Abstracting and Indexing

The goal of indexing is to organize the concepts of a publication documented in a database in such a way that end-users using this same terminology can retrieve information from the database or printed products made from the database. 
Abstracts should objectively summarize the contents of a publication, often helping end-users decide whether to read the original publication or not. English abstracts are provided for journal articles, books (monographs and edited volumes), chapters (in edited volumes), and reports.
Abstracting and indexing (A&I) services unlock the content of scientific journal articles and eBooks using metadata and abstracts. In doing so, they contribute significantly to the use of scientific literature.