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ERIC Selection Policy
The ERIC Selection Policy establishes the standards and criteria for selecting materials for inclusion in the ERIC collection. It states broad collection goals and defines the standards and criteria required of approved sources and individual materials in the ERIC digital library. The purpose of the selection policy is to provide consistency in the approach for reviewing and selecting sources and individual items, and clearly communicate policy and process to staff, users, publishers, and individual submitters of material.

In May 2022, ERIC released a new selection policy that communicates ERIC’s processes and policies for selecting new sources of content to publishers, producers of non-journal content, and ERIC users. The revisions to the policy update the version released in January 2018 to better reflect changes in working practices and clarify goals and priorities. Updates include: adding a goal to prioritize work from countries where English is the official language, modifying policies about when ERIC will re-review a source not selected for inclusion, and establishing new criteria to evaluate if a source is accessible enough to the public to warrant inclusion in ERIC.

The following list of journals and non-journals are approved to be indexed in ERIC. New sources will be reviewed for inclusion based on the new selection policy twice a year.

Learn more about our Selection Policy in this infographic.

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