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Scopus covers 240 disciplines to ensure researchers, instructors, librarians and students have confidence that they are not missing out on the vital information they need to advance their research and scholarship.

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Unparalleled access to critical research from around the world

Researchers, scholars and librarians trust the information and data they discover on Scopus because the content from more than 7,000 publishers is meticulously reviewed and selected by an independent Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB).

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A view of the numbers that power Scopus content and data.

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Preprints in Scopus

Scopus incorporates preprints from 2017 and onward as a content type in Author Profiles so users can discover the latest contributions of a researcher.

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Preprints in Scopus

Historical depth: Why citations matter

With more than 1.7b cited references in Scopus, each publication indexed has, on average, 10-15% more citations than our nearest competitor. More cited references mean you get:

  • More extensive bibliometric and historic trends analyses

  • More complete author profiles

  • Improved h-index measures for authors

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Scopus historical depth timeline

Content on Scopus extends back to 1788 and references date from the 1970s.

Expertly curated content

We seek out and ensure that only the most trusted, peer-reviewed scientific articles, books and conference papers are available on Scopus.

Content Selection and Advisory Board

Scopus content is reviewed and ultimately selected by an independent Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB), an international group of scientists and researchers with journal editor experience and who represent the major scientific disciplines indexed on Scopus.

Year-round, the CSAB members are responsible for reviewing all new titles that are suggested for indexing on Scopus. They also review and ensure that the quality of existing content is maintained.

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Scopus CSAB

Stringent selection standards

Every year, thousands of new titles are suggested for inclusion in Scopus, but only 33% of those titles meet the rigorous technical criteria. And of those roughly 1,200 titles, only 50% are accepted after review by our independent Content Selection Advisory Board.

Our selection process and policy

We are proud of our transparent selection process and independent review board. The international experts on our CSAB continually review new title requests using both quantitative and qualitative measures. Only serial titles may be suggested to the CSAB for inclusion on Scopus, including journals, book series and conference series.

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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.

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