To be recognized as an authoritative, quality source of information, a journal should be widely available. Indexing and abstracting services facilitate the broadest dissemination of information by pointing researchers to articles that are relevant within their field. When a journal is launched and has established a history of timely publication and solid content, it is then appropriate to contact indexing and abstracting services to request that they consider the title within their indexation/abstracting service.

The decision to include a journal is based on numerous indicators; publication of quality content, healthy submission rate and timely publication are some of these factors.

The Journal of Scleroderma and Related Disorders (JSRD) has submitted, and has been successful in obtaining indexation in the following information sources:

Emerging Sources Citation Index