I would like to submit an article in IJEAT Indian journal for my thesis but has what is called APC fee Is this journal a scopus journal? Is it a ligible publication for my thesis If i pay the APC? Does all journals includ APC fee ?


I would answer all your questions one by one.

Question 1:Is this journal a scopus journal? Answer: In order to know if it is indexed by Scopus you need to visit the website of the journal and check it. Usually journals provide that information in their homepage.

Question 2: Is it a good journal for your thesis? Answer: It is impossible for an arbitrary person in this website to comment about the impact of the journal you have chosen for publication. Your co-authors(if any), advisor, peers are more likely to help you in this regard. You can check if this journal is indexed in leading databases like Web of Science, Science Citation Index to get a rough overview about the impact of the journal.

Question 3: Do all journals include APC? Answer: Not necessarily. Most good journals are published by leading publishers like Elsevier, Taylor Francis, Springer and many more and hence don't charge an APC. But charging an APC does not imply that the journal is a bad journal.

Hope it helps.

  • I would add article processing charges (APCs) are predominantly for open-access journals (since they don't make money off subscriptions). IJEAT is open access, so the APC is expected.
    – Earlien
    Feb 17 '20 at 0:14
  • I assume you mean "not all open access journals change an APC." Which is why I said "predominantly".
    – Earlien
    Feb 17 '20 at 4:43

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