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Research UGC CARE List 2020 – List of Approved Journals

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UGC gives you the opportunity to work with prestigious universities by publishing an article in UGC Approved Journals.

If you have qualified for NTA NET Exam and are searching for the assistant professor jobs, then publishing an article in UGC CARE Journals will be the best option for you to get a good job at the Indian universities/ institutes as per your preference.

Here in this article, we have provided the following detail of the UGC CARE List. 

What are the UGC CARE Journals?

Procedure to Submit New Journal Title/s

UGC CARE List 2020 – Group Wise Info!

Group I Journals

Group II Journals

UGC Approved Journal List 2020

How to Check UGC Approved Journal List?

Frequently Asked Questions



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What is UGC Approved Journals?


UGC Approved Journals are the medium through which you can publish your articles after qualifying for the UGC NET Exam. University Grant Commission will consider your article as valid only when you submit it in the UGC Approved Journals.

Note - Any other private journals which are not included in the 2020 List will not be considered valid.

In the last update, UGC Approved Journals list was replaced with the UGC CARE list. So, if you want to submit your article to UGC Journal List 2020 then you must know about it.

The following are the reasons for the establishment of the CARE List.

To promote quality research, academic integrity, and publication.

To prevent publications in dubious/predatory/sub-standard journals.

To maintain the Reference UGC CARE List of Quality Journals.

To develop a methodology and approach for good quality journal identification.



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Procedure to Submit New UGC CARE Journals Title/s 


You can submit your journal title/s in the UGC CARE List 2020 as an individual or publisher through the IQAC cell by following the prescribed submission process with the recommendation of the teaching faculty. 

The protocol of new submission consists of three parts:


UGC CARE Journals Protocol

Part I: Basic information

Part II: Primary Criteria

Part III: Secondary Criteria

It will include Journal title & language/s, Journal broad discipline and focus subject, Name of publisher, Country of origin and registered address, etc.


It will be based on internal analysis and assessment purposes, which include the verification process, etc.

This article submission will be based on two main groups



UGC CARE List – Group Wise Info!


University Grant Commission comprises the UGC CARE List 2020 in two main groups; Group-I and Group-II (previously there were four groups (A, B, C & D)). The journals submitted by Council Members and Universities would be analyzed by the UGC Cell.

You can check the UGC CARE List 2020 group details from below.

 UGC CARE List Group I: Journals found qualified through UGC-CARE protocols.

UGC CARE List Group II: Journals indexed in globally recognized databases.



UGC CARE Journal List Group I


In this 2020 list, the journals are classified into 5 major subjects in which a total of 1141 journals are included. You can check the subject wise UGC Approved Journals 2020 from the table given below: -



Total UGC Approved Journals 2020



Social Sciences


Arts & Humanities




Indian Languages






UGC CARE Journal List Group II


Some research journals are indexed in Web of Science and Scopus lists for all the disciplines. University Grant Commission includes these types of care list in group II.



Total UGC Approved Journals 2020

Web of Science

Arts & Humanities Citation Index


Science Citation Index Expanded


Social Sciences Citation Index



Scopus Source List



If you want the information about all these UGC CARE List of Journals 2020, then we have shared the list and direct links that will help you to get all types of research journals.



UGC Approved Journal List 2020


Below, you can check the list of UGC Approved Journals 2020 for both groups.



UGC Approved List of Journals in Science 2020


Journal Title

Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica

Acta Geographica Debrecina, Landscape and Environment Series

Acta Graphica

Acta Universitatis Apulensis

Acta Universitatis Matthiae Belii Series Mathematics

ADBU Journal of Engineering Technology

Advanced Engineering Forum

Advanced Materials Research

Advanced Science Letters

Advances and Applications in Mathematical Sciences

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UGC Approved Journals in Social Sciences


Journal Title

Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Economics and Business

Adhigam (print only)

Administrative Development: A Journal of HIPA, Shimla

Administrative Theory and Praxis

Advances in Social Work

African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance

African Journal of Business and Economic Research

AIPLA Quarterly Journal

American Journal of Business

American Review of Political Economy

UGC Care List Journals for Social Science



UGC Approved Journals 2020 for Art and Humanities


Journal Title

Aabru (print only)

Acta Germanica

Aitihya The Heritage

Aiwan- e- Urdu (print only)

Ajkal Urdu (print only)

Akshar Wangmay (print only)

Akshara (print only)

Akshargatha (print only)

Al Basul Islami

Al- Jeel Al- Jadeed

UGC Approved Journals 2020 for Art and Humanities



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UGC Approved List of Journals 2020 in Multidisciplinary


Journal Title

Arimaa Nokku (print only)

Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research


Book History

Dialogue Quarterly

Econophysics, Sociophysics, and Multidisciplinary Sciences Journal

Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication

Flusser Studies. Multilingual Journal for Cultural and Media Theory

Frames Cinema Journal

Global Media Journal, Indian Edition

UGC CARE List Journal 2020 for Multidisciplinary



List of UGC Approved Journals 2020 for Indian Languages


Journal Title

ایوان اردو (print only)

IIS University Journal of Arts

Journal of Acharya Narendra Dev Research Institute

Prasanna Bharathi (print only)

Sreevani (print only)

اردو بُک ریویو (print only)

اردو دنیا

تہذیب الاخلاق


جہان اردو

UGC Approved Journal List 2020 for Indian Languages



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UGC Care List 2020 for Arts & Humanities Citation Index


Journal List

International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing-A Journal of Digital Humanities

Cogent Arts & Humanities

Arts and Humanities in Higher Education

African Arts

Angelaki-Journal of The Theoretical Humanities

Arion-A Journal of Humanities and The Classics

Arts of Asia

Codesign-International Journal of Cocreation In Design and The Arts

Connaissance Des Arts

Critical Arts-South-North Cultural and Media Studies

UGC Approved Journal 2020 List for Arts & Humanities Citation Index



Science Citation Index Expanded UGC Care List


Journal List

Acs Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Acs Central Science

Acs Combinatorial Science

Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section A-Animal Science

Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B-Soil and Plant Science

Acta Crystallographica Section B-Structural Science Crystal Engineering and Materials

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice

Adsorption Science & Technology

Advanced Science

Advances in Colloid and Interface Science

UGC Approved Journal 2020 List for Science Citation Index Expanded



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UGC CARE List Journal 2020 for Social Sciences Citation Index


Journal List

Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences

Mathematical Social Sciences

Methodology-European Journal of Research Methods for The Behavioral and Social Sciences

Philosophy of The Social Sciences

Social Science Information Sur Les Sciences Sociales

Trames-Journal of The Humanities and Social Sciences

Agathos-An International Review of The Humanities and Social Sciences

Asr Chiang Mai University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

Cogent Social Sciences

Fudan Journal of The Humanities and Social Sciences

UGC Approved Journal 2020 List for Social Science Citation Index Expanded



UGC Care List 2020 for Scopus Source


Source title 

Ca-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

MMWR Recommendations and Reports Open Access

Nature Reviews Materials

Chemical Reviews

Reviews of Modern Physics

Nature Reviews Genetics

The Lancet

Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology

Nature Energy

Nature Reviews Cancer

List of UGC Approved Journals 2020 for Scopus Source



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How to Check UGC Approved Journal? Complete Procedure


Below, we have provided the procedure that can help you to get existing UGC CARE List Journals along with new journals approved by CARE-EC.


Step 1 – Visit the official website of i.e.

Step 2 – Register yourself by submitting the required details and create a password carefully.

Step 3 – Log in to the website by using your email id and password.

Step 4 – Now, you can search for the journals that are categorized in Group I & II, as mentioned above.

You can get the direct link to UGC CARE List 2020 from the above-mentioned tables.


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UGC NET Frequently Asked Question


Here in this section, you can check the NTA UGC NET FAQs that are related to the UGC Approved Journals.  


Question - How to check if the journal is UGC approved or not?

Answer – UGC Journals provides the action section separately in which you can find the status of your submitted journal i.e., whether it is approved, indexed, or rejected by the officials.


Question - How much does it cost to publish an article in a UGC Approved Journals?

Answer – The cost of publishing an article in a journal depends as per the paper.


Question - Why few journals are removed before completing the quarter?

Answer – If the journals are found to be involved in unethical practices then it will be removed immediately by the officials.


Question - Who can recommend journals for inclusion in the UGC CARE List?

Answer – Anyone can recommend journals, whether Indian or foreigner, for inclusion in the UGC-CARE List, by following the prescribed submission process.


Question - What is the re-review process of the rejected journal/s?

Answer – Rejected journals can be submitted for re-review only after one year and will be required to follow the prescribed submission process.



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These were the complete information regarding the UGC CARE List Journals. This guide will help you to choose the right journal that fits best with your UGC NET Subject.

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