The Office of Scholarly Publishing assists new journals with the indexing application process, which includes potential indexes and databases to be included in, submitting applications, and updating policies and the journal website to satisfy indexing requirements. Below are potential indexes of interest with general information about requirements for inclusion. Contact iusw@indiana.edu for information about where to apply or for help submitting an application. 


Ulrich’sWeb

A database of serial information, including ISSN, editorial boards, indexing coverage, peer review status, and publication history for journals. This resource is commonly used to identify legitimate venues for publication. 


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

A community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Most legitimate open access journals are indexed and certified here. 

Elsevier Scopus

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings as well as smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research.

Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters–this company now owns Web of Science)

An analytics company focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property management. 

EBSCO

Provides fulltext coverage of magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles for most academic disciplines.

ProQuest

One of the largest, multidisciplinary, full-text databases available in the market today.