Recently, the editorial office of Light: Advanced Manufacturing (LAM) journal received a notice from the Scopus review committee: the journal passed the strict review of the Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) and was officially included in the Scopus database! The review comments not only affirmed the publication quality of LAM journals, but also pointed out that “this title addresses a subject area not properly covered by an existing journal”, and further recognized the important role of this journal in filling the publication gap in the subject field.
This index is after LAM was included by the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals, Open Access Journals Directory) database, and it was once again included by a world-renowned database, marking that the academic level and influence of LAM has been widely recognized in academia and publishing.
Heartfelt thanks go to the Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board committees, authors, readers, reviewers, and anyone who cares about LAM.
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