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Why ESA ?


UGC approved Journal Standards 
API Scores as per UGC Guidelines 2018

University Grants Commission (UGC) is a regulatory body for higher education in India. It sets various guidelines and standards for universities and academic institutions. The UGC has issued guidelines for journals to ensure quality and maintain academic integrity in research publications. 

UGC Guidelines and Standards

ISSN: Journals are encouraged by UGC to obtain an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN). Environmental Science Archives has an e-ISSN: 2583-5092 being an Online Journal. Environmental Science Archives is also indexed in the ISSN International Centre, France.  An ISSN is a unique identifier that helps in cataloging and organizing scholarly journals.


Peer Review: UGC approved Journals should have a robust peer-review process in place. This process involves the evaluation of submitted manuscripts by experts in the field before publication to ensure quality and academic rigor. Environmental Science Archives uses a blind peer review system to ensure originality, timeliness, relevance, and readability. The standard peer review process is also essential from the perspective of editorial board members, who take the responsibility for shaping the open access articles to meet the international standards of open access journals.


Frequency: UGC approved Journals are expected to adhere to a regular publication schedule (e.g., quarterly, biannually, annually) as stated in their editorial policies. Environmental Science Archives is a peer-reviewed/ refereed six-monthly open access journal that publishes original research papers as well as review articles in all areas of environmental science.


Editorial Board: Journals should have a qualified editorial board consisting of subject experts, scholars, and academicians to oversee the review process and journal management. In our Journal, Editorial Board Members (EBMs) as well as Reviewer Board Members (RBMs) take the responsibility for shaping the open access articles to meet the international standards.


Open Access: UGC encourages open access publishing, which allows free access to published articles. All articles published in Environmental Science Archives are fully open access, immediately freely available to read, download and share. The author grants to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access.


Plagiarism Detection: UGC approved Journals are recommended to use plagiarism detection tools to check for the originality of submitted manuscripts. Here at Environmental Science Archives, in accordance with the code of conduct, we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing in our Initial Review Report. In any case, if the submitted original manuscript is having substantial plagiarized content, the article will be rejected on submission and the same will be notified to the author. In this case, the author has to recheck the manuscript, correct it and resubmit to the journal for fresh consideration.


Ethical Guidelines: Journals following UGC standards should follow ethical guidelines and publication standards. Environmental Science Archives follows the ethical guidelines as per UGC guidelines.


Copyright: UGC approved journals should have clear copyright policies that specify the rights of authors and the journal. All articles published in Environmental Science Archives have a license under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (CC BY 4.0). 


Indexing: Being indexed in reputable academic databases and directories is often encouraged as it enhances the visibility and credibility of the journal. Environmental Science Archives is indexed in a number of reputed National as well as International Indexing Services such as ISSN International Centre, France, ICI, RESEARCH-BIB, ROAD, INDEX COPERNICUS, ORCID, RG, ZENODO, OPEN-AIRE, PUBLONS, GOOGLE SCHOLAR AND MORE


Quality of Content: UGC approved Journals are expected to publish high-quality, original research and scholarly articles, adhering to academic standards. At Environmental Science Archives, peer-reviewed articles are assessed and critiqued by scientists and experts in the same field after the article is distributed for review. An author is expected to incorporate the suggested changes before publication. This process enriches the content and improves the quality of the presentation considerably.


It's important to note that these guidelines are designed to promote quality and ethics in academic publishing. The UGC periodically updates its guidelines, so it's advisable to refer to their official website or the specific guidelines relevant to your field for the most up-to-date information and requirements for academic journals.

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