Hyderabad: As dubious and sub-standard journals have become a serious concern all over the world, the University Grants Commission (UGC) formed an association of academic institutions to compile a list of credible journals and ultimately replace its own list.
“The percentage of research articles published in poor quality journals is reported to be high in India, which has adversely affected its image,” an official circular by UGC reads.
With a view to refine and strengthen UGC approved list of journals, the whole issue was reconsidered by the UGC in its meeting held on November 14.
The commission has approved research journals in disciplines under science, engineering, technology, agriculture and bio medical sciences which are well covered in globally accepted scientific database like SCOPUS and Web of Science. For other disciplines such as the social sciences, humanities, languages, arts, culture, etc, the UGC said a list of credible quality journals needs to be prepared and maintained....