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How To Identify SCIE, SCI And Scopus Or SCImago Journals

How to Identify SCIE and SCOPUS Indexed journals?

If you want to submit your research article in a journal, then; you have to select the target journal for your research area. The journal must index in any major abstract indexing databases such as ISI, SCOPUS, SCI, SCI-E, or ESCI. But identifying a targeted journal with a good journal citation report is not that easy. In this article, we will be discussing the difference between SCI, SCIE and SCImago journals.

    How to check a journal indexed in an SCIE indexing database?

    Whether it indexed in the SCIE Web of Science database or not, follow the following steps to check the journal.

    • Type the URL in your address bar.
    • It will direct into Clarivate Analytics Master Journal List search page.
    • Enter the targeted journal name in the search item field( Title word, full Journal name, or ISSN number in the search terms)
    • Finally, you will get the detail about the journal with all database coverage.

    How to Identify SCOPUS Indexed Journals?

    SCOPUS is the number one abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed journals, containing more than 70 Million items like scientific articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, lecture notes, and books.

    To verify the targeted journal index in the SCOPUS, we have to do the following steps.

    • Type the URL in your address bar:
    • www.SCOPUS.com/sources
    • It will direct into Browse sources on SCOPUS.com – Journal List search page to identify SCOPUS indexed journals.
    • Select the Title, Publisher, or ISSN number of the targeted journal to find SCOPUS indexing
    • Give the targeted journal name in the Title field.
    • After given the title of the journal, click the find sources button.

    Finally, you will get the detail about the journal with all database coverage. Also, you will get a SCOPUS impact factor and journal citation reports for the last five years.

    How to Identify SCImago Ranked journals?

    The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a general site to identify the journals and country’s scientific rankings. SCImago Rankings are used to analyse a good quality journal to publish and is powered by SCOPUS.

    Whether indexed in the SCImago database or not, do the following steps to check the journal.

    • To check if your target journal is indexed in SCImago, please go to https://www.scimagojr.com/.
    • It will direct into SCImago Journal & Country Rank search page
    • Enter the targeted journal name in the search item field, Then click the search button
    • You can give Title word, Full Journal name, or ISSN number in the search bar.
    • In the next step, select the journal’s name as a result of the SCImago ranking result.
    • It will direct you to the ranking page.

    Finally, you will get the detail about the journal with all the details of the SCImago database ranking result.


    The difference between an SCI, SCIE and SCImago journal

    Let’s discuss the difference between an SCI, SCIE and SCImago journal.

    The Science Citation Index (SCI)

    SCI: The Science Citation Index (SCI) is initially produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and created by Eugene Garfield. It was officially launched in 1964 and is now owned by Clarivate Analytics. The larger version covers more than 9,200 notable and significant journals, across 178 disciplines, from 1900 to the present.

    Thomson Reuters now owns the SCOPUS database’s information.  It is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the SCOPUS database.

    These indicators can be used to assess and analyse scientific domains. These are alternately described as the world’s leading journals of science and technology because of a rigorous selection process.

    The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

    It is a bibliographic database created by Eugene Garfield, produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), and now owned by Thomson Reuters (TR). The company releases the journal impact factor every year.

    SCImago Journals

    This platform takes its name from the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator. It is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the journals’ importance where such citations come from. This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the SCOPUS database from 1996. This index is based on the SCOPUS database, which has much broader indexed journals compared to ISI.

    We hope this article was available to help you identify ISI, SCOPUS, or SCImago Indexed journals and know the difference between them.


    Important FAQs

    1. How is SCImago different from the web of Science impact factor?

    SCImago uses metrics unlike the Web of Science impact factor to rank journals. In short, instead of just counting the number of citations, SJR measures the average number of weighted citations received. The concept behind this is that citations carry different weights according to the citing journals’ level of prestige.

      2. What is the oldest scientific journal?

      The American Journal of Science (AJS), founded in 1818 by Benjamin Silliman, is the oldest scientific journal in the United States, published continuously.

      3. How many books are on the SCOPUS list?

      It contains over 40,000 titles from more than 10,000 international publishers, and nearly 35,000 of these publications are peer-reviewed. SCOPUS covers various formats (books, journals, conference papers, etc.) in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

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