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Who contributes content to ERIC?

ERIC obtains content from selected journal publishers, grey literature and book sources under agreement, and grantees and individuals submitting materials through ERIC’s Online Submission System. See the infographic PDF on ERICWho Contributes Content to ERIC which provides metrics related to ERIC’s content providers.

What is the selection policy?

The ERIC Selection Policy establishes the standard and criteria for selecting materials for ERIC’s online bibliographic and full-text library of education research. The policy is revised periodically. See the PDF on ERICERIC Selection Policy infographic for a summary of the policy and the recorded webinar below for details on the most recent policy update.

What types of material does ERIC index?

ERIC indexes education research found in journal articles, books, and grey literature. See the ERIC Selection Policy or our video to find out the specific types of materials that we will and will not index.

What journals and non-journal sources are indexed in ERIC?

The lists of currently indexed sources are available on the ERIC website.

ERIC retains the records created since ERIC was founded, however, the source name is removed from the list of currently indexed sources if ERIC stops indexing it.

How can I get my journal or non-journal materials in ERIC?

ERIC conducts formal reviews twice per year to consider sources of journal articles, reports, conference papers and other materials for indexing. ERIC reviews new potential sources against the ERIC Selection Policy. Before nominating a source, please review the policy to see if your material satisfies the requirements. If so, send an email to ERICRequests@ed.gov. Please include the journal title, publisher, and ISSN (if applicable), or your association or organization name, and a link to sample content, if possible. Once new sources have been selected, ERIC seeks an agreement with the publisher that permits regular indexing of the content.

For more information on ERIC’s source selection policies and processes, see our video and recorded webinar.

What is the process for getting materials indexed in ERIC?

When ERIC and a publisher have an agreement in place, the ERIC team acquires and indexes the content and adds the new records to the collection.

The infographic PDF on ERIC How Research Becomes an ERIC Record and the recorded webinar below walk through the steps articles take to get indexed in ERIC.

How do I submit my paper, report, or article to be indexed in ERIC?

The ERIC Online Submission System can be found at https://eric.ed.gov/submit.

Can publishers get metrics on the usage of their content in ERIC?

Yes. ERIC provides publishers with a metrics report showing how often the bibliographic record for their content has been viewed and the full text downloaded (if full-text display has been permitted). The report covers activity for a six-month period and is sent to publishers in January and July. See our video for more information.

I am a publisher with content indexed in ERIC but I did not receive a metrics report. Why?

The most likely reason for not receiving a report is that your content did not have any views or downloads during the reporting period. You may contact us at ERICRequests@ed.gov and we would happy to investigate the cause.