Archives of Pediatric Neurosurgery is now indexed on Scopus !
Keywords:Editorial, Scopus, indexing
I have great news to share! The Archives of Pediatric Neurosurgery is now indexed on Scopus. This is a significant achievement that will enhance the visibility and accessibility of this valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the field of pediatric neurosurgery.
In the realm of academic publishing, the significance of visibility and recognition cannot be overstated. Researchers and scholars ardently seek acknowledgment, citations, and the dissemination of their work within the scholarly community. A pivotal factor in attaining such recognition is the inclusion of your journal in esteemed databases.
In November 2023, the Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board accepted the Archives of Pediatric Neurosurgery APN) for indexing, recognizing the value of the new addition to the Scopus database and motivating the editorial team to achieve new highs. The acceptance for coverage is indeed a great achievement for the APN editorial team and the Brazilian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (SBNPed) support.
Over the past decade, Scopus has gained immense importance because of its constantly improving functionality, expanded coverage of quality sources, and scrutinized selection and deselection criteria. Launched in 2004 as an Elsevier database, Scopus has succeeded in outperforming many other indexing systems, with 22,794 active titles and more than 78 million bibliographic records 
Scopus is widely recognized as a reputable source of scholarly information and is used by researchers, institutions, and organizations worldwide for literature review, citation analysis, and research evaluation.
Credibility and Quality Assurance Scopus employs a meticulous evaluation process for journals seeking indexing, ensuring that indexed journals meet certain quality and academic standards
Here are some key reasons why Scopus indexing is considered crucial for academic journals:
Visibility and Exposure: Scopus is widely used by researchers, scholars, and academics to discover relevant literature in their fields of study. Indexing in Scopus enhances the visibility of academic journals, making them more accessible to a global audience. This increased exposure can lead to higher citation rates and greater recognition within the academic community.
Quality Assurance: Scopus employs a rigorous selection process for indexing journals, considering factors such as editorial quality, regular publication, international diversity, and citation impact. Inclusion in Scopus is often seen as a mark of quality, and it signifies that the journal adheres to certain academic and editorial standards.
Global Academic Community Recognition: Scopus is used by researchers and institutions worldwide. Being indexed in Scopus enhances the international recognition of a journal, making it more attractive to authors, readers, and potential collaborators from different parts of the world. This global recognition can contribute to the journal's academic prestige.
Citation Analysis: Scopus provides citation analysis tools, allowing researchers and publishers to track the impact of individual articles, authors, and journals over time. This can be valuable for understanding the influence and reach of scholarly work published in a particular journal, and it can be used as a metric for evaluating academic impact.
Bibliometric Indicators: Scopus provides various bibliometric indicators, such as the h-index, which can be used to assess the overall impact and influence of a journal. These indicators are often considered by researchers when choosing journals for manuscript submission and by institutions when evaluating the academic performance of researchers.
Institutional Evaluation: Universities and research institutions often use Scopus indexing as a criterion for evaluating the research output and impact of their faculty members. Having publications in Scopus-indexed journals can positively contribute to the academic reputation of individual researchers and institutions.
Research Funding and Grants: Some funding agencies and institutions may prioritize research published in Scopus-indexed journals when awarding grants or funding. This can create additional incentives for researchers and institutions to publish in journals indexed by Scopus.
In summary, Scopus indexing plays a crucial role in enhancing the visibility, credibility, and impact of academic journals. It is a key factor for researchers, institutions, and publishers in the competitive academic landscape.
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