IU Libraries assists 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. Editors are expected to submit the indexing application and field communication with the indexer, with IU Libraries providing guidance and templates. Below are potential databases 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. 


  1. Clarivate Analytics
  2. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  3. EBSCO
  4. Elsevier Scopus 
  5. Guide to Applying for Journal Indexing#Google Scholar
  6. Guide to Applying for Journal Indexing#MedLine/PubMed
  7. Guide to Applying for Journal Indexing#ProQuest
  8. Guide to Applying for Journal Indexing#PsycInfo
  9. Guide to Applying for Journal Indexing#Ulrich'sWeb

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. 

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. 


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

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.

Google Scholar

Indexes full text or metadata of scholarly literature across many academic fields. 


Focusing on biomedical literature, all MedLine content is also available in PubMed, and the indexing processes of both interfaces are closely linked. 


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


An indexing database for peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral and mental health sciences. 


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. 

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