The Journal of Digital Information, a member of the TDL Electronic Press, has been named a Tier A academic journal by the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE). CORE is an association of university departments of computer science in Australia and New Zealand.
CORE has ranked hundreds of computer science journals as part of an Australian government-sponsored effort to measure the quality and impact of Australian research. That effort, dubbed the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative, is spearheaded by the Australian Research Council, a government agency with significant oversight of research funding. As a result, the rankings have implications for future research investment in that country.
According to the ERA standards for journal rankings, a Tier A journal is one in which “a majority of the papers…will be of very high quality,” and publishing there will “enhance the author’s standing, showing they have real engagement with the global research community.” Tier A journals also feature editorial boards that include “well-known researchers from top institutions.”
The Journal of Digital Information (JoDI) is a fully online peer-reviewed journal covering broad topics related to digital libraries, hypertext and hypermedia systems, and digital information. Texas Digital Library Co-Director John Leggett serves as Editor-in-Chief of JoDI, which receives support from the Texas A&M University Libraries and is hosted by the Texas Digital Library as part of the TDL Electronic Press.