About the Journal

AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS

Prerequisites, considerations, and criteria for publication in JAHM

No substantial part of the manuscript may be under consideration by any other journal, although it may have been deposited on a preprint server.

Authors also have to make sure that any experimental research reported in their submission has been performed with the approval of an appropriate ethics committee.

Authors from pharmaceutical companies are required to adhere to Good Publication Practice (GPG) guidelines for Pharmaceutical companies, which are available on http://www.gpp-guidelines.org/

Authorship credit should be solely based only on contributions to each of the three elements cited below: 

  1. Concept and design of study or collection of data or analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. Drafting the article or revising it critically
  3. Final approval of the manuscript version to be published.

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

We encourage the best standards of publication ethics and take all possible action against publication malpractices. Atreya Ayurveda Foundation as a publisher takes its duties of guardianship over all phases of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.

These guidelines are in compliance with the COPE Principles of Transparency and Best Practice Guidelines and the COPE Code of Conduct.

Publication decisions

The editor will take the final decision of the articles submitted regarding acceptance and publishing. The decisions will be made after strict editorial and peer review of the article.

Fair play

The editor will assess articles for their intellectual matter without regard to orientation, religious belief, ethnicity, citizenship, race, gender, the sexual or political philosophy of the authors. Editors decision to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based only on the paper´s quality, importance, originality and preciseness, and the study´s relevance to the scope of the journal.

Archiving

All the archives are harvested through open harvester to OAI.

Protection of Patients' Rights to Privacy

Patients identity information will not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and unless the info is necessary for scientific purposes and the patient or guardian gives written informed consent for publication. Authors should delete or mask patients names from images unless they have taken written informed consent from the patients. When informed consent has been taken, it should be noted in the article and copy of the consent should be uploaded with the covering letter.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used only for the stated intentions and will not be disclosed to any other party or person.

EDITORIAL POLICY

During the initial editorial review, if the article does not fit the scope of the journal, and methods followed are wrong then it will be rejected. 

During the initial editorial review, if the article is not prepared as per JAHM guidelines it will be sent back for resubmission.  
If the article fits the scope of JAHM, prepared as per the JAHM guidelines, then it will be sent for peer review.

Editors will do strict evaluation regarding the plagiarism using https://www.duplichecker.com/, if found, then the article will be rejected on the basis of plagiarism.     

Executive Editor will assess the reviewer reports and makes the decision on the submission. The final decision is arrived after conversing with the peer reviewer and related editors.  

The revised manuscript is assessed by the editor first if the revision is satisfactory, then he will send the acceptance decision to the Executive Editor for the final decision. If the revision is not satisfactory, then the article will be sent for 2nd round peer review.  

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

This journal is Open Access means readers all over the world can read full-text articles either online or can be downloaded in PDF format. The articles are published with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License. 

PEER REVIEW POLICY

All manuscripts contributed to JAHM at first blinded and then Editors will email selected Reviewers the title and abstract of the submission, as well as an invitation to log into the journal web site to complete the review. Five days time period is given for the reviewers to accept the article for review. Reviewers are invited through email notification and upon agree to do the review, allowed to download blind manuscript, submit their comments, and select a recommendation. For this process peer reviewers will be given 15 days. The JAHM will publish a peer-reviewed manuscript within 8 weeks of receipt.

Publication charge policy

This journal charges the following author fees. There is no article submission charges. 

Article Publication: 1500.00 (INR)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover peer-reviewing, copy editing, layout editing, and publications costs.

Conflicts of Interest/ Competing Interests

All authors must reveal conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript or an institution or sponsor or product that is mentioned in the manuscript.

Copyright policy

The author(s) will retain copyright and permit the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that permits others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the author and initial publication in this journal.

The entire contents of the JAHM are protected under Indian and international copyrights. The Journal, however, allows free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute works in any online website for any non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights. The journal also permits the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal non-commercial use under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.

In case of JAHM does not publish said work, the author(s) will be so notified and all rights assigned hereunder will be given back to the author(s).

All accepted works should not be published anywhere without prior written permission from JAHM. The author(s) hereby declare that they are sole author(s) of the work, that all authors have contributed and agree with the content and conclusions of the work, that the work is original, and does not infringe upon any copyright, propriety, or personal right of any third party, and that no part of it nor any work has been submitted to another journal.

INDEXING

  1. Open Access Initiative
  2. Worldcat
  3. Researchbib
  4. Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  5. Ottawa University
  6. Sherpa Romeo
  7. UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management
  8. IndexCopernicus
  9. University of Oregon
  10. Open Access Digital Library
  11. Electronic Journal Libray (ZDB)
  12. Google Scholar
  13. ProQuest
  14. OAJI  http://oaji.net/journal-detail.html?number=843
  15. Live Ayurveda  http://www.liveayurved.com/national-and-international-journals-of-ayurveda.shtml
  16. Ayurbhishak http://ayurbhishak
  17. http://indianmedicine.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/
  18. http://www.jourinfo.com/
  19. J-Gate

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

The main aim of Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) is to provide platform for sharing the knowledge among the Ayurveda and CAM researchers.  JAHM is indexed in more than 25 international databases.

Authors may submit Original Research Articles, Review articles, Short reviews, Case Report, Case series, Letter to the editor in following disciple:

Ayurveda: Kayachikitsa, Roganidana, Panchakarma, Rasayana, Vajikarana, Samitha, Moulika Siddhanta, Prasooti & Striroga, Kaumarabhritya, Bhuta vidya, Manasa Roga, Shalakyatantra, Shalyatantra, Swasthavritta, Agada Tantra, Sharira Rachana, Sharira Kriya, Dravyaguna, Rasashastra, Bhaishajya Kalpana, .

Allied sciences: naturopathy, yoga, medicinal plants sciences, pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, Pharmaceutics, analytical chemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS:

All manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the website http://jahm.in. New users must have to register at JAHM website. Registration is free but mandatory. After registration, login and click on new submission and complete 5 step submission process. Registered authors can know the status of articles after logging into the site. Authors have to pay publication fees if article is accepted for publication. See details in author payment section. If you experience any problems, please contact the editorial office by e-mail at editor@jahm.in and ayurvasant@gmail.com.

The submitted manuscripts that are not written as per the “Instructions to Authors” would be either rejected or sent back to the authors for correction, before they undergo editorial/ peer-review. The manuscript should be submitted in two separate files:

[1] Title Page:

This file should provide

(a)    The type of manuscript (original article, case report, review article, Letter to editor etc.), title of the manuscript, names of all authors (must include academic degrees, designation and affiliations) and name of department and/ or institution to which the work should be credited.

(b)    Source of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these;

(c)   Acknowledgement 

(d)   Ethics committee approval letter no. with scanned copy of letter is mandatory for all original research article. Write CTRI registration number and its URL in case of a clinical trial.

(g)   Conflicts of Interest of each author/ contributor. 

(i)     The name, address, e-mail, and telephone number of the corresponding author, who is responsible for communicating with the other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs, if that information is not included on the manuscript itself.

[2] Blinded Article file: The Article must not contain any mention of the author’s names, the institution name. The main text of the article, starting from Abstract to the References (including tables) should be in this file. Insert the tables and images in the article file itself at the relevant place.

copyright form (template provided below) -to be submitted in original with signatures of all the authors while submitting the article as an additional file or supplementary file.

 Manuscripts Preparation

Manuscripts must be written as per the "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (October 2006). The specific requirement of JAHM are shown below- 

Copies of any permission(s)

It is the duty of authors to take permissions for reproducing any copyrighted material (photo or image of flow chart, table etc.). A copy of the permission obtained must accompany the manuscript. 

Writing References in JAHM

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Don't use the automatic referencing (endnote) tool in MS world. reference no. should be added manually.

Reference no. should be written Superscript in bracket before the full stop, comma etc. as  [1]

Write the complete name of a journal for non-indexed journals.

Referencing Ayurvedic Classics

  1. Verse in a classic:

Yadavaji Trikamaji (editor). Charaka Samhita of Charaka, Sutrasthana, chapter 27, verse no.349. 2nd edition, Varanasi; Chowkhambha Sanskrit Series;2002:174 

  1. Verse /Text in a commentary on classic:

Yadavaji Trikamaji (editor). Commentary: Ayurveda Deepika of Chakrapani on Charaka Samhita of Charaka, Sutrasthana, chapter 11, verse no.54, 2nd edition, Varanasi; Chowkhambha Sanskrit Series;2002:174 

Referencing Articles in Journals

Standard journal article (for up to six authors):

[1] Gupta MA, Gupta AK, Haberman HF. Psoriasis and psychiatry: an update. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 1987; 9: 157–166.

Standard journal article (for more than six authors): List the first six contributors followed by et al.

Gupta MA, Gupta AK, Kirkby S, Schork NJ, Gorr SK, Ellis CN, et al . A psychocutaneous profile of psoriasis patients who are stress reactors: A study of 127 patients. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 1989;11:166-73

Books and Other Monographs

  1. Personal author(s):

Patil, Vasant . Principles & Practice of Panchakarma (A Comprehensive Book For UG, PG, Researchers & Practitioners);4th edition, Atreya Ayurvedic Publications;2012;355

  1. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author:

Christopher Haslett, Editor. Davidson’s principles & practice of medicine, 18th ed, Harcourt publisher Limited;2000;900

  1. Chapter in a book:

Upadhyay SN. Therapeutic potential of immunomodulatory agents from plant products. Immunomodulation. In: Upadhyay SN, Editor. New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House; 1997;149-54

Electronic Sources as reference

  1. Journal article on the Internet:

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 3 p.]. Available from:

http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm

  1. Monograph on the Internet:

Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington:

National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/.

  1. Homepage/Web site:

Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01

[updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.

  1. Part of a homepage/Web site:

American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002 [updated 2001

Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens]. Available from:

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/1736.html

For other types of references such as newspaper, items please refer to ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.icmje.org or http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html).

Tables

  • All tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end
  • Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate text matter.
  • Tables with more than 8 columns and 16 rows are not acceptable.
  • Number the tables with in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and write a brief title.
  • Provide no. and heading at the top of table 
  • Write explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
  • Explain all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table in the footnotes.
  • Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and write a credit line in the footnote.
  • For footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||,¶ , **, ††, ‡‡

Illustrations (Figures)

  • Upload the images in JPEG format with file size below 1024 kb.
  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first mentioned in the text.
  • Write number and heading at the top 
  • All illustrations and figures are placed within the text at the appropriate place, instead at the end or separate file.
  • If photographs of individuals are used, attach the written consent to use the photograph.

Checklist

Covering letter

  • Signed by all contributors
  • Previous publication / presentations mentioned
  • Source of funding mentioned
  • Conflicts of interest disclosed

Authors 

  • Last name and given name with Middle name initials
  • Author for correspondence, with the e-mail address provided
  • Identity should not be revealed in the paper except the title page (e.g. name of the institute or centre in Methods, mentioning the previous study as 'our study', names on figure labels, name of the institute in photographs, etc.)

Mandatory for all types of articles

Write MORBIDITY CODES - AYURVEDA for all diseases in the bracket. search morbidity codes by clicking below link-

http://www.namstp.ayush.gov.in/#/Ayurveda

Write STANDARDIZED AYURVEDIC TERMINOLOGIES CODES-for all ayurvedic terms in the bracket. search Ayurvedic terms Codes by clicking below link-

http://www.namstp.ayush.gov.in/#/sat 

Presentation and format

  • Double spacing
  • Page numbers included at the bottom
  • Title page should contain all the required information
  • Running title not more than 50 characters can be mentioned
  • The abstract page contains the full title of the manuscript
  • Abstract provided (structured abstract of 300 words for original articles, unstructured abstracts of about 200 words for all other manuscripts excluding letters to the Editor)
  • Keywords provided (three or more)
  • The references cited in the text in superscript with a bracket like this after the full stop, comma, etc. as  [1]
  • References according to the journal's instructions, punctuation marks checked

Language and grammar

  • Uniformly US English
  • Write the full term for all abbreviation at its first use in the title, abstract, keywords and text separately unless it is a standard unit of measure.
  • Check the manuscript for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
  • If a brand name is cited, supply the manufacturer's name and address (city and state/country).
  •  Latin names and Species names should be in italics

Publication Fees: 

The journal charges article processing charges of Rs.2000.00 (INR) and for PG scholars Rs.1500.00 (INR).