Science Citation Indexing

All articles, contents, notes and any other approved documents published in journals, books, proceedings, patent document, thesis, project reports and newspapers need to be recognized within the academic community.

All universities, scientists and researchers need to identify the impactful journals being reliable in publishing the relevant articles and contents for the scholarly community.

The science citation indexing (SCI) applies its critical criteria in the selection processes to find, evaluate and introduce the journals providing high-quality information to the science community and professional societies.

We aim to connect the research society to the qualified academic publishers and increase their visibility. Our team members and journal evaluation editors have backgrounds relevant to their areas of responsibility, working as experts in academia, research, and publishing.

SCI indexed Journals are evaluated based on the special criteria noted below.

  • Providing regular publication without delay.
  • Convincing editorial policy and level of peer-review.
  • Providing clear aim, scope, ethics and consistency between journal aims and contents.
  • Worldwide distribution of editorial board, reviewers and authors and their standings.
  • Academic contribution to the field.
  • Publishers’ history and its affiliation to recognized organization or institutions.
  • Clarity and specialty of the journal title.
  • Originality of the published articles.  
  • Clarity of abstracts and keywords.
  • Readability of articles.
  • Reference linking.
  • Language(s) of journal articles.
  • Bibliographic information in English.
  • Digitization.
  • Online accessibility of the journal content.
  • Quality of website.
  • Citation analysis, considering the various metrics such as citation rate, self-citation and validity of the citing journals in performing citation analysis of the journals.

The science citation indexing (SCI) listing is based on published selection criteria mentioned above and is an important indicator of journal quality and measuring the relative importance of a journal within its field.

To interpret these data it provides Science Citation Indexing Factor (SCIF) as a measure to compare the quality of the journals. 

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 Any indexed journal would be withdrawn from our database if it has plagiarism issue or fails to fulfill the regular evaluation criteria as a result of poor quality, insufficient number of citations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.

Only the journals which passed the SCI evaluation process would be awarded a certificate to use the SCI logo on their webpage.