Journals approved by the Planning and Budgeting Committee

The Council for Higher Education's budget model, which was determined by the Planning and Budgeting Committee (VATAT), includes a teaching component and a research component. The research component is designed to reflect the university's publication output through objective measures, and includes a publication measure (number of the University faculty scientific publications) and an impact measure of these publications' quality (by the impact factor measure of journals in which these publications appear). University budgets are, therefore, influenced by researchers' choice of academic journal for publication.

For the purpose of institutional budgeting, VATAT approves journals included in the following databases (last update: August 2019):

1. For medical science, natural science, and technology fields: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
2. For the social science field: Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
3. For arts and humanities: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
4. For sources in various fields: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
5. For psychology: PsycINFO
6. For education: Education Source (see excel list of academic journals)
7. For education: ERIC
8. Hebrew & Arabic publications: selected journal list from Haifa's Index to Hebrew Periodicals (see a current list of academic journals)


* Databases numbered 1-4 are the Web of Science Core Collection sources, therefore, any journal included in them is considered Planning and Budgeting Committee approved.
** Until August 2019 the list also included: Sociological Abstracts, Econlit (Economics), ABI / INFO (business administration), IPSA (political science) and publications included in Szold Institute Databases in social science and education.


Ulrichweb can be used to locate the databases in which journals catalogued and indexed. See our hebrew manual for using Ulrichweb (pdf).