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How To Get Your Journal Indexed: Understanding The Basics

How can you get your journal indexed? Quite a pressing question. A lot of people are unaware of the process that could help them see their journals indexed in popular databases such as Ebsco, Proquest, Scopus, ERIC, Ulrich and Cooper nix. In this post, we will cover the basic understanding related to journal indexing in various databases.

First off, you need to find a topic and subject-related database relevant to your field and scope of study. Then, it is important to understand how the particular database , of your choice, works.  Take a detailed tour of the webpages and understand how they operate and features they offer. Some databases only include keywords in their index while others include citations in their system.  Know the visibility criteria of database as to how your journal will appear. It helps you choose the particular database for your journal indexing.

Upon choosing the appropriate database, you will need to file a formal application to the database along with the relevant documents and evidence. Now comes the most tricky and important part of the entire process. Your journal will be reviewed to ensure it meets all criteria prior to getting indexed. In case your journal is rejected, that does not mean you cannot apply again. Make sure to bring changes in your journal to meet the criteria and all eligibility factors.  In order to gain more visibility for your journal, you can apply for indexing in multiple databases.