Scopus Scientific Journals
Journals in the Scopus database
Scopus Journals Catalog
What is Scopus
The Scopus Scientific Journals Database is a online tool created by the publishing house Elsevier that allows you to track the citation of published articles, specific authors or entire research institutes. The database includes over 24 thousand journals in medical, technical, humanitarian and natural sciences. In addition to journals, Scopus indexes conference proceedings and books. You can get access to the database by subscribing through the web interface.
The Scopus was launched on March 15, 2004. During its existence, the database has gained an excellent reputation among researchers and has been recognized by influential rating agencies, including THE, QS University Rankings, Financial Times, etc. In addition, the data provided by the database are recognized by government agencies in many countries and are used to evaluate the performance of universities.
Thanks to Scopus, you can find comprehensive and reliable information on the citation of scientific publications, use the built-in tools for tracking, analyzing and visualizing data.
Scopus is an international information system that indexes publications in different languages, subject to the availability of annotations in English.
Academic disciplines covered by Scopus
The Scopus citation system positions itself as an international collection of information about scientific publications. The database includes 24 sections covering modern scientific areas, among which 4 large sections stand out:
- Physical sciences;
- Life sciences;
- Social and humanitarian disciplines.
Most of the indexed journals are located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America. The Pacific region and South America account for 9% and 3%, respectively.
Scopus official website
On the official site of the Scopus database, any unregistered user can familiarize his/her with a trial version of the Scopus Preview resource.
On the Scopus demo page you can find:
- Guidelines for Scopus Content Coverage;
- List of sources, including the list of titles of books included in the base;
- List of active sources;
- Free metrics and journals ratings for those who do not have a subscription.
In addition, on the site you can find the Support Center, which helps with the most frequently asked questions and answers, as well as tutorials on how to use the system.
Publishing Journals in the Scopus Database
In order for a journal to get into the largest database and be indexed in it, it must meet certain conditions:
- One of the mandatory requirements is the title in English, as well as the presence of English-language annotations, while full-text versions of articles can be submitted in other languages;
- The periodicity of new issues should be at least once a year;
- High quality journals. Its assessment includes an analysis of the credibility of the publisher or academic institution, the credibility of the editorial board, the citation of authors and members of the editorial board in Scopus;
- Quality control of published articles using peer reviewed process;
- Representation of the journal on the Internet - its own website, which contains versions of pages in English, while translating all articles in the journal is not necessary.
Paper requirements in Scopus
- The need to clearly indicate the relevance, significance of the study, the availability of results and conclusions;
- Academic writing style, lack of value judgments;
- Originality of the text. A prerequisite is the absence of publications of the article in other journals;
- Articles are accepted in a language of a journal, but the abstract must be written in English;
- The volume of the publication can vary from 14 to 26 pages;
- Text should be created in Word, text size - 12, font - Times New Roman, line spacing - 1.5;
- Visibility of graphic content. Numbering of figures, the ability to format it;
- In the metadata, it is mandatory to indicate the title, Running title, information about the authors (name, title, degree), work mailing address, e-mail.
Urgent publications in Scopus journals
The urgent publication of a scientific article is very difficult. It can take several months from the date of submission of a paper to its appearance in the journal. The timing is largely determined by interaction with reviewers and making edits, and in some cases - additional research that illustrates the point of view of the authors of the article.
Therefore, if you need to publish the results of your research by a certain date, think about it in advance in order to avoid haste and unnecessary worries. But, if you are in a hurry, then feel free to contact us. We are ready to help you as much as we can!
In order to publish your article in Scopus, follow these simple guidelines:
- Select a journal according to a topic of your article. In order to do so, use the catalog on the website or a list of all Scopus journals. The list of journals included in the Scopus is updated several times a year;
- Prepare a paper taking into account the requirements for the submission of articles;
- Depending on the chosen journal, pay the publication fee;
- Send the paper, wait for the feedback of the reviewers;
- Make corrections if necessary.
Rating of Scopus journals
Many researchers who want to publish their academic papers are concerned about the question of which scientific journals are indexed in Scopus. How to find out if a particular journal is included in the Scopus database, where to see the rating, etc.
To do this, you can refer to our catalog, which contains all the necessary information, list of journals or search the Internet for lists of publications.