Established in 1969, Nematological Society of India publishes two issues per year of journal named INDIAN JOURNAL OF NEMATOLOGY since 1971.

Guidelines for Contributors

The Indian Journal of Nematology is published twice a year. Original papers on all aspects of plant-parasitic, entomopathogenic and other soil-inhabiting nematodes will be considered for publication. Other publications will include short communications, papers discussing new concepts and abstracts of papers presented at the symposia sponsored by the Nematological Society of India. The author should be a member of the Nematological Society of India; a non-member, however, can communicate his papers through one of the members of the Society. For publication of the paper in Journal all the authors must pay the membership fee.

All manuscripts are to be typed in English, double-spaced throughout, including tables and citations, on white paper with 2.5 cm margin all around. A short title should be given at the beginning of each article. One original and one carbon copy of the manuscript should be sent to the Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Nematology, Division of Nematology. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012, India, with the understanding that it is to be published exclusively in the Indian Journal of Nematology. Papers will be reviewed by the subject specialists and decision regarding acceptance will be communicated to the contributors in due time.

Normally, papers should not exceed 6 printed pages but longer papers will be considered on merits. However, contributors may be charged to pay extra cost of printing of the pages exceeding six. Metric and Celsius units are to be used. Title of the paper should be followed by author's name, institutional affiliation, address, a condensed factual abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, any acknowledgements and references. The page number should be marked on the right hand corner of each page of the manuscript. For taxonomic papers, authors are advised to send the type / identified specimens alongwith the manuscript for deposition in National Nematode collection of India at Division of Nematology, I.A.R.I., New Delhi-110012, India.

Each table should be typed in a separate page. Figure legends are also to be typed on a separate sheet. Figures, illustrations and lettering should be large enough on final reduction, and in planning taxonomic plates, proportions of the journal page size (28.0cm x 22.0 cm) should be kept in mind to allow for the figure legends. Photocopies of the original illustrations are to be sent at the time of sending manuscripts and original illustrations are to be sent only after acceptance of the paper is intimated. Author's name and serial number of the figure should be written on the back side of the illustrations or photographs lightly with pencil. Coloured illustrations will not be printed. Data are to be presented either by tables or figures, not by both. An identical copy of the manuscript may also be supplied on a 3.5" floppy diskette in MS-Word, as far as possible.

References cited in the text should be listed alphabetically and the citations should be complete including authors, year of publication, title of article, journal, volume and inclusive pages. Abbreviations should be as in the World List of Scientific periodicals. e.g. Linford, M.B. & Yap, F. (1940). Some host plants of the reniform nematode in Hawaii. Proc. helminth. Soc. Wash. 7 : 42-44; White, P.R. (1943). A handbook of plant tissue culture, Jaques Cattel Press, Lancaster, Penn., pp. 277.

International rules of nomenclature should be followed in naming of organisms. Binomials should be underlined.

The trade names of nematicides and other chemicals should be preceded by their chemical nomenclature.


The membership fee (for bonafide researchers from India) is Rs. 600 per year + Rs 50 for one time registration. The journal is sent free to members in good standing. For others the annual subscription is Rs. 3000 within India. Overseas Subscription charges are US $ 200 + postage (for print) and US$ 250 + postage (for online+print). Subscription for ICAR Institutes, SAU Libraries and Non-profit organizations of India is Rs. 2000 per year. An Indian citizen working in India can also become a life member by paying Rs 7050/- (for details contact General Secretary, NSI).These rates are subject to periodical revision as and when decided by the Society. The society does not accept responsibility for loss during postal transit. Communications regarding the subscriptions for the Indian journal of Nematology and membership of the Nematological society of India should be addressed to the General Secretary, the Nematological Society of India, Division of Nematology, I.A.R.I., New Delhi-110012, India.

Payments can also be made online. Bank Details for online payment of membership to Nematological Society of India are as follows

Name : 'Nematological Society of India'
Account no. 90292010005258
IFSC Code: SYNB0009029
Bank: Syndicate Bank, IARI, New Delhi - 110 012, India

After online payment please communicate the transaction details via email nematologicalsociety@yahoo.com

Executives ​​

Dr Bansa Singh, Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur U.P
email: singhbansa@gmail.com

Dr K K Verma, Professor, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana
email: kkv1959@gmail.com

General Sec.
Dr Gautam Chawla, Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012
email: gautamchawla@yahoo.com

Joint Secretary
Mr khajan Singh, Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012
email: khajansingh@iari.res.in

Dr Pankaj Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012
email: pankaj_nema@yahoo.com

Dr T K Dutta Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012
email: nemaiari@gmail.com


Delhi Zone
Mr Vikas Bamel, New Delhi
North Zone
Dr Puja Ohri, Punjab
South Zone
Dr S Ramakrishnan
Central Zone
Dr Abrar A Khan
East Zone
Dr Joymati L Devi, Manipur
West Zone
Dr Prasanna Holajjer, Pune

Dr Pankaj
Division of Nematology, 
I.A.R.I., New Delhi- 110012, India
E-mail: pankaj_nema@yahoo.com

Editor : 
Dr T K Dutta
Nematology Division, 
I.A.R.I., New Delhi - 110012, India
E-mail: nemaiari@gmail.com
Members (Editorial Board)

Dr. Keith G. Davies, Uk

Dr. S. B. Sharma
Dr. Richard Sikora, Germany

Dr. Aly Khan, Pakistan
Dr. Byron Adams, USA

Dr. Subhash Bhargava, Udaipur
Dr. R. K. Walia, Hisar

Dr. A. K. Singh,New Delhi
Dr. Gautam Chawla, New Delhi

Dr. K. K. Kaushal, New Delhi
Dr. M. R. Khan, Aligarh

Dr. N. K. Sahoo, Bhubaneshwar
Dr. M. S. Rao, Bangalore

Dr. S. Lingaraju, Dharwad
Dr. Irfan Ahmad, Aligarh

Dr. A. H. Wani, Jammu
Dr. T. K. Dutta, New Delhi

Dr. B. A. Patel, Anand

Dr Gautam Chawla
General Secretary, 
Nematological Society of India, 
Division of Nematology, 
Lal Bahadur Shastri Building, 
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 
New Delhi - 110 012, India
E-mail :gautamchawla@yahoo.com
Tel: 0091-11-25842284

Mr. Khajan Singh
Joint Secretary and Treasurer, 
Nematological Society of India, 
Division of Nematology, 
Lal Bahadur Shastri Building, 
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 
New Delhi - 110 012, India
E-mail : khajansingh@iari.res.in