Sciences / Applied Sciences Journals

​​​​​​​HEC has been endeavoring to raise the quality of research in Pakistan to an international level. Research journals are the excellent tool to enhance research capabilities. As such it has been decided to approve those research journals which meet the HEC criteria for recognized journals. Different lists have been approved for different purposes and different time frames and are applicable only within the given frame work. These link provides you the relevant information.


Policy Letters/Recommendations related to Journals:

-Clarification about Pu​blication Requirement for PhD before May 31, 2005.

-Discontinuation of Relaxation for Acceptance of Research Journals Published Before May 31, 2005 Approved By BASR

-Recognition of pu​blications published during evaluation period in HEC recognized Journals​


-Extension of Validity Time Line of Journals

Contact Persons:


For Sciences and ​Social Sciences: Dr. Muhammad Tahir Ali Shah, Director (R&D​), Phone: +92-51-90402104, Email: