About the Journal
Focus and Scope
This oldest journal of NISCAIR (started in1942) carries comprehensive reviews in different fields of science & technology (S&T), including industry, original articles, short communications and case studies, on various facets of industrial development, industrial research, technology management, technology forecasting, instrumentation and analytical techniques, specially of direct relevance to industrial entrepreneurs, debates on key industrial issues, editorials/technical commentaries, reports on S&T conferences, extensive book reviews and various industry related announcements.It covers all facets of industrial development.
CSIR-NISCAIR does not levy Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Article Submission Charges.
Peer Review Process
Review Policy: All submissions in JSIR undergo a rigorous review process to maintain a high-quality publication. All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents and are reviewed by single blind peer review process which may take minimum 04 to 06 weeks from the date of submission. Submitted manuscripts are refereed by at least 3 or 4 experts (reviewers) as suggested by the editorial board. Manuscripts with negative feedback from any of the reviewers are declined. Manuscripts with positive feedback and that too from minimum two reviewers are accepted for publication.
All publication decisions are made by the journal’s Editor on the basis of the referees’ reports (reviewers report). In addition, Editor will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed.
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.
CSIR-NISCAIR 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-NISCAIR 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-NISCAIR 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-NISCAIR 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-NISCAIR journals in consultation with the respective Editorial Board Members.