About IJSC

International Journal of Science and Consciousness (IJSC)

International Journal of Science and Consciousness (IJSC): a Bio-Psycho-Spiritual approach is an international, peer-reviewed, quarterly, open access, multidisciplinary, e-journal published by the Research Foundation for Science & Consciousness, Uttarakhand, India.

The Journal publishes both literary and empirical research articles in the form of Original research article, Review, Mini review, Commentaries, Opinion article, Case study, Book review, Letter to the Editor. The Journal provides the platform to the academicians and scholars to share their findings among the intellectuals.

The contributors are requested to send their valuable contribution from their chosen field of profession as mentioned in the Coverage Area.

Publication’s Coverage Area

  • Vedic Science and Applied Tantra
  • Indian Psychology, Philosophy and Culture
  • Psychology and Para-psychology
  • Physics and Meta physics
  • Neuroscience and Consciousness
  • Psycho-neuro-immunology
  • Bio-medical and Clinical research
  • Bio-engineering and Bio-mechanics
  • Natural and Social sciences
  • Holistic health, Yogic science and Ayurveda
  • Information technology, Computer science and Management

Fast Publications

Fast response, rapid review and fast publication. We inspire a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders through our e-Journal.

International Peer Review

IJSC is the finest International peer-reviewing process for research, articles and Journals in all fields of Science and Consciousness.

Nominal Processing Charge

International Journal of Science and Consciousness offers the lowest processing fee that is required to keep the journal operations.

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Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.

Gautam Buddha

International Journal of Science and Consciousness (IJSC): a Bio-Psycho-Spiritual approach is an international, peer-reviewed, quarterly, open access, multidisciplinary, e-journal published by the Research Foundation for Science & Consciousness, Uttarakhand, India.

Preparation of the Manuscript: prepare the manuscript in English with double spaced line, not more than 12 pages. Give each Table and/or Figure (if any) on a separate page with Arabic numerals (Table 1, Table 2, and Fig. 2 etc.) each with proper legend. Insert Page numbers on the upper right corner (Beginning with 1st Page). Author (s) must submit the following:

Covering Letter (includes the following statements)
The article entitled _______________ with the authority of the authors, submitted herewith for publication to the Editor, International Journal of Science and Consciousness, is original and is written by me/us. Till-to-date I/we have not sent this article elsewhere for publication and it will not be sent elsewhere for publication until a decision is conveyed regarding its acceptability for publication in the IJSC. If accepted for publication, I/we agree that this article (in whole or in part) will not be publishing anywhere else without a written consent of the Editor of the IJSC. I/we the undersigned author (s) hereby transfer all copy right ownership of this article to IJOYAS. Download it from here by clicking Copyright form.

Date_______________. Signature of Author (Name & address/ email ID/phone/fax)_______________.

Title page (in capital letters): This page contains title of the paper or article, Running head, Author/s name (Surname, First Name and then Middle Name), Designation and affiliation of Author (s). In case of multiple authors, indicate corresponding author and so on.

Abstract/Summary of the Article: This contains Title of the paper, objectives, participants, methods, results, conclusion, up to 200 words and Key words (not more than six words). Please do not write name of author, designation, address etc. on this page.

Manuscript: Since the review process of the manuscript is blind, so do not put name (s) of author (s), designation, address etc. here. Title of the Paper (not more than 50 letters including space in between), well written introduction (statement of the problem and the purpose with sufficient reference), Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References, Author (s) Note (i.e. acknowledgements, information about collaborative institute, receipt of grants from authorized body etc. if applicable), Tables, Figures etc. In case of Philosophical Research and Textual studies, Historical Research, the style of presentation may vary. Letter to Editor/ Short Communication /Research News/Conference News Should be written within 500 words. (Author should avoid excessive use of passive voice, past tense and arbitrary abbreviation. Please think about your reader while writing).

Style of writing Reference

For Books
Udupa K N, Stress and its Management through Yoga, (Motilal Banarsidas), (1978, 2000) pp.74-79.

For articles/Chapter published in book
Saraswati Swami Mangalteertham, Altered State of Consciousness: Yoga Nidra, Yoga Nidra (Yoga Publication Trust, Munger), (2000) pp. 245-53.

For Journals
Erskine- Milliss J & Schonell M, Relaxation therapy in Asthma: a critical review, Psychosom Med, 43 (4) (1981) 365 – 372.

For Report
National Institute of Mental Health, Television and behaviour: Ten years of scientifi8c progress and implications for the eighties (DHHS Publication No.ADM82-1195), Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office,(1982).

For Articles published in Newspaper
Roy, G.K. Effect of Yoga on public health, Indian Express (English Newspaper, Mumbai Edition), Sept.6,1982,p.8.

For Proceedings of Conference
Vinod, S.D. et.al, P.B. Effect of yoga on adolescent anxiety, Proceedings of the 1st International conference on Yoga & Research, Lonavla, India: Kaivalyadhama, (1984), pp.131-148.

Submission
After preparing the manuscript you may submit your manuscript with covering letter electronically to submission@ijsc.net.

Proof Reading
After acceptance of an article, first proof of the same may be sent to the first author/ corresponding author. In such case the author will bear primary responsibility to correct it carefully. Authors will, appropriately, be changed for excessive alterations made in reviewer’s comments. Therefore, the author(s) must send the article complete in every respect prior to sending it for publication. However, the Editorial Board reserves the right to change/amend the article (without changing the concept) as per requirement of the journal.

Copyright
IJSC hold the copyright as per law. Click here to download the Copyright form.

Indexing

 

Foundation for Science, Spirituality & Consciousness is planning for indexing this journal in different databases such as:

    • Google Scholar
    • Open J-Gate
    • HINARI (WHO, Geneva)
    • Pubget
    • Directory of abstract
    • indexing for Journals
    • Index Copernicus
    • Scientific Indexing Services
    • International Impact Factor Services (IIFS)
    • General Impact Factor

Peer Review Process

1. Submission of Paper
The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. This could be usually via an email to submission@ijsc.net OR indianassociationofyoga@gmail.com.

2. Editorial Office Assessment
The Editorial office checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. The quality of the paper is not assessed at this point.

3. Appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC)
The EIC checks that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.

4. EIC Assigns an Associate Editor (AE)
Our journals have Associate Editors who handle the peer review. If they do, they would be assigned at this stage.

5. Invitation to Reviewers
The associate editor sends invitations to individuals that they believe would be appropriate reviewers. As responses are received, further invitations are issued, if necessary, until the required number of acceptances is obtained – commonly this is 2 for IJOYAS and IJSC.

6. Response to Invitations
Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and availability. They then accept or decline. If possible, when declining, they might also suggest alternative reviewers.

7. Review is Conducted
The reviewer sets time aside to read the paper several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. Otherwise they will read the paper several more times, taking notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for revision with their respective comments (usually flagged as either major or minor) before it is reconsidered.

8. Journal Evaluates the Reviews
The handling editor considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, the editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.

9.The Decision is Communicated
The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments. Whether the comments are anonymous or not will depend on the type of peer review that the journal operates.

10. An Editor’s Perspective
If accepted, the paper is sent to production. If the article is rejected or sent back for either major or minor revision, the handling editor should include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article. At this point, reviewers should also be sent an email or letter letting them know the outcome of their review. If the paper was sent back for revision, the reviewers should expect to receive a new version, unless they have opted out of further participation. However, where only minor changes were requested this follow-up review might be done by the handling editor.

There is no submission charges for the review / original article. Researchers can send their article on given email address.

  1. Data fabrication and falsification: Data fabrication means the researcher did not actually do the study but faked the data. Data falsification means the researcher did the experiment, but then changed or modified some of the data or findings.
  2. Plagiarism: Taking the ideas and work of other scientists without giving them credit is unfair and dishonest. Copying even one sentence from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation, is considered plagiarism—use your own words instead. Paraphrasing is also considered Plagiarism.
  3. Multiple submissions: It is unethical to submit the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time. Doing this wastes the time of editors and peer reviewers, and can damage the reputation of the authors and the journals if published in more than one journal as the later publication will have to be retracted.
  4. Redundant publications (or ‘salami’ publications): This means publishing many very similar manuscripts based on the same experiment. Combining your results into one very robust paper is more likely to be of interest to a selective journal. Editors are likely to reject a weak paper that they suspect is a result of salami slicing.
  5. Improper author contribution or attribution: All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. Don’t forget to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians. Do not “gift” authorship to those who did not contribute to the paper. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has detailed guidelines on authorship that are useful for scientists in all fields: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Many journals have tools and processes in place to identify researchers that engage in unethical behavior. If you are caught your manuscript may be rejected without review and your institution informed along with that we throw the author’s name in the blacklist bin for our Journal for future references.

Advisory Board (National & International)

Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Verma, Ph.D. Prof. G.N.R Tripathi, Ph.D. Prof. J.P.N. Mishra, Ph.D. Dr. Nov Rattan Sharma, Ph.D.
B.K.S Iyenger Padma-Vibhushan

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Kamakhya Kumar, Ph.D.

Review Board (National & International)

Dr. Hari Suman, Ph.D. Dr. Kamlesh Joshi, M.B.B.S. Dr. Carolina B. Menezes, Ph.D. Meera Sharma, Psychotherapist/Counsellor

Managing Editor

Dr. Sudhanshu Verma, Ph.D.

Associate Editors

Dr. Vishad Tripathi, Ph.D. Dr. Abhishek K Bhardwaj, Ph.D. Dr. Yatendra Dutt Amoli, Ph.D. Dr. Ajay Bhardwaj, Ph.D.