Guidelines for Authors


                     Science Reporter invites popular articles, puzzles, quizzes, crosswords, cartoons etc. on science and technology; science fiction, humour in science, science projects and science news.


                     Science Reporter pays for articles published. The honorarium for a full-length feature article is Rs 1000/-, for regular columns Rs 500/-, Rs 200 for short contributions published in Spectrum or as box items in main articles.


                     Very specialized topics should be avoided.  Articles should be understandable by the average under-graduate science student.


                     Articles received will be acknowledged. However, acknowledgment does not guarantee publication.


                     Only original articles sent exclusively for publication in Science Reporter will be accepted.  Articles previously published elsewhere, or simultaneously sent for publication elsewhere, are not acceptable. Articles submitted should carry a declaration that the article is original and has not been previously published elsewhere.  Science Reporter will not be responsible for any copyright violations.  Articles without such a declaration will not be considered.


                     The length of full-length articles may be about 2500 words.  Short features should be up to 1200 words.


                     While quoting names of scientists, their initials, nationalities, and affiliations should be mentioned.


                     The matter should be typewritten, double-space on one side of the paper.  Articles may also be submitted in electronic form on floppies or via e-mail, preferably as RTF files.


                     The articles should preferably be illustrated, and captions and legends typed separately and attached at the end of the article.  Photographs accompanying the articles should be on glossy paper.  Black-and-white cartoons should be drawn with Indian ink.  Colour cartoons are also welcome.  Illustrations and cartoons can be sent as attachments, preferably in TIFF or BMP files, via e-mail.


                     A short note about the contributor should invariably accompany the article.  The note should contain name, age, full postal and e-mail address, academic accomplishments, important assignments held, field of research, and a list of popular science articles already published.


                     Contributions should be sent to the Editor, Science Reporter, National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, Dr K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi-110 012 or by e-mail at the following addresses:


                     The Editor reserves the right to reject even invited articles without assigning any reason.