How is an article indexed in Scopus?

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The Scopus database is one of the largest indexers of scientific content. It includes thousands of journals around the world and millions of articles. What does a scientist need to know so that their scientific article is not lost in this ocean of scientific content and is cited? This post will try to answer this question.

Как происходит индексация статьи в Scopus?

What is article indexing?

Indexing is the process of assigning an index to a document to identify it in a database. Thanks to this, one can find the article more easily to review it and use it in their studies.

The Scopus and Web of Science databases are working to constantly increase and improve the visibility of publications and provide access to a huge number of researchers. Platforms help track the effectiveness of their publications, monitor the articles of others, seek funding opportunities.

Why does a scientist need indexing in a database?

You want to do the following

  • Develop your scientific activity, reach a new level in your career.
  • Communicate with international researchers and expand your scientific circle.
  • Increase the number of citations.
  • Improve your scientometric indicators.
  • Receive funding for your projects, etc.

Scheme of the scientific article indexing

  1. The layout of the article, editing, and translation are completed, it is time to submit the study to the scientific journal that you have selected for publication. It is necessary to carefully study the requirements of the publication for the information that must be submitted, because each journal prescribes its own conditions on their website. 
  2. Before submitting an article to the journal, it is important to check whether it is still indexed in the database. You can read how to do this in our article “Checking the Indexing of a Journal in the Scopus Database. Why is it so important?” 
  3. The indexing process can take from several weeks to several months. The journal must monitor this issue. Our company's specialists often make a request for indexing and provide data on its availability much earlier than the journal does so that our clients can submit statistics to their scientific organisations.


What needs to be done for indexing to be beneficial for citation?

  1. Indexing is done in English, so the indexed content must be translated into academic English (title, abstract, keywords).
  2. Fill out the article metadata very carefully. You can learn more about how to choose a title, keywords, and write an abstract in a new video from the Scientific and Educational Centre of the Scientific Publications company.

Scientists from all over the world come to the Scientific Publications company to get qualified assistance in publishing scientific articles in international journals that are included in scientometric databases. Scientists order publications in Scopus and Web of Science on a turnkey basis, which is the most rational solution, because then we guarantee a successful publication result.

Our specialists take responsibility for making editorial revisions, if necessary, perform academic translation. We provide a list of the most suitable journals, take care of all correspondence with the editors, reviewers, and control the indexing stage to timely notify our clients. Your successful publication is our priority, and we will do our best to make you satisfied with the result.

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