Where is PeerJ indexed and archived?

Since our last announcement about PeerJ being indexed in Web of Science we are frequently being asked for details on all of the global Abstracting and Indexing databases that PeerJ is included in.

Being discoverable is critical to our authors, so we understand that being indexed by as many services as possible ensures their research gets the visibility and global exposure it deserves. We also know that with the way people find new research today, a journal’s publications must be machine-readable in multiple formats and continuously improved, which is one reason we’ve built PeerJ’s submission and publishing platforms from scratch in-house.

We do have a comprehensive list on our website of all of the global Abstracting and Indexing databases which include PeerJ, but we thought a reminder was useful especially as we recently added PeerJ Computer Science to our family. So here goes:

PeerJ is currently indexed by:

  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • Scopus
  • Web of Science (Science Citation Index Expanded)
  • Google Scholar
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • ACS databases
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Europe PMC
  • Biological Abstracts
  • BIOSIS Previews
  • ARDI
  • OARE
  • Microsoft Academic Search
  • We also expect to be indexed in services such as MEDLINE.

PeerJ Computer Science is a new journal that started publishing in May 2015 and is currently indexed in:

We also expect PeerJ Computer Science to be indexed in CiteSeerX, Scopus, ACM Digital Library, Microsoft Academic Search, etc.

PeerJ Preprints is indexed in Google Scholar and each preprint has a unique DOI for citation purposes.

In parallel to indexing services we are also often asked about the long term archiving strategy for PeerJ articles. The persistency of an author’s work is of the utmost importance to us, so in real-time, we archive our content at PubMed Central; and use two industry standard services called CLOCKSS/LOCKSS and Portico, of which PeerJ is a member. Short of the implosion of the entire Internet, authors can rest assured that their research will be archived for future generations no matter what happens to PeerJ.

So if you’d like to join thousands of authors who know their work will be indexed globally, fully discoverable and permanently archived why not submit your next article to PeerJ?

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2 Responses

  1. Juan-Francisco A. says:

    As a general question: do you know how much time does it take to an article published in PeerJ to appear in WoS?

    • PeerJ says:

      The information from Thomson-Reuters is that it normally takes 3 to 6 weeks from the time work is published to the time it appears on Web of Science; the range accounts for heavier times of year (such as now, for example, when monthlies, bimonthlies, quarterlies and annuals are publishing).