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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The Reference number should be written before the full stop, comma etc. as [1]. The numbering should be done manually. Automatic reference numbering should not be used. For classical text references the mentioning of chapter no., verse no., edition no. & page no. is mandatory.

Author Guidelines


The main aim of the Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) is to provide a platform for sharing 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 the 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.


All manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the website New users must have to register at the 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 the article is accepted for publication. See details in the author's payment section. If you experience any problems, please contact the editorial office by e-mail at and

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 permission 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 the bracket before the full stop, comma etc. as  [1]

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

Referencing Ayurvedic Classics

  1. A 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 the classical text:

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:

  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:

  1. Homepage/Web site: [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01

[updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

  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:

For other types of references such as newspaper, items please refer to ICMJE Guidelines ( or


  • 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 within 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 the 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.


Covering letter

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


  • 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 center 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-

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

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 abbreviations 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.

Original Research Article- Clinical Research

CTRI registration must

IEC approval must 


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