Indexing & Archiving
The journal is in its infancy at the moment and is naturally not indexed in any of the major scholarly article indexing services. It is however the intention of the Editorial Board to start applying for the relevant indexes (e.g. DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus and PubMed) after publishing enough articles (or for enough time) to qualify for indexing. We are taking all possible measures in accordance with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing to ensure that we are easily accepted for prominent indexes. We do not believe in fake indexes and do not intend to be indexed by any of them.
For the time being, different SEO measures were taken to ensure that journals content is discoverable through popular search engines (e.g. Google Scholar). It is also important to note that (being published using OJS) the journal’s website is OAI-compliant and its contents can be easily harvested by the relevant services (e.g. BASE, OAIster … etc.).
iJMP believes in the importance of long-term preservation of scholarly content. The journal is also responsible for ensuring that the effort invested by its authors and reviewers is not lost in case of any unfortunate event causing the journal to cease publishing. University libraries were traditionally the ones responsible for preserving scholarly articles. However, one of the challenges that appeared with Open Access journals (regardless of their many other advantages), is that someone needs to ensure their long-term preservation. To this end, several archiving services were established to take on this mission. iJMP will be part of the Public Knowledge Project’s Private LOCKSS Network (PKP-PLN) right after publicaiton. We also intend to subscribe to an additional commercial service if the need arises.
iJMP’s participation in these services ensures that its content remains accessible on the internet even if the journal stopped publishing. It is important to also note that iJMP’s assignment of DOIs to its articles as well as requiring our authors to create ORCID accounts (see DOIs & ORCID), both help in supporting the integrity and long-term preservation of our articles.