The editorship of an edited volume published by a publisher regarded as being very important for communication between researchers, or a theme or special issue of a journal regarded as being very important for communication between researchers.
The assessment of the editorship of edited volumes and journal special issues is based on the authorised list of journals and publishers regarded as being very important for communication between researchers, both within specialisms and in the broader research community. These lists are established by the National Authorisation Panel on proposal of the Domain Panels.
Some of the publications in this category qualify as hybrid because they are published by publishers or as issues of journals whose readership – typically for the humanities – includes not only peers but also a societal group. Such publications are thus regarded as examples of authorised indicators.
Edited volumes published by publishers or journal special issues that do not appear on the lists established by the National Authorisation Panel – for example because they focus on a specific language or regional domain – can be made subject to assessment through the narrative or case studies. To emphasise the importance of these publication channels, the research unit may turn to other instruments for quality and relevance in the humanities, for example VABB-SHW (Flanders), CRISTiN (Norway), and the EU’s ERIH+.