• We seek out and ensure that only the most reliable scientific articles and content is available on Scope Database.
  • The content is carefully curated and ultimately selected by the independent Scope Database Content Selection Committee (CSC) an international group of scientists, professors, researchers and librarians who represent the major scientific disciplines.
  • Year round, the Committee members are responsible for reviewing all new titles that are suggested to Scope Database, in addition to reviewing and ensuring that the quality of existing content is maintained in Scope Database.

Responsibility of Content Selection Committee (CSC)


  • The Content Selection Committee (CSC) is an international group of scientists, researchers and librarians who represent the major scientific disciplines. Year round, the Committee members are responsible for reviewing all titles that are suggested to Scope Database.
  • The CSC is comprised of 45 Subject Chairs, each representing a specific subject field. The Committee works with the Scope Database team to understand how Scope Database is used, what content is relevant for users and what enhancements should be made.
  • The recommendations of the CSC directly influence the overall direction of Scope Database and the prioritization of new content requests to ensure that Scope Database content stays international and relevant to the users.
  • Scope Database works with multiple local Committees with the goal to further advance the overall standards and quality of journals published in non-English speaking countries. Currently, local Committee are in place in China, Thailand, Russia and South Korea.

How stringent are our standards?


  • Every year, approximately 2,500 new titles are suggested for inclusion in Scope Database, but only 37% of those titles meet our minimum criteria. And of those roughly 1200 titles, only 50% are accepted after CSC review.
  • We're proud of our transparent selection process and independent review committee. The international experts on our Content Selection Committee (CSC) continually review new titles using both quantitative and qualitative measures. Only serial titles may be suggested to the Content Selection Committee (CSC) for inclusion on Scope Database. Serials include journals and conference proceedings, trade journals and book series.