Developed by the Center for Knowledge Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, SPI-Hub™ enables you to:
Options II., III., and IV. retain the capability of reviewing the 25 scholarly criteria described on the search by "Journal" option I.
SPI-Hub™ provides indicators of journal scholarship expressed through metadata in 25 fields (e.g., indexing status in biomedical databases, stated adherence to publishing policies/best practices, reporting of open access policies such as fees and licensing options), which can be viewed throughout SPI-Hub™ by simply selecting a journal title.
Note: Informational icons are used throughout the SPI-Hub™ site to provide additional needed details.
A purple button SPI-Hub™ feature allows authors to identify journals that may require careful review due to the information reported in either key SPI-Hub™ data fields and/or journal publication site(s). The team's plan is to regularly review these journals for any change of status, as some of the SPI-Hub™ data fields (e.g., MEDLINE indexing status, inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals) may take years to fully implement.
Koonce TY, Blasingame MN, Zhao J, Williams AM, Su J, DesAutels SJ, Giuse DA, Clark JD, Fox ZE, Giuse NB. SPI-Hub™: A Gateway to Scholarly Publishing Information. J Med Libr Assoc. 2020 Apr;108(2):286-294. doi:dx.doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2020.815