Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge;

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Shatavari: Potentials for galactogogue in dairy cows


        Prakash Chandra Behera, Durga Prasad Tripathy & Subash Chandra Parija




Ethnozoological Diversity of Northeast India: Empirical Learning with Traditional Knowledge Holders of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh


        M Chinlampianga, Ranjay K Singh & Amritesh C Shukla




Determination of amount of charcoal used in pot charcoal chicken brooder by evaluating heat generation capacity and survival of chickens


        Mulugeta  Ayalew




Ethno-veterinary practices for ephemeral fever of Yak: A participatory assessment
by the Monpa tribe of Arunachal Pradesh


        Sanjit Maiti1, P Chakravarty, Sanchita Garai, S Bandyopadhyay & VS Chouhan




Folk veterinary medicines in the Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh, India


        Rajesh Kumar& Kumar Avinash Bharati




Traditional veterinary medicines used by livestock owners of Rajasthan, India


        Praveen Galav, Anita Jain & S S Katewa




Ethnoveterinary medicines used by tribals of Tadgarh-Raoli wildlife sanctuary, Rajasthan, India


        Praveen Galav, Anita Jain & S S Katewa




Cattle wounds and ethnoveterinary medicine: A study in Polasara block, Ganjam district, Orissa, India


        Dibakar Mishra




Indigenous technical knowledge for pond maintenance, fish health management
and fish seed in Tripura, India


        Apu Das, Biswajit Debnath, Tanmoy G Choudhury, Deepayan Roy, Biswarup Saha & Anirban Paul




Indigenous knowledge in the management of Bivalve Fishery of South Konkan coast of Maharashtra, India


        Gangan SS, Metar SY, Nirmale VH, Chogale ND, Balange A K,
Bhalekar MS & Pai R




Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) of fish farmers at Dhalai district of
Tripura, NE India


        Ratan K Saha & Dilip Nath





Characterization of the traditional fermented fish product Shidol of Northeast India prepared from Puntius sophore and Setipinna phasa


        Bipul Kumar Kakati & Umesh C. Goswami




Traditional knowledge associated with numsing, an ethnic fish product prepared
by Mising tribes of Upper Assam, India


        AU Muzaddadi, RK Taye & BK Bhattacharjya




Hukoti -An indigenous dry fish product of tribal communities of Upper Assam


        Pranjyoti Sharma, Jiten Sarma, K Kalita & Bipul Phukan




Monsoon flood plain fishery and traditional fishing methods in Thrissur district, Kerala


        Shaji CP & KP Laladhas




Indigenous techniques of catching the mud eel, Monopterus cuchia (Ham.) in
Goalpara district, Assam


        Jyotish Barman, Uttam Kumar Baruah & UC Goswami




Few indigenous traditional fishing method of Faizabad district of eastern
Uttar Pradesh, India


        Laxmi Prasad,  Ravindra Jalaj, Sanjay Pandey & Anil Kumar




Traditional fish trapping devices and methods in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam


        Deepjyoti Baruah, Amalesh Dutta & Puthra Pravin




Traditional fish aggregating wisdom of Manipur, Northeastern India


        B Nightingale Devi, S K Mishra, N A Pawar, Lipi Das & Soma Das




Traditional fishing methods in Central valley region of Manipur, India


        B Nightingale Devi , SK Mishra, Lipi Das, NA Pawar & Th.Ibemcha Chanu




Traditional fishing crafts and gears used by the Nicobari tribes in Car Nicobar


        S K Zamir Ahmed, T Ravikumar, P Krishnan & S Jeyakumar




Indigenous fishing devices in use of capture fishing in Tripura


        A D Upadhyay & B K Singh




Ethnobotany: Plants use in fishing and hunting by Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh


        JY Yumnam & OP Tripathi




Bheta fishing - A traditional community fishing practice of Nocte tribe of
Tirap district, Arunachal Pradesh


        Rajdeep Dutta & Amalesh Dutta



Agarala: A traditional fishing boat of Karnataka


        Swathi Lekshmi PS, Geetha Sasikumar, S Kemparaju , R Saravanan& G Sampathkumar




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Guidelines for Submission of Manuscript


Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK), the journal devoted exclusively to Traditional Knowledge, provides an excellent platform for publication of research papers related to Traditional Knowledge Systems. IJTK carries original research papers, review articles, short communications based on traditional wisdom. IJTK committed and dedicated to the preservation, documentation, and dissemination of Traditional Knowledge, attempts to bring the wisdom of the past to the present. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge is included in the Non Patent Literature part of the PCT Minimum Documentation. IJTK also has been covered by the database of Science Citation Index–Expanded with an Impact Factor and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) rating.

Authors, who wish to submit a manuscript, should consult and peruse carefully recent issues of IJTK for format and style or may visit NISCAIR website ( Author should clarify the objective of the study (why study is carried out), how objective is achieved (methodology etc. followed to achieve the objective), significant results and conclusion, and significance of study. Senior or corresponding author must include the contact details of all the authors and specifically obtain the approval of all other co-authors to submit the article to this journal. When a manuscript is submitted to the IJTK it should not have been published elsewhere. Authors should submit two copies of manuscripts typed double-spaced. The list of references should not include any reference not cited in the text. Manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt. All manuscripts submitted are subject to peer review. Authors are notified as soon as a decision has been made to accept or reject a manuscript; rejection may be outright or with the possibility of revision and resubmission for a new evaluation. The Editor’s decision in these matters is final.

For ethnobotanical/ethnomedicinal reports, authors are advised to acknowledge the Knowledge Providers for providing valuable information and share their compilation and findings with the Knowledge Providers in local language. Authors are also requested to ensure that Prior Informed Consent (PIC) was taken from the Knowledge Providers as per the CBD guidelines. If the photographs of pratices and knowledge holders are used, it should be with consent of respective knowledge holder/community chief/village Panchayat. If any unique practices are observed which have not been reported hitherto, this fact should be brought to the notice of knowledge providing community and/or individuals and only after sharing with them the implications of putting the same in public domain, these should be published. Various field tools of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) were applied to collect field data. How many villages visited, informants consulted, informants village’s name, and tentative quantity of dose, dosage forms, (i.e. paste, decoction, extract, powder, etc.), frequency, duration, etc. should be mentioned in the research paper. Abstract means the main findings of the study. All figures should be in a single JPEG file or in the end of text. The article should not be more than 10-12 pages including tables and photographs except review paper.

The language of the Journal is English. Books for review and manuscripts neatly typed,
double-spaced, with margins on all sides along with photographs (if any in Tiff or JPEG format)
may be submitted through E-mail or at the following address:


The Editor

Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)

National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources (NISCAIR)

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