How to verify if a title is indexed in Scopus?

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:
  • Find it in Scopus. You can also go to Scopus.com 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 Scopus.com, 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)