We proudly announce that the Integrated Science Education Journal has been awarded the DOAJ Seal for journals with outstanding open-access practice and exceptionally high publishing standards by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
The DOAJ Seal is awarded to journals demonstrating the best open-access publishing practices. Around 10% of journals indexed in DOAJ have been awarded the Seal.
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All seven criteria must be met for a journal to be awarded the Seal. Failure to maintain the best practice and standards described in these criteria may lead to removing the Seal.
- Digital preservation (The journal content must be continuously deposited)
- Persistent article identifiers (Articles must use persistent article identifiers (DOI))
- Metadata supply to DOAJ (Article metadata must be uploaded to DOAJ regularly)
- License type (The journal must permit the use of a Creative Commons license that allows the creation of derivative products)
- License information in articles (Creative Commons licensing information must be displayed in all full-text article formats)
- Copyright and publishing rights (Authors must retain unrestricted copyright and all publishing rights when publishing under any license permitted by the journal)
- Self-archiving policy (Authors must be permitted to deposit all versions of their paper in an institutional or subject repository, an embargo not applied)