Journal Evaluation in Education (JEE) is Awarded The DOAJ Seal


We proudly announce that the Journal Evaluation in Education (JEE) 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.

There are seven criteria that a journal must meet to be eligible for the DOAJ Seal. These relate to best practices in long-term preservation, use of persistent identifiers, discoverability, reuse policies, and authors' rights.

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.

  1. Digital preservation (The journal content must be continuously deposited)
  2. Persistent article identifiers (Articles must use persistent article identifiers (DOI))
  3. Metadata supply to DOAJ (Article metadata must be uploaded to DOAJ regularly)
  4. License type (The journal must permit the use of a Creative Commons license that allows the creation of derivative products)
  5. License information in articles (Creative Commons licensing information must be displayed in all full-text article formats)
  6. Copyright and publishing rights (Authors must retain unrestricted copyright and all publishing rights when publishing under any license permitted by the journal)
  7. Self-archiving policy (Authors must be permitted to deposit all versions of their paper in an institutional or subject repository, an embargo not applied)