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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.
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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.


When reporting clinical trial, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human trials and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (available at


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Patients identity information will not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and unless the info is necessary for scientific purposes and the patient or guardian gives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.


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 work's authorship 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 derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable 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 3.0 Unported 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.

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.


All manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the website First time users will have to register at this site. Registration is free but mandatory. After registartion, login and click on new submission and complete 5 step submission process. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their user name and password. 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 and

The submitted manuscripts that are not as per the “Instructions to Authors” would be returned to the authors for technical correction, before they undergo editorial/ peer-review. Generally, the manuscript should be submitted in the form of two separate files:

[1] Title Page/First Page File/covering letter:

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/ contributors (with their highest academic degrees, designation and affiliations) and name(s) of department(s) and/ or institution(s) to which the work should be credited.

(b)    Source(s) 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. Registration number in case of a clinical trial and where it is registered (name of the registry and its URL)

(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 authors' 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 artcile file itself at the relvant place.

copyright form (template provided below) -to be submitted in original with signatures of all the authors to the website as supplimentaory file.

 Manuscripts Preparation

Manuscripts must be written in accordance with "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (October 2006). The uniform requirements and 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. A copy of the permission obtained must accompany the manuscript. 

Types of Manuscripts

Download Templates for Writing Article :

1. Title or First Page

2. Copyright form

3. Template for replying Comment

Download Guidelines for Writing Various Types of Articles in JAHM

1. Case Report

2. Case Series

3. Checklist for Authors

4. General Article

5. Letter To Editor

6. Original article-Experimental

7. Research (Original) Article- Clinical

8. Other Articles

9. Review Article

10. Short Communications

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. refererence 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 

2. 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: 157166.

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

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

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

3. 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:

2. 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:

3. 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:

4. 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 tables, in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each.
  • Provide no. and heading at the top of table 
  • Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
  • Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.
  • Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
  • For footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||,¶ , **, ††, ‡‡

Illustrations (Figures)

  • Upload the images in JPEG format. The file size should be within 1024 kb in size while uploading.
  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
  • Provide no. and heading at the top 
  • All illustrations and figures are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • If photographs of individuals are used, their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.
  • The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size. 


Covering letter

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


  • Last name and given name provided along with Middle name initials (where applicable)
  • Author for correspondence, with the e-mail address provided
  • Number of contributors restricted as per the instructions
  • Identity not revealed in the paper except the title page (e.g. name of the institute in Methods, citing 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 contains all the desired information
  • Running title provided (not more than 50 characters)
  • 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 each abbreviation at its first use in the title, abstract, keywords and text separately unless it is a standard unit of measure. Numerals from 1 to 10 spelled out
  • Numerals at the beginning of the sentence spelled out
  • 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).
  • Species names should be in italics.

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