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We regularly add new journals to the FSTA serials coverage list. Journals are assessed for inclusion in FSTA by our team of experts, and this assessment is based on the journals’ quality, integrity and relevance to FSTA.
We welcome suggestions from publishers and researchers. If you would like to recommend a journal for indexing in FSTA, please submit it through our Recommend a Journal page. Our editorial team will assess whether the journal meets our criteria for inclusion in FSTA.
In addition to ensuring new journals include sufficient content within the scope of FSTA’s subject area coverage, we conduct a thorough evaluation of each new journal against a checklist of criteria relating to potentially predatory or unethical publishing practices. This enables us to identify and exclude publishers and journals that may be using such practices.
Our checklist covers 60 measures across several diverse areas, including:
To be included in FSTA, journals must meet a certain quality threshold based on the criteria covered by our checklist. Any journal not meeting our quality standards and suspected of using predatory/unethical practices will not be included in FSTA.
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