Instructions to Authors

Disclaimer: Please make sure that this journal is suitable for you before submitting manuscripts for publication. We do not claim any exaggerated citation and promoted impact factor, or for that matter indexing and UGC listing etc. 

The Scientific Temper is devoted to publish peer-reviewed original and review articles in all the major disciplines of Science and Engineering, Psychology and Cognitive neuroscience, social sciences, arts & humanities. However, interdisciplinary articles may also be considered for publication. In such a case, the methodology of work, approach of the concept, developing and dealing with the hypothesis and the discussion must have a scientific temper in spirit, thought, and expression.

Publication Ethics

Every care is taken to adhere to the standard international norms to follow and apply the publication ethics, such as: Ethics Approval, Informed Consent, and Data Confidentiality, Data Manipulation and Research Fraud, Plagiarism, Simultaneous Submission, Duplicate Publication, Self-Citation, Ethics with Authorship, Conflicts of Interest etc.

Peer-Review Process

A well-established and specialized team is associated and involved in the peer-review process.

Acknowledgements and Conflict of Interest

Each author is advised to provide substantial details about the place of his work, financial support received, and mentors involved with the work; clearly, there exists a conflict of interest, if any.

Indexing, abstracting, and online support

The journal is sent and shared with standard indexing and abstracting agencies for indexing and abstracting. All the previous volumes of The Scientific Temper are available absolutely free of charge to read and download in all countries at:

Article Processing Charges (APC)

This is an open-access journal. The publication fee is decided as per the international categorization of developed, developing, under-developed, and poor countries based on their economy.

The present APC rates are as follows:

  1. India and other developing countries: Rs 9995.00
  2. Under-developed countries: Rs 4995.00
  3. Developed countries: USD 295.00   
                                                                         PLEASE SCAN AND PAY WHILE SUBMITTING THE MANUSCRIPT.


Science and Engineering, Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Physical Anthropology, Library Science, Economics and Sustainable Development Social Issues in Science and Society, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Geography, Pharmacy and Nursing, Computer Science and Drug Designing


Submission of a manuscript implies: that, the work described has not been published before; that, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that all co-authors have approved publications if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out.

Manuscripts should be submitted online either on the website submission gateway   (Online submission – THE SCIENTIFIC TEMPER) or to the mail ID of the editor-in-chief at: or  All the review processes will be handled on the online platform; however, the final acceptance of the article will be at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. All queries should also be addressed to the editor-in-chief unhesitatingly.

How much time does it take to publish my paper??

This is a common question asked by authors. The answer is that being a biannual publication the journal is published two times in a year: January and July. Therefore, one can submit articles anytime throughout the year, in a rolling manner. But it takes one to two months for the review and article selection process. Hence as always has been said, “sooner. the better.”

Can I submit articles in Hindi Devanagari Script?

This is under consideration. In specific cases. if otherwise not possible, one can submit in Hindi Devanagari Script as well.  In such a case, the article will be published in Hindi with its translation (with the help of Google Translate) in English too. Or, with only English title and abstract as the case may be.

How much Plagiarism is allowed? The journal is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. The papers are required to be plagiarism-checked as per international requirements.

Formatting the manuscript: Papers should be typed double-spaced with 1-inch-wide margins on all sides with full title, the abstract, abbreviated title for running headlines (up to 35 characters), 4 to 6 keywords, references and figures. Except for reviews, each paper should be presented in the order of Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements and Conflict of Interest, References, Tables and Figure captions.

The title page should include, in addition to the title, the initials and surnames of each author followed by his or her department, institution and address including postal code and country and email address. Please indicate the author for correspondence, whose telephone and E-mail numbers should be included. The present address of the authors should appear as a footnote if different. The title page should also indicate the number of manuscript pages, figures and tables.

Keywords: Four to six keywords should be listed in alphabetical order at the bottom of the title page.

Abstract: This should be not more than 150 words in length and should summarize the significant findings and inferences only.

Text Headings: Text headings should be typed as FIRST-LEVEL HEADING, Second-Level Heading, and Third-level heading.

References:References should follow the pattern given below:


Rabe, M. (1982) Insect Neurohormones.  Plenum Press, New York.

Review articles:

Narain, R., Prasad, B.C., Beck, S., Tirkey, J. and Kumar, D. (2003).  Decline in tasar silk production: Analysis and suggestions.  Asian Textile Journal.  12(2): 53-58.


Singh, Y. N. and Narain, R. (1980). Neurosecretory system and storage of Paraldehyde Fuchsin positive neurosecretory material in the dorsal aorta in the earwig Anisolabis annulipes Lucas (Dermaptera: Labiduridae).  Experientia. 36: 834-835

Narain, R., Awasthi, V.K., Negi, B.K., Khanna, R.P. and Tripathi, P.N. (1994). Mimastra cyanura Hope: A new pest of mulberry.  Indian Silk. 33(3): 25-27.


Tripathi, B. N. (2002) Responses of algae to elevated levels of Zn and Cu and batch and semi- continuous cultures. Ph D thesis, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.


How do I cite a journal article with a DOI in APA format?

    • In APA format (7th edition), include the DOI for all works that have one. It goes at the end of your reference–no period at the end. Write the DOI as a hyperlink starting with
      • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range.
    • If your article has no DOI whatsoever, which may happen with older articles, simply omit this from the citation:
      • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range.
    • If your article includes both a DOI and a URL, include only the DOI.
    • APA Format: Basic Rules You Must Follow (
    • APA Format


Please follow the pattern of writing discussions as is given in the link below:

Figures: All figures should be numbered with consecutive Arabic numbers, have descriptive legends, and be mentioned in the text. Keep figures separate from the text but indicate an approximate position for each figure in the margin. The quality of line drawings and photographs must be of high enough standard for direct reproduction. Photographs intended for halftone reproductions must be good glossy original prints of maximum contrast. A list of figure legends with relevant figure numbers be typed on a separate sheet and included with the typescript. Colored figures will be charged as per the journal policy.

 Illustrations and graphs: The illustrations and graphs should be made in black ink.

Tables: Tables should be consecutively numbered with Arabic numbers and have a clear descriptive title at the top. Explanatory table footnotes (designated by superscript lowercase letters) typed below the table are acceptable.

Abbreviations and Conventions: The names of the journals must be abbreviated according to the ‘World List of Scientific Periodicals. References need to be strictly in the format and style of the Journal as mentioned above (APA Format)

COPYRIGHT: Submission of a paper will be taken to imply that it represents original work not previously published; that is not being considered elsewhere for publication; and that if accepted for publication, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the consent of the publisher. It is a condition of acceptance by the editor-in-chief of a typescript for publication that the publishers automatically acquire the copyright of the manuscript. The statements, inaccurate data, opinions, and views expressed by the authors in articles are of their own and not of the journal. The editors or publishers of the journal will not be responsible for the authenticity of data and results drawn by authors. 

PROOFS: The page proofs to authors will be provided online.

REPRINTS: The corresponding author will receive an electronic reprint of their paper for non-commercial use.  No Gratis printed reprints are available. 

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