Introducing Journal Categories
As of this spring, the new journal categories have been available in the EZB. Thus, many EZB journals now have new labels with specially assigned categories. Each journal category is a unique keyword that refers to either an OA license type or to an index the journal is listed in. These categories, which now appear in the EZB user front-end as keyword-like labels, can be used as additional filter criteria and also help improve the EZB data export.
The new journal categories are listed on an overview page. Here you will also find more detailed explanations of the individual categories. Moreover, this page redirects to the relevant journal lists filtered by category.
Journal Lists by Category
The list will now only include journals that are assigned to the corresponding category.
Journal Detail Page
The new categories appear on the journal detail page as clickable labels in a new row pointing to the corresponding journal lists.
Journal Category Assignment
Constantly updated data sets like DOAJ allow for automated journal category assignments.
Thus, there are two types of journal categories: ones that can be assigned automatically and ones that need to be assigned manually. The manual categories are assigned in the EZB administration interface.