.
- In general, the content of the articles is consistent with the scope and aims of the journal.
- The articles are consistently of high academic quality, consistent with the journal’s stated aims.
- The articles are generally well written and understandable.
- This title offers a valuable addition to the current publications in this field.
- The journal has clear aims and scope/journal policies that are consistent with the journal’s content.
- Peer review type is clearly stated and is supported by appropriate reviewer guidelines.”
I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude to the various colleagues and friends who made this success possible:
- the members of the Editorial Board, the members of the Editorial Advisory Board, the reviewers, the technical support and the authors,
- the members of the EERA Council, the VETNET Link Convenors and the members of the VETNET board, and
- our supporters CINTERFOR (a technical service of OIT Organización International del Trabajo / ILO International Labour Organization) and IRNVET (a network of WERA World Education Research Association).
Warm and special thanks go to the the team in the editorial office and my institute for the permanent support, especially Dr. Larissa Freund, Dr. Susanne Peters, Dr. Kristina Kühn, Pekka Kämäräinen and Janine Wehrli.
The process to initiate the indexing process for Scopus will start in the next three months. All already published articles will retroactively indexed.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Gessler