New Submission

Process 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 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


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