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Indian Journal of Arecanut Spices and Medicinal Plants

A quarterly publication in English released by the Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (Department of Agriculture, Co-operation & Farmers Welfare), Government of India, concerned with the development of Arecanut, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in the country, is intended for wide circulation among farmers, extension workers, scientists, exporters, industrialists etc.

The journal contain popular articles on scientific cultivation, processing and marketing aspects of the various crops.
The latest issue (Vo. 21 No. 1 Jan-March 2019) of the journal is indexed with :

Sl No.  Article  Authors
Search for mother trees culminates as high yielding varieties- A success story in Nutmeg N. Miniraj and E.V. Nybe
2     Evaluation of phytochemicals, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties in an ethnomedicinally prominent plant- Pouzolzia zeylanica: An alternative biosource from North-East India Bhrigupoti Hazarikla and N.L. Raju
3     Production of black pepper through organic management C.K. Thankamani, V.Srinivasan and S.Hamza
4   Beware of red palm weevil, a destructive pest of arecanut E.K. Saneera, Chandrika Mohan, Shivaji, H.T and C.T. Jose
5   "Prathibha": Chainging forutnes of Turmeric growers in Karnataka H.M. Pallavi, D.R. Patil, B.S. Harish and Tanweer Ahmed
6     Arecanut: A storehouse of medicines S. Kesava Bhat
7 Farm Operations  
8 Market Review  


Subscription rates (annual)
Inland (4 issues) Rs 150/-
Single Copy Rs 40
Foreign 4 issues   US $20
 Single Copy   US $5

Subscription may be done by paying the amount online at Non Tax Receipt Portal (NTRP) at https://bharatkosh.gov.in/  and send the receipt generated (e-receipt) after making payment by email to spicedte@nic.in or by post to the Director, Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, West Hill P.O., Calicut 673 005. In the email / letter, please mention your  complete postal address with pincode for sending the journals. A detailed user guide showing step by steps to be followed for registration and online payment at NTRP is attached below.

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Instructions to contributors of articles in the journal

Manuscript copy of the article is to be submitted in duplicate, typed neatly in double space on one side of art paper with margins of 3.5 cm and may not exceed 12 pages.  All pages (including tables, legends, references etc.) should be numbered consecutively.

The material may also be sent in MS Word format in  CD or through email spicedte@nic.in for early acceptance.

The matter is to be arranged in the following order:

  • Title in capital letters
  • Name of the authors
  • Introduction highlighting the importance of the subject
  • Conclusion
  • Tables, illustrations, photographs etc. should be cited in the text appropriately. Line drawings must be in black colour. Photographs in colour or black and white with title indicated clearly on the back.
  • Authors full address to be given at the end of the first page.

Preference will be given to articles in bilingual i.e., Hindi and English.

A certificate may also be furnished to the effect that the article submitted has not been published in any other journal even in any form.
Articles will be acknowledged immediately on receipt and acceptance or otherwise will be communicated with in a quarter.

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Directorate of Arecanut & Spices Development, West Hill P.O., Calicut 673 005 , Kerala
Phone: 0495- 2369877, Fax: 0495-2765777
e-mail: spicedte[at]nic[dot]in