Indian Virological Society (IVS) was established in December 1984 at Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar. The objective of the Society is to promote research and development in the ﬁeld of virology. It is a unique scientific body that provides platform for those associated with the characterization and management of viruses affecting Animal, Human, Fish, Insect, Plant and other living organisms. Besides, IVS organizes National and International Conferences, Training, Seminar, Workshop, Invited lecture series, Industry-meet etc. The Society recognizes outstanding contribution of the individuals in the field of virology and confers “Shyama Prasad Raychaudhuri Lifetime Achievement Award”, "Prof. K.S. Bhargava Oration Award" and "Fellowship of IVS" every year. IVS is the member of International Union of Microbiological Society (IUMS).
IVS published an international reputed journal “VirusDisease” (formerly known as Indian Journal of Virology) with collaboration with Springer, the world renowned scientific publisher. It has NAAS impact factor of 5.9 (2017) and ISI Thompson rating of 0.364 (2011). It has really got worldwide acceptance and becoming popular all over the world. The journal is Broad base in the sense that it is covering both basic and applied research on viral disease problems of Developing countries. It has already been indexed in SCOPUS, EMBASE, Google Scholar, CSA, CAB International, CAB Abstracts, Global Health, IBIDS, Indian Science Abstracts, OCLC, Summon by Serial Solutions.
Society also published the Newsletter “Virus Research News” biannually. The Newsletter contains interesting sections like, Research News, virology news, recently held conference, Forthcoming Publications, Awards etc. which provide a precise knowledge to readers about the IVS activities. At present we have 300 life members and more than 100 annual members.
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