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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


Editorial is currently on invited basis

Review Article

Reviews covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Review articles (not exceeding 6000 words, cited references to be limited to about 100 in number) are expected to survey and discuss current developments in a field. The review should be well focused and organized and avoid a general ‘textbook’ style. 

Research Article

The research articles are limited to 5000 words. Abstract should be structured and limited to 200 words. Keywords (maximum six in numbers) are to be given which properly specify the contribution.

Conference/Meeting Reports

This journal will also cover reports of the conferences and meetings organized by Associations /Societies. The Journal will be interested to consider reports that may be of interest to the readers. These will usually be 500 to 1,500 words in length and must be submitted within six weeks of the date of the meeting or conference.

Website Review



Databases/Website Reviews

It should be between 750-1,000 words long. However, we welcome a review of books/websites on request to be sent to the editor. The reviews should be descriptive and evaluative, designed to make readers aware of new books/ journals / websites in the field, for use as a selection tool


Opinion articles relevant to newer developments/issues that would be of significance to present development of the field (between 1200 to 1500 words). Papers addressing development in areas of research that have implications for scientometric studies will be encouraged. Abstract, Keywords and Methodology are not required for publishing in this category. 

Perspective Paper

Perspective paper (up to 2500 words with maximum of two illustrations) invites reflective discussions on recent contemporary research/on tools and methods/new approaches, but do not primarily discuss the author's own work. They may provide a critical synoptic assessment of a research topic including alternative viewpoints/approaches. 


Aimed to encourage and promote the participation of students or young researchers. This section aims at reports of important scientific developments relevant to the field of scientometrics research. This section may also carry abstracts of research done by students as part of the project being undertaken or part of ongoing research etc


A webliography should be unique or substantially different from prior bibliographies on the topic, and it should be of interest to specific research domains say medical and health science professionals, etc.

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