The editorial board of the Stoa will evaluate all scholarship submitted to it according to three criteria:
- the quality and importance of the work from a disciplinary perspective. The collaborators on particular projects will in many cases already have taken steps to secure this necessary and traditional sort of review for themselves, but the Stoa can also help to establish structures and procedures for it as needed.
- accessibility to wide audiences. On the implementation of this point we mean to be very flexible, but we do firmly believe that the issue should always be addressed.
- consistency with the technical considerations advanced by this consortium. The idea is NOT to generate an unduly complex and burdensome set of regulations, but simply to help promote good practices (defined as those which enhance long-term archivability and interoperability).