Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles. Scopus is owned by Elsevier and is available online by subscription. Searches in Scopus also incorporate searches of patent databases. Scopus covers – nearly 22,000 titles from over 5000 publishers of which 20,000 are peer –reviewed journals in all disciplines(Updated 2023).
Over the year Scopus became famous for its quality and standard Indexed Journals. Indexation of a journal is considered a reflection of its quality. Scopus Indexed journals are considered to be of higher scientific quality as compared to other popular indexation services like, PubMed, EMBASE, EBSCO, MedLine, SCIRUS etc. Publishing in a Scopus indexed journal is an indication and recognition of the high quality of your work. It also increases the likelihood of getting cited and hence your citation score will go up. That improves the visibility of the university. Scopus follows very strict guidelines in terms of quality of journals and proceedings. Publishing in a non-indexed journal may not give you the recognition you deserve.