Content Selection for Scopus
Newly suggested titles will be reviewed by the independent and international Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) on a continuous basis. Before suggesting a title for Scopus coverage, it is recommended to read the CSAB's statement: Advice to Secure Accession for a Journal to Scopus.
To be considered for review, titles should at least meet the following main eligibility criteria:
- The title should have peer-reviewed content
- The title should be published on a regular basis (have a ISSN number that has been registered with the International ISSN Centre)
- The content should be relevant and readable for an international audience (for example have references in Roman script and English language abstracts and titles)
- The title should have a publication ethics and publication malpractice statement
Publication Ethics & Publication Malpractice
- Major publishers already publish comprehensive statements of compliance on their web sites, see for example Elsevier.
- A number of industry organisations, notably the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and Consolidated Standards Of Reporting Trials (Consort) publish comprehensive guidelines and advice which can be readily adopted and adapted by all journals and publishers.
Scopus selection criteria:
Subject experts review titles using both quantitative and qualitative measures and the selection is partly based on sample documents from the title. The criteria that will be used in the review process are grouped in five main categories: Journal Policy, Content, Journal Standing, Regularity and Online Availability.
|Journal Policy||Convincing editorial policy|
|Type of peer-review|
|Diversity in geographical distribution of editors|
|Diversity in geographical distribution of authors|
|Content||Academic contribution to the field|
|Clarity of abstracts|
|Quality and conformity with stated aims and scope|
|Readability of articles|
|Journal Standing||Citedness of journal articles in Scopus|
|Regularity||No delay in the publication schedule|
|Online availability||Online content available|
|English language journal home page available|
|Quality of journal home page|
After review, the suggestor and/or Publisher will be informed about the outcome of the review including the supporting reasons of the decision.
Scopus Title Suggestion Form
If you have a suggestion for a title that you think should be indexed in our database, please fill in the Title Suggestion form.