What is going on with the number of Open Access Journals indexed in Elsevier’s Scopus? | A Way of Happening
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-05-07
"From these numbers it looks like Scopus added around 400 open access journals after January 2016, then another 270 after January 2017, and finally removed around 1,000 after February 1st, 2017.
Removing around 1,000 open access journals is big deal. That’s almost a quarter of all the open access journals Scopus has in their collection. Why didn’t we hear anything about this mass removal of open access journals? Why didn’t Scopus put out a press release? Removing this many open access journals from one of the top research tools should not be treated lightly.
So I started looking into this and things got very confusing very quickly. I did get some help on this problem from an Elsevier Representative, however they seemed just as confused as I was."