4th October 2019, Coimbatore
Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, Directorate of Knowledge Management in Agriculture, ICAR, New Delhi launched the Online Version of “Journal of Sugarcane Research (JSR)” at the ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore today.
Dr. Singh stated that such initiative is the need of the hour as it helps in increasing the number of readers and therefore, the citations. He also underlined that the citations of papers published in the Indian Journal of Animal Sciences and Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences has considerably increased within two years of its inception. He wished a similar future for online Journal of Sugarcane Research, which is being brought out by the Institute-based Society for Sugarcane Research and Development (SSRD).
This journal has been hosted in ICAR’s ‘epubs’ platform and is available in http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/index.php/JSR, he added.
Dr. Singh also highlighted about the organization of Workshops by the ICAR for enhancing the agricultural scientists’ writing skills across the country.
Dr. Bakshi Ram, President, SSRD & Director, ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute applauded the JSR’s Editorial Board for their tireless efforts for publishing the issues on time and making the journal up-to-date with no pending issues. He also underlined about the best research papers published in JSR to be honored from 2020. This would encourage the scientists for contributing the quality research papers to the journal.
Dr. S. Vasantha, Chief Editor, JSR presented the Editor’s report for the past two years and urged the scientists to come forward for acting as the peer-reviewers of the research papers.
Dr. Aruna T. Kumar, In-Charge, English Editorial Unit, ICAR-DKMA, New Delhi delivered a detailed presentation on “Writing Research and Popular Articles for different audience”.
During the occasion, the print version of the latest issue of JSR was also released.
Scientists and Research Scholars from ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute; ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Centre and ICAR-Central Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Research Centre, Coimbatore participated in the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore)