Quality criteria For Audiovisual Content

The criteria for REDIB Audiovisual Content are aimed at guaranteeing the scientific, academic and scientific dissemination nature of the audiovisual content included in the platform, and at providing assistance and guidance to publishers and content authors for improving their publishing practice.

The formal and technical criteria for REDIB Audiovisual Content are categorised as either ‘obligatory’ or ‘recommended’. All of them are aimed at improving and innovating publishing procedures and technologies.

The REDIB Audiovisual Content criteria are grouped into two categories:

A. Criteria for the Publisher: those declarative and defining aspects that ensure the scientific and academic nature of the editorial line, the publication of original and unpublished content, and that guarantee the essential publishing openness of authorship and evaluation, as well as the editorial and technical requirements through which the publishing policy is executed.

B. Criteria for the Audiovisual Content: the formal and technical aspects that ensure access to the content and the thematic aspects that allow their inclusion.

A. Criteria for the Publisher

A1 Obligatory

A1.1 Publishing entities
The publishing entities will be universities, research organisations, professional colleges, scientific societies, hospitals, private companies, NGOs, renowned professionals, etc. from Ibero-America in any of its three aspects: linguistic, thematic or geographical.
The publisher will provide specific information such as the year in which the publisher was founded, and the names of the heads of its main services or departments.

A1.2 Requirement of originality
The publisher must publish original research results, academic and promotion materials, and must expressly state this requirement for originality in the works submitted by the authors.

A1.3 Arbitration system
The procedure used for the publishing of original materials and the practices ensuring the transparency, quality and guarantees of the process must be stated.

A1.4 Collections
Audiovisuals may be individual materials or be grouped into collections (MOOCS, Webinars, OCW, courses, etc.).

A1.5 Collection management
The collections, if any, must have a director and an editorial team consisting of one or more bodies, involving the participation of experts. The name, surname and complete institutional affiliation, including ORCID (recommended) and institutional email of the members of the publishing team of each collection, must be provided.

A1.6 Instructions for authors
The rules for authors regarding the submission of original content should be made public, and these should be clear, concise and in line with the indications provided.

A2 Recommended

A2.1 Publishing production
The continuous and regular publication of scientific, academic or promotional audiovisual material will be assessed.

A2.2 Quality management
The implementation of an accredited quality management system (ISO or similar) or certification of publishing quality according to national standards will be assessed.

A2.3 Publishing openness of collections
It will be ensured that at least some members of the publishing board of each collection are not affiliated to the publishing entity.

A2.4 Provider of OAI-PMH data
The publisher has a data provider based on the OAI-PMH protocol for the exportation of audiovisual metadata.

A2.5 Good Practice Guide
The publisher has a Good Practice Guide, which describes the responsibilities of the publisher itself, the authors and evaluators, and guidelines for the resolution of publishing conflicts of any nature.

A2.6 Anti-plagiarism tools
The publisher uses tools designed to detect plagiarism in any of its forms.

B. Content criteria

B1 Obligatory

B1.1 Accessible website
Each piece of audiovisual content must be online, with its own unique URL. The web containing the Audiovisual Content must be easy-to-navigate and functional, allowing fast and free access to the contents indexed and hosted on any open platform (YouTube, Vimeo, institutional platforms, etc.), with no prior registration required.

B1.2 Type of content
The credits for each document should include: full title, author(s), date of recording, and name, website and country of the publisher. They must figure prominently in interior sequences. In serial contents, the name and number of the series or collection will also be indicated.

B1.3 Identification of the authors
The authors will be identified with their name, surname, ORCID (recommended) and their institutional affiliation. If applicable, their role will also be mentioned (coordinator, publisher, etc.). When the work is not attributed to a specific author, it must have a well identified institutional or corporate author (institute, university, etc.).

B1.4 Content quality
The contents must be the result of original and unpublished research or academic studies. Provide authority criteria: endorsement, seal of the institution, quality filter, quality guarantees provided by publisher, author, blockchain, etc.

B1.5 Rights
Only open access content with defined access licenses is supported. It must include the copyright of the contents and instructions for use or reproduction, as applicable, and must expressly mention other rights or conditions of use (Creative Commons license or similar).B2 Recommended

B2.1 Content index
Present a summary or index of contents, appropriate to the characteristics and organisation of the audiovisual material.

B2.2 Summary
Present a summary by the author or publisher and include a brief bibliographical review of the author/s, a summary and also a follow-up of the academic impact obtained: reviews or even brief comments from reputable colleagues, including from the evaluation reports themselves.

B2.3 Bibliography
Include complete bibliographic references of all documents cited or used in the production of the audiovisual material.

B2.4 DOI
Reference the Digital Object Identifier or similar.

Identify the authors by their Open Researcher and Contributor ID code.