On January 8, 2013, by searching the lists of journal titles from the website of Scopus and Society of China University Journals, the editorial office of Journal of Arid Land (JAL) has confirmed that JAL has been selected for Scopus. Now, Scopus is the ninth international database that includes JAL.
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