Analysis Protocol

ocess for adding new journals

Proposals for submission of new journals for consideration of inclusion in CARE List shall be done only through the CARE Portal to be established by UGC Cell at Pune. CARE portal can be accessed only by CARE Members and CARE Universities for submission of journal proposals. UGC office or UGC Cell at SPPU will not entertain requests for submission of new journals in any other manner.

CARE Members

The CARE members should provide basic information and submit journals to be recommended on CARE portal as per Part I of the protocol.

CARE Universities

  • The CARE Universities should submit proposals for new journals on CARE portal in accordance with the Part I and II of the protocol.
  • Each CARE university should follow the procedure given below for adding journals on CARE portal:
    • Consult existing list of UGC approved journals before recommending any new journal.
    • Enter basic information of the journal on CARE portal.
    • Validate the Journal as per the primary criteria.

Universities and colleges

Only professors and teaching faculty from universities should recommend the new journals. Recommendations of new journals should be routed through universities and colleges as follows:
  • Universities: IQAC cell to respective regional CARE University
  • Affiliated colleges: College IQAC cell to parent university’s IQAC cell. Parent university IQAC cell will forward to respective regional CARE university

Publishers

Publishers can submit journal information through IQAC Cell of affiliated college / IQAC cell of the university in prescribed format with the recommendation of Professor / Teaching Faculty along with the declaration form
  1. Publishers can submit journal information to IQAC cell of either affiliated college (AIDED college) / IQAC cell of the university from the respective region.
  2. IQAC of affiliated college will forward the request to IQAC of parent University.
  3. IQAC cell of parent university will forward submitted journal to IQAC of respective regional CARE University.
  4. The CARE Universities will identify a nodal person to receive proposals from IQAC cell of CARE university.

Basic Information

  1. Journal Title
  2. Journal Broad Discipline and Focus Subject
  3. Name of Publisher
  4. Country of Origin and Registered address
  5. Journal Language/s
  6. Publishing Frequency
  7. Editor name, Editorial office address, phone, email and website
  8. Current Status (print/online/both) (date of last issue)
  9. ISSN / eISSN
  10. Other registrations/memberships such as RNI / COPE/ CARE

Analysis Protocol

The UGC Cell at SPPU, Pune shall analyse the existing journals listed on the UGC website as well as all proposals for new journals as per the protocol approved by the CARE-EC. The protocol for journal analysis consists of three sections:
  • Basic information (Part I)
  • Primary Criteria (Part II)
  • Secondary Criteria (Part III)
Part I of the protocol gives details which are meant for receiving basic information about a journal from a publisher (given below). Part II and III of the protocol are to be used for internal analysis and assessment purpose, which includes due diligence, verification process and critical appraisal using sequential algorithmic elimination process and weightage-based metrics on a scale of 10. The objective assessment of the quality of any journal as per Part II and III of protocol is based on verification of information regarding its history, consistency, peer recognition, market reputation, academic credentials of editors, peer review process, indexing, citations, charges/fees and related financial matters, etc. The information required for journal analysis as per Part II and Part III sections of protocol will be obtained for analysis directly from public domain (website, emails, flyers, advertisements, hard copies of the journal in libraries etc). The journal can be disqualified at any stage if found to be giving false / misleading / incorrect / insufficient information or unsubstantiated claims.

CARE Protocol Part I

Basic Information
  1. Journal Title
  2. Journal Broad Discipline and Focus Subject
  3. Name of Publisher
  4. Country of Origin and Registered address
  5. Journal Language/s
  6. Publishing Frequency
  7. Editor name, Editorial office address, phone, email and website
  8. Current Status (date of last publication) (print/online/both)
  9. ISSN / eISSN
  10. Other registrations/memberships such as RNI / COPE/ CARE
Part II and III of the protocol are meant for analysis and assessment purpose to be used by UGC Cell for Journal Analysis.

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