The panels are required to produce more precise justification of what Level 1 criteria the channels rated at Level 0 do not meet (see 3.2). For Level 2 and Level 3, the panels need to provide, in general terms, the principles and criteria that form the basis for the the classification. In addition, the aim is to record channel-specific justifications for decisions that significantly deviate from the impact factors or the Norwegian and Danish ratings of expert panels:

• If the channel gets Level 2 or Level 3, even though the channel is classified at Level 1 in Norway and Denmark, or if the channel gets Level 1 even though it is classified at Level 2 in Norway and Denmark.

• If the channel receives a higher level than another channel representing the same field of research, the impact of which in the international scientific community is significantly higher on the basis of the indicators.