Dimensions is as inclusive as possible with publications information, with the belief that it should be in the users hands to be able to filter and limit their searches to specific pre-defined subsets of publications. The decisions of which groupings to use should of course be as informed as possible, and the information below is intended to aid this decision making.
The following journal lists are available as filters in Dimensions. Each list of journals is recognised as an independent grouping outside of Dimensions, and below each description you can find a link to the original information on an external website if you would like more information or background.
The Norwegian register, officially the "Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers", is operated jointly by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) and the National Board of Scholarly Publishing (NPU). The list shows which scientific publications are recognized in the weighted funding model and includes around 30k source titles. The Norwegian register divides journals and series considered to meet scientific quality criteria into Level 1 and Level 2, where Level 2 is superior than Level 1. These scientific quality criteria include a valid ISSN, a scientific editorial board, and a peer-review process. Source titles which do not meet these criteria are identified as Level 0.
The ERA 2015 journal list was designed for the purpose of supporting Australia’s national research evaluation framework, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). Included are journals that were eligible for institutions' ERA 2015 submissions - all included journals had to meet the criteria of being academic/scholarly and publish publish original peer reviewed research. The ERA 2015 journal list includes over 16k journal titles.
PubMed is a search engine of the abstracts and references of life science and biomedical publications mainly sourced from MEDLINE, and maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The PubMed filter in Dimensions filters to only publications which have a PubMed identifier (PMID), as used in PubMed.
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a community-curated online directory that indexes high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. The DOAJ journal list includes over 10k journal titles covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.
SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)
SciELO is a platform for electronic publishing of scientific journals, with national focal points in 15 countries. From Latin America and the Caribbean, the following countries, with active national focal points, have journal collections in SciELO: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
ERIH (European Reference Index for the Humanities) PLUS
Operated by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD), the main aim of ERIH is to enhance global visibility of high quality research in the humanities published in academic journals in various European languages all over Europe. The index enables researchers to better understand and promote the national and international importance of their research. All journals included in ERIH have to meet threshold standards for scholarly journals as defined here:
VABB-SHW (Flemish Academic Bibliography for the Social Sciences and Humanities)
Operated by the Centre for Research & Development Monitoring (Expertisecentrum Onderzoek en Ontwikkelingsmonitoring, ECOOM), the Flemish Academic Bibliography for the Social Sciences and Humanities (VABB-SHW) is a database of academic publications from the social sciences and humanities authored by researchers affiliated to Flemish universities. The full list of journals comprises both peer reviewed and not peer reviewed journals.