SUBMISSION IN ELECTRONIC FORM
Authors who have been informed of acceptance of their
manuscripts may send the final version in electronic form on floppy diskette (3.5"
preferred; IBM PC format only, not Macintosh).
The text of the manuscript only should be supplied as a plain ASCII
file with no formatting other than line and paragraph breaks. (WordStar 5.5 or 7.0 and
Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 are acceptable, but ASCII is preferred.) A hard copy of the
text, with all typesetting information (italics, bold, mathematical type, superscripts,
subscripts, etc.) must accompany the electronic copy. Tables and figures must be supplied
only as hard copy. The diskette must be labeled clearly with the following: manuscript
number, file name, file information (ASCII or WordStar, version number, etc.).
Text may also be transmitted as ASCII only by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We expect that electronic submission will result in quicker
processing for publication.
All manuscripts should be
addressed to the Editor, Current Science, P.B. No. 800l, C.V. Raman Avenue, Bangalore 560
080. Submission of an article will be held to imply that it has not been previously
published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and further, that if
accepted, it will not be published elsewhere. three copies of contributions of all
categories are required, with a letter of transmittal giving (i) names and complete
addresses of the authors and (ii) title of the contribution and thc category in which it
is submitted (see below).
Current Science is a multidisciplinary journal and therefore
research and review papers of general significance that are written clearly and well
organised will be given preference. All papers 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. Both solicited
and unsolicited material will he reviewed. Authors of these papers will be notified of
acceptance, rejection, or need for revision of thc paper. Returned papers cannot bc
resubmitted. Illustrations and other material to be reproduced from other publications
must be properly credited; it is the authors' responsibility to obtain permission for
reproduction (copies of letters of permission should be sent).
CATEGORIES OF MANUSCRIPT
General articles (not exceeding 5000 words) discuss
current trends in research in a field that will be of interest to readers outside the
field; interdisciplinary topics science policy and administration; or some aspect of the
application of science and technology to human needs or the impact of science and
technology on society/ecosystems/life. They should include a summary not exceeding 100
words, introductory paragraph(s), brief subheads at appropriate places to point to what
follows, illustrations that will help a general reader, and references.
Review articles (not exceeding 5000 words) 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 articles (not exceeding 4000 words) should
report research results of fairly major significance. They should include an abstract not
exceeding I(X) words, introductory paragraph(s), and brief subheads.
Research communications (not exceeding 2000 words) should contain
important 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 includes letters, not exceeding 500 words, that are of general interest to
scientists. All letters cannot he published. Scientific correspondence contains technical
comments, including those on articles or communications published in Current Science
within the previous six months. Letters may be reviewed and edited. Research news articles
are intended to inform nonspecialists about recently published advances or important
findings discussed at a meeting. Authors should also send a copy of the paper(s) on which
the articles is based. Meeting reports should avoid merely listing brief accounts of
topics discussed, and must convey to readers the significance of an important advance.
Research accounts articles arc intended to be personalized reviews
of research from the authors' own 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 proper perspective. Articles will normally
not exceed 8 to 10 printed pages.
Opinion articles present views on issues related to science and
scientific activity. Commentary articles should contain expository notes on issues related
to science and scientific activity.
Book reviews. Unsolicited reviews will also be considered. Reviews
that merely list brief descriptions of the contents cannot be published. Reviews should
have 'context' and convey some information about the subject of the book.
Historical commentary and notes inform readers about interesting
aspects of personalities or institutions of science or about watershed events in thc
history/development of science; most are expected to relate to India. Illustrations are
welcome. Brief items will also be considered.
Manuscripts should he typed double-spaced on one side
of white bond paper (21 x 28 cm). The pages should he numbered consecutively, starting
with the title page and through the text, reference list, tables and figure legends. The
title should be brief, specific and amenable to indexing. Not more than five keywords
should be indicated separately; these should he chosen carefully and must not be phrases
of several words. Summary and abstract should not have more than 100 words and should
convey thc main point of the paper, outline thc results and conclusions, and explain thc
significance of thc results.
Text. All papers should have a brief introduction. The text should
he intelligible to readers in different disciplines and technical terms should be defined.
Tables and figures should bc referred to in numerical order. All symbols and abbreviations
must he defined, and used only when absolutely necessary. Superscripts and subscripts and
ambiguous characters should be clearly indicated. Units of measure should be metric or,
preferably, SI. Methods should, as far as possible, be described briefly in appropriate
table and figure legends.Figures: In the case of line drawings one set of originals
(without any lettering) is sufficient, with two copies containing lettering. In the case
of photographs good prints are required with each copy of the manuscript; photocopies are
not acceptable. Line drawings should be roughly twice the final printed size. The correct
orientation should be indicated if not clear.Photomicrographs and other photographs that
require it must have a scale bar, which should be defined clearly in the legend. Primary
data should be submitted as far as possible (e.g. actual photographs of electrophoretic
gels rather than idealized diagrams). References should be numbered in the order in which
they appear, first through the text and then through table and figure legends. The
following are examples of ways of writing references.
1. Mukundan, T. and Kishore, K., Curr. Sci., 1991, 60, 355-362. 2.
Constantine. G., in Biology of bats (ed. Wimsalt. W. A), Academic Press, New York. 1970.
vol I, pp, 319-322. Acknowledgements should be brief. Footnotes are not allowed except to
identify the corresponding author if not the first. Cover photographs. Good photographs
(colour or black and white) that pertain to a submitted paper will be considered for use
on the cover. Good prints and a legend should be submitted with thc manuscript. In the
case of a colour picture, a transparency will be required for printing if accepted.
PROOFS AND PUBLICATION
Two sets of galley proofs are sent to the corresponding
author. A reprint order form accompanies the proofs.