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):
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.