Indexing databases offer the most common and accessible routes into reading published academic work. See how you can find, read, and cite all the research you need with the help of the Scopus list of indexed journals for 2020.
What Are Scopus Journals?
Scopus is one of the largest, most reputable abstract and citation databases for academic literature. 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 the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
What Is Scopus Source List?
The Scopus list of journals consists of indexed publications that are either serial or non-serial. Examples of serial publications are journals, annuals (such as reports, yearbooks, and directories), and book series, and these are assigned an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number). Non-serials include one-off books, monographs, reports, etc., and these are assigned an ISBN (International Standard Book Number).
Scopus Journal List (.xls) download
The full list of titles is available on the Scopus website, on the dedicated Source Title page. Alternatively, you can download the Source and Book title lists through Elsevier, the publishing and analytics company that owns Scopus.
The ASJC (All Science Journal Classification) codes list represents subject classifications, allowing for better navigation across thousands of journals. For each listed source, Scopus provides the ASJC code in a relevant category, and a publication can be assigned to one or more of these categories.
You can view the code list here.
How Do I Find Journals in Scopus?
Open the Sources page with the Scopus list search to see a general selection of journals represented in the database. Here, you will see the search criteria (Subject Area, Title, Publisher, ISSN), source type, CiteScore metrics for journals and serials, and display options.
For example, you can enter the subject area (or areas) and click Apply. The page will show if any current content is available to view, based on the search criteria and applied filters. To search for a specific journal, enter the title in the search bar, and check if the title is indeed indexed.