Will Open Access Journals Be Index in Scopus or ISI?
Thank you for attending the webinar and placing your query on our platform. We hope our webinar was helpful enough to clear your doubts on the current trends in Open Access. Regarding your query, generally open access journals are indexed in Scopus or Web of Science. However, not all open access journals will be Scopus or ISI indexed. The journals indexed in Scopus or Web of Science are available on the respective websites. Within the journals displayed, you can select the filters according to your requirement. Consequently, the results displayed get modified. The purpose of such indexing is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals. Once a journal is indexed & validated by ISI, one can even request for the calculation of impact factor for that respective journal.
A better method of identifying open access journals is through Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). According to surveys carried out within the academic community, more than 70% of respondents indicated that submissions to their journals showed subsequent increase due to DOAJ-indexing. 70% stated that their website traffic had also increased. “Increased readership” and “increased scientific impact” were listed as two of the top three benefits of being indexed in the DOAJ. However, not all the journals available on DOAJ are Scopus or ISI indexed. Once the journal is selected from DOAJ, you can cross check it on Scopus or Web of Science websites. On a related note, we have the Enago Open Access Journal Finder (OAJF) tool which collects data from DOAJ and enlists a number of open access journals.
For more information on open access and other related trends in academic publishing, you can check these resources on our website.