Am I allowed to compile the index to a journal and publish it, or should I ask permission to the journal first?

(By index I mean a list of all articles in all issues of the journal)

  • What do you mean by "indexed"? Are you thinking of the kind of index which says "if you're interested in ____ topic, look on this page"? – Allure Oct 23 '19 at 0:34
  • @Allure Or does he mean “indexed” as in “have a computer program automatically add every word in the journal (aside maybe some extremely common words like ‘the’) into a structured field that then records their position in the journal to allow for computer searching”? – nick012000 Oct 23 '19 at 7:44
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    I'm fairly sure it's allowed since (1) Google Scholar and many other databases do it and (2) it's in the interest of a journal that its content is as referenced as possible... but IANAL. – Erwan Oct 23 '19 at 23:52

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