Scopus indexing is an important achievement for journals around the world, and this success will not only increase the level of satisfaction but also ensure the quality of the journal for other members of the scientific community.
In order to achieve this goal, the criteria for a journal to be indexed in Scopus are divided into two stages:
- Evaluation of the title in Scopus
Scopus Content and Advisory Board (CSAB)
Step 1: Self-assessment
At this stage, the journal must assess itself before applying for Scopus and check to see if it meets all the eligibility criteria, including 20 sections.
Which journals are eligible for Scopus?
All journals should have the minimum requirements of the eligibility criteria. A journal that does not meet any of these criteria is not allowed to be reviewed.
The peer review section of the journal should contain the necessary information.
Journals should be published regularly.
The content should be appropriate and eligible for international audiences.
The journal should contain a statement of publication ethics.
Step 2: Title assessment in Scopus
At this stage, the journal is firstly assessed for the general policy of Scopus rules, meaning that the journal should have a minimum of two-year publication history. Moreover, the title of the journal should not be similar to any other indexed journal in Scopus. Finally, the journal begins the submission process, which includes 13 sections.
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