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"Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine (JAHM) inviting manuscripts for the next issue; April - June 2017"

Instruction to Author


Introduction

Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine (JAHM) is a peer reviewed International Open Access Journal which is abstracted in various reputed databases. The Journal provides the platform with the aim of motivating the students and personnel in all fields of Ayurveda and Herbal Science.

We welcome Ayurved research submissions from any country and any specialty, and we will continue to ensure that all of our research is freely and globally accessible. We subject all research submissions to external peer review, selecting articles that have sound methods for publication according to their importance, original contribution to new knowledge and relevance to our readership.

Plagiarism Policy

Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine (JAHM) is strictly against Plagiarism. JAHM uses the standard Plagiarism Detection Software to avoid the Plagiarism. By submission to Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine (JAHM) entails that authors automatically attest that, none of the parts of manuscripts is plagiarized from any other source. Proper reference should be provided whenever anything is extracted from a source. Technical editors use Plagiarism detection tools/ softwares to ensure the originality of the article. If any article is proved to be plagiarized, Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine (JAHM) committee would take immediate and strict actions against the authors ranging from rejection of the manuscript to preclusion of the authors from any future publication in the journal. For serious fraud or plagiarism the journal may also report to the authors/s affiliating institution.

Covering Letter

Each submitted article must be accompanied by a Covering letter stating:
The section under which the manuscript is submitted (original research, review, case reports, short communication, letter to the editor, etc),
The undertaking that the article is neither under consideration in any other journal nor has been published/accepted for publication in any other journal.
The authors should state that the article represents original work and that they take full responsibility for the information provided.
All the details of the authors and the institute of work should be present in the covering letter. The authors need to assign the copyright of the article to JMR upon acceptance.

Categories of manuscripts

S. No

Manuscripts

Word limit of abstract

Word limit of manuscript

Comments

1

Editorial

NA

Not more than 1000

Usually Invited

2

Original Article

300–500

Not more than 5000

Structured abstract

3

Review

300–500

Not more than 9000

Abstract should be unstructured but for systematic review it should be structured

4

Case Report

300–500

Not more than 2000

Unstructured Abstract

5

Education Forum

300–500

Not more than 4000

Unstructured Abstract

6

Short Communication

300–500

Not more than 3000

Structured abstract

7

Research Letter

100–250

Not more than 1500

Unstructured abstract

8

Letter to the Editor

NA

Not more than 1000


9

Correspondence

NA

Not more than 800


Preparation of Manuscript

Sequence of Preparation
Article Title
Authors and co-authors details and their affiliations
Abstract (200 to 250 words)
Key words (maximum 3-6)
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
Acknowledgement 
Author Contribution
References

Manuscript preparation
Manuscript should be concisely typewritten in double space in A4 sized sheets, with a 2 cm margin on all sides. The manuscript shall be prepared in Times New Roman front using a font size 12. All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 14, bold face lower case. The pages shall be numbers consequently. The length of Review/Science Education article should not exceed 25 manuscript pages to include figures, tables and references. No abbreviations on acronyms shall be used in the titles or Abstract acronyms except for measurements. All references, figure (Fig.) and tables (Table) in the text shall be numbered consequently as they first appear. Abbreviations like “&” and “etc” shall be avoided in the paper. There shall not be decorative borders anywhere in the text including the title page. These entire MS word document with graphs and illustration pasted in it shall not exceed 2 MB.

RESEARCH PAPERS 
New, significant, innovative and original findings are suitable as Original Research papers.

Title Page: 
The title must be as brief as possible, comprehensive and descriptive.
It should not be more than 14 words. Each author must provide their full name including their forenames and surname. The Corresponding Author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk, and should be listed first. In addition the corresponding author must include telephone, fax and E-mail address at the bottom left corner of the title page. If any of the co-authors arefrom different organizations, their addresses too should be mentioned and indicated using numbers after their names.

Abstract:
Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the novelty of the study, the main findings, and principal conclusions, not more than 250 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Original Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.

Keywords:
3-6 keywords are to be provided by the authors. These keywords should be typed at the end of the abstract on the same page.

Introduction
The introduction should not be an extensive literature review although it should provide sufficient background information for the reader to understand and evaluate the results of the present study.

Materials and Methods
The section should include sufficient technical information to allow the experiments to be performed. Procedural detail that has been published previously should be referred to by citation.

Results and Discussion 
Results should be described as concisely as possible in one of the following ways: text, table(s), or figure(s). The reproducibility and statistical significance of measurements, material or biological data, must be included where relevant. The discussion should provide an interpretation of the results and their significance with regard to previously published work. There should not be any significant repetition of the experimental procedures or reiteration of the introduction.

Conclusion
A short, paragraph summarizing the most important finding(s) of the research is Required.

Acknowledgments
The source of any financial support, gifts, technical assistance and advice received for the work being published must be indicated in the Acknowledgments section.

References
Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with authors. Citations of literature in the text must be presented in numerical order and a separate Reference List should be supplied. Type numbers in square brackets and do not use superscripts. References should include the list of authors (first name-abbreviated, last name), title of the article, Journal/Book title, (book publisher), year, volume number, issue number and page number.

Journal / Magazine Article
Numerical order. Author's surname Author's first name or initial. Title of article. Title of the Journal Year of publication; Volume Number: Page numbers of article.

For example: 
Llabot J.M., Palma S.D., Manzo R.H., Allemandi D.A.. Design of novel antifungal mucoadhesive films Part I. Pre-formulation studies. Int. J. Pharm.2007; 330:54–60.

Books
Numerical order. Author's surname Author's first name or initial. Title of the Book. Edition [if not first]. Place of publication: Publisher's name; Year of publication.

For example:

Rathbone, M.J. Oral mucosal drug delivery. 4th ed. Marcel Dekker, Inc.: New York, 1996.

Book chapter
Numerical order. Author's surname Author's first name or initial. Title of chapter. In: Editor's surname Editor's's first name or initial, editor. Title of the Book. Edition [if not first]. Place of publication:Publisher's name; Year of publication.

For example: 
Kaplan N.M., Opie L.H.. Antihypertensive Drugs. In: Opie HL, editor. Drugs for the Heart. 4th ed. Bangalore: Prism Saunders; 1995.

Website
Author/editor's surname author/editor's first name or initial. editor [if appropriate]. Title of page. Title of site. Last update or copyright date. URL (Access date).

For example: 
Hudson P. P.M, Costello liars: former bank chief. In: The Age. 16 September 1998.
http://www.theage.com.au/daily/980916/news/news2.html (16 Sept. 1998).

Or, if the author is unknown
Title of page. Title of site. Last update or copyright date. URL (Access date).

For example: 
McGwire owns the mark alone. ESPN.com. 9 Sept. 1998. 
http://ESPN.SportsZone.com/mlb/news/1998/980908/00833812.html (16 Sept. 1998).

Tables
All tables must be numbered consecutively (using Arabic numerals) and be cited in the text. Titles should be short but descriptive. Each table should be on a separate sheet, together with a legend and/or footnotes identified by superscripts a, b, c, etc. Do not use vertical lines and keep horizontal rules to a minimum. In tables, the units are usually in brackets following the quantity, and the font should be Times New Roman and font size of 10.

Figures
Figures (photographs, drawing, diagrams and charts) are to be numbered in one Consecutive series of Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text and Abbreviated as Fig. X. The captions for figures should be typed on a separate sheet of Paper under i°Figure Legends±.

Formula and equations 
Structural and chemical formula, process flow diagrams and complicated mathematical Expressions should be very clearly presented. All subscripts, Greek letters and unusual Characters must be identified. Structural and chemical formulae as well as process flow Diagrams should be prepared in the same way as graphs.

REVIEW ARTICLES 
Review articles should not be more than 25 pages and contain comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. Review articles should preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge of the topic. All format requirements are similar to those applicable to Research papers. Review articles need not to be divided into sections such as Materials and methods, and Results and discussion, but should definitely have an abstract and introduction.

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS 
The research and technical communications section of this journal (maximum 3,000 words) is open to interesting results worthy of publication without requiring extensive introduction and discussion. This section should be organized as follows: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion (combined). Not more than 10 referencesshould be provided.Tables, figures and references are to be arranged in the same way as for research papers. Brevity of presentation is essential for this section.

COPYRIGHT GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
The corresponding author must sign the "Transfer of Copyright" agreement before the article can be published. The transfer agreement enables (AJPLS) to protect the copyrighted material for the author, but does not relinquish the author's proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the rights to authors and readers to reproduce, including reprints, photographic reproductions or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations, and includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication. Transfer of copyright agreement forms will be sent to the corresponding author following acceptance of the manuscript.

Assurances
For all research manuscripts (including educational research), the author should indicate in the Cover Letter that the research has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate human research or ethics review committee, or that it has been determined to be exempt from such review. For research that has undergone such review and approval, a statement to that effect should be included in the methods section.

Reviewing
All manuscripts submitted will be peer-reviewed, usually in consultation with Editorial Advisory Board and a number of external referees. Authors may also, provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) of potential peer reviewers for their paper. The reviewer suggested by author should not be from same institution.

Proof Corrections
Corresponding Author will receive PDF version of their manuscript for proof reading after acceptance of the article. Proofs should be checked for typographical errors and returned within 48 hours. Major changes are not acceptable at the proof stage. The corresponding author will be solely responsible for ensuring that revised version has consent of all the authors and it must reach editorial office within stipulated time.

Copyright

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

Withdrawal of Manuscript

* If the author authors/conference organizers/or a third party requests a withdrawal of manuscript, within a week period (w.e.f. the date of our acknowledgement email of the receipt of a manuscript at our end). The author is allowed to withdraw the manuscript without paying any withdrawal penalty.
* However, If the authors/conference organizers/or a third party withdraw manuscripts any time after final manuscript has already been submitted to Journals for processing, the request will not entertained without a withdrawal penalty, which is basically to cover cost incurred and also to check such practices.
* If the author still wants to withdraw manuscript, the author needs to submit a written letter to Journals stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal along with (INR 2500/USD 100) as Manuscript Withdrawal Charges.

 

 
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