how to check Scopus indexed journals

How to check Scopus indexed journals?

Scopus Indexing is one of the prestigious Indexing in academic journal indexing. If you want to publish a research paper in any of the Scopus indexed journals then here we will guide you How to check Scopus indexed journals?

How to check Scopus indexed journals?

Before we discuss how to check let us discuss some important points about the Scopus indexing Journal.

What is Scopus indexing?

Scopus indexing is one of the largest databases of top-level research journals in the field of Management, Science, Technology, Engineering, life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences.

Scopus gives four types of quality measures for each title; those are h-Index, CiteScore, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper).

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Scopus at a glance

According to the data available in Scopus during January 2020.

  • Over 25,100 titles
  • Over 23,452 peer-reviewed journals (including 5,500 full open access journals)
  • 294 trade publications
  • Over 852 book series
  • Over 9.8 million conference papers from over 120,000 worldwide events.

As an author or researcher, it’s very important to check the journal indexed in the Scopus or not before sending any paper. So how to do that?

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Every journal now added one menu on their home page as “ Indexing” where you can find the indexing information of the journal. The journal management mentioned all the indexing that the journal journal has received.

Scopus title list

The Scopus Journals title list contains over 39,743 titles in total, including over 25,000 active titles and over 14,558 inactive titles (mostly predecessors of the active titles). The Scopus Books title list contains more than 210,000 books.

The best way to check Scopus indexed journals

If you want to check the journal’s indexing in Scopus then you can visit

Step-1: Visit

Step-2:  Click on View journal rankings 

Step-3: On the top bar Choose the option “ISSN” and Enter ISSN of the journal for which you want to check the journal indexed.

You can also choose the other option like Search by

  • Subject area
  • Title
  • Publisher

But our recommendation will be search by ISSN for better result because ISSN is the unique for all journals. You may search by entering eISSN or pISSN.

If you do not find the journal after entering the ISSN then the journal is not indexed.

After finding the Journal by entering the ISSN go the journal’s Page in Scopus and check the “Scopus coverage years”. Check the coverage till “Present” or not. If it’s not then it is removed from the coverage.

If your paper published in a journal that was under the coverage till the year as it published then it is considered to be Scopus indexed.

Scopus’s official website is the best place to search the journals indexed in Scopus. It’s easy and convenient to search the journals.

Check Scopus content coverage

Check the “Scopus Content coverage” tab present below the journal details. Check the citation coverage till the current year or not.

Things you must check while Checking Scopus Index Journals

  • Check the Journal’s home page, contact details, publication policy, Author’s guidelines, past publication papers, Paper format, Publication charges or APC etc.
  • Check the social media platform and reviews from different networking platforms like research gate, LinkedIn etc.
  • SJR, CiteScore, SNIP, CiteScore rank & trend also plays an important role in any journal indexed in Scopus.
  • Check the other indexing and Impact factor of the Journal.

Journal that is not considered to be Scopus Indexed Journals

  • Those journals are not covered by Scopus.
  • Journal those were indexed in Scopus in the past but currently discontinued. (In such case the journal will be considered as Scopus Indexed till the coverage years)

Final words

As we discussed Scopus indexed journal is considered to be best practice and quality journal in the academic and research field. So it’s very important to check the journal’s indexing properly before submitting any paper. Publishing a research paper in the Scopus Indexed journal will enhance your academic and research career.

It’s very easy to check the Scopus indexing of any journal. Follow the steps discussed above and check the journal indexed in Scopus or not. So this is how to check Scopus indexed journals.