The GENESIS of this Journal may be traced back to October 1996 when the International Conference on Global Advances in Tea Science, held in Delhi identified the gaping chasm in the generation and dissemination of tea information to concerned users. The delegates recommended a refereed research journal, exclusive to tea, published by a registered society. The International Society of Tea Science (ISTS) was launched with the help of the National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS). It was proposed that in due course of time the ISTS may catalyze other activities viz. help catalog tea Germplasm and publish books, monographs and directories. In this context, the Society (ISTS) approached the Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC) of the CSIR in October 1998 for collaboration. The INSDOC agreed to make available their expertise in the transfer of information and utilization of electronic information systems, as well as make available their readership network, for this joint ISTS-INSDOC project. This arrangement continued through 2001-2002 for the publication of 3 world quality issues of Volume 1 of the International Journal of Tea Science. The reorganization of INSDOC and the refocusing of the institutional mandate of the successor institute NISCAIR in late 2002 forced the ISTS to plow a lone furrow since January 2002.
Until the mid-2006, eight more issues of the International Journal of Tea Science (IJTS) have been published. These include special issues on Health, Pesticide Residues, Biocides, Conference Proceedings, OCHA 2004 Abstracts, and Tea Breeding & Germplasm Evaluation. The IJTS is now in the 5th year of it successful publication and looks forward to many more years of service to the tea community as a provider of research information.
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The Journal Brings to you
• State-of-the-art subject reviews
• Peer-reviewed research papers
• Notes and news
• Book reviews
• World scan of tea literature through bibliographic abstracts
World literature in tea science comprising 10,000 bibliographic documents in 2001-2006, which is growing by the day.
After hibernation for four years, the IJTS was re-started with the Tea Board of India as a joint publication. Four issues of volume 8 were published during 2011-2013. These are listed letter.
Users and Beneficiaries
• Tea Scientists
• Corporate Tea Industry
• Progressive Tea Growers
• Policy Makers
• Financial Institutions
• Students of Tea Science
• Tea Machinery Manufacturers
• Tea-input Suppliers
• Value-added Products Industry
• Tea-based Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Industry
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Journal Abbreviation: IJTS
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- Worldwide dissemination.
- Prompt and unbiased review process.
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