Journal of the Indian Institute of Science

The Journal of the Indian Institute of Science has been published by the Institute since 1914. Since its origin, research work carried out by the Institute and other institutions around the world was accepted for publication in the journal. The format was changed and it became a quarterly journal in the year 2007. Since then only review articles are being published, each issue being edited by an eminent researcher donning the mantle of a ‘Guest Editor’.

Authors selected by the Guest Editor and / or the Editorial Board are invited to submit their review articles; each issue is expected to serve as a review of a field from multiple viewpoints. Aim of the Journal: The Journal aims to serve the broader scientific community through scholarly review articles by experts of renown, covering all fields of science and technology.

The first impact factor received: 0.857 during the current year (2016).

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The Journal will be co-published by the Springer from 2017.

Vol 96, No 3 (2016): Phase-Field Methods for Pattern-Formation

Cover Page
Description of the cover page: The cover page shows pattern-formation during a spinodal decomposition of binary alloy in 3D, two and three-phase cross-sections of three-dimensional directionally solidified microstructures, morphological instabilities during dendritic and two-phase colony formation and finally the break-up of a thin-film as a result of a mechanical instability. These are some of the mechanisms of microstructural evolution which have been modelled using the phase-field method, and a respective description of the different applicable models form a part of this review.

ISSN: 0970-4140