Overview | Frequently asked questions
What is SCImago Journal and Country Rank?
The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. Journals can be compared or analysed separately. Country rankings may also be compared or analysed separately. Journals can be grouped by subject area (27 major thematic areas), subject category (313 specific subject categories) or by country. Citation data is drawn from over 34,100 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers and country performance metrics from 239 countries worldwide
Is this journal indexed in Scopus?
All journals included in SJR are indexed in Scopus. Elsevier / Scopus is our data provider, so we cannot add any journal that is not included in Scopus data base.
I have sent an article this year and it is not indexed yet, why?
Articles published this year are not over yet. Those indicators will not be available until June of next year. We cannot see what will happen in the future with this journal. SCImago receives data from Scopus / Elsevier annually, and we don’t have authority to include, exclude or modify data provided by them.
How can I submit a manuscript?
For all the questions related to journals information, you should check their own website. To submit an article, you should check author’s intructions. You can find the link in SJR website in the buttom “How to publish in this journal”.
Could you send me journal website?
You can check all journals website in SJR website by clicking the buttom “Homepage”.
Does this journal use the same parameters than Wos?
SCImago Journal and Country Rank uses Scopus data, our impact indicator is the SJR. Check our site to locate any journal. We suggest you consult Journal Citation Report for other indicators (like Impact Factor) with a Web of Science data source.
What does it mean that a journal is cancelled?
Our data comes from Scopus/Elsevier, which offers an annual copy of their database. We understand that since the date indicated by Scopus/Elsevier the journal is no longer indexed in its database. While the citation window is still active, we can show indicators of the journal.
Is this journal Open Access?
You can find an icon (padlock) in the right side of the journal title. If this padlock is open, it means that this journal is Open Access. However, if the padlock is closed, it means that this journal is not Open Access.
Why had journal quartile changed from last year?
Every single year SJR is updated on June. Each year Scopus provides us an update database, and according to that new information, indicators are calculated. Annual data updating can modify journal's quartile from other years.
Is this a predatory journal?
If you want to learn more about predatory journals, please check this website beallslist.weebly.com
How can I include my journal in your ranking?
Our data source is Scopus, SCImago doesn't participate in the journals selection. You should contact Scopus by these links so they could help you
Could you send me bibliographic information related to a concrete topic?
If you need bibliographical information or full text, we suggest you do a research in Scopus or contact your librarian.