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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 time for the review process is 90 days from the date of submission, and contacting the editors or other members before that time leads to competing interests and rejection of the article.
  • I / We assure you to pay publication charges of INR 7500 (Indian Authors) and $250 (other than Indian authors), after the acceptance of the article.

Author Guidelines


International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine (IJAM) is  intended for the publication of original research articles in the field of Ayurveda and other allied Systems of Medicine.

It invites articles in literary research on the basic concepts of Ayurveda and the principles of Ayurveda.

It also invites articles related to Pharmaceutical research (pharmacognostic, phytochemical and pharmacological evaluation of the herbal, animal, mineral and metallic drugs and formulations and other drug materials, ethnobotanical and ethnomedicine) and Clinical research (in all the subjects of Ayurveda like Kayachikitsa (General medicine), Shalya Tantra (Surgery), Shalakya Tantra (ENT & Ophthalmology), Stri Roga Prasuti Tantra (Gynecology & Obstetrics) and Kaumarabhritya (Pediatrics)). It also covers subjects like pharmacovigilance, drug standardization etc.

Review articles based on Ayurvedic principles with proper justification from the present medical literature and authors' views and comments will be considered for publication. Review and compilations based on the textual literature and without any opinion or novelty will not be considered. 

Case studies and case series of very special cases and their treatments based on Ayurvedic principles or cases with specialized treatments based on the classical literature only will be considered. Routine cases and routine treatments and their results, without any specific parameters, or case reports using patented medicines are not considered for publication. 

Protocol studies are beyond the focus and scope of the journal and will not be considered for publication. 

Articles based purely on modern methods of treatment are beyond the focus and scope of the journal and will not be considered. Comparative studies with reference to Ayurvedic or Herbal and Modern Medicine will be considered. 


Manuscripts: The article must be in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. The text must be 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 the English language and free from grammatical mistakes. Ayurvedic terms are to be made in 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 250 words and should be like a summary or the gist of the article (covering the aims and objectives, methods, important observations and results).

Keywords: Six important keywords should be mentioned for indexing (Preferably with the terms not mentioned in the title and required for search).

Introduction: The introduction should include the background of the subject, earlier works carried out, 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, such as medicine preparation and 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, and 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: Tables, figures, graphs and images should be numbered properly along with a short descriptive title. 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. The probable mode of action of the drugs, in comparison with the previous works, can be expressed. 

Conclusion: The conclusions of this study must be based on the aims and objectives of the study and further scope in the field should be described in this context.


References must be numbered in "( )" and not as superscripts. 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.


From Classical Ayurvedic Literature or other old literature or translated books:

Format: Translator. Title with the name of the original author. Edition. Place of Publication; Publisher; Date of Publication. Page no

e.g: Sharma P V. Sushruta Samhita of Acharya Sushruta. 1st edition. Varanasi; Chaukhambha Orientalia publishers; 1976. 77p.


From Websites or Internet content: 

Format: The link to the website content should be mentioned followed by the date and time of browsing the content. 

e.g: dated 04-10-2010 time 13:04 IST


Review Process:

The articles submitted will be evaluated by the Editorial team for their completeness. They are then assigned to the reviewers of the concerned subject. It is ensured to have a Anonymous double-blinded review. The article will be evaluated for the subject content, relevance to the subject, language and plagiarism. If any comments or suggestions are received from the reviewer, then the article is resent to the author for modifications. 

Once the author completes the modifications, the manuscript will be considered for publication. 

Canvassing in any form, at any stage of the article will lead to rejection of the manuscript. 

The minimum duration of the review process from the date of submission of the article will be 90 working days. 

The article accepted for publication will be queued for the next issue of publication.

The journal does not publish articles continuously. 


Publication frequency: 

International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine is a Quarterly journal publishing 4 issues in a year in the following months:

January - March issue in March. 

April - June issue in June. 

July - September issue in September.

October - December issue in December. 


Article Submission Fee:

Authors need to pay an Article Fee as part of the submission process (after the acceptance of the article) to contribute to review and publication costs.

  • For Papers from India: 7500 INR.
  • For Papers from other parts: 250 USD.

To promote the good research work, the journal also considers requests for concession or waiver of the publication fees in special cases. Concession or waiver is the sole discretion of the journal authorities.


Publication Ethics: 

  • Publishers and editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
  • In no case shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
  • In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, the publisher or editor shall deal with the allegations appropriately.
  • The journal should have guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed.
  • Publishers and editors should always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

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