Is a journal indexed in Scopus? A reminder to check before you publish

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Here’s how to verify if a title is indexed in Scopus:

  • Check our title lists. You don’t need access to Scopus to find out what is and what is NOT covered, the information is publicly available from our info page. There are 3 lists to check against:
    • Scopus Source List: The complete list of indexed journal titles
    • Book Title List: The complete list of indexed book titles
    • Scopus Discontinued Sources List: The list of journal titles for which indexing has been discontinued (and as of which volume and issue)
  • Find it in Scopus. You can also go to itself to check. Open the “Sources” page and search for a title, publisher or ISSN.
  • Ask! When in doubt, contact the Scopus Helpdesk and one of our Customer Service representatives can let you know if a title is indexed (or is going to be indexed).

Note: There are some instances where a journal might be listed as ‘Discontinued’ in, but not be included in the ‘Scopus Discontinued Sources List.’ This includes:

  • If Scopus has not received journal content from the publisher in the last three years, the title will appear as ‘discontinued.’ Once recent material is received from the publisher and loaded to Scopus, then the ‘discontinued’ note will be removed once the Scopus Source page is refreshed.
  • When a journal is truly discontinued by the publisher.  When this happens, the ‘discontinued’ notification will appear 3 years after the discontinuation. This is an automated process

As an additional reminder, Scopus does not ask authors to pay in order to be indexed. For a journal (and consequently its articles) to be indexed in Scopus, a publisher must proactively suggest the title for indexing. The journal title is evaluated by the independent CSAB as to whether or not it will be included in the Scopus (see more on Scopus journal evaluation)

To learn more about Scopus Content, refer to these additional resources:


Titles on Scopus

Content types included on Scopus are either serial publications that have an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), such as journals, book series and conference series, or non-serial publications that have an ISBN (International Standard Book Number), such as monographs or one-off conference materials. To check if a title is on Scopus, visit the freely available Source Title page(opens in new tab/window)or consult the title lists below.