“Herald of Law” is indexed in the global international database -ROAD
“Herald of Law” is indexed in the global international database -ROAD.
ROAD is the second international database, in which the journal “Herald of Law” is indexed.
In order to continue strengthening its clearing house function the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO has joined forces with The International Centre for the registration of serial publications – CIEPS, which is a Category II center under the auspices of UNESCO, to create ROAD. ROAD (The Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources) is a global, and multidisciplinary system which gives access to a variety of Open Access scholarly resources such as journals, academic repositories, conference proceedings, etc. Currently in beta version which will be fully developed by the end of 2014, its aim is to facilitate the access to those resources and to help assessing their editorial quality and their usage within the scholarly community.
ROAD is based on the ISSN system (the international system for the identification of serial resources), and it links data coming from a variety of sources such as scientific indexes, metrics, and selective registries devoted to scholarly publications. ROAD is maintained by the ISSN International Centre with the support of UNESCO and is accessible via the Global Open Access Portal (GOAP) of UNESCO. ROAD provides a unique tool for assessing the quality of Open Access scholarly resources, and following up the development of the Open Access model worldwide.