Science Spectrum

An Official Journal of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences

The Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences is established with an objective to provide a common platform for Scientists, Students and Researchers for disseminating the knowledge to the Society. APAS has started a Scientific journal in view of the vast developments in Science and to provide an opportunity for Scientists and young researchers, particularly to eliminate the problems in publication of their research, an official scientific journal entitled “Science Spectrum” has been started and the first issue was released by Hon'ble Chief Minister, Govt of AP during the inauguration of Andhra Pradesh Science Congress on 27th January, 2016. The researchers are requested to contribute Research papers/Reviews/Short Communications in various fields of Science to this journal. The details of format of the journal and address for correspondence has been provided hereunder.

About APAS

Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, the first state science Akademi established in the year 1963 has been engaged in the Publication activity as part of its objectives, towards advancement of Science in A.P. The aim and objectives of the Akademi are mainly for the advancement of science in Andhra Pradesh by providing a forum for discussing scientific developments, disseminating the scientific developments, propagating scientific knowledge among the people and publication of books and Journals on Science. Over the years, the Akademi has been publishing journals on science containing Seminar Proceedings, research Articles and review articles.

Journal of APAS

During the year 2015 the Akademi has initiated the proposal to bring out a Journal APAS Science Spectrum as the official Journal of AP Akademi of Sciences to publish research articles including review articles and short communications. Initially it is proposed to publish four issues of the Journal per year. The first issue of the Journal APAS Science Spectrum was released during the AP Science Congress at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The following are the details and guidelines for publication of articles in the Journal.

Invitation to Research Papers

Research Articles are invited from researchers in Academic Institutions, Scientific laboratories and other institutions including industry pertaining to any of the following broad scientific fields including interdisciplinary areas:

  • Physical Sciences (PS)
  • Agricultural Sciences (AS)
  • Engineering Sciences (ES)
  • Space and Atmospheric Sciences (SAS)
  • Mathematical Sciences (MS)
  • Life Sciences (LS)
  • IT & Computer Sciences (IT &CS)
  • Chemical Sciences (CS)
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical Sciences (MPS)
  • Earth including Ocean Sciences (EOS)

Guidelines for submission

Title: It should be bold, 14 point, centered to the page and brief in a maximum of two lines.

Authors: Names should be in bold, 12 point, in the order - family name, middle name and last name. The corresponding author(s) name should be marked with a ‘*’ and provided with his/her email address.

Address: It should be normal, 10 point, with full postal details of department, institute.

Abstract: A short abstract, 12 point, 10-15 lines (~100-150 words) describing the salient features.

Keywords: A list of 5-6 keywords to be presented below the abstract, in 10 point.

Text: The text, 12 point, should be divided into sub-headings, such as: Introduction, Results and Discussions, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References.

References should be provided in parentheses with author name and year in text of the MS (for example, Siedlecka et al 2008; Hecht and Huc, 2007). The format of the references to be given in references is as follows:

  • (a) M. Siedlecka, G. Goch, A. Ejchart, H. Sticht, A. Bierzynski, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 1999, 96, 903-908. (b) A. Patgiri, A. L. Jochim, P. S. Arora, Acc. Chem. Res. 2008, 41, 1289-1300.
  • (a) S. Hecht, I. Huc, (Eds.), Foldamers: Structure, Properties and Applications, Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, Germany, 2007. (b) C. Shellman, In Protein Folding; Jaenicke, R., Ed.; Elsevier: Amsterdam, 1980, pp 53-64.

Mode of Submission: The manuscript should be submitted essentially as a soft copy with all high quality figures/digital images/photographs/ statistical diagrams or charts/tables etc., along with a covering letter through E-Mail: The cover letter should describe the Title, Authors along with their email IDs and mention the type of the manuscripts submitted along with the following statements:

The manuscript is submitted exclusively to APAS. The contents partially or totally were not submitted to any other journal simultaneously.

I have taken the consent of all the co-authors before submitting the work, as the corresponding author.

I have verified the manuscript for plagiarism before submitting and I have obtained necessary copyright permissions wherever necessary.

Reviewers: The authors should provide names of 4 experts/reviewers in respective subjective area, along with the details of address, phone/fax / e mail for consideration of the Editorial Board. The manuscripts are to be reviewed by two referees and positive assessment from both the referees is essential for final acceptance.

Short Research Communications: These communications cover the preliminary research findings from the authors own research work. They are fast-tracked for immediate publications.

Dr. I.V. Murali Krishna
Editor of Publications : (Raja Ramanna DRDO Distinguished Fellow)
Phone: +91 9848049624