Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources (IJNPR), a quarterly journal, is dedicated to the exploration of topics that confront both educators, frontline workers in the fields, entrepreneurs and ultimate users of the value added products and their resources pertaining to both plants and animals. It publishes original research papers, reviews and short communications. The scope of the journal is multidisciplinary especially of applied nature. Papers on plant cultivation, fishery, apiary, poultry, dairy, disease and pest control measures, postharvest technology/practices, value added products and utilization of plants and animals in broader sense (including ethnobotany and pharmacology) are considered for publication.

IJNPR was formerly known as Natural Products Radiance (NPR), a bimonthly journal started in 2002. Accordingly, Volume 1 to Volume 8 (2002 to 2009) have been brought out under the name Natural Product Radiance . Over the years the contents of NPR have been diversified in response to contributors. So to make its name be responsive, we made efforts to rename it and obtained new name, Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources (IJNPR) from Registrar Newspaper India (RNI). However, as per their instructions new name shall start from Vol. 1. It will now include more number of papers in each issue. The former title continued to imply a more limited scope but the name change signals an updating of old title to reflect this journal's scope and contents. Considering the interest of our esteemed users/readers in categorized information on varied natural products and resources, NISCAIR launched a quarterly online open access repository entitled, NATURAL PRODUCT AND RESOURCES REPOSITORY (NPARR) , from Jan 2010. Abstracts of papers along with citation and address of corresponding authors will be provided after collection and collation from various core and non-core journals. Authors can send soft copies of abstracts of their published papers, technologies/know-how developed at their institute/university (during current year) for including them under respective group of products/technologies. The salient features and contents of the repository can be accessed through following link: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/7307


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Review Policy: All submissions in IJNPR undergo a rigorous double blind review process to ensure fair assessment/evaluation and maintain a high-quality impeccable global standard in publication. All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents and the peer review process may take a Minimum of four months from the date of submission. Submitted manuscripts are generally referred to two experts (reviewers) and in few cases, it may go to 4-12 experts depending upon the reviewer’s response or lack of it. Cursorial/Superficial reviews are not given weightage. Only critical reviews are considered and preferred for effective evaluation and improvement in the interest of the journal. Authors may submit a list of five experts in the same subject area with complete details including email along with self declaration (about the originality and non-duplicate\parallel submission) at the time of manuscript submission. Such lists may or may not be used for review purpose of that particular manuscript. In double blind review process neither the author(s) nor the reviewers know each other. Portions in the manuscript which may reveal the authorship/origin such as acknowledgment, note on ethical clearance apart from author names and affiliations, are removed to ensure fair unbiased review. Only the manuscripts that qualify the peer review process are processed further, others are declined.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources (IJNPR) [Formerly Natural Product Radiance (NPR)]