FAQ

How do I create a user account in REDIB?

From the main page, head to Login and then click on Create New Account. Provide the following details: full name, e-mail address, desired user name and password. Then accept the Legal Notice, the Privacy policy and the Policy Cookies of REDIB.
An e-mail will then be sent to the address you provided when registering asking you to confirm your membership of the platform.
For any query regarding your user account, please contact REDIB by writing to contacto@redib.org.

How do I get a journal included on REDIB?

Fill in the Web form to provide details of the journal. On receiving your application, REDIB will evaluate the journal.
A reply will be sent to the publisher informing them of the decision reached on whether to include the candidate journal on the platform. If not accepted, reasons will be provided or the necessary modifications suggested in order for the journal to be included.
For any query as the publisher of a journal, be sure to contact REDIB by writing to soporte@redib.org.

Where can I find the information on my journal?

The compulsory and recommended standards for a journal to be included on REDIB can be viewed by clicking on quality criteria.

Where can I find the information on my journal?

Enter your user name and password in the section titled Editors Access. Once there, you can view and modify the information on your journal stored and saved on REDIB.

How do I update the information on my journal?

Clicking on the title of the journal will bring up a form with which to modify the following fields: short title of the journal, subject matter, journal start date, brief description of the journal, full postal address, contact person, e-mail address, language of publication, publication frequency and rights of use. Changes will be reviewed by REDIB and will only be visible once reviewed.
To make modifications to other fields, please contact REDIB by writing to soporte@redib.org.

How can I recover my password?

If you forget your password, you can recover it by clicking on: Did you forget your password? on the Editors Access tab (if you are a journal publisher) and entering your user name; or by clicking on Did you forget your password? on the Login tab (if you are a user of the platform) and then entering your user name or e-mail address.
In either case, an e-mail containing your new password will be sent to the address provided as the contact address for the journal.

What is document metadata?

Metadata means the general data on the documents or articles that provides the descriptive information needed to catalogue the information within the platform. The information might include author, title, URL, journal, volume, number, journal date, summary, key words, or even bibliographical references contained in the data.

What is the OAI-PMH protocol (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting)?

OAI-PMH is a mechanism created for repository interoperability and which facilitates the import and harvesting of metadata from one repository to another. In the specific case of REDIB, this system allows the platform to gather relevant information on the different articles published in the electronic journal (metadata) so as to be able to localise them through REDIB.

How do I introduce the metadata for document articles when the journal website does not have a OAI-PMH data provider?

From the information section for your journal you can introduce document metadata by clicking on Create Document. Fill out all the fields by following the help provided in each case. When you have finished, click on Create at the bottom of the page. A message will pop up confirming that the document has been created.

What is a DOI (Digital Object Identifier)?

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a code created by the International DOI Foundation (IDF) and used to uniquely identify digital objects, mainly electronic documents such as online journal articles. The metadata of the digital object is stored with the DOI code. It typically includes a URL through which the digital object can be found. In contrast to the URL system used in web pages, the DOI remains unchanged no matter how much time passes, even if the article is relocated at a different address since it stores the incorporated information as metadata.

What is OJS (Open Journal Systems)?

OJS (Open Journal Systems) is a open-source software for managing journals created by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), Canada. It was released under the GNU General Public License. OJS was designed to reduce the time and energy needed to handle all the tasks involved in editing open-access serial journal. It provides the necessary technical infrastructure not only for presenting journal articles online, but also the complete publishing flow, including the sending of articles, multiple rounds of peer review and indexing.

What is ORCID code (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit organisation that has developed a unique identifier for authors of scientific work. The identifier comprises 16 digits to gives researchers and contributors a persistent and unique author code that clearly allows them to identify and track their scientific or technical work. thus helping avoid confusion relating to the authorship of research activities conducted by researchers with different or confusingly similar personal names. It also guarantees proper levels of interaction between the different existing information recovery systems, such as bibliographical databases.

What is XML (eXtensible Markup Language)?

XML is a markup language developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and used to store data in a format that is readable. It is extended from SGML and defines the grammar of specific languages (just as HTML is a language defined by SGML) in order to structure large documents. Unlike many other languages, XML provides support to databases and is useful when various applications need to communicate together or integrate information.
XML was not only conceived for Internet applications, and has also been proposed as a standard for exchanging structured information between different platforms. It can be used in databases, text editors, spreadsheets, etc.

What is DTD NLM Journal Publishing 3.0?

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) created DTD (Document Type Definition) Journal Publishing with the aim of providing a common format whereby editors and archives can share the content of a publication by publishing journal content in XML format.
DTD NLM Journal Publishing 3.0 features a raft of XML modules to define elements and attributes that effectively describe the textual and graphical content of the articles contained in a journal, along with other documents such as letters, editorials, book reviews, etc.

What is JATS (Journal Article Tag Suite)?

Technical standard based on the NISO Z39.96 2012-08-22 standard prepared by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It defines an XML format for describing the content and metadata of journal articles, editorials, books and reviews. This standard provides a full description of article content or of just the metadata.
JATS XML tagging is defined by DTD NLM Journal Publishing 3.0. Tag validity will depend on whether it complies with that DTD.

What is CBP (Code of Best Practices)?

A code or guide to best practices in a scientific publication is a set of principles or behaviours intended to ensure the ethics and quality of published content. It details the obligations of the agents involved in the management of manuscripts: publisher, author and evaluator, and the procedures for resolving conflicts that may arise during the evaluation process or after publication of the work. The objective is to avoid scientific malpractice in the publication of research results, whether premeditated or not.

It’s highly recommended to take as a reference, among others, the Code of Conduct and Best Practice that the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) defines for editors of scientific journals.

What is HAP (Plagiarism Detection Tool)?

Plagiarism detection tools are software or computer systems used to verify the originality of the documents submitted for review and to detect fundamentally plagiarism. They help editors to compare the text of articles and to detect coincidences and similarities between texts that have been evaluated and those previously published in other sources.

'What is "Times cited in WoS"?'

“Times cited in WoS” is the number of times an article added in REDIB and indexed in the Web of ScienceTM Core Collection (hereafter, WoS-CC) is cited in other articles also indexed in that database, which in turn may or may not be added in REDIB.

“Times cited in WoS” refers to the page of articles quoted in the WoS-CC. This information is only available to users who have access by subscribing to that indexing service.

WoS-CC information is automatically obtained for all articles added to REDIB that are correctly identified by DOI, or alternatively, have their title in English or translated into English. For other articles without DOI or English language title, information obtained from the WoS-CC may appear in REDIB as “unavailable”. For any answer regarding these incidents, please contact REDIB at contacto@redib.org.

'What is "View article in WoS"'

“View article in WoS” is the link to the full record of an article added to REDIB and indexed in the Web of ScienceTM Core Collection (hereafter, WoS-CC). This information is only available to users who have subscription access to the WoS-CC databases.

WoS-CC information is automatically obtained for all articles added to REDIB that are correctly identified by DOI, or alternatively, have the title in English or translated into English. For other articles without DOI or English language title, information obtained from the WoS-CC may appear in REDIB as “unavailable. For any answer regarding these incidents, please contact REDIB at contacto@redib.org.