Beall’s List of Predatory Journals


This is the list initially published by Jeffrey Bell, who do not have any degree or authorization to publish such kind of gossips. Now, we as “Journals Club Team” who are all Ph.D. In their respective field are taking this opportunity to justify each journal whether it’s predatory or genuine. We are also planning to expand our Editorial team so if you are interested can mail us on our mail id There no doughty that he has added our company (Journals Club & Co.) As predatory without having any ground evidence and that’s why we have changed our business model from “publisher” to “IT services to publishers” not because of our name was added to his list but because of we don’t want to represent ourselves as predators. This is the reason we have not even removed our name from this list.

Disclaimer: This activity is purely initiated to aware researchers for each predatory Journals or publishers. This activity is not sponsored by any other country’s individual person or company to target as positive or negative marketing tactics. This activity is also no way related to CrossRef or to do the positive or negative marketing for CrossRef. Soon, we will launch a list of rules which will be followed by JC TEAM to identify predatory journals or publishers. You can also give your input for the same on the above given mail id.


UGC Approved Journals?

Journal Not in UGC Approved Journals List India?

Do your journal is not in UGC Approved Journals List 2017 or 2018?

Did your journal remove from UGC Approved Journals List?


If you are interested to read this blog means you or your article which was published in a journal, not in U University Grants Commission. UGC is constantly working to make a funnel of worldwide journals. The main question is why your journal was removed or not listed on the UGC list?

Actually, there is a list of points which need to be taken care of while for the selection of journal in UGC journals list. Few of them are already mentioned by the UGC on their website and same can check out in the above screenshot.

The following was clearly describe by the UGC,


“The UGC-approved List of Journals includes Journals covered in i) Web of Science; ii) Scopus; iii) Journals recommended by the Standing Committee on Notification on Journal and Language Committee; and iv) Journal recommended by Universities; A note on scope, coverage, and methodology used for compiling UGC-approved List of Journals is available at”


The journal which is already approved by the web of science or Scopus will automatically include in the UGC list gradually. The journal which will be recommended by the standing committee on the notification on journal and language committee will be also be considered to take place in UGC journal list. The journal which was recommended by the universities will also accept for UGC journals list.

What is the scope, coverage & methodology of UGC approved list?

  1. The journal has a website which provides full postal and email addresses of Chief Editor and Editors, and at least some of these addresses are verifiable official addresses
  2. The website provides complete instructions to authors/reviewers
  3. The journal has a well-defined peer-review and publication policy
  4. The journal has a well-defined Ethics policy
  5. The journal has a declared frequency of publication each year
  6. The journal is published regularly and in time following its declared frequency
  7. The journal claims that it is indexed in a given database and this claim is verified
  8. Journal levies submission/publication charges
  9. Since when is the journal being regularly published (select any one)

The UGC committee is accepting an answer in YES or NO and +1 or -1 score which will be written as Final Score.

First of all, you or your journal article Editor must check the above list and find out whether we are following this all or not. Actually, UGC is still not cover some international publication guideline rules & regulations which I hope soon they will plan for.

Why my journal is not on the list?

If you find that your journal is not following the any of the above points out of 9 then I think you get your answer. UGC has also updated there list where University Grants Commission (UGC) has removed 4305 journals after it received complaints about poor-quality on ‘UGC approved list of journals’.

We are going to publish a list of articles in future which will guide you how to get approval in UGC journals list or what to do to get increase chances to be listed in UGC journals list?. We will also post a list of articles which will be useful for the publisher to market and maintain their journals.

Let’s discuss what you suggest for UGC Journals List. Comment and share here so that each of us can find a way for what to do if…?

What is H-Index and how to calculate it?

What is H-Index and how to calculate it? 

Do you know how impact it on your article statics matrics?

H-Index a New area of Article Citation Metrics. What is the genesis of any scientific research? No prize for guessing as very few would contradict the purpose of any invention is always focused towards the betterment of human civilization. Developing a manuscript which could lead to the prototype for a new, innovative product is a consequence of thorough research and development.

How to evaluate the worth of a scientific research that could potentially lead to groundbreaking discovery in the chosen field? The journal impact factor is the conventional approach of ranking journals in a sequential order of significance. However, this method has received a lot of criticism.

What is H-index?

In 2005, Jorge E. Hirsch, a Professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego [UCSD], explored the indexing method for the first time for evaluating both the quality and magnitude of a scientist’s contribution through published works. As a measuring medium, hi-index is also called Hirsch number or Hirsch index.

Hi-index is a reliable guide for determining how prolific a scientist is and whether the manuscript is worthy of notable mention. The h-index consists of taking a count of the scientific output of an individual. The numerical expression makes it easier to evaluate the worth of the researched work.

The index is propounded on the basis of certain factors. Papers with high citation numbers prominently figure in the h-index. It also focuses on the number of creative contributions and the impact factor for a section of scientists such as those involved in a university or department or academic journal. The index, thus, focuses on the published work of a scientist, with equal emphasis on both the quality and volume of work.

What should be done to ensure a high h-index rating?

Taking a count for the number of citations as a method for evaluating research work has met with some criticism because experts reckon that this process is still in the infancy stage. The published work does not entirely revolve around citation. It has more to it than a mere citation. Many well-researched products have gained acceptance and due credit without depending on citation counts. Distinguished scholars in The Netherlands, known as Science in Transition, have expressed the propagation of a justifiable, valid, comprehensive and open science culture. Although hi-index is an important parameter for judging authentic work, many experts believe it cannot be the sole criteria for assessing the best work.

In this scenario, you can do a self-analysis of your own work. One of the better ways to judge your work is to visualize how your invention can impact the lives of human beings. Delve deep into the scientific research and develop the manuscript that should bring optimum results. Target the journal that is best suited for your work and has a larger reach in terms of the intended audience.

How to calculate H-Index?

It is very easy to understand how to calculate H-Index. Let take an example of IJPRS journal. The above image shows that it has 11 H-Index. IT means that the journal has 11 articles which were cited 11 times for each of that articles. The higher H-Index not only clear the quality of work done by the authors but also clear how much that article was popular worldwide. The popularity of research work done by the authors can only be understood by how much the article has its own H-Index.

How to improve H-Index?

It’s very easy to understand from the above discussion that how the author can improve it’s articles H-Index. The simple answer is

“The more he shares his research work worldwide the more he get H-Index”

The internet is a spider. The author must have to update all his/her colleague to show his work by just sharing his article to their common discussion forum. He must also share it with his google scholar, researchgate, & list of many more.

The above discussion may possible that still have many points which need to be discussed.

What do you think about H-Index? Please comment or suggest any other clear concept you have.

What is a I10-Index?

What is a I10-Index?

Nowadays, Lots of research article are published online. Now, the question is did that research article authors had published a quality research article or just copy paste or hypothetic work is done and published it online.

How to judge the quality of that research article which was published online after a few months or year. There are few metrics which was taken into consideration for the evaluation of online published articles. Few of them are I10-Index, H-Index & finally Impact Factor of that journal.

I have already discussed what is Impact Factor? in my first post. I am also committed to guiding you for H-Index in coming days.

I will also guide you for a list of other topics which you need to know about online quality article publication.

Now let’s discuss on I10-Index.

I10-Index is a sole metrics design and develop by Google Scholar and used in Google’s My Citations feature. It can be defined as follows:

i10-Index = The number of publications with at least 10 citations

Now you must get the question of what I need to understand by I10-Index definition? Or you will be wondering what will be the conclusion for I10-Index?

It’s very simple.

I10-Index will give you a number of your online published articles citations and how much of it was cited by other authors with more than 10 times. If your article has been referred by more than 10 authors and citation in their research articles means your article is having a separate core value as far as the quality article metrics concern.

The highest citation which was reported on google scholar is Charles Robert Darwin scientist. He is the man of revolution done in a various subject like naturalist, geologist & biologist. Look at the picture I have put on top and you can click here to check is quality publication done on google scholar.

The I10-Index is a sole metrics by google scholar and not shown or put in metrics to another renowned publishing firm. The google scholar only creates it and use it to show quality metrics to the respective author and yes that is the credit given by the google scholar to that author.

I always love to know more about I10-Index if you have any concepts in your mind.

Let’s discuss here if you know much better knowledge then this article for I10-Index.

What is Impact Factor?

What is Impact Factor?

The impact factor was devised by ‘Eugene Garfield’, the founder of the ‘Institute for Scientific Information’ (ISI), now part of ‘Thomson Reuters’. Impact factors are calculated yearly for those journals that are indexed in ‘Thomson Reuters’ ‘Journal Citation Reports’ (JCR). How would you segregate an average article from a whole bunch of informative pieces that appear relevant in every sense of a word in a journal? Check the number of counts that go in favor of the article. This implies the number of times the article has been repeatedly cited in Journal Citation Reports (JCR). In the 1920’s, science librarians used to count raw citations with the purpose of saving money and shelf-space. Of course, the aim was to determine which journals made the best bet in their respective fields. However, this approach only met with modest success.  When Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information formulated the impact factor, the intention was absolutely clear – determine how ubiquitous the article is on the basis of citations it receives.

The Impact Factor – How does it work?

The impact factor is an objective measurement of a journal’s quality, expressed in terms of numerical figures which are easy to understand.  The impact factor is a parameter for highlighting the relative significance of a journal within its specific field.  It indicates the frequency with which an article appears in the JCR.

The impact factor acts as a measuring medium for the number of citations received by articles in a particular journal. If a published article is cited one time, it denotes an impact factor of 1.0. Similarly, if the article is cited two and half times, it implies an impact factor of 2.5. Journals with high impact factors are notable than those with low impact factors. Apart from listing impact factors, the JCR also does the job of listing and ranking the journals in reference to their defined fields.

Highest Impact Factor Journal – Why do we need it?

How can we evaluate journals without overlooking their volume and frequency with which they are published? A big journal often tends to outweigh the small journal in terms of citable content. Most of us would wonder as to what should be done to restore parity between big and small journals related to the same field.

The Impact Factor comes into the picture. It is an invaluable tool for evaluating journals. It offers a level playing ground for both big and small journals because it mitigates the scope for absolute citations which could have gone in favor of big journals. The impact factor also offsets the advantage that frequently published journals may have over less frequently issues ones or olden journals over the newly launched ones.

The impact factor does not foster comparison across different fields because citations would vary in numbers. Citations received from the mathematicians are bound to be more than those received from the biologists. Journals with high impact factors are the first choice for many.  They are extensively endorsed by authors, researchers, readers, scholars and academic librarians. Publishing work in a leading journal with high impact factors can be a turning point in the career for budding scientists. Scholars and researchers can showcase their work in prominent journals to attract critical acclaim and recognition.

Impact Factor – Official Provider

There are few agencies which provide official article metrics like Google Scholar, Journal Citation Reports (JCR) or you can say like Royal Society of ChemistryClarivate Analysis & Scopus.

Illegal (Fake) or Self-Created Impact Factor Providing Agencies

International Impact Factor Services

Omicsonline (Open Access Journals Impact Factor)

CiteFactor (Real Time Impact Factor)

IFSIJ (Impact measuring service for international journals)

Journal Impact Factor


Research Journal Impact Factor

Do you have much better concept for Impact Factor other then above said one? Yes, then let’s discuss here.