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Jorunal status in HRČAK

Informative statuses about the activities of journals are visible on HRČAK. The statuses do not represent the information about the activity of a particular journal in general, but instead, they show the activity of a journal on HRČAK. These statuses are introduced so that the users could see how often the content is being updated. Also, we want to motivate editorial boards to publish papers regularly and to respect the HRČAK Code of Ethics.

A journal on HRČAK can have one of the following six statuses:

  1. Active – if less than 13 month have passed since the last issue was published.
  2. Inactive – if more than 13 month have passed since the last issue was published. Despite this status, the editorial boards can still edit their journals and publish papers.
  3. New journal – a journal which was included in HRČAK, but doesn’t have any papers published yet. The journals with this status won’t be visible on HRČAK’s interface until they have published their first issue.
  4. Suspended – the journal has been suspended on the grounds of the decision made by the HRČAK Advisory Board due to a violation of the Code of Ethics. The suspended journals aren’t visible on HRČAK’s public interface.
  5. No longer published – the editorial board has delivered the information that the journal is no longer being published.
  6. No longer publishing on HRČAK – the editorial board has delivered the information that the journal has stopped publishing on HRČAK.

HRČAK periodically checks the status of a particular journal. If a journal doesn’t meet the requirements for the “active” status, the editorial board receives a notification which states that their status will be changed to “inactive” if they don’t publish a new issue in the following 30 days. The editorial boards which are given the "inactive" status can contact HRČAK’s team and ask for the status activation after they have stored on HRČAK all the issues that have been published since the date the journal was included on HRČAK, including the last number.

If your journal is no longer being published or you have stopped publishing on HRČAK, contact HRČAK’s team. If your journal is being regularly published, we ask you to regularly and actively publish on HRČAK as well, in order to retain the "active" status.