Journal Scoring

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 Associateship.

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/scoring 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. Thus the score has been developed for use of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

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

Category I: Those journals where Thompson Reuters Impact Factor is available, the scores are assigned as 6.00 + Impact Factor with capping on 20.00.

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 prescribed proforma and also evaluation of scientific contents of the journals.

To download List of NAAS scored Journals 2021 click here

To download the Evaluation Proforma and Guidelines for NAAS scoring of Non-IF Journals 2021 click here


CRITERIA ADOPTED FOR CALCULATION OF PUBLICATION MARKS OF NOMINEES FOR:

A. FELLOWSHIP OF THE ACADEMY

For the forty most important research publications (Maximum 50 marks)

  • Forty most important publications will be considered. The Reviews and Review Articles will not be given any marks. For Thomson Reuters Impact Factor (IF) journals, NAAS Score = 6.0 + IF with capping on 20.00.
  • Multiple authorship: First author and corresponding author will get full marks in a publication and rest of the authors 75% marks
  • The total NAAS Score of all 40 publications will be obtained and multiplied by 0.125 with a cap of maximum of 50 marks.

B. ASSOCIATESHIP OF THE ACADEMY

For the twenty most important research publications (Maximum 60 marks)

  • Twenty most important publications will be considered. The Reviews and Review Articles will not be given any marks. For Thomson Reuters Impact Factor (IF) journals, NAAS Score = 6.0 + IF with capping on 20.00.
  • Multiple authorship: The present criteria of full marks to the first and corresponding author and 75% to all the co-authors may continue.
  • The total NAAS Score of all 20 publications will be obtained and multiplied by 0.3 with a cap of maximum of 60 marks.