Information For Authors



Defence Science Journal, a bi-monthly Journal of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), publishes original research papers having a direct bearing on Military/Defence applications. It covers natural science, technology, and engineering. 

Typescripts Accepted

Research papers (Max length: 3000 words) are expected to contain original research findings in a clear and concise manner. Papers reporting theoretical, laboratory and field test results are also considered for publication.
Review articles (Max length: 5000 words) are expected to survey, integrate, and critically examine new information accumulated in recent years in a particular subject field. Review articles from subject experts are also commissioned by the Editor.
Short communications/research notes (Max length: 2000 words ) are normally brief reports or technical notes on the progress of ongoing research and/or an application.

Article Processing Charges

No fee is charged for publication in Defence Science Journal

Plagiarism Check/Primary Scrutiny

Manuscipt should be processed through a plagiarism detection tool before submission. Submitted manuscripts are processed through a plagiarism detection software tool at editoral desk of Defence Science Journal also. If plagiarism found in the manuscript by the online tool is above the acceptable limit, the manuscript will be rejected.

Double-blind review 

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author name(s) are not allowed to be revealed to one another for a manuscript under review. 

Submission of Manuscripts

Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. 
Authors should submit the Manuscript, typed in 12 fonts (Times New Roman), single space A4 size (210 mm x 297 mm) format, with a margin not less than 25 mm on each side. It should include: (i) Covering letter, (ii) title page with a running (short) title, (iii) abstract, (iv) keywords, (v) nomenclature of symbols used, (vi) tables/figures/illustrations typed/drawn on separate sheets along with their captions in serial order as these appear in text (vii) a separate list of figure captions, and (viii) Brief biodata with contribution in the current study. The reporting in the paper should be generally in third person.

Manuscript should be submitted online in MS Word format only. Files created in Latex may upload the PDF file. In case of problem in uploading, a copy can be sent at

It is mandatory on the part of the corresponding author to furnish the following certificate at the time of submission of manuscript in the online submission.

This is to certify that the reported work in the paper entitled “..........” submitted for publication in the Defence Science Journal is an original one and has not been submit