INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS
Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research (JSIR)

 

The Journal, started in 1942 and published monthly, by National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), serves as an information link between generators and users of technologies and addresses to entrepreneurs, technologists, engineers, technocrats and scientists on one hand, and planners, administrators and managers on the other.

 

Original research articles of interest to industry, reviews on frontiers of science and technology, articles on management and policies relating to science, technology, and industrial applications are invited for publication. The reports of national/international conferences/symposia etc. are also published. The detailed coverage is given below:

 

Subject Coverage

Scientific Research (Applications-based)

Atmospheric Sciences

Computer Science, IT &Mathematical Modeling

Food Sciences

Hydrology & Earth Science

Medical Sciences

Space Sciences

Industrial Research (R & D)

Chemical

Civil

Electrical

Electronics & Telecommunications

Mechanical

Mining

Industrial Research (Utilization)

Industrial Technologies including Nanotechnology: Successful at Pilot Scale and Plant Trials

Industrial Technologies: Standardization & Quality Control

Import Substitution & Technology Up gradation

Renewable Energy Technologies

Rural Development Technologies

Waste Utilization Technologies

Industrial Development

Fiscal Incentives in Industrial Development

Industrial Policies - Individual & Sector Wise

International Collaboration for Industrial Development

S & T Management

Science Policy

Technology Assessment & Forecasting

Technology Funding including Venture Capital

Technology Management: Case Studies -Success or Failure

Technology Transfer, Diffusion & Adaptation in Industrial Sector

Industrial Management

Communications Management

Energy Management

Environmental Management

HRD Management

Management of Industry & Policy Implementation

R & D Management

Symposia/Seminars Report: Critical summaries of papers presented at national or international seminars or symposia on science, technology, or industry are also published.

Book Reviews: Books, monographs and technical bulletins on industrial methods and techniques, including technology management and policy, as well as other data like production and demand statistics are accepted for review.

Author-Reader Platform: A platform for instructions to contributors and announcements. A column where readers interact and seek clarifications/additional information on articles published in the journal, or provide opinions, views and suggestions etc.

 

Manuscript Preparation

 General: Use SI units throughout, and where other units are used for some reason, give equivalent SI units in parenthesis.

 Title: Should be short, sufficiently informative and useful for indexing and retrieval purposes. A short running title may also be provided.

 Author(s) and Affiliation: Author(s) with affiliation (where work was done) with complete mailing address must be given. Present address of author(s), if different, should also be given. Provide e-mail addresses too.

 Abstract: It should contain scope and methodology employed, and key results in a way that is useful for indexing and abstracting service providers and gives a bird's eye view to a reader as well. Restrict it to 200 words. A graphical abstract is also printed in contents part of the journal in every issue, so do provide one with indication of an illustration/figure/formula, etc which should go along with it.

 Introduction: A brief and precise literature review with objectives of the research undertaken and essential background should constitute the introduction part.

Materials and Methods: New methods should be described in sufficient details, and others can be directed to published sources. The information given should be clear and complete so that anyone interested in repeating the experiment should be able to do so. If reference to a hard to obtain source is given, then details of the procedure must be provided. The section should clearly indicate the experimental design followed and the statistical methods used to summarize information for interpretation.

Results and Discussion: Results should be coherently presented and appropriately linked to tables, figures and other illustrations, but restricted to bare minimum. The section should also compare findings with those of others, as deemed necessary by the authors, and its relevance be discussed to the problem tackled, in particular, and for the branch of science, in general. Any weakness of the study undertaken, or any other peculiarity must also be pointed out. New findings, new interpretations, etc should be clearly spelt out, and also confirmation of important concepts, models, theorems, etc should be indicated. Present data according to standard formats as dictated by the experimental design and the data analysis carried out.

 Conclusions: Main findings of the investigations reported in the paper.

 Acknowledgements: It should be brief and meaningful when invoked; trivial formalities should be avoided.

 References: The literature as referred to in the text should be put under this section and number sequentially in the order of its first use or mention in the text. Indicate sources (references) in the text as superscript Arabic serial numbers. Abbreviate journal names as given in the International Serial Catalogue (published by International Council of Scientific Union's Abstracting Board) without the use of any period ('.'). Examples are given below for illustration:

 

Research Papers and Proceedings

      With Author(s) Liotta R, Rose K, Krishnan P K & Ghosal A, Creep compliance properties of steel cast in space, J Mater Sci, 18 (1999) 243-256. [If accepted for publication, give (in press) in place of volume, year and pages]

      With no Authors Authors will simply be missing from the style given above. Other parts remain in place.

      ProceedingsRao N V, Bakhetia D R C & D'Souza L, The ultimate form of power function as derived from fractional derivatives, Proc Int Conf Appl Math Stat (Iowa State University Press, Iowa) 2000, 224-229.

 

Books, Conferences and Symposia

      BooksHearle J W S & Peters R H, Fibre Structure (Academc Press, London) 1987, 87-123. [If the reference is to a work of an author published in a book by another author, the fact should be indicated by prefixing ' in' appropriately].

      Roels O A & Mahadevan S, Vitamin A, in The Vitamins: Chemistry, Pathology and Methods, 2nd edn, vol VI, edited by P Gyorgy & W N Pearson (Academic Press, New York) 1967, 139-210.

      Symposia/ConferencesKapoor B C, Managing in the face of not-so-developed and organised environment, in Nat Symp Manag Dev (Institute of Public Administration, Jaipur) 23-25 July 2000.

 

Theses and Dissertations

      Ghosh G, Structure and fracture properties of coal in India, Ph D Thesis, Indian Coal Mining Institute, Dhanabad, India, 1998.

Patents

      Trepaginer J H, New surface finishings and coatings, US Patent 1276323 (to DuPont Inc, USA) 27 June 2000; Chem Abstr, 49 (2000) 27689.

 

Personal Communications and Unpublished Data

      If referred are to be so indicated in the text itself rather than putting under references. Indicate like: ...and has a blood pressure lowering properties (Gupta G D, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, unpublished data) as well as a fairly good glucose regulating function (Rajpurohit B D, National Institute of Nutrition, personal communication)

 Tables and figures should be on separate sheets. There should be as few a columns in a table as possible and only the top (above title) and bottom lines be used in the entire table. Standard abbreviations should be used in column headings. Both tables and figures are serially numbered in Arabic numerals and referred to in the text in the same way. Legends to figures should all be on a separate sheet. Figures and illustrations should be double the final size, which will normally be restricted to a column width (85 mm), prints should be on a glossy paper and drawings should be on white drawing paper.

 Proofs and Tearsheets: Page proofs will not be sent to authors. Tear sheets of the published paper will be sent to the corresponding author.

 Offprints (Reprints): Twenty-five gratis offprints or reprints will be supplied to the corresponding author.

 

Manuscript Submission

 Submit three copies of manuscript (plus figures and tables) printed in double line spacing in 12 point matter and a copy on 3.5" floppy in MS word format with illustrations in suitable formats for IBM compatible computers. Identify packages used in creating the text and figures, illustrations, flow-charts, etc. and the platform on the diskette itself. Submit paper to Editor (jsir@niscair.res.in), Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, NISCAIR, Dr K S Krishnan Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110 012

 

Essentials for Manuscript Submission

 The submitted work should have a covering letter on the official letterhead under signatures of the corresponding author or any other authorized person.

 A declaration by authors as per certificate given below:


 

  It is mandatory on the part of the corresponding author to furnish the following certificate at the time of submission of the manuscript for publication:

  [This to certify that the reported work in the paper entitled .. submitted for publication in the journal . is an original one and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. I/we further certify that proper citations to the previously reported work have been given and no data/tables/figures have been quoted verbatim from other publications without giving due acknowledgement and without the permission of the author(s). The consent of all the authors of this paper has been obtained for submitting the paper to the journal .

 

[Signatures and names of all the authors]

NISCAIR Policy on Plagiarism

 

The system of formal communication in science through publication in primary journals is based on originality and quality of information, being the only criteria for publication. However, there have been tendencies to misuse the system and vitiate the process of science communication for personal benefits. One of the ills, afflicting science communication, is plagiarism. Attempts at plagiarism may range from verbatim copying of extensive material of other authors, misappropriating results/data of others with minor changes in language/presentation without giving credit to original source, and to publishing essentially the same information more than once.

As the premier institution of publishing primary scientific journals in various disciplines of science and technology in India, NISCAIR strongly reiterates its policy of discouraging plagiarism of all kinds. All efforts are made to detect and frustrate attempts at plagiarism through editorial screening and rigorous peer review in respect of communications received for publication in the NISCAIR publications. Cooperation of the scientific community is sought in our efforts to frustrate all attempts at plagiarism.

In case, any attempt of plagiarism is brought to our attention accompanied with convincing evidence, following steps would be taken:

 

(a)    After consulting the respective Editorial Board Members, authors guilty of plagiarism will be debarred from publishing their papers in NISCAIR journals.

(b) Heads of the Departments/Institutes of the offending authors will be intimated of such incidences of plagiarism

(c) Such incidents of plagiarism will be publicized through the concerned NISCAIR journals in consultation with the respective Editorial Board Members.