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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.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts: Article must be in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. The text must be in single spaced with 1 inch margins all around and pages numbered consecutively. The manuscript should contain the following sections.

Language and Grammar: The article must be in English language and free from grammatical mistakes. Ayurvedic terms are to be made italics and the relevant English meaning of the Ayurvedic terms should be given in the bracket.

Title: The title should describe in brief the contents of the article.

Author names: Authors' names should be mentioned below the title. Designations of the authors with full contact details like address, phone number and email should be mentioned at the end of the first page.  

Abstract: Abstract should not exceed more than 200 words and should cover the aims and objectives, methods, important observations and results.

Key words: Six important keywords should be mentioned for the purpose of indexing.

Introduction: Introduction should include background of the subject, earlier works carried out and the relationship and significance of this work and the aims and objectives of this study.

Materials and Methods: The materials and methods used for the study like the diagnostic methods, statistical methods etc. should be mentioned in detail in this section  

Study, observations and results: Description of the eligibility of the inclusion and exclusion criteria, methods adopted for the study along with the references to the established method, statistical methods, dosage, route of administration should be mentioned in detail. The observations of the study and the findings must be illustrated with figures or tables wherever necessary.

Illustrations, figures and tables: These should be placed within the text at appropriate locations and must be given proper numbering.

Discussion: Important conclusions drawn from the results and their significance should be discussed. Any negative results, adverse drug reactions etc should also be recorded and may also be discussed.

Conclusion: The conclusions of this study must be discussed along with a short summary and further scope in the field should be described in this context.


References must be numbered in "( )" and not as superscript. e.g. (1) and the reference of the corresponding number should be given in the format below.

From journals:

Format: Authors. Article title. Journal title. Date of publication;Volume(Issue);Page no

E.g: 1. Parija S.C, Sambhasiva Rao R, Stool Culture as a Diagnostic Aid in the Detection of Entamoeba histolytica in the Faecal Specimens. Indian J. Pathol. Microbiol. October,1995; 38(4); 359-363


From books:

Format: Author. Title. Edition. Place of Publication; Publisher; Date of Publication. Page no

e.g: Arthur C. Guyton, John E. Hall. Textbook of Medical Physiology. 11ed. Pennsylvania; Elsevier Inc; 2002. 77p.

Review articles: Review articles also should be in the above mentioned format.


Article Submission Fee:

Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

For Papers from India: 1500 INR

For Papers from other parts: 100 USD

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