Indexing information


DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high-quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ indexes and promotes quality, peer-reviewed open access journals from around the world. Click to visit>>

Index Medicus (WHO-IMEMR):

The Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR), one of the major projects of the Virtual Health Sciences Library (VHSL), was initiated in response to a pressing need to index health and biomedical journals. Currently, the Index includes more than 180 000 bibliographic citations from more than 645 health and biomedical journals published in 20 countries of the Region: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, occupied Palestinian territory, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Click to visit>>

 Higher Education Commission (HEC):

A collection of research journals that are categorized into three different categories – W, X, and Y -- within their respective knowledge areas on the basis of a number of internationally benchmarked and recognized parameters that measure the quality of a journal. The relative position and category of each journal is computed by a propriety algorithm that is designed with the objective of promoting quality research across various disciplines. Click to visit

WorldCat OCLC: 

WorldCat is the largest library catalog globally. It comprises a vast network of library-based content and services. WorldCat lets you search individual libraries within the community and thousands of other libraries around the world. It also provides access to online articles, books, and journals.

Open Science Directory (UNESCO) - Global Open Access Portal:

The Global Open Access Portal is designed to provide necessary information for policy-makers. The portal provides an overview of the framework surrounding Open Access in the UNESCO Member States. It provides a high-level view of the Open Access environment and is not designed to provide an inventory of repositories, Open Access journals, and other associated initiatives. 


ROAD is a service offered by the ISSN International Centre with the support of the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO.  ROAD counts as of today 19,157 records, while the ISSN Network has assigned more than 1.9 million ISSN. 

Microsoft Academic Research:

Microsoft academic research is yet another top search engine for academic resources. Developed by Microsoft Research, it has more than 48 million publications written by over 20 million authors. It indexes a range of scientific journals from computer science and engineering to social science and biology. It has brought in many new ways to search academic resources, such as papers, authors, conferences, and journals. This academic search engine allows you to search for information based on authors or domains.

NLM Catalog:

The NLM Catalog provides access to NLM bibliographic data for journals, books, audiovisuals, computer software, electronic resources, and other materials. Links to the library's holdings in LocatorPlus, NLM's online public access catalog, are also provided. Electronic Link

NLM ID:101664193 


The official DOI (digital object identifier) link registration agency for scholarly and professional publications. Crossref operates a cross-publisher citation linking system that allows a researcher to click on a reference citation on one publisher’s platform and link directly to the cited content on another publisher’s platform, subject to the target publisher’s access control practices. This citation-linking network covers millions of articles and other content items from several hundred scholarly and professional publishers.


The Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI) increases the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. DRJI supply champion has access to global-renowned content in all discipline areas including magazine and journal articles. DRJI encourages the participation of all persons, groups, and organizations interested in indexing and related methods of information retrieval.


Libris is a combined directory of the Swedish academic and research libraries. The National Library of Sweden is accountable for the updating and developmental procedures of this online search service. The search engine is monitored and updated on daily basis. Libris links you to Swedish research libraries and public libraries as well. It provides access to books, periodicals, articles, maps, posters, printed music, electronic resources, etc.


The Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) is a searchable international registry charting the growth of open access mandates and policies adopted by universities, research institutions, and research funders that require or request their researchers to provide open access to their peer-reviewed research article output by depositing it in an open access repository.


Scite is a Brooklyn-based startup advancing citations with the introduction of smart citations. Using deep learning scite has classified over 500 million citation statements from 14 million scientific articles that support, dispute, or mention prior research. Scite is used by researchers from dozens of countries and is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.

Semantic Scholar:

Semantic Scholar is a Free, AI-powered Tool for Navigating the Scientific Literature, providing a smarter way to search and discover scientific knowledge, powered by state-of-the-art AI technology, completely free to use by scholars everywhere. Click to visit>>

UNSW Library:

Library collection for UNSW Library databases and eJournals. Here you will find links to full-text journal articles, conference proceedings, and newspaper articles. UNSW Library Subject Guides are a starting point, suggesting key databases and other key resources in your subject area. Click to visit

Google Scholar:

Provides a simple way to search broadly for scholarly literature. Includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities, and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar sorts articles by weighing the full text of each article, the author, the publication in which the article appears, and how often the article has been cited in other scholarly literature so that the most relevant results are returned on the first page.  Click to visit


Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) intends to educate and support editors, publishers, and those involved in publication ethics with the aim to normalize ethical practices in the publishing culture. Click to visit