UGC approved journals, all things you need to know
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UGC approved journals, all things you need to know

Are you planning to publish your paper in UGC approved journals? If yes, then this article will be a complete guide for you. So today we will discuss UGC approved journals all things you need to know.

UGC approved journals, all things you need to know.

Journal publication is essential for all researchers. Publishing your paper in a journal could definitely impact your career enhancement, research grants, funding for research, bring reputation to you and much more.

What is an UGC Approved journal?

University Grants Commission, popularly known as UGC, is the supreme authority for Universities and several research grants in India.

Recently in 2017, UGC came out with a list of around 35000 journals. According to the UGC notification, the journals listed had high impact and were genuine.

So researchers were advised to publish the papers in these journals. Research works published in these journals were considered for the purpose of promotion and direct recruitment of university teachers.

According to an official, UGC has released the list of approved journals, and only research works published in them would be considered for the purpose of the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) and recruitment of teachers and other academic staff.

On 16th September 2019, the new UGC-CARE (Consortium for Academic Research and Ethics) list, compiled by a team of experts including scholars and experts from various academic councils, around 800 verified and genuine journals have been included.

How to search UGC approved journals?

UGC CARE list now has a dedicated website to find the list of journals. https://ugccare.unipune.ac.in/apps1/home/index

You need to log in to search the journals.

Create your own account by using your Email id or else it has a default id and password. Once you visit the website it will redirect to log in page.

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UGC approved journals in Computer Science

We have already discussed the UGC CARE list for journals. Various UGC approved journals in computer science are also listed. There are around 35 good journals indexed in the UGC care list. Some of these journals are

  • Big Data and Society
  • Data Science and Engineering
  • Fuzzy Systems and Soft Computing
  • IET Cyber- Physical Systems: Theory and Applications
  • International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
  • International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies
  • International Journal of Data Science and Analytics
  • International Journal of Next- Generation Computing
  • The Journal of Community Informatics

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UGC approved English language journals

UGC has a list of various English Language journals. Some of them are listed below.

  • Dibrugarh University Journal of English Studies
  • Journal of Language and Discrimination
  • Journal of the Department of English
  • IIS University Journal of Arts
  • Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies

UGC approved journals in Social Sciences

As per the current notification(5th March 2010) 298 journals are approved by UGC in the Social Science category. Here are some of the journals of the social sciences listed in the UGC CARE list.

  • Annals of Financial Economics
  • Antrocom Online Journal of Anthropology
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration
  • Bhartiya Adhunik Shiksha
  • European Journal of Education and Psychology

Visit the Official website for the complete list of UGC approved journals in social sciences.

UGC approved journals with low publication charges

Publication charges are applicable if you want to publish it on an Open Access Journal. The publication charge is also known as Article Processing Charge or sometimes called as Journal Registration fees.

The Journal publisher takes the Publication charges after sending the author Journal Acceptance information.

Some people say that the journals which ask for publication charge are fakes. But according to the Open Access Journal Publication procedure, Journal Publication Charges is completely valid. Almost all reputed Journal publishers take the Publication charge from the authors before publishing the paper after sending the acceptance.

Here are some of the journals that have low publication charges

  • Advances in Zoology and Botany
  • Ancient Science of Life
  • Industrial Engineering Journal
  • International Journal of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering(No publication charges)
  • International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing

Can you publish your paper in non UGC approved journal?

Absolutely ‘YES’. Thousands of journals exist apart from the UGC approved journals. So it’s absolutely fine to publish your paper in the journals which are not UGC listed.

ISSN, Past publications, Publisher’s details, Editorial board information, Publication model, APC, Indexing, Impact Factor, Ranking are some of the key aspects for selecting a good journal.

Final words

UGC List of journals helps the researcher to find good journals. As a researcher, you can follow the list and select the journal according to your subject area. However, you need to check the list from time to time as UGC makes lots of changes like adding and removing journals periodically.

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