Indian Society of Remote Sensing

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Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) was established in 1969 with the main objective of advancement and dissemination of remote sensing technology in the fields of mapping, planning and management of natural resources and environment by organising seminars/symposia and by publishing a quarterly journal (JISRS), bulletins, proceedings, etc. Starting with 56 members, the Society has now grown into a premier professional body with membership of over 3500 members. Currently, ISRS is a member of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).  

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Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) was established in 1969 as "Indian Society of Photo-interpretation" with the main objective of advancement and dissemination of remote sensing technology and education by conjunctive use of remote sensing with conventional mehods in the fields of survey, planning and management of natural resources and environment by organising seminars/ symposia and by publishing journal, bulletins, proceedings, etc. From its modest beginning with 56 members, the Society has grown into a premier professional body with a membership of over 3500, including  both individual and Institutional members. The Journal of the Society, JISRS, a quarterly publication, is the only journal in the country exclusively dealing with remote sensing technology and its applications. The Society has been organising annual conventions and national symposia regularly since 1981, giving opportunities to the remote sensing community in the country to present their papers and discuss the problems and methods of applications of remote sensing in development and management of resources. Remote Sensing has been universally recognised as a highly effective and extremely versatile technology for evaluation and  management of natural resources and environment. With the advent and advancement of Geographic Information System (GIS), the concept of multidisciplinary integrated approach got an impetus in monitoring and management of resources and environment. Realising this in recent years ISRS is giving emphasis on application of integrated approach for solving various types of real world problems related to resource management, environmental assessment and disaster management.

Contact address :

Indian Society of Remote Sensing
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing Campus
4-Kalidas Road, Dehradun - 248 001, India
Phone: 91-135-2741471, 2744518
Fax: 91-135-2741987, 2748041


The Journal is primarily intended for the publication of papers submitted by the members of the Society. it is required that one of the authors of the paper must be member of the Society. However, non-members can communicate through members of the Society. 

Types of contribution:  

The Journal is concerned with all aspects of remote sensing and its applications and publish scientific papers in the subject areas like: (i) Remote sensing of earth, oceans, atmosphere; (ii) Data collection, analysis, interpretation and display; (iii) Properties and characteristics of remote sensors and related instruments; (iv) Digital data processing (hardware and software); (v) Pure and applied research in agriculture, forestry, geology, geomorphology, hydrology, hazard monitoring, environmental studies, meteorology, oceanography, marine resources, resource inventory and surveys, integrated rural and urban planning, cartography and (vi) Economic surveys and cost/benefit analysis.  
Short communications should also fulfil the above conditions. 

Original manuscript in English, typed on one side of Quarto size paper, double spaced, with 2 cm margin on all sides and three neatly xeroxed copies should be sent to Dr. R. Krishnan, Director, ADRIN and Editor JISRS, Advanced Data Processing Research Institute, 203, Akbar Road, Tarbund, Manovikasnagar Post, Secundrabad 500 009, India. 

Title should be followed by the name(s) of author(s) with affiliation(s), Abstract, Introduction, Data Used and Methodology, Results and Discussion, Summary and Conclusions, Acknowledgements and References. Tables and Figures should be given on separate sheets and referred in the text. A title should be provided for each Table and Figure. The Abstract should not exceed 200 words. It should highlight only techniques and significant findings and thus be more concise than a regular 'Summary'. 

The text should be suitably subdivided, if necessary. The main headings should be in capitals in central position, secondary headings should be in capitals in side position and tertiary headings should be in normal typescript in side position. Underline words that should be in italics. Use metric system.Please use standard abbreviations in text, figures and scale etc. e.g. m for meters, km for kilometer, kg for kilogram etc.

Softcopy of the original figures/pictures/images need to be submitted on CD in tiff or jpeg format in very high resolution (not less than 600 dpi). 
Field photos need to be submitted in original. 
Authors need to provide E-mail ID of the corresponding author.
The abbreviations of periodicals commonly referred in this Journal are reproduced in volume 24(3), 1996.

In short communications the text should not have subheads except references.  
Abbreviations of periodical titles (to be given under references) should follow those given in A World List of Scientific Periodicals, Butterworths, London. The abbreviations of periodicals commonly referred in this Journal are reproduced in volume 24(3), 1996. 

The Editorial Board does not hold itself responsible for the opinions expressed by the authors.

In order to avoid typographical errors while recomposing the border information, legend, scale etc. of figures, text in MS Word file may be provided separately.

These should be kept to the absolute minimum in view of the high cost of block making. The number of the diagrams and B/W pictures should be restricted to a maximum of four blocks. The Editorial board can relax up to six keeping in view the requirements of the paper. For more than six diagrams/pictures, authors will have to bear the cost. Line diagrams and maps should be neatly drawn in Indian ink on tracing paper or film. Lines should be of uniform thickness and numbers and letters written with the help of suitable stencils. Legends should be clearly drawn and included for each figure, if you have figures/Illustrations in electronic format they should be submitted in tiff format, along with the doc / ppt file. Original art work (at least one set) must accompany the article. The original drawings should ordinarily be not more than 35 x 25 cm in size with letter size spacing so arranged as to permit easy reduction in block making.. 

All photographs should be of good quality, printed on glossy paper and should not exceed page size (20 x 15 cm). accompanying with electronic format, saved in tiff format scanned at 300 dpi. They should preferably be in squares or rectangles. If annotated air photos of India are sent, the author(s) should send certificate to the effect that Defence Clearance has been obtained for printing them.  

Colour pictures/images/figures in any paper will not be printed, unless the payment is made by the author in advance @ Rs. 2000/- per block.. 

This paper should be as brief as possible and should not be longer than 16 double space typed A-4 size pages including tables and illustrations. Short communications should not exceed four double space A-4 size pages, including tables and illustrations. 

Review Process: 

All contributions will be submitted to two referees for review. In the event of disagreement between referees, the editors will arbitrate. The Chief Editor's decision is final and the authors will be informed about the same. 

Because of high cost of printing, reprints shall be supplied against payment. Request for reprints can be for minimum 50 or multiple of 50 reprints and should be sent in advance. Orders below 50 reprints will not be entertained. The charges for 50 and 100 reprints are Rs. 300 and Rs. 600, respectively. A draft of the exact amount in the name of the “Secretary, Indian Society of Remote Sensing” payable at Dehradun should be sent to the Chief Editor after the acceptance of manuscript with a copy to the Secretary, ISRS. 


Papers Published in Journals  
Atfoldi, T. and Munday, J.C. (1978). Water quality analysis by digital chromaticity mapping of Landsat data. Can. J. Remote Sensing, 4(2):108-126. 

Patel, N.K., Patnaik, C., Dutta, S., Shekh, A. M. and Dave, A. J. (2001). Study of crop growth parameters using Airborne Imaging Spectrometer data. Int. J. Remote Sensing, 22(12):2401-2411. 

Chowdhury, A., Das, H.P. and Singh, S.S. (1993). Agroclimatic classification in India. Mausam 44(l):53-60. 

Citation from Books  
Kiefer, R.W. and Lillesand, T.M. (1979). Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation. John Willey and Sons, New York, U.S.A. 67p. 

Das, D.K. and Kaira, N. (1990). Remote Sensing technique in assessing crop condition and productivity. In: Technology Blending and Agrarian Prosperity (Eds.: J.P. Verma and A. Venna). Malhotra Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 99-118. 

Townshend, J.R.G. (1 98 1). Terrain Analysis and Remote Sensing. George Alien & Unwin, London. 

Papers Published in Seminar/Symposium Proceedings 

Jain, A., Shirish, A.R., Das, M., Das, K., Porwal, M.C. and Roy, P.S. (1994). Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System - An approach for the assessment of Biotic interference in the forest ecosystem, Proc. ]5th Asian Conf Remote Sensing, held at Bangalore from Nov. 17-23, 1994, pp. 65-72. 

Sharma, Tara and Navalgund, R.R. (1995). Integrated use of Remote Sensing and GIS for Crop Yield Modelling. Proc. Nat. Symp. Remote Sensing of environment with Special Emphasis on Green Revolution, held at Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludbiana from Nov. 22-24, 1995. A joint ISRS-NNRMS Publication (Eds.: Sahai, B., Sharma, P.K., Bhan, S.K., Paribar, J.S., Ravindran, K.V. and Jayaraman, V.), pp. 3-8. 

Scientific/Technical Reports 

Sharma, T., Sudha, K.S,. Dubey, R.P., Patel, N.K. and Navalgund, R.R. (1986). A yield model for wheat in terms of spectral and temperature data. Scientific Note: IRS-UP/SAC/CYM/SN/09186, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. 

Banerjee, S. (1963). Ground water condition in West Bengal. Geological Survey of India, Mise. Publication No. 14, pp. 1-20. 

Das, D.K. and Singh, C.J. (1989). Monitoring seasonal water use by wheat based on soil hydrological properties under rainfed and irrigated conditions in Rainfed and Problems Areas (Eds.: D.K. Das and K.R. Sarkar). Indian Soc. Agric. Sci., pp. 163-168. 

NRSA (1986). Manual of procedure for wasteland mapping using remote sensing data. National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad. 

Rangzan, K. (1993). Structure and Tectonics of the Zagros Structural Belt, Iran. Ph.D Thesis, Aligarb Muslim University, Aligarh, India (Unpubl.).