Journal Lookup Service

Check whether a journal has been assessed by the FSTA team

Use this tool to search IFIS's database of indexed journals. Every journal included in the FSTA database has gone through IFIS's quality checks, so you can be confident it is peer-reviewed and not a predatory journal.

If your search returns no results, it can mean that the journal wasn't assessed or that our editorial team have assessed the journal and it has not met our criteria for indexingFind out more

We recommend that you take additional steps to verify that the journal is relevant and reliable.

There are a number of reasons why we may decide not to index a journal. These include: 

  • Being out of scope
  • Difficulty in obtaining suitable source material consistently and/or
  • Failing one or more of our quality assessment criteria

You should equip yourself with an understanding of what predatory publishing is and common characteristics of predatory journals. This can help you assess a journal or publisher. On its own, just one feature may not be sufficient cause for concern, but several together may be an indicator. Check out our predatory journals resource hub for more information.