Requirements for journals to enter the evaluation process


Dear Editor,

If the journal meets the following criteria please send your evaluation request along with the full bibliographic information to the

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  1. Having an ISSN
  2. Owning an independent website (including all information about the journal)
  3. Having a publication history of at least 2 years
  4. Provision of publisher's full information in journal's website
  5. Publishing at least 6 articles in each issue and at least 24 articles per year.
  6. Timely and regular publication in accordance with the publishing period of the journal (No publication delay)
  7. Having a consistent and standard citation method in all articles
  8. Having at least 7 editorial board members
  9. Provision of contact information in the website (e-mail, phone number)
  10. Providing ISC with full-text articles
  11. At most up to 10% of articles (published per year) is allowed to be authored by the editorial board members, the editor-in-chief and the managing-editor of the journal.
  12. At most up to 25% of articles’ affiliations (published per year) is allowed to be allocated to the publisher of the journal.
  13. Transparent and clear peer-review process & policies
  14. Journal's clear anti-plagiarism policies
  15. Having Ethics policies & adherence (verifiable while including the necessary links)

     ISC MJL Evaluation Form


The documents officially approving the membership of the editorial board members of the journal should be sent

The process of accepting journals for being indexed in ISC

After meeting ISC’s 15 basic requirements to enter the evaluation process (first stage), the journals are then assessed based on ISC Journal Indexing Regulationsthe criteria and indicators of which are classified and presented in ISC MJL Evaluation Form (second stage)

Definitely, journals obtaining ISC’s required score (75 and above) from ISC MJL Evaluation Form will then be assessed in Journals’ Evaluation Committee Meeting in ISC to receive the final acceptance of the committee for being indexed in ISC (third stage)

In the Journals’ Evaluation Committee Meeting, the score of factors such as geographical and organizational distribution of the editorial board members; the academic rank of the editorial board members; geographical and organizational diversity of the authors of the articles; the publication history of the journal; the detailed review of the last published issue; and, if necessary, the expert review of the journal, will be re-evaluated by the Journals’ Evaluation Committee members and this will definitely affect the journal’s acceptance in ISC and entering ISC Master Journal List (

Last Update At : 19 November 2022