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Titles indexed in Scopus: Check before you publish

on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:13


An updated version of this post is now available, with new lists and information to verify what is indexed in Scopus. Click this link to read the updated post.

Publication malpractice is an unfortunate occurrence in the world of scholarly literature. It happens in all subject areas and in all jurisdictions and few journals or books are immune. Here at Scopus, we have recently received notification of journals that purport to be indexed by Scopus but really are not. These journals have even gone as far as to forge letters from the Head of Scopus Content (signature and all)! And just because a journal may have a Scopus logo on their web site, this does not mean they’re indexed in Scopus.

As an author, if you would like to know if your published article will be included in Scopus, we urge you to take note of the following before submitting your work to a journal or conference.

  • Check the title list. Browse sources on  to check the title list, and evaluate the journal with CiteScore and other journal metrics freely available.

  • Search in Scopus. Use a Scopus search for the name of the journal or conference and check if any current content is available to see if the title is indeed indexed.

  • Ask! When in doubt, send an email to the Scopus Helpdesk and one of our Customer Service representatives can let you know if that title is indexed (or is going to be indexed).

Recently, we have received questions about the Scopus coverage of the following titles. NONE of these titles are currently covered by Scopus. These titles have either never been included in Scopus OR have recently been discontinued in Scopus.

  • British Journal of Education and Science (ISSN 0309-1114) - never in Scopus

  • Academic Journal of Cancer Research (ISSN 1995-8943 / 2221-3422) - discontinued   

  • Advances in Environmental Biology (ISSN 1995-0756 / 1998-1066) - discontinued 

  • Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences (ISSN 1995-0772 /1998-1090) - discontinued 

  • American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture (ISSN 1995-0748 / 1998-1074) - discontinued 

  • Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (ISSN 1991-8178 / 309-8414) - discontinued 

  • Global Journal of Pharmacology (ISSN 1992-0075 / 2221-3449) - discontinued           

  • Global Veterinaria (ISSN 1992-6197 / 1999-8163) - discontinued            

  • Journal of Applied Sciences Research (ISSN 1816-157X / 1819-544X) - discontinued 

  • Life Science Journal (ISSN: 1097-8135 /2372-613X) - discontinued

  • Middle East Journal of Scientific Research (ISSN 1990-9233 / 1999-8147) - discontinued        

  • World Applied Sciences Journal (ISSN 1818-4952 / 1991-6426) - discontinued           

  • World Journal of Medical Sciences (ISSN 1817-3055 / 1990-4061) - discontinued             

The prevention of publication malpractice is the responsibility of every author, editor, reviewer, publisher and institution. It is also the responsibility of solution providers like Scopus. We hope that you will follow the above steps and also take the time to alert us about any fraud you may come across. For more information on publication ethics, please visit Elsevier’s information site on publication ethics.