Evaluation Policy

Journal's Eligibility Criteria :

Journal that have a valid ISSN No. (Online / Print) can apply for Universal Impact Factor {UIF} and be eligible for it. The Universal Impact Factor {UIF} is calculated per year based on several criteria. Articles are selected and cited in Knowledge Database Service and will be considered for Impact Factor. Journals that get Impact Factor will be displayed on this portal.

Evaluation Methodology :

The journals are evaluated on various quality factors which determine the Impact Factor of the journal. We have classified these factors in the following 4 categories :-

1) Publishing Quality

  • Publication Counts : The no. of articles cited for respective year of that journal.
  • Journal Prestige : This factor includes the overall performance and impact of the journal in the market.
  • Journal Discipline : Discipline of the journal.
  • Journals Estimated Importance and Relevance of the Research Field.
  • The journal’s presence in various indexing services, directories and listings.
  • The main and important factor is journal publishing regularity
  • Article Originality : It is the important factor for getting Universal Impact Factor. . If Plagairism is detected in articles then the impact factor will be reduced.
  • If any journal is science & technology based, then the Contribution to scientific quality will be measured by its article. Other disciplines are also considered for the same.

2) Manuscript Quality

These criteria are based on Article Publishing Quality. These criteria include various DTP factors which reflect the quality of the article.

  • Correct page numbers and spelling in the document.
  • Checking text and page numbers in table of contents.
  • Checking and Ensuring tables, figures, references, etc. cited in text
  • Checking lists, paragraphs, figures, etc., numbered or lettered consecutively.
  • Ensuring that there are no duplicate tables and figure titles
  • Checking hyperlinks to references.
  • Reviewing sentences for spelling and grammatical mistakes.
  • Checking style, size, and typeface for headings, titles, bullets etc.
  • Checking of Insertion of appropriate page breaks
  • Ensuring consistent justification for text, callouts, cautions, warnings etc.
  • Choosing correct size and layout of pages.
  • Ensuring consistent use of capitalization and spelling.
  • Applying proper numbering mechanics in the article.
  • Checking format for bibliographic references, i.e. according to any of Citation Style.
  • Using punctuation consistently.

3) Presentational Quality

  • Journal website design. i.e. ease of use, ease of access, online submission, payment methods. In case of print only then quality of printed version of journal, regularity of article publishing, back issue viewing.
  • Degree of acceptance and presence of journal in the International and National market.
  • Management bodies for the journal governance - such as Editorial Board, Advisory Board, Executive Board, Article Review Team etc.
  • The International representation of research fellows in the Editorial Board boosts the score of the journal, and it creates a chance to further the journal's development.
  • Printing quality of journal Cover page [i.e. all the items should appear clearly: title, ISSN No. (Print / Online), frequency of the journal, current volume/issue/part number, month/year etc.]. And In case of print version, a hard copy should be sent for reviewing.
  • The important factor of editorial quality is the standard composition of presented article manuscripts and adherence to the journal's instructions for its authors. For example, the summary should count 200-250 words and have a structured form, i.e. standard structure of an article (background, material and methods used, results, conclusion).
  • References and Indices should be presented in proper sequencing order (as they are cited in the text). The first five authors should be presented.

4) Editorial Quality

  • The journal should include detailed editorial and author guidelines information regarding manuscript preparation.
  • The journal editorial data ought to embrace a listing of Editorial Board members, editorial correspondence addresses, the name and address of the publisher, ISSN and frequency of article publishing (monthly, quarterly, bi annual, annual etc).
  • The language of publication: English is preferred.
  • Online Internet publication and its constant maintenance.