of Tea Science (ISTS) is a premier organization, which promotes
informatics in promoting Tea Science, Tea Technology and
Tea Industry. It has built a number of information linkages
with various International Tea Research Institutes having
their base in major tea producing countries viz. India,
China, Japan, Malawi, Indonesia, Russia & C.
For promoting information
on various aspects of Tea Science, their objectives also
include collect, collate and store scientific and technical
information on Global Advances in tea science and disseminate
the same by traditional and electronic means.
Society of Tea science was registered in 2000. The Society
(ISTS) approached the Indian National Scientific Documentation
Center (INSDOC) of the CSIR in October 1998 for collaboration.
The INSDOC agreed to make available their expertise in 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 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 institution
mandate of the successor institute NISCAIR in late 2002
forced the ISTS to plough 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 provider of research information.
Apart from publication
of International Journal of Tea Science including Tea Science
Abstracts (IJTS), ISTS also aims at publishing books, reports,
bulletins and directories that are relevant to Tea Science
and World Tea Industry. At present the ISTS is publishing
a series of books on Global Advances in Tea Science. Book
1 was a 1000 page, 64-chapter compendium. Book 2 “Protective
effects of Tea on Human Health” has just been published
by (CABI) Commonwealth Bureau of Agriculture, London. Book
3 is proposed on “Economic Crisis in Tea Industry:
Strategies for Scientific Management”
ISTS also organizes
International Conferences on Global Advances in Tea Science.
The 1st Conference was organized at Beijing, the 2nd at
Delhi and 3rd at Kolkata. The 4th conference is proposed
for March 2007 at Kolkata on Tea and Health.
For information on various aspects of informatics,
please refer to the relevant section described in this website
Dr. N.K. Jain
Secretary, International Society of Tea Science
Resident Editor, International Journal of Tea Science
A-298, Sarita Vihar ,
New Delhi 110076, India
Tel: + 91 11 26949142, Fax (PP): + 91 11 26942222