Science Citation Indexing

We are not limited to any particular language or field, all Journals with p-ISSN/e- ISSN are eligible to apply.

To calculate the Science Citation Indexing Factor (SCIF) for a journal, we look for citations to the journal. The Science Citation Indexing Factor (SCIF) for an accepted journal is the average number of citations received per paper published in that journal during the particular given periods. SCIF calculation is the combination of two steps explained below.

STEP 1: Journals with Citations

In a given period, the SCIF for a journal is the average number of citations received per paper published in that journal during the one or two (one or more) preceding periods.

= the number of times articles published in a given period were cited

B = the total number of articles published by that journal in a given period


Science Citation Indexing Factor (SCIF) = A/B.

STEP 2: New launched Journals

For new journals that do not yet have a citation history at the publication level, analysts examine the items listed below. This allows them to see if the journal is able to attract contributions from scholars whose prior work has been useful to the research community.

  • Citation record and worldwide distribution of the editorial board members and contributing authors (as per their published papers). (20%)
  • Originality of the published articles. (20%)    
  • Providing regular publication without delay. (10%)
  • Academic contribution to the field. (10%)
  • Convincing editorial policy and level of peer-review. Providing clear aim, scope, ethics and consistency between journal aims and contents. (5%)
  • Publisher’s history and its affiliation to recognized organization or institutions. (5%)
  • Clarity and specialty of the journal title. (5%)
  • Readability of articles, clarity of abstracts and keywords. (5%)
  • Number of published articles. (5%)
  • Technical editing quality (correct page numbers and spelling, grammar, justification for text, tables, figures, references, citation Style, punctuation etc). (5%)
  • Reference linking and English bibliographic information. (2%)
  • Quality of website and online accessibility of the journal content. (2%)
  • Digitization. (2%)
  • The journal's presence in various indexing services, directories and listings (Google scholar, Researchgate, LinkedIn etc). (2%)
  • Listing of Editorial Board members, editorial correspondence addresses, the name and address of the publisher, ISSN and frequency of article publishing (monthly, quarterly, bi annual, annual etc). (2%)

It is to be noted that for new launched journals the maximum SCIF is 1.

The Science Citation Indexing Factor (SCIF) = Summation of SCIF calculated in step1 and step2 (i.e.  Step1 + Step2).

Journals indexed in SCI are being evaluated continuously. The SCI advisory team do not promise permanent indexing of any particular journal. Any indexed journal would be withdrawn from our database if it has plagiarism issue or fails to fulfill the regular evaluation criteria as a result of poor quality, insufficient number of citations produced or faulty review processes and would be announced in SCI black list.