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Author Guidelines

1. The Journal of the Indian Institute of Science is a multidisciplinary review journal. Its readership is spread across many disciplines. Therefore, the authors should provide sufficient background to the topic to help readers understand the context of the review article. This should be followed by a comprehensive discussion of the topic tracing its history from the past up to the present.  Authors may include, at the end of their article, their perspectives on the future challenges and opportunities in that field.

2. There are no upper limits on the length of the article. You are allowed to submit your article in MS Word/Latex or any other editable version. (please note: we do not accept pdf files).

3. The article will be printed in full colour on art-quality paper.  The authors should use colour in their illustrations (figures and tables) to make them most effective.

4. The authors are requested to identify one or two eye-catching figures from the article for possible inclusion on the cover of the journal. The figures identified for the cover may be re-sized or slightly modified by the typesetter if they are used for the cover page.

5. Multidisciplinary review articles appearing in this journal are meant for readers from many different disciplines.  Authors are therefore requested to include a short explanatory note of the terms that might be widely known within a particular field, but not known to researchers in other fields. These explanatory notes will appear in the margins. The authors should use their judgment to identify such terms and provide short explanations (one to three sentences). When the authors submit the papers, the terms should be highlighted in the text in a way (different colour, italics etc.) to help the typesetter decide the location of the explanatory terms in the text.

6. All articles should be comprehensively referenced.  The references should be cited as superscripted numbers within the text of the article.  Bibliographic reference, or references &notes, should be numbered serially.  Notes & references should follow the main text &should conform to the following format:
(a) G. R. Naidu and P. R. Naidu, Isotope exchange study of nickel xanthate in the presence of toluidines, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. A, 87, 443-446 (1978)
(b) C. Giacovazzo, Symmetry in crystals, Fundamentals of crystallography, pp. 1-60, Oxford University Press (1992).
(c) Chen, Yuen Ren, Superconductivity at high temperatures, Lawrence Erlbaum, (1996).

7. Short biographies and photographs of all the authors need to be provided along with the article.  The postal and email address of the main author are required in order to provide contact details in the article.

8. Although the articles for this journal are solicited or invited by the guest editor, they will be sent for review to ensure readability and clarity for a multidisciplinary audience. Hence, authors are requested to suggest three or four possible reviewers to the guest editor. The suggested reviewers should be well-versed with the topic so that they can provide useful feedback.

9. The authors should ensure that their article is thoroughly proofread both at the time of submission and after the proofs are provided to them just before publication.

NOTE: Copy Right Permission:  You are welcome to use any figures/diagram/tables etc., from any other publications authored by you with a prior permission from the publisher.  Charges if any will be reimbursed from the Journal office.

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, Latex, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

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