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Here is a guide to possible locations for indexing your journal in locations outside of the standard OJS 3 specifications. 


    • If your serial publication is not already tracked by Ulrich's, you can bring that title to the attention of the Ulrich's editorial team by sending an email to
      •  In your email, include the name of the publication and any other information, you can.  An editor will follow up with the publisher or provider and attempt to get the most recent information about the publication. 
    • More info here:

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

    • Complete application here:
    • This application will require very specific details on your Open Access and Copyright policies. If you have questions about how to meet DOAJ's standards, contact us at

Elsevier Scopus

Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters): mainly focused on sciences but has some humanities

    • Evaluation period is close to a year
    • Re-evaluated yearly
    • Very selective in what they include
    • If included, likely going into Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) for one year
    • Publication ethics: Thomson Reuters evaluates journal practices, so having a publication ethics and malpractice statement is preferable
    • Impact Factors available—but only for SCIE (Science Citation Index Expanded) and the SSCI (Social Science Citation Index)
    • If accepted, re-evaluated yearly – can be removed if found non-performing



    • More selective than EBSCO
    • Application is very basic
    • Submit new content evaluation requests to and include pertinent details such as title(s), the subject areas covered by your publication(s), ISSN/EISSN, frequency of publication, average number of articles per issue, etc.

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