Issue with Google Scholar Indexing for New Website

Hello everyone,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to seek guidance regarding an issue I am facing with Google Scholar indexing for a relatively new website:

Key Concerns:

  1. Indexing Delay: It has been two months since the launch of our website, and despite following best practices for Google Scholar indexing, our content has not been indexed yet. Is this delay normal, or could there be an underlying issue we need to address?
  2. Proper Implementation: We have taken care to ensure proper implementation of metadata and adherence to Google Scholar’s indexing guidelines. However, the articles still do not appear in Google Scholar’s search results.
  3. XML Sitemaps: We have submitted XML sitemaps to Google Scholar, but it hasn’t led to any noticeable improvement. Are there specific considerations for new websites that we might be overlooking in the process?
  4. Verification Process: Is there a way to verify whether our website has been considered for indexing by Google Scholar? Are there any steps we can take to expedite the indexing process for a new platform?

We are eager to have our scholarly content indexed and accessible through Google Scholar, and any advice or insights from the community would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time and assistance.


I think your existing websites (and other journals on might still interfere - the DOIs link to the articles there. No wonder that Google Scholar doesn’t index the content of your OJS platform (which BTW seems to be incomplete). You need to do a clear (and full) migration first.

cf 3: did you submit the sitemaps of the individual journals to Google Search Console? I think this is better than submitting the sitemap of the site.

cf 4: On Google Scholar, you can check with