About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Started in 1963, this journal publishes Original Research Contribution as full papers, notes and reviews on classical and quantum physics, relativity and gravitation; statistical physics and thermodynamics; specific instrumentation and techniques of general use in physics, elementary particles and fields, nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, fundamental area of phenomenology, optics, acoustics and fluid dynamics, plasmas and electric discharges, condensed matter-structural, mechanical and thermal properties, electronic, structure, electrical, magnetic and optical properties, cross-disciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology, geophysics, astrophysics and astronomy. It also includes latest findings in the subject under News Scan.

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are assessed for techninal check before the editor is assigned. After technical check, an editor is assigned to the submitted manuscript. The manuscripts are evaluated at this step for orgirinality, scientific correctness, language, and scientific relevance to the scientific community.  Not all manuscripts are eligoble for review process. A large percentage of manuscripts are rejected at this stage. The editor decides to review the manuscripts after aforementioned assessment of manuscript. The reviewers (at least two) are assigned for the review process after editorial assessment of the manuscripts which are potentialy interested to the readership of journal. Editors have the option to take additional reviews if needed. On the reccommendations of reviewers, editor decides whether to reject the manuscript or accept it with or without revisions (major or minor). IJPAP follows the single blided peer review process. Potential reviewers are selected keeping in mind the several factors including expertixe, reputation in the field, and with previous experiences of a reviewer's charachteristics. The reviewers recommended by authors are only be considered if others can not be found. Identities of reviewers are not revealed to the authors.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

CSIR-NIScPR Policy on Plagiarism

The system of formal communication in science through publication in primary journals is based on originality and quality of information, being the only criteria for publication. However, there have been tendencies to misuse the system and vitiate the process of science communication for personal benefits. One of the ills, afflicting science communication, is plagiarism. Attempts at plagiarism may range from verbatim copying of extensive material of other authors, misappropriating results/data of others with minor changes in language/presentation without giving credit to original source, and to publishing essentially the same information more than once.

As the premier institution of publishing primary scientific journals in various disciplines of science and technology in India, CSIR-NIScPR strongly reiterates its policy of discouraging plagiarism of all kinds. All efforts are made to detect and frustrate attempts at plagiarism through editorial screening and rigorous peer review in respect of communications received for publication in the CSIR-NIScPR publications. Cooperation of the scientific community is sought in our efforts to frustrate all attempts at plagiarism.

In case, any attempt of plagiarism is brought to our attention accompanied with convincing evidence, following steps would be taken:

(a) After consulting the respective Editorial Board Members, authors guilty of plagiarism will be debarred from publishing their papers in CSIR-NIScPR journals.

(b) Heads of the Departments/Institutes of the offending authors will be intimated of such incidences of plagiarism.

(c) Such incidents of plagiarism will be publicized through the concerned CSIR-NIScPR journals in consultation with the respective Editorial Board Members.