UGC-CARE List: Some Observations

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N Vasantha Raju

Government First Grade College, Talakadu

Date Written: September 6, 2020


University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently in order tackle the growing problems of predatory journals and publishers introduced UGC-CARE List by replacing existing UGC Approved List of Journals. This initiative is much need approach to curb the menace of predatory journals and publishers in India. The UGC-Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (UGC-CARE) has been established to promote quality research, academic integrity and publication ethics in Indian universities. This article made some observations with regard to UGC-CARE List. The limitations of the UGC-CARE list with regard to inclusion of regional language publications, incomplete journal analysis protocol, considering ISSN as a mandatory requirement for inclusion of journals in UGC-CARE list have been discussed in this article.

Keywords: UGC-CARE, UGC-CARE List, Scholarly Communication, Journal Inclusion Policy, University Grants Commission (UGC), India

JEL Classification: Z39

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N Vasantha Raju (Contact Author)

Government First Grade College, Talakadu ( email )

Mysore, KARNATAKA 571122

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