About the Journal

MAUSAM (Formerly Indian Journal of Meteorology, Hydrology & Geophysics), established in January 1950, is the quarterly research journal brought out by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). MAUSAM is a medium for publication of original scientific research work. MAUSAM is a premier scientific research journal published in this part of the world in the fields of Meteorology, Hydrology & Geophysics.

FREQUNCY : Quarterly, the four issues appear in January, April, July and October.

Soon after Independence, India Meteorological Department during the tenure and under the leadership of Dr. S. K. Banarji as the then Director General, launched a first issue quarterly scientific journal named as “Indian Journal of Meteorology & Geophysics” in 1950 to provide medium for publication of meteorological and allied research in India.

Twenty five years later in 1975, it became the 'Indian Journal of Meteorology, Hydrology & Geophysics'. Further in 1979, it was renamed as 'MAUSAM'. It is being published regularly since its inception. It is the only scientific research journal published in this part of the world in the field of Meteorology and allied subjects and commands a prestigious position among the leading contemporary scientific journals. Besides the regular issues, Thirteen Special issues on burning topics are also brought out from time to time.

It is also to be noted that the first paper on Numerical Weather Prediction in India was published in “Mausam” in the year 1958 by Dr. P. K. Das. To encourage best research work a Biennial Mausam Award (prize in form Gold medal or cash) for best research paper published in every two years was started with effect from 1960 initially with name Indian Journal of Meteorology and Geophysics (IJMG) awards. The Journal also publishes special issues on selected topics of emerging importance and so far 18 issues have been published up to 2020. Journal “Mausam” is being published since 1950 continuously.

SCOPE : In the fields of Meteorology, Hydrology & Geophysics.


From Vol. 58 No. 1 (2007) onwards, MAUSAM is indexed & abstracted, by Thomson Reuters, U.S.A. in

(i) Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
(also known as SciSearch®)

(ii) Journal Citation Reports / Science Edition

For 2019, the journal ‘MAUSAM’ has an Impact Factor (IF) : 0.370 and 5-year Impact Factor : 0.659
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : Rating Score ‘MAUSAM’ (2016) : 6.28