Online searching is growing like never before. People explore journals and articles to improve their knowledge. Many authors rely on exploring articles through abstracting and indexing services, which leads to a boost in their online traffic. When authors find quality articles from a particular journal during a search, they publish their own manuscripts.

A&I services unfurl the content of journals, articles, as well as eBooks using metadata and abstracts. In doing so, they contribute to increased access to a wide range of literature (journals, articles, as well as eBooks). The metadata presented in abstracting and indexing services includes many elements such as the article title, the author(s), the date of publication, etc.

Google Scholar, one of the largest A&I service providers, indexes almost any journal. It is essential as its large open index of scholarly articles is accessible for most readers. It also does a great job of finding multiple versions of scholarly articles, essays as well as a wide range of theses. Google Scholar also provides interfaces that can make it easier for users to download articles, too. Google Scholar also has a specially recognized category for OJS journals.

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