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17. Such other information as may be prescribed

(a) Rating of Scientific Journals

The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences is a think tank that provides a forum to scientists to present their views on critical issues relating to agricultural research, education and extension. The Academy encourages cutting edge research in different fields of agriculture and accords recognition to scientists by electing them as Fellows, giving them Awards and admitting young scientists to Associateships.

The election of Fellows involves a rigorous assessment of research achievements of the nominees for which emphasis is given to their scientific publications. Therefore, a need was felt in the Academy for critically assessing the published work of the nominees for the Fellowship/Associateship and for developing a transparent and quantifiable mechanism that avoids arbitrariness in assessment. Accordingly, the Academy initiated a process of rating of scientific research journals with the primary objective to bring uniformity in the evaluation of publications by the nominees for Fellowship/ Associateship by different Sectional Committees.

For determining NAAS rating to research journals, the Academy has classified them into the following two categories:-

Category I: Those journals where Thompson Reuters Impact Factor is available, the marks are assigned between 6.0 and 10.0 on the basis of their standing in the Thomson Reuters list of the Impact Factors.

Category II: Those journals where Thompson Reuters Impact Factor is not available, the marks are assigned on the basis of information provided by the Publishers in a proforma prescribed by the Academy.

Criteria for NAAS Rating for research journals with Thomson Reuters Impact Factor

Proforma and Guidelines for assessment of research journals with no impact factor

To download List of identified Journals click here

 (b) Regional Chapters

The Academy has five Regional Chapters viz. the Northern Regional Chapter at Lucknow, the Southern Regional Chapter at Hyderabad, the Eastern Regional Chapter at Bhubaneswar, the Western Regional Chapter at Mumbai, and the North Eastern Chapter at Imphal. The Regional Chapters make suggestions with regards policies and problems concerning their areas of operation and also of national importance. The main activities undertaken by these Chapters are to:

The Conveners of these Chapters are:

Southern Chapter (Hyderabad) Dr. B. Venkateswarlu

Northern Chapter (Lucknow) Dr. P.S. Pathak

Eastern Chapter (Bhubaneswar) Dr. B.P. Bhatt

Western Chapter (Mumbai) Dr. W.S. Lakra

North Eastern Chapter (Imphal) Dr. S.N. Puri