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HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION
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Mechanism for Classification of HEC Recognized Journals
All Science Journals to be Classified as W, X, Y, Z W Category: X Category: Journals having an Impact Factor. Experts groups certify that they are top, recognized journals in the subject of archival quality. Journals not having an Impact Factor Verified by HEC that they meet all HEC Journal Criteria and have paper reviewed by at least one expert from an Industrially/Academically advanced country in the respective discipline. Y Category: Experts groups certify that they are top, recognized journals in the subject of archival quality. Journals not having an Impact Factor They meet all HEC Journal Criteria except review of each paper by at least one expert from an Industrially/Academically advanced country in the respective discipline. Z Category: Experts groups certify that they are good, recognized journals in the subject of archival quality. Journals not having an Impact Factor They meet all HEC Journal Criteria except i. Review of each paper by at least one expert from an Industrially/Academically advanced country in the respective discipline. ii. Abstracted / Indexed Internationally by a recognized Agency.

W Category:

Acceptable for Tenure Track System

X Category: Acceptable for BPS appointments/ promotions, HEC Approved Supervisor and Publication of research of PhD work until 30th June 2011. The candidates enrolled in PhD after January 10, 2010 are required to publish their research paper in HEC recognized “W or X” category journals for award of PhD degree. Y Category: Acceptable for BPS appointments and Publication of research of PhD work until th June 30 , 2011. The candidates enrolled in PhD before January 11, 2010 can publish the research paper in HEC Recognized “Y” category journal for award of PhD degree. W, X, Y, Z: Eligible for HEC Support Grant for...
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