Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

General articles [not exceeding 4000 words, 6 display items (tables and figures)] discuss current trends in research in a field that would be of interest to readers outside the field. These include interdisciplinary topics, science policy and science administration, some aspects of the application of science and technology to human needs or the impact of science and technology on society/ecosystems/life. The articles should include an abstract, introductory paragraph, brief subheads at appropriate places, illustrations that will help a general reader, and references.
Review articles (not exceeding 6000 words, cited references to be limited to about 100 in number) are expected to survey and discuss current developments in a field. They should be well focused and organized, and avoid a general ‘textbook’ style.
Research accounts (not exceeding 6000 words, cited references to be limited to about 60 in number) are articles intended to be personalized reviews of research from the author(s)’ laboratory, based on a body of published work. The articles must provide appropriate background to the area in a concise introduction, which should also serve to place the author(s)’ work in a proper perspective.
Research articles
(not exceeding 4000 words) report research results of major significance. They should include an abstract, an introductory paragraph, and brief subheads.
Research communications (not exceeding 2000 words) contain important new findings that are novel and of fairly broad interest. They should include a brief abstract and an introductory paragraph. Text should NOT be broken up under subheads.
Correspondence (not exceeding 600 words) includes letters that are of general interest to scientists and technical comments, including those on articles or communications published in Current Science within the previous six months. Short letters are preferred. Letters may be reviewed and edited.
Scientific correspondence (less than 1500 words and 2 display items) serve to rapidly communicate important new findings. Contributions dealing with technical advances or advances in instrumentation may be published as Technical notes.
News (not exceeding 1000 words) can cover important scientific events or any other news of interest to scientists in general. Meeting reports (less than 1500 words) deal with highlights/technical contents of a conference/ symposium/discussion-meeting, etc. conveying to readers the significance of important advances. Reports must avoid merely listing brief accounts of topics discussed.
Research News articles (not exceeding 2000 words and 3 display items) are intended to inform non-specialists about recently published advances or important findings. Authors are should also send a copy of the paper on which the article is based.
Opinion articles (less than 1200 words) present views on issues related to science and scientific activity.
Commentary (less than 2000 words) articles are expected to be expository essays on issues related to science and scientific activity.
Book reviews (not exceeding 1500 words). Although Book Reviews are generally solicited/commissioned, unsolicited reviews will also be considered. Reviews must not merely ‘list’ brief descriptions of the contents of a book.
Historical commentary/notes (limited to about 3000 words) inform readers about interesting aspects of personalities or institutions of science or about watershed events in the history/development of science. Illustrations and photographs are welcome. Brief items will also be considered.

 

Section Policies

Research Article

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Scientific Correspondence

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Research Communication

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Research Account

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General Article

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Review Article

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Correspondence

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Technical notes

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News

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Research News

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Opinion

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Commentary

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Historical commentary/notes

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Book Review

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Personal News

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Meeting Report

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Cartoon

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In Conversation

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Editors
  • Giridhar Madras (ed. Chemical Engineering)
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Peer Review Process

Current Science is a multidisciplinary journal and therefore research and review papers of general significance that are written clearly and well organized will be given preference. All papers, solicited and unsolicited, will be first assessed by a Reviewing Editor. Papers found unsuitable in terms of the overall requirements of the journal will be returned to the authors. The others will be sent for detailed review. Authors of these papers will be notified of acceptance, need for revision or rejection of the paper. It may be noted that papers once rejected cannot be resubmitted. Illustrations and other materials to be reproduced from other publications must be properly credited; it is the authors’ responsibility to obtain permission for reproduction of figures, tables, etc. from published sources (copies of letters of permission should be sent to the editor).

 

Predatory Journal Alert!!!!!!!!

We have learned that an entity that calls itself currentscience.org is operating from an IP address located in Turkey. It has copied content from the Current Science journal website and promotes itself as the publisher of Current Science. This is a typical predatory journal behaviour and is a fraud.

Emails originating from currentsciencejournals@gmail.com are fraudulent. These emails are from a fake website that could include a request to submit articles and promise to publish approximately two weeks after the submission.
If you receive such an email, forward the message to currsci@ias.ac.in and delete the message.
We are taking steps to blacklist this predatory entity.

 

Current Science

Current Science, founded in 1932, is published by the Current Science Association in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences. The journal is also intended as a medium for communication and discussion of important issues that concern science and scientific activities.



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