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A number of predatory journals thrive in India, fed by many universities requiring students to publish a paper to get a PhD. This is “a BAD incentive to encourage scams”.
If the UGC was truly serious about a transparent vetting process, its first step should be to make the list of journals available in a more accessible format.
In a system that awards specific points to some research activities, it is not the value of that research activity that is awarded points but the value addition to the discourse that makes it worthy of recognition.
However, what can be questioned is the wisdom of taking up the task of preparing a comprehensive list of legitimate journals.