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    LATEST UPDATES          Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year 2014. 60th Issue (December 2013)-"Diamond Jubilee Issue" released on 1st Dec 2013. Write to  us your opinion on Bionotes.      Accepting papers for Bionotes Volume 16(1) and 16(2) to be released in March 2014 and June 2014 respectively.
 
OVERVIEW

Bionotes (ISSN 0972-1800) is a quarterly research newsletter on the various aspects of Life Sciences. It is being published by a society called 'A BIOLOGISTS CONFRERIE', with its office at Aligarh (U.P., INDIA), for more than ten years.

 
CURRENT UPDATES

Bionotes had published its 50th issue (Vol 13, No 2) in June 2011. It was a "special number" for which messages were received from the offices of the Vice President of India, His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Vice President of Bombay Natural History Society and former senior scientists of the Zoological Survey of India and Botanical Survey of India. Eminent scientists Dr. M. S. Swaminathan and Dr. S. Z. Qasim have also sent messages in detail.

Intersting review articles are published in this 50th issue dealing with the Indian Coasts, Horticultural history of Kashmir, Forestry and Global Warming, and the hottest chilli in the world. Regional studies include on the Butterflies of Pokhara valley Nepal, Hoverflies of Andhra - Karnataka, Bombycid moths of Kumaon Himalaya and spiders of the Corbett National park. The issue was of 60 pages with a beautiful cover.

 
MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT



 
THE BEGINNING

In 1998, it was contemplated by some scientists that a research society be established in India, to help and encourage young research workers in their studies in the different fields of sciences like Zoology, Botany, Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental sciences, Cytology, Ecology, Medicinal systems, Wildlife, Biochemistry, Biotechnology etc. From January 1999, a research newsletter by the name of "BIONOTES" was started, which publishes short articles and research notes and news on different aspects of living materials. Studies cover morphology, taxonomy, effects of pollutants, agri & horticulture, inventories of fauna and flora, new descriptions, cytogenetics, anthropology, ethnobotany etc. The first issue of Bionotes appeared on the 25th March 1999.

 
PROGRESS SO FAR

Bionotes has published 14 volumes, up to December 2012. All the quarterly issues were released separately, i.e. no joint issue, and all issues were published in the due month regularly, i.e. in March, June, September and December. Its 10th, 25th,40th and 50th issues were published as the "Special Numbers". Till December 2004, a total of 39 papers/articles, 309 short research notes, and 190 scientific news items were published. Volume 15, No. 1 has been released in March 2013.

Bionotes is reviewed / abstracted / indexed in the Indian Science Abstracts, Zoological Record (U.K.), CAB Abstracts (U.K.), Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (U.S.A.), Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (U.S.A.) etc. and online databases.

Bionotes is made available to the Library & Information Services, The Natural History Museum, London; National Science Library, NISCAIR, New Delhi; and the National Library, Kolkata.

In India, Bionotes has been appreciated by the Vice President of India, Union Minister of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India; Secretary, Department of BioTechnology, Govt. of India, and by leading scientists like Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, Prof. Jayant V. Narlikar, Dr. C. N. R. Rao, Dr. S. Z. Qasim, Dr. Mrs. Manju Sharma, Prof. U.S. Srivastava, Dr. M. Sanjappa, Dr. J.R.B. Alfred, Prof. C.A. Viraktamath etc. etc.