Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board

The Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) is an international group of scientists, researchers and librarians who represent the major scientific disciplines. Year round, the board members are responsible for reviewing all titles that are suggested to Scopus.

The CSAB is comprised of 17 Subject Chairs, each representing a specific subject field. The Board works with the Scopus team to understand how Scopus is used, what content is relevant for users and what enhancements should be made.

The recommendations of the CSAB directly influence the overall direction of Scopus and the prioritization of new content requests to ensure that Scopus content stays international and relevant.

Scopus works with multiple local boards with the goal to further advance the overall standards and quality of journals published in non-English speaking countries. Currently, local boards are in place in China, Thailand, Russia and South Korea. Please see local board page for more details.

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Conflict of interest statement of the Scopus CSAB:

In making their decisions about approving journals for inclusion in Scopus, the members of the CSAB avoid conflicts of interest such as those that may derive from their own involvement with other journals or their work as consultants. In such cases, the CSAB member will ensure that they take no part in decisions about journals for which they might have a conflict of interest.

Members of the Scopus CSAB:

jrsack.gifProfessor & Chairman Jörg-Rüdiger Sack
Carleton University
CSAB Chair – Computer Science
yeungProfessor Henry Wai-chung Yeung
National University of Singapore
CSAB Chair – Social Sciences
Julie J. Li  Professor Julie J. Li
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR
CSAB Chair – Business, Management & Accounting; Economics, Econometrics & Finance
karenholland.jpgMs. Karen Holland
University of Salford
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair – Nursing; Health Professions; Education
richardwhatmore.gifProfessor Richard Whatmore
University of St Andrews
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair – Arts & Humanities
petermiller.jpgProfessor Peter Miller
Medical University of South Carolina
United States of America
CSAB Chair –  Psychology, Dentistry,
and Veterinary Sciences
peterstambrook.gifProfessor Peter Stambrook
University of Cincinnati
United States of America
CSAB Chair – Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics;
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;
peter_brimblecombe.gifProfessor Peter Brimblecombe
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR
CSAB Chair – Environmental Science
jrsack.gifAssociate Professor Jaya Raju
University of Cape Town
South Africa
CSAB Chair - Library and Information Sciences;
davidrew.jpgDr. David Rew
University Hospital of Southampton
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair – Medicine
evanbieske.jpgProfessor Evan Bieske
University of Melbourne
CSAB Chair – Physics & Astronomy,
Chemical Engineering,
Energy, Material Sciences
manolispapadrakakis.jpgProfessor Manolis Papadrakakis
National Technical University Athens
CSAB Chair – Engineering
dondingwell.jpgProfessor Dr. Donald Dingwell
University of Munich
CSAB Chair – Earth & Planetary Science
raina.gifProfessor Ashok Raina
TATA Institute of
Fundamental Research
CSAB Chair – Mathematics
karin.jpgProfessor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen
Cardiff University
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair - Language, Linguistics, Communication and Media
david.jpgProfessor David Nelken
King’s College London
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair – Law, Crime, Criminology and Criminal Justice
c-kessel.jpgProfessor Chris van Kessel
University of California
CSAB Chair - Agriculture and Biological Sciences