ILMA Citation Reward Program (CRP) 2020-2021


Publishing scientific research is considered as one of the most significant tasks at ILMA University. While working on a research article, good citation practices can help with attention to detail and the ability to discern patterns and make connections. In addition, the proper attribution of sources entails many details, such as correct page numbers, the spelling of author names, and of course, the accuracy of facts that you are presenting in your own article or other work.

ILMA University encourages that the research articles produced & published by either its faculty members in national or international indexed research journals or published in ILMA University’s published Journals by faculty or external authors should be cited by authors in their latest or ongoing research work which is only possible if the published articles are of high quality.

The Citation Reward Program (CRP) of ILMA University aims at measuring the impact or "quality" of an article by counting the number of times other authors mention it in their work by rewarding the authors of those articles in collaboration with national and multinational institutions.



Reward for a given article that has been cited intensively will be according to following table:

# No of Citations Per Article Type of Publishing Journal Total Reward Amount in USD
1

Upto 8 Citations/Article

Scopus/Web of Science Indexed

100
Others 70
2

Between 9-15 Citations/Article

Scopus/Web of Science Indexed

150
Others 100
3

Between 16-35 Citations/Article

Scopus/Web of Science Indexed

200
Others 150
4

Greater than 35 Citations/Article

Scopus/Web of Science Indexed

250
Others 175
Note; The above reward program doesn’t include Self Citations and reward shall be calculated on Pro rata basis.

  • All authors who have published research papers in HEC recognized/Scopus Indexed/Web of Science Indexed Journals with their affiliation in the name of ILMA University/Institute of Business & Technology;
  • All authors who have published research papers in ILMA University published journal namely IBT Journal of Business Studies (IBT-JBS);
  • All authors who have published research papers in ILMA University published journal namely Journal of Information & Communication Technology (JICT);
  • All authors who have published research papers in ILMA University published journal namely Journal of Media & Communication (JMC).
  • All authors who have published research papers in ILMA University published journal namely ILMA Journal of Social Sciences & Economics (IJSSE).
  • All authors who have published research papers in ILMA University published journal namely ILMA Journal of Technology & Software Management (IJTSM).


  • Although, there is no single citation analysis tool that collects all publications and their cited references, the H-Index is one specific method utilizing citation analysis to determine an individual’s impact. Further, you can also use Scopus, Web of Science or Google Scholar Citation Account to find out no of citations per article.

    *Terms & conditions apply
    Incentives are subject to approval by the BASR and can not be claimed as a right.

    *The policy is in effect from 1st July 2020 onwards.