Science Reporter

Guidelines for Authors


         Very specialized and technical topics should be avoided. Articles should be written in a popular style, easily understandable by the average high school student.


         The Editor reserves the right to include a submitted write-up as an article, under a column, as a box item or as a short write-up in Spectrum.


         Articles not found suitable will be sent back. An acceptance letter will be sent for accepted articles. However, acceptance does not guarantee immediate publication.


         Only original articles sent exclusively for publication in Science Reporter will be accepted. Articles previously published elsewhere, or simultaneously sent for publication elsewhere, are not acceptable. Article submitted should carry a declaration that the article is original and has not been previously published elsewhere. Science Reporter will not be responsible for any copyright violations. Articles without such a declaration will not be considered.


         Any sort of plagiarism is not acceptable. Even after acceptance, if an article is found to have been plagiarized, it will be sent back. The authors may even be blacklisted.


         The length of full-length articles may be about 2500 words. Short features may be up to 1200 words.


         The matter should be typewritten, double-space on one side of the paper. Articles may also be submitted in electronic form on floppies or via e-mail.


         The articles should preferably be illustrated, with captions and legends typed separately and attached at the end of the article.


         A short note about the contributor should accompany the article. The note should contain name, age, postal and e-mail address, academic accomplishments, and important assignments held.


         Contributions should be sent to the Editor, Science Reporter, National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources (NISCAIR), Dr K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi-110 012 or by e-mail at


         The Editor reserves the right to reject even invited articles without assigning any reason.