Journal selection criteria in Scopus

To be considered for review, all journal titles should meet all of these minimum criteria:

  1. Consist of peer-reviewed content and have a publicly available description of the peer review process.
  2. Be published on a regular basis and have an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) as registered with the ISSN International Centre.
  3. Have content that is relevant for and readable by an international audience, meaning: have references in Roman script and have English language abstracts and titles.
  4. Have a publicly available publication ethics and publication malpractice statement.


CSAB members have deep subject matter expertise, and are committed to actively seeking out and selecting literature that meets the needs and standards of the research community that they represent. Journals eligible for review by the CSAB will be evaluated on the following criteria in five categories:


Journal Policy

Convincing editorial policy
Type of peer review
Diversity in geographical distribution of editors
Diversity in geographical distribution of authors


Academic contribution to the field
Clarity of abstracts
Quality of and conformity to the stated aims and scope of the journal
Readability of articles

Journal Standing


Citedness of journal articles in Scopus
Editor standing
Publishing Regularity No delays or interruptions in the publication schedule
Online Availability

Full journal content available online
English language journal home page available
Quality  of journal home page



We remind you that the Scopus database in June 2021 published a new list of journals that are no longer indexed by the platform. You can read more about this at the link.

Also you can use the video recommendations from our publishing house PC TECHNOLOGY CENTER to work with the Scopus database:

– Add Missing Document to Scopus

– How to associate Scopus ID with ORCID ID


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