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UGC CARE List Journals (Updated July 2020)


Note: The information regarding UGC Care list is almost same as it is available on official site of UGC Care List. We here, just compiled all information at one place for easy access for scholars. In case of any discrepancies in this post, please visit the official website of UGC CARE List.

UGC CARE List Journals

The Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) has been established on 28th November, 2018, under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The main objective of establishing UGC CARE to match the global standard of high-quality academic research.

To achieve the global standard, the following Objectives of the UGC CARE have been proposed:

  • Fostering professional research, intellectual honesty, and ethics of publishing in Indian universities.
  • Promoting high-quality publications in respected journals which would help to achieve higher global ranks.
  • To develop an approach and methods for recognizing journals of good quality.
  • To avoid publications in predatory / dubious / substandard journals that adversely represent and tarnish Indian academia ‘s reputation.
  • For all academic purposes, to establish and maintain a “UGC CARE Reference List of Quality Journals” (UGC CARE List).

 Need for UGC  CARE List

  • The reputation of research publications is extremely important because it reflects not only an individual’s academic identity, but that of the institution and the entire country.
  • The number of research papers published in reputed journals is one of the internationally recognized metrics considered for various academic purposes such as institutional ranking, appointments, faculty membership promotions, academic committee membership, awarding degrees of study, etc.
  • The issue of predatory / questionable / under-standard newspapers has become a source of serious concern worldwide.
  • In India, which has adversely affected its reputation, the percentage of research articles published in low quality journals is stated to be high.
  • Publications in dubious / substandard newspapers represent adverse events that result in long-term academic harm and a tarnished reputation of an person, institution and country.
Scope of the UGC CARE List

The UGC CARE has taken the responsibility of preparing the UGC CARE Reference List of Quality Journals (UGC CARE List).

UGC CARE has prepared two Groups of Journals.


This list includes the Indian and Global Journals from disciplines of Arts, Humanities, Languages, etc. The UGC CARE Group I is updated regularly on quarterly basis.

UGC CARE List Group I – Science

Journal Title Publisher ISSN E-ISSN
Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra 1335-258X 1336-9245
Acta Geographica Debrecina, Landscape and Environment Series Department of Landscape Protection and Environmental Geography, University of Debrecen 1789-4921 1789-7556
Acta Graphica Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb 0353-4707 1848-3828
Acta Universitatis Apulensis Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Alba Iulia 1582-5329 NA
Acta Universitatis Matthiae Belii Series Mathematics Department of Mathematics Faculty of Natural Sciences, Matej Bel University 1338-712X 1338-7111
ADBU Journal of Engineering Technology Assam Don Bosco University NA 2348-7305
Advanced Engineering Forum Trans Tech Publications Inc. 2234-9898 2234-991X
Advanced Materials Research Scientific.Net 1022-6680 1662-8985
Advanced Science Letters American Scientific Publishers 1936-6612 1936-7317
Advances and Applications in Mathematical Sciences Mili Publications 0974-6803 NA

Complete UGC CARE List Group I – Science: Click Here

UGC CARE List Group I – Social Science

Journal Title Publisher ISSN E-ISSN
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Economics and Business Walter de Gruyter NA 2360-0047
Adhigam (print only) State Institute of Education 2394-773X NA
Administrative Development: A Journal of HIPA, Shimla Himachal Institute of Public Administration 2319-2976 NA
Administrative Theory and Praxis Taylor and Francis 1084-1806 1949-0461
Advances in Social Work Indiana University School of Social Work 1527-8565 2331-4125
African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Inderscience Publishers 2046-8083 2046-8091
African Journal of Business and Economic Research Adonis and Abbey Publishers 1750-4554 1750-4562
AIPLA Quarterly Journal American Intellectual Property Law Association 0883-6078 NA
American Journal of Business Emerald Publishing Limited 1935-5181 1935-519X
American Review of Political Economy University of Washington 1551-1383 NA

Complete UGC CARE List Group I – Social Science: Click Here

UGC CARE List Group I – Art and Humanities

Journal Title Publisher ISSN E-ISSN
Aabru (print only) Baljeet Singh Raina 2456-253X NA
Acta Germanica Peter Lang Publishing Group 0065-1273 NA
Aitihya The Heritage Aitihya Samstha 2229-5399 NA
Aiwan- e- Urdu (print only) Urdu Academy Delhi 2321-2888 NA
Ajkal Urdu (print only) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Publications Division 0971-846X NA
Akshar Wangmay (print only) Pratik Prakashan 2229-4929 NA
Akshara (print only) Madhyapradesh Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti 2456-7167 NA
Akshargatha (print only) Balivansh Prakashan 0976-2957 NA
Al Basul Islami Majlis-e-Sahafat-o-Nashriyat, Nadvatul Ulema 2347-2456 NA
Al- Jeel Al- Jadeed Al- Jeel Al- Jadeed 2581-3455 NA

 Complete UGC CARE List Group I – Art and Humanities: Click Here

UGC CARE List Group I – Multidisciplinary

Journal Title Publisher ISSN E-ISSN
Arimaa Nokku (print only) Arimaa Nokku 2320-4842 NA
Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Lyceum of The Philippines University 2350-7756 2350-8442
Bahuvachan Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi VishwaVidyalaya 2348-4586 NA
Book History Johns Hopkins University Press 1098-7371 1529-1499
Dialogue Quarterly Astha Bharati 0973-0095 NA
Econophysics, Sociophysics, and Multidisciplinary Sciences Journal University of Pitesti 2247-2479 NA
Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication Intellect Publishers 1757-1952 1757-1960
Flusser Studies. Multilingual Journal for Cultural and Media Theory Flusserstudies Net NA 1661-5719
Frames Cinema Journal Department of Film Studies, University of St. Andrews NA 2053-8812
Global Media Journal, Indian Edition Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2249-5835 NA

Complete UGC CARE List Group I – Multidisciplinary: Click Here

UGC CARE List Group I – Indian Languages

Journal Title Publisher ISSN E-ISSN
ایوان اردو print only Urdu Academy Delhi 2321-2888 NA
IIS University Journal of Arts IIS University 2319-5339 NA
Journal of Acharya Narendra Dev Research Institute Acharya Narendra Dev Research Institute 0976-3287 NA
Prasanna Bharathi (print only) Prasanna Bharathi Vidya Sanskruthika Seva Trust NA NA
Sreevani (print only) Komaragiri Chandrashekhar NA NA
اردو بُک ریویو (print only) Mohanmmad Arlf Iqbal 0971-9288 NA
اردو دنیا National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language 2249-0639 NA
تہذیب الاخلاق Aligarh Muslim University 2348-2257 NA
ثالث Softel Revolution 2348-1129 NA
جہان اردو Jahan- e- Urdu 2278-3474 NA

Complete UGC CARE List Group I – Indian Languages: Click Here


This list includes the journals from globally accepted database like Scopus, Web of Science etc.

These journals are part of UGC-CARE List as Group II and searchable through following links.

Web of Science

  1. Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
  2. Science Citation Index Expanded.
  3. Social Sciences Citation Index.

Scopus:   Scopus Source List


  • UGC-CARE has received complaints about several journals which are not following the standard publishing practices. After scrutinizing these Journals in accordance with UGC-CARE protocols, UGC has decided to remove these journals from Group II of the UGC-CARE List. Please note that any publication in these journals will not be considered for any academic purposes.
List of journals removed from the Group II indexed in Scopus database
  • Publishers/editors may send the request for re-inclusion of a journal which has been removed from the UGC-CARE List. They can submit journal title/s through IQAC Cell of any affiliated college / University following the prescribed submission process with the recommendation of teaching faculty along with the duly signed declaration form by IQAC head, or in his/her absence, Principal/Vice-Chancellor of the College/University. Journal information should be submitted to the nearest UGC-CARE Universities. The journals will be scrutinized again in accordance with the UGC-CARE protocols.
  • Those journals from the Directory of Periodicals by the Modern Language Association that have qualified in accordance with UGC-CARE protocols are included in UGC-CARE Group II. Please note that many MLA journals are already indexed in Scopus/ Web of Knowledge databases, and these have not been separately analysed.

Directory of Periodicals by the Modern Language Association

  • The journals which are discontinued/ inactive from above databases will not find a place in Group II of the UGC-CARE List.
  • UGC Cell for Journal Analysis, Centre for Publication Ethics (CPE) at Savitribai Phule Pune University(SPPU), Pune, has been notified of cloned and online versions of print-only, authentic Journals on its UGC-CARE List. The ISSN, title, logo etc have been cloned. Scholars are cautioned against such cloned versions of Journals on the UGC-CARE List, and are requested to verify with the CPE whenever they are in doubt about the veracity of any Journal. We also request that news of such cloned Journals be reported to the CPE at the earliest.
  • UGC, UGC-CARE and CPE bear no responsibility for consequences that may arise from researchers publishing in cloned journals.
  • The journals found to be involved in unethical practices will be removed immediately.

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