Frontiers in Science Technology and Application (FSTA)

Knowledge without Boundaries


FSTA is a completely multidisciplinary research journal with the motto knowledge without boundaries; we welcome submission in all areas of science, technology, applications and policy and related areas. The mode of publication of FSTA is online only.

However, FSTA is a journal in the area of science and technology, and the basic principles of science, viz, objectivity, verifiability and reproducibility are strongly upheld; subjective findings are not accepted as research articles. However, Reports and Correspondences with qualitative and subjective findings with weak objectivity/reproducibility can be considered with due declaration. Preference is for data/evidence-based research; however, strong logic-based analysis can also be considered.

FSTA also aims to be inclusive in its outreach, and Submissions should be prepared in a language communicative to a general science literate audience. Use of jargons should be minimized or accompanied with brief explanation.

FSTA follows a responsive but stringent review process; please visit Review Procedure on the homepage for more details.

FSTA has a multi-disciplinary Editorial Board with an Editorial panel for each major Area

Categories of Submission

Currently FSTAaccepts Submissions in the following Categories with the associated word limits

  1. Research Briefs: Short communication on important matured results ready for sharing
  2. Articles: Short communication on important results ready for sharing with the scientific community
  3. Reviews: Short communication on important results ready for sharing with the scientific community
  4. Hypothesis: Should clearly and concisely articulate a hypothesis that can be tested scientifically
  5. Concepts: Should clearly and concisely articulate a novel idea that can be tested scientifically
  6. Correspondence: Important, interim results ready for sharing with the scientific community
  7. Opinions: Well-articulated Views on important aspects of science, technology and application
  8. S&T Applications: Report on S&T and Innovations applied to problems of societal importance
  9. Meeting Reports: Concise Report on important scientific meetings with recommendations
  10. Project Reports: Concise Report on important results from S&T projects of wide implications
  11. Institutional Reports: Report on important institutional achievement in science and technology
  12. Commentary: Critical comments on an article/Report published not more than 3 months ago
  13. News: News on new findings, events, products, obituaries etc already published or verifiable.
  14. Reviews: Crisp, informative and communicative reviews of items relevant to FSTA
  15. Letters to Editor: Letter addressed to the Editor, FSTAon matters related to publication in FSTA

The details of submission procedure for each of the categories, including limits on words, figures, tables etc are available in the Authors’ Guidelines.

Broad Coverage

FSTA welcomes submissions in all areas of science, technology and applications; the following broad areas are meant to provide guidelines, and not restrictions or compartmentalization; thus submissions in related areas of any given area is permitted. Authors can choose an area closest to the Submission; the selection of an area will not be a ground for rejection of a Submission.

Agro-Biological Sciences and Technology (ABT)

  • Agro Biology
  • Agro-Climatics
  • Agronomy and Farming Methods, including aquaponics
  • Agro and Food Technologies, including storage and processing technologies
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Soil Processes and Engineering

Aerospace Science and Technology (AST)

  • Aerodynamics including theoretical, experimental and simulation results
  • Energetics and Propulsion science and technology
  • Flight Mechanics, including Navigation, Guidance and Control of Aero Vehicles
  • Data Fusion and Decision Support Systems in Aero Environments, Aerial Recognition
  • Acoustics, Optics and Radar including signal processing for aerospace systems
  • Robotics, Intelligent Systems and Unmanned Aerospace Vehicles

Applied Mathematics and Modelling (AMM)

  • Applied mathematics including Numerical Methods and Applications
  • Modelling, including calibration, Validation and Application
  • Statistics and probability
  • Optimization
  • Graph Theory, Network Theory and Applications
  • Operation Research

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology (AAC)

  • Stellar Physics and Dynamics, including Stellar Life cycles and end products
  • High Energy Astrophysics, including Novae, Supernovae and Gamma Ray astronomy
  • Galactic Chemical Evolution and Elemental Abundance
  • Dynamics of galaxies and formation and dynamics of Clusters and Superclusters
  • Observational Astronomy including Space Observation
  • Extra solar planets, including exo-biology and search for extra-terrestrial life

Biological Sciences and Biotechnology (BSB)

  • Parasitology and Vector Biology
  • Genetics, genetic engineering including Gene Editing
  • Bio Remediation: Techniques and Applications
  • Environmental and Microbial Biotechnology
  • Bio-informatics and Computational Biology
  • Biochemistry and Enzyme Biotechnology

Climate Sciences and Modelling (CSM)

  • Climate Dynamics, Climate Variability and Climate Change on earth and other planets
  • Paleo Climate on Earth and Other Planets
  • Climates of Extra-Terrestrial Planets
  • Interaction among various components of the climate
  • Drivers of Climate Change and Issues related to Attribution, Detection and Mitigation
  • Climate modeling and Forecasting including Uncertainties and Projections

Chemical Sciences and Technology (CST)

  • Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry including Medicinal Chemistry
  • Chemical Processes like photocatalysis
  • Nanoscale Chemistry including Applied nano materials and 2D Materials
  • Combustion Chemistry
  • Chemical Technologies and Applications including Bio-Fuels
  • Atmospheric, Soil and Environmental Chemistry on Earth and Other Planets

Cognitive Sciences and Psychophysics (CSP)

  • Perceptory and Cognitive Processes including Cognitive Development
  • Psychophysical Processes: Classification, Methodology and Observation
  • Psychometric Functions, Knowledge Structuring and Cognitive Mapping
  • Mind and Intelligence including Learning, Thinking, Reasoning and Decision Process
  • Man-machine Cognitive Interface and isuues in Artificial Intelligence
  • Methods in Cognitive and Psychophysical sciences

Computer Sciences and AI (CSA)

  • Theoretical Considerations in High-Performance Computing and Applications
  • Quantum Computing: Theory, Development and Applications
  • Theoretical Issues and Models in Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning including Pattern Recognition and Natural Language Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Automation, including Robotics
  • Cyber Security: Theoretical and Applied Aspects

Communications Sciences and Technology (CST)

  • Signal and Information Processing
  • Communication Technologies
  • Linguistics (Verbal and Non-Verbal) and Non-Linguistic Communication
  • Communication Networks: Design and Applications
  • Communication Pathology including language disorder, Phonetics
  • Application of Social Media and Digital Tools in Communication
  • spects

Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

  • Terrestrial and Extra-Terrestrial Environments
  • Geology and Geophysics of Earth and Other Planets, including Tectonics
  • Hydrosphere, Cryosphere, Atmosphere of earth and Other Planets
  • Space Weather of Earth and Other Planets
  • Electro-Magnetic and Chemical Processes in Earth and Other Planets
  • Biosphere and Anthrosphere

Energy Science and Technology (EST)

  • Energy Generation, Storage and Distribution
  • Renewable Energy Sources and Technologies including solar, wind, bio and others
  • Nuclear Energy: Theory, Technology and Application
  • Energy Budgeting, Efficiency and EnergyInformatics
  • Power Technologies
  • Future Energy Sources and Technologies

Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE)

  • Environmental Processes on soil, water and atmosphere
  • Environmental Pollution and Remediation including Recycling
  • Waste management and Zero-waste Processes including waste to energy
  • Carbon Neutral Cities, Zero Emission Industries and Smart Buildings
  • Non-Polluting Transport Systems, including Management Strategies
  • Socio-Techno-Economical Issues in Environmental Management and Protection

Industrial Process and Automation (IPA)

  • Industrial Process Modelling and Simulation
  • Industrial Process Optimization, Additive Manufacturing
  • Hazard and Risk quantization and management
  • Industrial Planning including Technology Forecasts and Socio-Economic Assessment
  • Industrial Automation, Robotics
  • Man-machine Interactions and Applications

Material Sciences and Technology (MST)

  • Smart Materials and Applications
  • Nano Materials and Applications
  • High-temperature materials and coatings, Superconductors
  • Composites, intermetallic alloys, and carbon-carbon composites
  • Properties of Materials: Metal, Plastic, Wood, Glass, Ceramics, Synthetics, etc.
  • Properties: physical, chemical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, acoustical, optical, etc.

Natural Hazards and Geoengineering (NHG)

  • Seismic Risk Assessment and Microzonation, Earthquake Prediction
  • Extreme Weather Events: Understanding, Modelling and Forecasting
  • Urban Floods and Management
  • Tsunami and other Coastal Events
  • Technologies and Policies for natural Hazard management
  • Extra-Terrestrial Events, like Asteroid Impact: Modelling, Detection and management

Neuro Sciences and Brain Research (NSB)

  • Neuroscience of Social Interaction and Emotional Relations
  • Psycho-Analytical Neuro Science
  • Neuronal Processes: Understanding, Observation, Modelling
  • Brain Imaging and Modelling
  • Neuroscience of Learning and Behaviour
  • Brain Structure and Artificial Brain

Physical Sciences and Applications (PSA)

  • High Energy and Particle Physics including Quantum and Relativistic Physics
  • Solid State Physics, including Crystallography
  • Optics, including Quantum Optics and Applications
  • Physics of Materials and Processes
  • Electro-magnetic Processes and Devices and Applications
  • Fluid Dynamics and Applications

Planetary and Solar Sciences (PSS)

  • Formation, Composition and Dynamics of Planets
  • Solar Dynamics and Cycles
  • Solar Spheres and Processes
  • Solar wind and Interaction between solar and Planetary Atmosphere
  • Extra-Solar Planets and Habitable Planets and their Exploration
  • Solar Observations

Psychology and Personality Sciences (PPS)

  • Psychology in including Child Psychology and Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology and Folk Psychology
  • Personality Science: Types and Characterization
  • Behavioral Psychology, Psychology of dreams, Interpretations
  • Methodologies of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
  • Group Dynamics, Mob Psychology and Opinion Dynamics

Psycho-Physical Systems and Applications (PSA)

  • Psychophysical Dynamics involving sensation, perception and stimulus
  • Psychophysical Mechanisms in Sensory Processes, including stimulus-response
  • Applications of Psychophysical Processes and Methodologies
  • Psychophysical Scaling: Theory and Applications
  • Visual and Auditory Psychophysics and Applications
  • Studies on Attention, like Selective Attention, Attention Span; Attention and Learning

Quantitative Economics and Modelling (QEM)

  • Quantitative Economics: Theory and Modelling
  • Application in Quantitative Economics in Policy and Planning
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Models of Socio-Economical Systems
  • Quantitative Techno-Socio-Economic Assessment: Theory and Applications
  • Economic Cybernetics
  • Non-Linear Economic Modelling and Forecasting

Science, Civilization and History (SCH)

  • Role of Science and Technology in World History
  • Understanding of Rise and Fall of Civilizations
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Climate and Weather in History of Civilization
  • Science and Technology for exploring nexus between Science, Civilization and History

Science, Metascience and Philosophy (SMP)

  • World Views and Dynamics of Science
  • Objectivity, Reproducibility and Falsifiability
  • Evidence, Proof and Validation
  • Philosophical Influences in Selection and Rejection of Hypotheses and Interpretations
  • Philosophical Factors in Applications of Science and Technology
  • Philosophical Factors in Science Education and Dissemination

Science, Technology and Policy (STP)

  • Characterization and Methodology for Developing Science and Technology Policy
  • Science and Technology Policy for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Science and Technology Policy for Sustainable Development
  • Science and Technology Policy for Environmental and Ecological Protection
  • Science and Technology Policy based on Technology and Economic Forecasts

Social Sciences and Modelling (SSM)

  • Social Dynamics, Modelling and Simulation
  • Agent Based Modelling and Statistical Modelling of Social Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation of Social Systems and Social Networks
  • Group Dynamics, Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Social Sciences: Marketing, Election, Management etc
  • Anthropology, including Migration and Revolution

Space Sciences and Technology (SST)

  • Space Weather and Space Environment including Space Debris
  • Earth Observing Systems and satellite Constellations
  • Space Vehicles and Propulsion Systems
  • Space Industrialization and Space Exploration
  • Space Medicine, Space Health and Issues in Living in Space
  • New Directions and Technologies for Space Exploration and Use

Sustainability Studies and Practices (SSP)

  • Identification and Quantification of Risks and Resilience
  • Adaptation Strategies and Technologies
  • Regional and Global Issues in Sustainability
  • Water, Food, Energy, Environmental Sustainability at Regional and Global Scales
  • Low-Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Development Trajectories
  • Sustainability Index, Sustainability Dynamics and Sustainability Modelling

Traditional Science and Technology (TST)

  • Traditional Healthcare
  • Traditional Practices and Lifestyle and Wellness
  • Convergence and Conflicts between Modern and Traditional Science and Technology
  • Traditional Science and Technology in various areas of Applications
  • Concepts in Traditional Science and Technology
  • Methodological Issues in Traditional Science and Technologies

Other Disciplines and Interdisciplinary Studies (ODS)

  • Multidisciplinary areas with cross over designs
  • Emerging Concepts and Areas of Research
  • Topics in Science and Technology in areas other than covered above