Friday, 4 May 2018

Journals Removed from UGC - Approved List of Journals

The UGC has received complaints about inclusion of poor quality or questionable journals from faculty, researchers, other members of academic community as well as from press and media representatives.  Considering these complaints, the Standing Committee on Notification of Journals re-evaluated every journal title recommended by universities as well as those indexed by Indian Citation Index on filtering criteria defined by the Standing Committee. Based on careful scrutiny and analysis, 4305 journals are removed from the current UGC Approved List of Journals because of poor quality / incorrect / insufficient information/ false claims. The list of journals removed from approved list is available at

In addition to these journals, 191 titles covered in Indian Citation Index are pending for evaluation by the Standing Committee on Notification of Journals. The list of 191 journals pending for evaluation is available at