TO AUTHOR: For journal paper submission
Aims and Scope: Science and Culture is a
multidisciplinary journal that provides a medium for
publication of substantial and original articles, reviews
and notes which focus on research and development in
science, society and culture, national issues and events.
This is a unique journal connecting the reflection of the
community of Indian scientists and thinkers on the
public understanding of science and culture together. All
publications including Editorial, Book Review, Notes and
News etc. in the journal are the opinions expressed by the
contributors and neither the Indian
Science News Association nor the Editors of Science and
Culture assume any responsibility for the same.
Types of Contribution: Manuscripts which will subject
to peer review, should take one of the following forms:
Articles, should be substantially original,
definitive and describe a reasonably complete investigation
with definite conclusion. For the benefit of the wide
readership of the journal the article should preferably be
written in non-technical language.
Research Communications, based on original
investigation on any subject of topical interest and must
contain previously unpublished information. This may include
preliminary communication and work in progress.
Notes and News present the recent discovery, recent
news on a current topic or event, and will be accepted for
publication following discussion with the Editorial Board of
Letters to the Editor containing comments related to
articles previously published in the journal.
Book Reviews by invitation from the Editor-in-Chief.
Editorial Board reserves the right to classify articles
under separate categories like ‘Opinion’, ‘Focus’ etc. other
than those described above.
Manuscript preparation: General:
Manuscripts must be typewritten double-spaced with wide
margins on one side of white paper. Good quality printouts
with a font size of 12pt are required. Full postal and
e-mail address must be given for all the co-authors. To
expedite publication, the Editorial Board prefers to
communicate with authors by e-mail. The Editors reserve the
right to adjust style and language to certain standards of
uniformity. Authors should retain a copy of their
manuscript since we can not accept responsibility for damage
or loss of papers.
Articles should not ordinarily exceed 3000 words, Research
Communications should not ordinarily exceed 1000 words
and Letters to the Editor should not exceed 800 words.
Abstracts: An abstract of not more than 80
words must be supplied for all articles and research
Text: Follow this order when typing
manuscripts: Title, Authors, Abstract, Main text,
Acknowledgements, Appendix, References, Figure Captions and
then Tables. Headings should be in bold, subheadings in bold
italics and sub-subheadings in italics only. The affiliation of
authors should be identified with asterisk and be placed as
References: All publications cited in the text
should be presented in a list of references following the
text of the manuscripts. In the text, relevant reference
will be marked by the superscript numerals serially (e.g.
Results are found to
agree with synchrotron experiments of Jung et al., but
differs with theoretical results). References should be
the following form:
1. M. Jung, R.W. Dunford, D.S. Gemmell, E.P. Kanter, B.
Krassig, T.W. Leburn, S.H. Southworth and Linda Young,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1596-1599 (1998).
2. K. Gottfried, Quantum Mechanics (Benjamin, New York,
1966) Vol. I, p.153.
Illustrations: An illustration should be
provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction
(which may include about 30% reduction) without retouching.
The width of all illustrations reproduced in a single column
is 7 cm or less. Photographs, charts and diagrams are
all to be referred to as “Figure(s)” and should be numbered
consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They
should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included
within the text. All illustrations should be clearly marked
on the back with the figure number and the author’s name.
All line drawings should be done in a white paper using
black ink, lettering, graph lines and points on graphs
should be sufficiently large and bold to permit
reproduction when the diagram has been reduced to a size
suitable for the journal. Original photographs (photocopies
of photographs are not acceptable) must be supplied. A scale
should be marked in the photograph when necessary. Figures
may be published in colour, if this is judged to be
essential. When colour figures are required, the
author will be charged for colour printing at the current
colour printing costs. All figures are to have a caption.
Captions should be supplied on a separate sheet.
Tables: Tables should be numbered
consecutively and given a suitable caption. Each table
should be typed on a separate sheet, footnotes to tables, if
any, should be typed below the table and should be referred
to by superscript lowercase letters. No vertical rules
should be used. Tables should not preferably duplicate
results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g. in
Submission of Papers: All manuscripts complete in all
respects should be submitted in duplicate to the
Editor-in-Chief of the journal. An electronic version of the
manuscript written in Microsoft Word must accompany the
manuscript. Manuscript will be considered for publication
with the understanding that the work has not been published
previously (except in the form of an abstract or as a part
of an academic thesis) and that it is not under
consideration for publication elsewhere, that its
publication is approved by all authors and all authors are
aware of the data/information provided. Manuscript with
plagiarism, serious scientific and technical errors, will be
rejected. Papers once accepted will not be published
elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in
English or in any other language, without the written
consent from the Editor of the journal. When excerpts and
figures from other copyrighted works are used, it is the
responsibility of the authors to obtain written permission
from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) of the
Proofs: One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be
sent by e-mail to the corresponding author/guest editor. You
may list your corrections quoting page number and line
number or you may mark the corrections in the proof, scan it
and return it by e-mail to the editorial office within
3 days from the date of receipt. Note that the editorial
office may proceed with the publication of the article if no
response is received. Please ensure that all corrections are
sent back in one communication, as inclusion of subsequent
corrections is not guaranteed. Proof reading is solely
author’s responsibility. Utmost care to correct the proofs
will be taken by the editorial office for those who do not
have e-mail facility but the office is not responsible
for any errors.
Reprints: No free reprints are allowed to the
contributors of Research Communication and Letters to the
Editor. 10 free reprints will be provided to the
contributors of Review Articles who are either members of
ISNA or have been invited to contribute article by the
Editorial Board. Reprints are available in pdf format at
a flat rate of Rs. 250.00 per article. Persons interested to
have printed reprints can be ordered at the current rate of
Rs. 200.00 per page upto 25 copies and Rs. 150.00 per page
for subsequent 25 copies. Order for reprints will be placed
within 15 days from the intimation of the acceptance
of the paper and payments will be on intimation of the
publication of the paper.