Indexing and Abstracting

1. International Academic Databases and Academic Social Networks 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America's largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals. It contains roughly 160 million documents as of May 2014 and approximately 80-90% coverage of all articles published in English. Usually, a period of time, approximately 3-5 weeks, is required between the publication of the research and its indexation. Our indexed articles could be accessed here.

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Microsoft Academic is a free public web search engine for academic publications and literature, developed by Microsoft Research. Re-launched in 2016, the tool features an entirely new data structure and search engine using semantic search technologies. It currently indexes over 375 million entities, 170 million of which are academic papers.The Academic Knowledge API offers information retrieval from the underlying database using REST endpoints for advanced research purposes. The service replaces the earlier Microsoft research project, Microsoft Academic Search, which ended development in 2012. Preliminary reviews by bibliometricians suggest the new Microsoft Academic Search is a competitor to Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus for academic research purposes as well as citation analysis.

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In June 2014, Baidu launched Baidu Scholar with the aim of becoming the biggest research platform in China, and, through the acquisition of English language resources and publications, to become the best English language search platform in China. By the end of 2014, Baidu Scholar included hundreds of thousands of academic websites and had indexed over 100 million literature resources in total, providing free access to a huge amount of Chinese and foreign literature.Researchers are able to carry out an advanced search (by keyword, author, title and field), plus an advanced filter and ranking (by professional field, time, document type) to find the document that they want. Additionally, for each article, the author information and publication source are easy to view, making Baidu Scholar a very real rival to Google Scholar. is a social networking website for academics. The platform can be used to share papers, monitor their impact, and follow the research in a particular field. It was launched in September 2008, with 31 million registered users as of January 2016 and over 8 million uploaded texts. allows following the evolution of a shared research, offering statistics about referring sources, views of the abstract and downloads of the indexed article. Our profile could be accessed here.

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ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The submission/accessing procedure are not conditioned by the existence of an account. THE INDEXING IT IS A COMPLEX PROCEDURE, THE ARTICLES ARE REVIWED BY ERIC, CLASSIFIED UNDER THEIR OWN KEYWORDS, ETC.., USUALLY THE INDEXING TAKES BETWEEN 4-6 WEEKS.

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The FP7 project OpenAIRE aimed to support the implementation of Open Access in Europe. It provides the means to promote and realize the widespread adoption of the Open Access Policy, as set out by the ERC Scientific Council Guidelines for Open Access and the Open Access pilot launched by the European Commission. Its successors OpenAIREplus was aimed at linking the aggregated research publications to the accompanying research and project information, datasets and author information. The goal is to make through the portal, as much European funded research output as possible available to all. This research output, whether it is publications, datasets or project information is not only accessible through the OpenAIRE portal, extra functionalities are also offered, such as statistics, reporting tools and widgets – making OpenAIRE a useful support service for researchers, coordinators and project managers. OpenAIRE relies heavily on a decentralized structure where there is a representation in all member states (the so-called NOADs or National Open Access Desks) who can give specialized advice.

ROAD is a Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources. ROAD has been developed with the support of the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO, it provides a free access to a subset of the ISSN Register. This subset comprises bibliographic records which describe scholarly resources in Open Access identified by an ISSN: journals, monographic series, conference proceedings and academic repositories. ROAD records are enriched by metadata about the coverage of the resources by indexing and abstracting databases, registries and journals indicators. They are downloadable as a MARC XML dump and will be available as RDF triples in 2014.

Updated annually, MIAR (a database of scientific resources developed by Universitat of Barcelona, Spain, Generalitat di Catalunya and Agencia di Gestio, d'Ajuts Universitaris e di Recerca, Spain) gathers key data for identification and analysis of journals. These are grouped into major scientific areas -subdivided turn in more specialist academic fields. The system creates a matrix of correspondence between journals, identified by ISSN, and databases, directories and library catalogs that indexed or included. In addition, the link to the websites of the publishers and makers of repertoires and sources indicated institutions is available whenever it. MIAR is a support tool for those who have to perform assessment work : now have data on the identity and dissemination of the journals in which the works are published under evaluation MIAR includes more than 28,000 publications , for each of which its presence and multidisciplinary repertoires BDD is analyzed and as a result their ICDS is obtained. 

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Mendeley is an academic platform aimed to allow sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. If offers the possibility of search by abstract, keyword and author, and allows to organize and share data in public and closed groups. Mendeley permits to follow the evolution in terms of the number of readers that accessed/saved the metadata of the shared research articles. Our profile could be accessed here.

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Zotero is free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials. Notable features include web browser integration, online syncing, generation of in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies, as well as integration with the word processors Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, Writer and NeoOffice. It is produced by the Center for History and New Media of George Mason University, United States of America. Our profile could be accessed here.

Zenodo is an online digital repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, images, and videos. It is free to upload content and free to access, in adherence to the principle of open data. It was created by OpenAIRE and CERN to provide a place for researchers to deposit datasets.


Calaméo is a free document publishing platform that creates interactive web publications in real time. It allows following the evolution of the shared document by counting the readers. Our profile could be accessed here.

The goal of Vixra is to enable anyone to distribute their works of science and mathematics irrespective of their status or affiliations. Vixra is recording and time-stamping submissions and replacements so that the authors can use the information to establish the priority of their discoveries. The URL link to the abstract page can be used as a fixed reference and will remain open access to anyone with an internet connection. By providing this simple service viXra is supporting a growing community of scientists and mathematicians who are excluded from other repositories. Their output through viXra is about 4% of the quantity of submissions of arXiv (the biggest official academic repository.) 

CiteUlike is a web service which allows users to save and share citations to academic papers. Based on the principle of social bookmarking, the site works to promote and to develop the sharing of scientific references amongst researchers. When browsing issues of research journals, small scripts stored in bookmarks (bookmarklets) allow one to import articles from repositories like PubMed, and CiteULike supports many more. Then the system attempts to determine the article metadata (title, authors, journal name, etc.) automatically. Users can organize their libraries with freely chosen tags and this produces a folksonomy of academic interests. Our profile could be accessed here.

ERIH (European Reference Index for the Humanities) is an index containing bibliographic information on academic journals in the humanities and social sciences. It has been called "the most important and prestigious reference index in the European Union when it comes to international quality and impact accreditation for scientific journals in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences". The index includes all journals that meet the following requirements: "explicit procedures for external peer review; an academic editorial board, with members affiliated with universities or other independent research organizations; a valid ISSN code, confirmed by the international ISSN register; abstracts in English and/or another international language relevant for the field for all published articles; information on author affiliations and addresses; a maximum two thirds of the authors published in the journal from the same institution". ERIH was originally established by the European Science Foundation and was transferred to the Norwegian Social Science Data Services in 2014, mainly because it already operates the Norwegian Scientific Index. At the same time it was extended to also include social science disciplines and renamed ERIH PLUS. The list with the approved publications could be accesed here

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BibSonomy is a social bookmarking and publication-sharing system. It aims to integrate the features of bookmarking systems as well as team-oriented publication management. BibSonomy offers users the ability to store and organize their bookmarks and publication entries and supports the integration of different communities and people by offering a social platform for literature exchange. Both bookmarks and publication entries can be tagged to help structure and re-find information. As the descriptive terms can be freely chosen, the assignment of tags from different users creates a spontaneous, uncontrolled vocabulary: a folksonomy. It is developed and operated by the KDE group of the University of Kassel, the DMIR group of the University of Wurzburg, Germany.

Open Access Archive

The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. OAI has its roots in the open access and institutional repository movements. Continued support of this work remains a cornerstone of the Open Archives program. Over time, however, the work of OAI has expanded to promote broad access to digital resources for eScholarship, eLearning, and eScience. The Open Archive Initiative project is developed by Cornell University, USA

Journal Index (ScopeMed is a directory database service offered by ScopeMed that stores journals data and allows searching by various criteria: name, research area, country, language. It contains more than 9900 journals (March 31, 2016).

AcademicKeys is the premier source for academic employment. Our 18 discipline-focused sites offer comprehensive information about faculty, educational resources, research interests, and professional activities pertinent to institutions of higher education. More than 89% of the top 120 universities (as ranked by US News and World Report) are posting their available higher ed jobs with Our profiles could be accessed on the social sciences section (searching by publisher, ISSN or name of the journal) here.

The Electronic Journals Library (EZB) is a service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full-text articles online. It comprises 85027 titles from all areas of research, 16697 of which are available online only. In addition, 88009 journals, which are provided by aggregators, are listed. The EZB contains 52639 journals which are accessible free of charge to anyone. Furthermore, the participating libraries provide their users access to the journals they subscribe to. The journals are presented in lists sorted by research area. An updated list is generated by the database according to the member library's specifications each time it is accessed. The availability of full-text access is indicated by traffic-light symbols according to the license situation of each member library. The Electronic Journals Library project is developed by Regensburg University, Germany.
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BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) is one of the world's most voluminous search engines, especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library, Germany. It facilitates effective and targeted searches and retrieves high quality, academically relevant results. The articles metadata is harvested periodically, a period of around 2-4 weeks could occur between the publication and indexing. Samples of our submitted research could be find here: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. or with a verbatim search.


DataCite is an international not-for-profit organization which aims to improve data citation in order to establish easier access to research data on the Internet, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record and support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study. DataCite was subsequently founded in London on 1 December 2009 by organisations from 6 countries: the British Library; the Technical Information Center of Denmark (DTIC); the TU Delft Library from the Netherlands; the National Research Council’s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI); the California Digital Library (University of California Curation Center); Purdue University (USA) and the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). Samples of our submitted research could be found here: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.

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Genamics JournalSeek is an online database covering academic journals. The JournalSeek database contains 104166 journals from 6434 different publishers (February 2016). The database includes journal descriptions and links to the journals' homepages. Journal information includes the description (aims and scope), journal abbreviation, journal homepage link, subject category, and ISSN. Searching this information allows the rapid identification of potential journals to publish your research in, as well as allow you to find new journals of interest to your field.Our profiles could be accessed here: EJESEJPEEJSER

2. Impact Factor

CiteFactor is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory indexing of journal aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. The aim of the Directory is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. (Impact Factor under evaluation)


ResearchBib (Research Bible) is open access with high standard indexing database for researchers and publishers. The Journal Database contains 420,000+ journals from different publishers, which includes the title, abbreviation, journal host url, index, publisher, description (aims and scope), online issn and print ISSN etc.Research Bible may freely index journals, research papers, call for papers, research position. Journal Database try to cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. An Impact Factor based on citations, article reviews, accessings and number of published articles is calculated every year for every journal submitted. The profiles of our journals can be accessed here: EJES A ResearchBib free account is required in order to access the profiles.

OAJI (Open Academic Journals Index) is a full-text database of open-access scientific journals founded by International Network Center for Fundamental and Applied Research, Russian Federation. It s19tores more than 78.000 articles from 2100 journals from 90 countries. A Journal Impact Factor is calculated yearly based on previous activity: accessing, citation, indexing in databases, author provenience, website design, etc.. (Impact Factor under evaluation)

Section under Construction (pending subscriptions)

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JournalTOCs is a Current Awareness Service (CAS) where you can discover the newest papers coming directly from the publishers as soon as they have been published online. It is one of the biggest searchable collections of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs). It contains articles' metadata of TOCs for over 27,299 journals directly collected from over 2824 publishers (February 2016). It is a project of School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 


SHERPA/RoMEO is a database service run by SHERPA (Joint Information Systems Committee, United Kingdom, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and University of Lund, Sweden) aimed to show the copyright and open access self-archiving policies of academic journals. The database uses a color‐coding scheme to classify publishers according to their self‐archiving policy. This shows authors whether the journal allows pre-print or post-print archiving in their copyright transfer agreements. It currently holds records for over 22,000 journals (February 2016).


Further Indexation and Abstracting are in process.