How to Publish Journal in Scopus?

Scopus have reached to more people worldwide because for its standard and quality of journals. Among all popular services for indexation such as SRIRUS, EBSCO, PubMed, EMBASE, MedLine and many more, Scopus being ranked in the top. The quality of it is determined by its journals. If your work got published in Scopus, then consider your work in a high standard. It will help your work to be cited in many papers, which makes your citation score high, through which your university will also become famous. So to keep its quality high, Scopus follow strict guidelines to publish journals.

Take a note and follow on the below instructions to make sure that your manuscript will be published efficiently and rapidly. The publisher can reject your manuscript if it does not satisfy the guidelines.

Performing a search in the Scopus Database List of journals

Find a best journal from the huge amount of journals present in Scopus which best matches your article on the basis of domain and field of your article.

Identify the Target Journal

If you have made a list of journals, then you select a particular journal from them in which you want to publish your manuscript.

Preparing the Research Paper based on Journal Guidelines

Make sure to format your research paper by sticking to the specified guidelines of a particular journal.

Submission of Manuscripts

Now you can submit your research paper to the one journal which you have targeted. The authors can submit their paper online itself, which is now preferred by most of the journals from Scopus.

License and Permissions

When your paper is published in journal then the authors give access to the scientific platform “ORES “exclusively. This will take care of the request very effectively which was asked by any third parties which shows interest in recreating your work. The author can use their work foe other journals which got copyright, by mentioning the previous journal as the original place in which that was published, and also you should inform about that to the scientific platform ORES.

The research work which you submit for publication should be purely original up to your knowledge and should not be in consideration for other publications. If you want to use data from previous works then you should get a copyright permission from other author before submitting.

Cover Letter for Scopus

When you submit your paper for publication along with it you should attach a cover letter which should have the summary of manuscript and the author’s information with their full name, e mail address and phone number. It should have the count of the display items such as tables and figures and also of the attachments like figures, manuscripts, formats and any other information required.

You should attach a statement which should indicate that the article you submitted is not published elsewhere and not in consideration for other journal abreast.

Preparation of the Manuscript

The manuscript written should be in English. If you face any difficulties in writing or proofreading you can take additional help from any of the services which can help you in writing your paper.

Format of Research Articles

The research work you do should be novel, and original. It should address a problem and provide a solution for it in a new and unique way. The solution should have a unique approach of solving the problem. The article you write should include the following topics:

  • Title page
  • Information about author
  • Present address
  • Abstract of article
  • Keywords
  • Introduction section
  • Methods and Materials
  • Result section
  • Discussion part
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Figures
  • Tables

Format of Review Articles

The review article is written by collection and summing the information regarding the current research works going on a particular field. The author goes through all the works related to the topic and write it as a review such as “state of the art”. The review articles written may include the following topics:

  • Title page
  • Information about author
  • Keywords
  • Present address
  • Abstract
  • Text
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures

Format of Short Communication in Scope

The short communication should not be too long, consists of words not more than 2500. It should be brief and concise with significant information. It can also have two tables or figures and should have eight references with it. The following sections can be included in the short communications prepared by scientists:

  •  Title page
  •  Information about author
  •  Present address
  •  Abstract of article
  •  Keywords
  •  Introduction section
  •  Methods and Materials
  •  Result section
  •  Discussion part
  •  Acknowledgements
  •  References
  •  Figures
  •  Tables


The particular and same order should be followed for numbering and citing the tables in the body section of article. The tables should be numbered using Arabic numerals. Every table should have a title above it and footnote below it, which can be short and descriptive or in brief. They have to be in Microsoft word format and should not have any direct links which point to main document. The files provided by the researchers should be in the size appropriate to print.


Researchers should make sure whether the electronic images used in their paper are in a readable size and high in quality. The figures that you use in your paper as electronic format should follow some resolutions: For combinations and line drawings it should be 600 dpi (‘dots per inch’) and for color and grayscale it should be 300 dpi. The figures that have colors should not be in RGB it should be in CMYK colors.


At last in your article paper there should be reference be reference section in which it should contain all the literatures you used for reference in the alphabetical order. If two literatures have same author then that should follow chronological order.

In the text:

While citing your references within the text the surname of author and year of publication should be mentioned within parentheses. If the literature that has two authors then mention about them two. If it has more than three, mention one of them and add ‘et al’ at the end. If more than one references cited inside same parentheses then name of authors should follow a chronological order, for same year follow alphabetical order. If it has a case like same year and author, then mention them by letters.

Proof Submission

The proofs the author submit as a PDF format will be emailed to the respective author for verification. The corrected PDF file should be sent in return through fax or mail, the changes made in it will be charged. To avoid delay of publication you should correct it and send within two days. Before submitting your proofs check it carefully because the manuscripts can undergo editorial modifications.

Post-Production Corrections

The corrections will be made to the information published if it does not match with the record of publication. These corrections are made after considering the peer-reviewed material. The corrections which were done are estimated through a formal notice called erratum.

Journal Evaluation Process

To maintain the quality status of a journal, the journal paper should undergo a rigorous evaluation process which will be conducted by an international group called “content selection and advisory board (CSAB)”.

Publication in Scopus

When your journal is added in the master list of Scopus, it indicates that your paper will also be in Scopus. Scopus will help researchers to gain more knowledge about a field through easy accessibility of APIs and tools.

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