Scopus Journal Evaluation: A Case Study

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Assessing journals for inclusion into Scopus

Evan Bieske

School of Chemistry

University of Melbourne

Suggesting a journal for inclusion in

Scopus

Suggesting a journal for inclusion in

Scopus

Technical Requirements

English language abstracts

Peer review

Regular publication schedule

Registered ISSN

References in Roman script

Criteria

Journal policy

Subject area, Regional Focus

Quality of content (sample articles)

Academic content, Production quality, Language &

Grammar

Citedness

• journal, editors

Regularity

Online availability

Homepage

Journal Goal

What is the Journal trying to achieve?

Present new and important research

Address a neglected research area

Publish papers that may not be accepted into existing journals

Serve as a vehicle for institutional, national or personal pride

Make money

Reviewing Journals for Scopus

Journal Policy

Scoring

Journal Policy

Journal Policy

Content quality

Citedness

Regularity

Online availability and quality

Case Study 1

Small journal from Asia

International subject (technology)

Fair homepage

Good production values

Regular publication

Few articles each year (~10/yr)

Small publisher

Only published for 2 years

Fair academic quality

Most articles are authored by the editors

Case Study 1

Small journal from Asia

Feedback

– Why was the journal rejected

Can reapply after 1, 2, 3 years

Case Study 2

Philippine Journal of Science

Philippine Journal of Science

International subject (science & technology)

Long History (since 1906)

Very good homepage

Good production values

Regular publication articles each year (~10/yr)

Good academic quality

Editorial and author diversity

Summary

There are no hard rules for deciding whether a journal should be included.

Important indicators are: achieves primary goal of presenting high quality research satisfies technical aspects (english abstract, Roman refs. etc.) journal policy (editorial board, peer review etc.) citedness

Regularity online availability longevity

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