How to define/identify a journal as an "International" journal?

How to define/identify a journal as an "International" journal?  

  By: Saira Shahnawaz on April 3, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

We publish our researches in journals. One of the criteria for selecting a journal for publishing research may be its "impact factor". Another criterion may be a national or international journal.  In true sense, how a journal can be termed as an "international" journal and "National" Journal? Is there any guiding principle to identify a journal as an international journal?

Re: How to define/identify a journal as an "International" journal?  

  By: Alan Parker on April 4, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

I'm not sure that there is a "guiding principle". As usual, things are not black and white. However, two things to check are: 1. The places of work of the published authors: Are they all from the same country/region? 2. The origin of the editorial board: do they come from a variety of countries and continents? To be regarded as international, I think a journal should have both articles and an editorial board that are geographically diverse.

Alan Parker

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