About the Journal

About the Journal

The Journal of Ayurveda and holistic medicine (JAHM) is a peer-reviewed, open-access international online journal on Ayurveda and allied sciences led by the Atreya Ayurveda Foundation.

JAHM as an Inter-disciplinary Journal for Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, Medicinal Plants Sciences, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutics, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, etc. sciences, aims to inquire into the relationships between Ayurveda, bio-medicine and other alternative systems of medicines.

The JAHM will consider any original contribution that advances Ayurvedic medical science or practice, or that enlightens and enhance the knowledge base of the journal's readers. All manuscripts contributed to JAHM are strictly scrutinized by the editorial staff and evaluated by peer reviewers assigned by the editors. The JAHM will publish a peer-reviewed manuscript within 4 weeks of receipt.

SCOPE OF JAHM

JAHM encourages and publishes critical aspects of intellectual and scientific communication amongst contemporary health knowledge systems keeping Ayurveda at the center.

Articles explaining and exploring principles of Ayurveda,

Articles encouraging the evidence-based clinical practice of Ayurveda

Articles promoting the research culture amongst the Ayurveda fraternity

Provide a common platform for publication of research in Ayurveda

Promote research culture among students of Ayurveda

JAHM also appreciates researches that attempt to design new instruments to simplify the Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, quality control of Ayurvedic drugs and clinical practice of Ayurveda.

The content of JAHM will focus on three broad themes:

Theoretical Research:  Fundamental Concepts, History, and Literary studies related to Ayurveda, Yoga, modern medicine and science.

Experimental Research: Research on Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, phytochemistry, Drug Discovery & Development in herbal, herbo-mineral and mineral formulations.

Clinical Research: clinical trials, case reports, case series, cohort and case-control studies, epidemiological and public health studies.

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.

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.

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.

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

Publication Fees: 

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