Scholar Indexing Society is a global information analytics system that helps institutions and researchers advance open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. It is an initiative for open-access indexing and knowledge abstraction databases. The society is a globally recognized forum for promoting research work and knowledge sharing through a curated online compendium database of high-quality, peer-reviewed indexed journals, indexed articles, projects archive, directory of researchers, and eminent personality profiles (Hall of Fame) from around the world. Scholar Indexing Society uses a carefully selected group of distinguished librarians, professors, and people from academic and non-academic fields to help review and make decisions about the council's day-to-day activities.
In 2020, we founded Scholar Indexing Society to address issues we noticed in the way science is industrialized and disseminated. Our objective is to link the scientific world and make research accessible to everybody. All research articles indexed on S.I.S are freely accessible on the platform.
You don't need to pay to submit an application for your journal to be reviewed and indexed on S.I.S.
Scholar Indexing Society mission is to promote knowledge by sharing to upsurge the openness, accessibility, reputation, usage, and impact of quality scholarly research journals, articles, abstracts of eminent personality profiles, and educational databases globally, regardless of discipline, geography, society, or language.
Scholar Indexing Society assured you that once your request is initiated and submitted successfully from your end we will meet up your demands according to the specified time stated unless otherwise stated on the website notice board for an update, upgrade, or delays from providers. Scholar Indexing Society has an Advisory Panel and Council, the members of which carry out their duties happily, meritoriously, professionally, and quickly to meet up demands from users, and clientele.
All criteria must be met for a journal to be awarded the Seal. Failure to maintain the best practice and standards described in these criteria may lead to removal of the Seal. This criterion which a journal must meet to be eligible for the SIS Seal. These relate to best practice in long term preservation, use of persistent deposits of published articles, discoverability, reuse policies and authors' rights.
Digital Preservation: The journal content must be continuously deposited or indexed to Scholar Indexing Society upon every successful production
Persistent Article Identifiers: Articles must use persistent article identifiers, or functional ISSN number. All obstinate links must resolve correctly.
License Type: The journal must permit the use of a Creative Commons license that allows the creation of derivative products.
Copyright and Publishing Rights: Authors must retain unrestricted copyright and all publishing rights when publishing under any license permitted by the journal.
Self-archiving Policy: Authors must be permitted to deposit all versions of their paper in an institutional or subject repository.
We expect the members of our Council, our staffs, volunteers Editors/reviewers and our Ambassadors to always be treated courteously and with respect for the work they are doing. They should not be subject to abusive behaviour in any form, which includes:
- Rude, disrespectful and offensive behaviour, including derogatory remarks or anything which amounts to verbal or emotional abuse in person or in communications
- Sexually inappropriate comments or behaviour
- Racist and discriminatory abuse
- Threats of physical violence
- Aggressive and violent behaviour
Quality Control Process
- A journal must have an editor and an editorial board.
- The editorial board must be listed on the website.
- The name and affiliation of all editors and board members must be included.
- If the journal is run by a student body, it must have an advisory board of which at least two members have a PhD or equivalent.
- The editorial board for the journal should consist of at least five people. It is recommended that board members should not all come from the same institution.
- All articles must pass through a quality control system (peer review) before publication.
- The type and details of the peer review process must be stated clearly on the website.
- Use of a plagiarism checking service is recommended, but not required for inclusion in S.I.S.
- Endogeny should be curtailed.
- The proportion of published papers where at least one of the authors is an editor, editorial board member or reviewer must not exceed 20% based on the research content of the latest two issues.
The Application Process
1. Your application is successfully submitted when you see a Thank You screen and receive a confirmation email.
o If you do not receive that email, contact us, or try to login with your credentials and check your dashboard
2. Your application will be reviewed by an editor. You may receive an email alerting you when this process has started.
3. The editor may need to contact you as part of the review process. Please answer any questions they send you. This helps us process your application correctly. Be aware that we will reject an application if, after one month, we haven't received answers to our questions.
4. The editor reviewing your application may be a volunteer and will not have a scholarindexing.com email address. Check your spam folder frequently just in case the emails have ended up there.
5. If your application is accepted, you will receive an email to confirm the consent and your account will be approved.
receive an email giving the reasons for rejection of the application. Unless
otherwise advised by S.I.S staff, you may not submit another application for
the same journal until 1 year after the date of the
notification of rejection. You are responsible for providing accurate
information when submitting an application. Applications that contain information
that is inaccurate or wrong, or that have answers missing, are automatically
You will receive an email giving the reasons for rejection of the application. Unless otherwise advised by S.I.S staff, you may not submit another application for the same journal until 1 year after the date of the notification of rejection. You are responsible for providing accurate information when submitting an application. Applications that contain information that is inaccurate or wrong, or that have answers missing, are automatically rejected.
You may submit an appeal if your journal has been removed from S.I.S, or your application has been rejected and no new application is allowed for at least a year. Send an email to email@example.com
The Scholar Indexing Society partners with many organizations. The nature of the partnerships varies and may include membership, contracts for work, exchanges of information or services, initiative signatories, or access to information resources that support The Scholar Indexing Society with our application review process.
Scholar Indexing Society is a proud founder of the Eminent Personalities Hall of Fame. A contributing association and long-standing committee affiliate.
Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination to the Eminent Personalities Hall of Fame. Nominations are currently open.
The Eminent Personalities Hall of Fame recognizes a select group of visionaries, leaders, and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the World.
About the Nominations Process
Individuals worldwide who have played an extraordinary role in the conceptualization, building, and development of the World globally are considered for induction into the Eminent Personalities Hall of Fame. In addition to those who have been more visible, the Eminent Personalities Hall of Fame seeks nominees who have made crucial, behind-the-scenes contributions. Criteria for evaluation include:
- Impact: The contribution has made an extraordinary impact on the development or growth of the World, and was and may still be directly relevant to the World's ongoing advancement and evolution.
- Influence: The contribution, relative to the World, has significantly influenced: 1) the work of others in the field; 2) society at large; or 3) another more defined but critical audience or region.
- Innovation: The contribution has broken new ground with original thinking/creativity that has established new paradigms, eliminated significant obstacles, or accelerated World advancements.
- Reach: The contribution has significantly impacted the World's reach among society at large, within key audiences or specific geographies, with global impact.
Special consideration may also be given to nominees’ lifelong World-related accomplishments, contributions to more than one area of the World, and the overall benefit of their scientific contributions to society. There is no requirement for the length of time the nominee has worked in or contributed to the World, and nominations can be made posthumously.
In addition to completing the nomination form, all nominations will require a reference or endorsement letter from independent endorsers. The endorsement or reference letter should come from people with a variety of perspectives, both inside and outside the nominee’s geographic region and place of employment, now or at the time of the contribution.
Nominations are reviewed and screened to ensure they meet the nomination criteria and eligibility. The Eminent Personalities Hall of Fame Advisory Board, comprised of a select group of scholars, is responsible for the final selection of inductees. If you have any questions about the nominations process, please firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholar Indexing Society is also a proud founder of Scholars Journal of Science and Technology. A contributing association and long-standing committee associate. The Scholars Journal of Science and Technology (Scholar J. Sci. & Tech. or SJST), is a peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of science and technology, launched in 2020. It published 6 Issues (Bi-monthly) by the Scholar Indexing Society. Manuscripts submitted to the SJST should present original materials not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Scholar Indexing Society is also a proud founder of Medicine Communication and Research Portals. A contributing blog hub and long-standing committee associate launched in 2021 by Chukwuma Chinaza Adaobi, a trained healthcare Proprietor, (MCRP) whose mission is to provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare worldwide.
Scholar Indexing Society believes in the power and value of diversity in scholarly communications.
Principles of Transparency
A journal's website, including the text that it contains, shall demonstrate that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It must not contain information that might mislead readers or authors, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.
An 'Aims & Scope' statement should be included on the website and the readership clearly defined. There should be a statement on what a journal will consider for publication including authorship criteria (e.g. not considering multiple submissions, redundant publications) to be included. ISSNs should be clearly displayed (separate for print and electronic).
Name of journal
The Journal name shall be unique and not be one that is easily confused with another journal or that might mislead potential authors and readers about the Journal's origin or association with other journals.
Peer review process
Journal content must be clearly marked as whether peer-reviewed or not. Peer review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ experts in the field who are not part of the journal's editorial staff. This process, as well as any policies related to the journal's peer review procedures, shall be clearly described on the journal's Web site, including the method of peer review used. Journal websites should not guarantee manuscript acceptance or very short peer review times.
Ownership and management
Information about the ownership and/or management of a journal shall be clearly indicated on the journal's website. Publishers shall not use organizational or journal names that would mislead potential authors and editors about the nature of the journal's owner.
Journals shall have editorial boards or other governing bodies whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal's scope. The full names and affiliations of the journal's editorial board or other governing body shall be provided on the journal's website.
Editorial team/contact information
Journals shall provide the full names and affiliations of the journal's editors on the journal's website as well as contact information for the editorial office, including a full address.
Copyright and Licensing
The policy for copyright shall be clearly stated in the author guidelines and the copyright holder named on all published articles. Likewise, licensing information shall be clearly described in guidelines on the website, and licensing terms shall be indicated on all published articles, both HTML and PDFs. If authors are allowed to publish under a Creative Commons license then any specific license requirements shall be noted. Any policies on posting of final accepted versions or published articles on third-party repositories shall be clearly stated.
Any fees or charges that are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal shall be clearly stated in a place that is easy for potential authors to find prior to submitting their manuscripts for review, or explained to authors before they begin preparing their manuscript for submission. If no such fees are charged that should also be clearly stated.
Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct Publishers and editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that a journal's publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the publisher or editor shall follow COPE's guidelines (or equivalent) in dealing with allegations.
A journal shall also have policies on publishing ethics. These should be clearly visible on its website and should refer to i) Journal policies on authorship and contributorship; ii) How the journal will handle complaints and appeals; iii) Journal policies on conflicts of interest / competing interests; iv) Journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility; v) Journal's policy on ethical oversight; vi) Journal's policy on intellectual property; and vii) Journal's options for post-publication discussions and corrections.
The periodicity at which a journal publishes shall be clearly indicated.
Access the way(s) in which the journal and individual articles are available to readers and whether there are associated subscriptions or pay-per-view fees shall be stated.
A journal's plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content (for example, access to main articles via CLOCKSS or PubMedCentral) in the event a journal is no longer published shall be clearly indicated.
Business models or revenue sources (e.g., author fees, subscriptions, advertising, reprints, institutional support, and organizational support) shall be clearly stated or otherwise evident on the journal's website. Publishing fees or waiver status should not influence editorial decision-making.
Journals shall state their advertising policy if relevant, including what types of adverts will be considered, who makes decisions regarding accepting adverts, and whether they are linked to content or reader behavior (online only) or are displayed at random. Advertisements should not be related in any way to editorial decision-making and shall be kept separate from the published content.
Any direct marketing activities, including solicitation of manuscripts that are conducted on behalf of the journal, shall be appropriate, well-targeted, and unobtrusive. Information provided about the publisher or journal is expected to be truthful and not misleading for readers or authors.
In the event that a member organization is found to have violated these best practices, or other specific requirements of the organization, SIS/OASPA/DOAJ/COPE/WAME shall in the first instance try to work with them in order to address any concerns that have been raised. In the event that the member organization is unable or unwilling to address these concerns, their membership in the organization may be suspended or terminated.
Why index your journal in Scholar Indexing Society?
Scholar Indexing Society indexes and promotes quality, peer-reviewed open-access journals from around the world. We see open access as the only truly sustainable model for the future of scholarly publishing. Scholar Indexing Society strives to achieve an equitable global transition to open access by raising the reputation and visibility of peer-reviewed open-access journals from any country or discipline.
Why your journal should be indexed in Scholar Indexing Society
Reputation and prominence
Scholar Indexing Society is the most important community-driven, open-access facility in the world and has a reputation for advocating best practices and standards in open access. By indexing your journal, articles, and personality profile in Scholar Indexing Society, its reputation and prominence will be enhanced.
Standards and best practice
Scholar Indexing Society basic criteria for inclusion have become the accepted way of measuring an open-access journal's adherence to standards in scholarly publishing. We can help you adopt a range of ethical and quality standards, making your journals more attractive to publishing channels.
Scholar Indexing Society is committed to combatting questionable publishers and questionable publishing practices, helping to protect researchers from becoming trapped by unethical journals.
Funding and compliance
Open-access publication funds often require that authors who want funding must publish in journals that are included in Scholar Indexing Society. Indexing in Scholar Indexing Society makes your journals compliant with many initiatives and programmes around the world, for example, Plan S in Europe or Capes/Qualis in Brazil, etc.
Discoverability and visibility
Scholar Indexing Society metadata is free for anyone to collect and use, which means it is easily incorporated into search engines and discovery services. It is then propagated across the World.
Indexing your journal in Scholar Indexing Society is likely to increase traffic to your website and give greater exposure to your published content. Levels of traffic to a journal website typically increase threefold after inclusion in Scholar Indexing Society. Your journal's, article, and profile visibility in search engines, such as Google, will improve.
Our database includes more articles, journals, and eminent personality profiles from a diverse list of countries than any of the other major indexing services. We have a global editorial council via a network of Managing supervisors, Ambassadors, and volunteers, so we will do our best to offer local support in your language.
How can I contribute to S.I.S?
1. Support us with a financial contribution
o Contributions help keep the S.I.S service running and allow us to develop it further.
2. If you have evidence that a journal in S.I.S might be questionable, contact us.
o All information shared with S.I.S is done so in confidence and is never published.
o Include the ISSN of the journal when you email us.
3. If you find a broken link or something that is out of date or incomplete, contact us.
o We appreciate the community providing us with this type of feedback.
o For broken links in articles, include the journal’s ISSN, title and the title of the article.
4. Become a volunteer
o From time to time, we put out a call for volunteers. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or our blog to find out when the next call is published.
How do I reset my password?
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I haven't heard anything about the application or update I submitted
Most applications are processed within one (1) month. Immediately at times, some applications take longer. We aim to have all applications processed within six (3) months. Please wait 3 months until you ask for a status update. Due to the volume of emails that we receive, we cannot answer status updates for applications which are less than three months old.
We aim to process updates to journals already in S.I.S in three (2) weeks.
I know a journal which should be in S.I.S but isn’t. What should I do?
Contact the journal and ask them to submit an application. You can also send us the details of the journal title and ISSN and we will contact them.
The journal I am looking for isn’t in S.I.S. Why?
Maybe the journal hasn’t applied to us or its application is still in progress. Maybe the journal was removed from S.I.S.
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How do I update the title or ISSN of my journal?
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- Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
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- Regularly back up its files according to current best practices.
- The original bit stream is retained for all items, in addition to any upgraded formats.
- Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
- Proven legal violation or plagiarism
- National Security
- Falsified research
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