Journal Roadmap

The ORBIT journal was officially launched in Ocotober 2017. The editorial team was announced at the same time and a call for papers and contributions was distributed. 

Current Status

- The ORBIT journal is implemented using the Open Journal Systems plugin for wordpress as part of ORBIT project website.

- An application for an ISSN was approved in October 2017.

Planned Developments

- ORBIT aims to be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. This will require setting up a number of systems and processes listed below.

- Allocate DOIs to all journal papers, probably via CrossRef

- Inclusion of machine-readable licencing information

- Establish a robust archiving system, e.g. via CLOCKSS or LOCKSS

- Join the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association: OASPA

- Be listed by key academic databases / lists such as CABELLs, SCOPUS or ISI