Current Science

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Current Science  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4) Curr. Sci.
Discipline Multidisciplinary
Language English
Edited by Padmanabhan Balaram
Publication details
Publisher Current Science Association in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences (India)
Publication history 1932-present
Frequency Biweekly
Impact factor
ISSN 0011-3891
LCCN 44042917
OCLC number 01565678

Current Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1932 and published by the Current Science Association along with the Indian Academy of Sciences.[1] It is published every fortnight by the Association, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences. It was started in 1932 by the then stalwarts of Indian science such as C.V. Raman, Birbal Sahni, Meghnad Saha, Martin Foster and S.S. Bhatnagar. In 2011, the journal completed one hundred volumes. The journal is intended as a medium for communication and discussion of important issues that concern science and scientific activities. Besides full length research articles and shorter research communications, the journal publishes review articles, scientific correspondence and commentaries, news and views, comments on recently published research papers, opinions on scientific activity, articles on universities, Indian laboratories and institutions, interviews with scientists, personal information, book reviews, etc. It is also a forum to discuss issues and problems faced by science and scientists and an effective medium of interaction among scientists in the country and abroad.

Current Science is read by a large community of scientists and the circulation has been continuously going up. Current Science publishes special sections on diverse and topical themes of interest and this has served as a platform for the scientific fraternity to get their work acknowledged and highlighted. Some of the special sections in the recent past include remote sensing, waves and symmetry, seismology in India, nanomaterials, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, molecular biology of ageing, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Indian monsoon, water, transport, and mountain weather forecasting in India.

Current Science is indexed by Web of Science, Current Contents, Geobase, Chemical Abstracts, IndMed and Scopus. The Impact Factor of the journal for the year 2011 is 0.935.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 0.897.[2] The editor-in-chief is R. Srinivasan and was formerly edited by Padmanabhan Balaram.[3]


  1. ^ "Current Science". Indian Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Current Science". 2010 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 
  3. ^ Current Science Editorial Board Retrieved 16 July 2012

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