How long does a journal keep indexed in Scopus?

As a journal is chosen to be indexed in Scopus, its contents are included in this database from the same year. In addition, the articles in journals that have three years’ experience of publications are indexed by their first issue in Scopus.

In cases where a full archive of articles has been included on the website, publishers may ask Scopus to include previous numbers into the database collection. The journals chosen to be indexed in Scopus can continuously be present there, however, journal activities determine the length of time to keep itself indexed in that database.

The editors and the journal support team must contact Scopus via the Internet to ensure that the publication has the quality to keep indexed in Scopus. Moreover, the quality of the website must be improved to make the scientific communication wider.

Furthermore, as the citation numbers of a publication increases, the journal’s incentive and interest to enhance the goals and scope of the publication will rise. All Scopus criteria should be preserved throughout the journal presence, however,  the most important point for the journals to consider is to increase the number of their readers as well as authors.

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