UGC CARE approved journals for biological (life) sciences

This blog post aims to provide the latest list of biological sciences UGC CARE-approved journals.

Complete UGC CARE List of journals 2023: Download Excel

About UGC CARE: To develop an approach and methodology for the identification of good quality journals, the UGC-CARE has taken the responsibility of preparing the “UGC-CARE Reference List of Quality Journals” (UGC-CARE List). The UGC-CARE List has only TWO groups:

  1. UGC-CARE List Group I: Journals found qualified through UGC-CARE protocols.
  2. UGC-CARE List Group II: Journals indexed in globally recognized databases (Scopus, Web of Science).

In this post, we will be providing the biological sciences journals that are in the UGC CARE list Group 1. More biological journals can be found at These UGC-approved journals publish at a minimum cost. In fact, many journals publish for free.

How to publish in the UGC CARE list of Journals

  1. If your subject is biological sciences or related, choose any journal from the below-given list.
  2. Prepare your manuscript according to the journal guidelines.
  3. Send the prepared manuscript and wait for a few days.

List of UGC CARE journals in biological sciences

Sr.No.Journal TitlePublisherISSNE-ISSNUGC-CARE coverage yearDetails
1Acta Fytotechnica et ZootechnicaSlovak University of Agriculture in Nitra1335-258X1336-9245 from June – 2019 to  July – 2020Indexed in Scopus
2Advanced Science LettersAmerican Scientific Publishers1936-66121936-7317 from June – 2019 to  July – 2020Discontinued from July 2020
3Advances in AgricultureHindawi Limited2356-654X2314-7539 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
4Advances in Zoology and BotanyHorizon Research Publishing2331-50832331-5091 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
5Agricultural Research JournalPunjab Agricultural University2395-14352395-146X from September – 2019 to  April – 2022Indexed in Scopus
6Agricultural Science DigestAgricultural Research Communication Centre0253-150X0976-0547 from January – 2021 to  April – 2022Indexed in Scopus
7Algological StudiesSchweizerbart Science Publishers1864-13182363-7080 from June – 2019 to  April – 2021Discontinued from April 2021
8Animal Systematics, Evolution and DiversityKorean Society of Systematic Zoology2234-69532234-8190 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
9Annals of Plant and Soil ResearchG. K. V. Society0972-19592347-6036 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
10Annals. Food Science and TechnologyValahia University Press2065-28282344-4916 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
11Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual CultureUniversity of Strathclyde1756-9575NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
12Arctoa: A Journal of BryologyKMK Scientific Press Ltd.0131-1379NA from June – 2019 to  September – 2021Indexed in Scopus
13Asian Journal of Agriculture and DevelopmentSoutheast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture1656-43832599-3879 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
14Biological TheorySpringer1555-55421555-5550 from June – 2019 to  April – 2022Indexed in Scopus
15Botanicheskii ZhurnalSankt-Peterburgskaya Izdatel’Skaya Firma Nauka0006-81362658-6339 from June – 2019 to  September – 2020Indexed in Scopus
16Bryophyte Diversity and EvolutionMagnolia Press2381-96772381-9685 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
17Caucasian Entomological BulletinInstitute of Arid Zones SSC RASNA1814-3326 from June – 2019 to  July – 2021Indexed in Scopus
18Current Agriculture Research JournalEnviro Research Publishers2347-46882321-9971 from July – 2022 to  PresentView
19Current BotanyUpdate Publishing HouseNA2220-4822 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
20Curtis’s Botanical MagazineRoyal Botanic GardensNA1467-8748 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
21Ela Journal of Forestry and WildlifeEla Foundation2319-4361NA from January – 2020 to  PresentView
22Eurasian Journal of Forest ScienceEurasscience JournalsNA2147-7493 from June – 2019 to  September – 2019Discontinued from Sept. 2019
23European Journal of Medicinal PlantsSciencedomain International2231-0894NA from June – 2019 to  February – 2020Discontinued from Feb. 2020
24Food Science and Human WellnessBeijing Academy of Food Sciences2213-4530NA from June – 2019 to  January – 2020Indexed in Scopus
25Fungal Biology and BiotechnologyBioMed Central Ltd.2054-3085NA from June – 2019 to  September – 2020Indexed in Scopus
26Gardens Bulletin SingaporeNational Parks Board, Singapore Botanic Gardens0374-78592382-5812 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
27Gujarat Agricultural University Research JournalSardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University0250-5193NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
28Horticultural Plant JournalKeAi Publishing Communications Ltd2095-98852468-0141 from June – 2019 to  January – 2020Indexed in Scopus
29Indian HydrobiologyKrishnamurthy Institute of Algology, Madras Christian College0971-6548NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
30Indian Journal of AerobiologyIndian Aerobiological Society0971-1546NA from April – 2020 to  PresentView
31Indian Journal of Agricultural MarketingIndian Society of Agricultural Marketing0971-86642456-8716 from April – 2022 to  PresentView
32Indian Journal of AgroforestryIndian Society of Agroforestry0972-07152456-6489 from July – 2022 to  PresentView
33Indian Journal of Animal NutritionAnimal Nutrition Society of India0970-32092231-6744 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
34Indian Journal of Dairy ScienceIndian Dairy Association0019-51462454-2172 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
35Indian Journal of Hill FarmingIndian Association of Hill Farming0970-6429NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
36Indian Journal of Small RuminantsIndian Society for Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization0971-98570973-9718 from September – 2019 to  July – 2021Indexed in Scopus
37Indian Journal of Sugarcane TechnologyAssociation of Sugarcane Technologists of India0970-3233NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
38Indonesian Journal of Forestry ResearchMinistry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia2355-70792406-8195 from June – 2019 to  July – 2021Indexed in Scopus
39International Journal of Agricultural SystemGraduate School, Hasanuddin University2337-97822580-6815 from September – 2019 to  PresentView
40International Journal of Agricultural TechnologyAssociation of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia2630-06132630-0192 from June – 2019 to  January – 2020Indexed in Scopus
41International Journal of Food and Nutritional SciencesGlobal E smart Technologies2319-17752320-7876 from January – 2021 to  PresentView
42International Journal of Insect ScienceSage Publications1179-54331179-5433 from June – 2019 to  July – 2020Discontinued from July 2020
43International Research Journal of Plant ScienceInternational Research Journals Publishing House2141-5447NA from June – 2019 to  April – 2022Discontinued from April 2022
44IRCF Journal Reptiles and Amphibians: Conservation and Natural HistoryThe International Reptile Conservation Foundation2330-39562332-4961 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
45Journal of Animal EthicsUniversity of Illinois Press2156-54142160-1267 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
46Journal of Aquatic Biology and FisheriesDepartment of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala2321-340XNA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
47Journal of Biologically Active Products from NatureTaylor and Francis2231-18662231-1874 from June – 2019 to  January – 2020Indexed in Scopus
48Journal of BioresourcesRajiv Gandhi University, Center with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity2394-43152582-2276 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
49Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural SciencesHorizon Publisher IndiaNA2320-8694 from September – 2019 to  January – 2020Discontinued from Jan. 2020
50Journal of Food, Agriculture and EnvironmentWFL Publisher Ltd.1459-02551459-0263 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
51Journal of FungiMDPINA2309-608X from June – 2019 to  September – 2019Indexed in Scopus
52Journal of Insect BiodiversityAtaturk University2147-7612NA from June – 2019 to  September – 2021Indexed in Scopus
53Journal of Mycology and Plant PathologyIndian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology0971-93930975-4180 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
54Journal of Mycopathological ResearchIndian Mycological Society0971-3719NA from January – 2021 to  PresentView
55Journal of Oilseed BrassicaSociety for Rapeseed- Mustard Research0976-14542230-7753 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
56Journal of Oilseeds ResearchIndian Society of Oilseeds Research0970-2776NA from October – 2020 to  PresentView
57Journal of Postharvest TechnologyDepartment of Food Science and Postharvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural UniversityNA2348-4330 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
58Journal of Scientific ResearchInstitute of Science, Banaras Hindu University0447-9483NA from September – 2019 to  April – 2022Discontinued from April 2022
59Journal of Soils and CropsAssociation of Soils and Crop Research Scientists0971-28362582-2756 from April – 2021 to  PresentView
60Journal of Spices and Aromatic CropsIndian Society for Spices0971-3328NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
61Journal of the Botanical Society of BengalBotanical Society of Bengal0971-2976NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
62Journal of the Indian Society of Soil ScienceIndian Council of Agricultural Research0974-0228NA from June – 2019 to  January – 2020Indexed in Scopus
63Journal of the Marine Biological Association of IndiaThe Marine Biological Association of India0025-31462321-7898 from September – 2019 to  PresentView
64Journal of Traditional and Folk PracticesJawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute2278-5906NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
65Journal of Tropical Forestry and EnvironmentDepartment of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura2235-93702235-9362 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
66KavakaMycological Society of India0379-5179NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
67LignocelluloseDepartment of Cellulose and Paper Technology, Shahid Beheshti University2322-15772252-0287 from June – 2019 to  February – 2020Discontinued from Feb. 2020
68Mapana Journal of SciencesCHRIST Deemed to be University0975-3303NA from April – 2022 to  PresentView
69Natural Products and BioprospectingSpringer2192-21952192-2209 from June – 2019 to  September – 2020Indexed in Scopus
70Nelumbo (The Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India)Botanical Survey of India0976-50692455-376X from January – 2020 to  PresentView
71Neotropical BiodiversityTaylor and FrancisNA2376-6808 from June – 2019 to  January – 2020Indexed in Scopus
72Notulae Scientia BiologicaeHorticulture and Forestry Society, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary MedicineNA2067-3264 from June – 2019 to  April – 2022Indexed in Scopus
73ORYZA- An International Journal on RiceAssociation of Rice Research Workers0474-76152249-5266 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
74PalaeovertebrataDepartment of Paleontology, Institut des Sciences de l’ Evolution0031-02472274-0333 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
75Philosophy, Theory and Practice in BiologyMichigan Publishing1949-07392475-3025 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
76Proceedings of the Zoological SocietySpringer0373-58930974-6919 from June – 2019 to  December – 2020Indexed in Scopus
77Record of the Zoological Survey of IndiaZoological Survey of India Kolkata0375-15112581-8686 from January – 2020 to  PresentView
78ReinwardtiaResearch Center for Biology- LIPI0034-365X2337-8824 from June – 2019 to  December – 2020Indexed in Scopus
79Research and Reviews: Journal of Agriculture and Allied SciencesResearch and Reviews2319-98572347-226X from June – 2019 to  April – 2022Discontinued from April 2022
80Research in OrnithologyPage Press0035-68752385-0833 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
81Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences- An International JournalCentre for Advanced Research in Agricultural Sciences0976-16752249-4538 from September – 2019 to  PresentView
82Review of Agrarian StudiesFoundation for Agrarian Studies2248-9002NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
83Romanian Journal of Biology- ZoologyInstitute of Biology, Romanian Academy2248-37991843-7761 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
84SAARC Journal of AgricultureSAARC Agriculture Centre1682-83482312-8038 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
85Sustainability, Agri, Food and Environmental ResearchUniversidad Catolica de Temuco0719-3726NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
86The Indian Fern JournalIndian Fern Society0970-2741NA from June – 2019 to  September – 2019Discontinued from Sept. 2019
87The Indian ForesterIndian Council of Forestry Research and Education0019-48162321-094X from June – 2019 to  PresentView
88The Journal of Plant Science ResearchPrints Publication Pvt. Ltd.0970-25390976-3880 from September – 2019 to  PresentView
89The Journal of Research ANGRAUAcharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University0970-0226NA from June – 2019 to  PresentView
90The Journal of the Indian Botanical SocietyIndian Botanical Society0019-44682455-7218 from July – 2021 to  PresentView
91The Journal of The Orchid Society of IndiaThe Orchid Society of India0971-5371NA from April – 2021 to  PresentView
92The RingSciendo, De GruyterNA2083-3520 from June – 2019 to  PresentView
93Tropical Plant ResearchSociety for Tropical Plant Research2349-92652349-1183 from June – 2019 to  January – 2020Discontinued from Jan. 2020
94Uttar Pradesh Journal of ZoologyUttar Pradesh Zoological Society0256-971XNA from June – 2019 to  January – 2022Discontinued from Jan. 2022
95Vigyan Garima SindhuCommission for Scientific and Technical TerminologyNA2320-7736 from September – 2019 to  PresentView
96Vigyan PrakashLok Vigyan Parishad1549-523XNA from April – 2020 to  PresentView
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