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This research study focuses on the Library and Information Science (LIS) journals listed in UGC-CARE between June 2019 and July 2023, with the purpose of offering valuable insights to researchers and practitioners in the field. The study employs a comprehensive data collection methodology, involving systematic review from academic databases, journal publishers' websites, and UGC CARE's official records. The selected journals are categorized based on various aspects, including publishers, geographical distribution, frequency of publication, publication language, ISSN/E-ISSN, Article Processing Charges (APCs), Open Access status, citation styles, and the availability of Document Object Identifiers (DOIs) and Creative Commons Licences. Notably, the study excludes Scopus-indexed and discontinued or delisted journals to ensure the accuracy and relevance of the findings. The research aims to empower scholars by providing them with crucial information for making informed decisions about selecting appropriate journals for publication, thereby enhancing accessibility and dissemination of knowledge within the LIS academic community. However, the study acknowledges its limitation, as it focuses on a specific time frame and excludes certain journal categories, but it offers valuable insights for the advancement of research in Library and Information Science.