Journal Publishing Practices and Standards
A comprehensive set of criteria for assessing Southern journals
Launched by INASP and African Journals Online in 2017, Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS) is a unique new framework for providing accreditation and support for journals in the Global South hosted on the Journals Online platforms (JOLs).
The new standards were launched on 20 September 2017 - read the press release.
- Reassures readers and authors that journals meet international standards to a particular level
- Guides journal editors on improving publishing processes
- Acknowledges journals that have attained internationally recognized publishing standards
"Ensuring that high-quality Southern journals are trusted as part of local and global scholarship is essential for redressing scholarly imbalances and helping the Sustainable Development Goals to be realized.”
- Sioux Cumming, Programme Manager for INASP’s Journals Online project
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Journal Publishing Practices and Standards Guides
The Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS) framework provides detailed assessment criteria for the quality of publishing practices of Southern journals.
The framework is available in:
Infographic: Supporting the credibility and visibility of Southern journals
Our infographic gives a quick overview on why we need to support the credibility and visibility of Southern journals.
Blog: How and why we created JPPS
In this interview, Susan Murray, executive director of African Journals online and Sioux Cumming, Programme Manager, Journals Online, tell the story of how and why they created JPPS - a detailed and internationally accepted assessment criteria for the quality of publishing practices and policies of Southern journals.