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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.
  • 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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research (IJAPR) is an international peer reviewed Monthly open access Online journal. The aim of the journal is to increase the impact of research in both academic and industry, with strong emphasis on quality and originality. The journal promotes to publish the articles in the field of Ayurveda, Siddha, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Homeopathy and Allopathy systems of medicine and all forms of traditional medicines and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Researchers may submit following manuscripts:
(A). Original Research Articles
(B). Review articles
(C). Book Reviews
(D). Short Communications/ Research Letter
(E). Case Report
(F). Letter to the Editor/Correspondence

Scope of the journal


Research articles on below the subjects using current scientific knowledge viz. Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry, Drug Standardization, Quality control, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Pharmacology, Preclinical research, Clinical research, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Pharmacovigilance. Studies on Literary, Basic and Fundamental research, Preventive and Promotive Healthcare, Local Health Traditions etc., which provide the leads to the original research, are also acceptable.

1. Ayurved Samhita & Siddhanta (Ayurvedic Compendia & Basic Principles)
2. Rachana Sharir (Anatomy)
3. Kriya sharir (Physiology)
4. Dravyaguna Vigyan (Materia Medica & Pharmacology)
5. Rasashastra (Ayurvedic Metals & Minerals/Iatrochemistry)
6. Bhaishajya Kalpana (Pharmaceuticals Science)
7. Agadtantra & Vidhi Vaidyaka (Toxicology & Forensic Medicine)
8. Svasthavritta (Preventive Social Medicine & Yoga)
9. Roganidana & Vikriti Vigyan (Pathology & Diagnostic Procedure)
10. Kayachikitsa (General Medicine)
11. Manovigyan & Manasroga (Psychiatry)
12. Rasayan & Vajikaran (Rejuvenation & Aphrodisia)
13. Panchakarma (Five Bio-cleansing Procedures)
14. Prasuti & Stri Roga (Gynecology & Obstetrics)
15. Kaumarbhritya-Balaroga (Pediatrics)
16. Shalyatantra (General Surgery)
17. Shalakyatantra (Otorhinolaryngology/ENT & Ophthalmology)

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Further, this journal broadly includes the various fields of Pharmaceutical studies on Herbal/Natural products in the area of
1. Pharmacology & Toxicology
2. Pharmacognosy
3. Phytochemistry
4. Quality control & Quality Assurance
5. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
6. Drug delivery systems
7. Pharmaceutical analysis
8. Herbal/Ayurvedic Pharmacy practice
9. Bioinformatics
10. Pharmaceutical biosciences

Other System of Medicines

Studies related to Siddha, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Homeopathy, Physiotherapy and Allopathy systems.


General Instructions

The manuscript must be prepared in Microsoft Word or Open Office file format in A4 size page with margin 2 cm on all sides, single-spaced throughout, including tables, graphs and figures. Title should be font size of 14, bold face capitals. All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 12, bold face capitals. Subtitles in each section shall be in font size 12, bold face lower case. Tables must be inserted at appropriate place in the article. Figures must be in separate pages in JPEG format.

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.

Preparation of Manuscripts

(A). Original Research Articles: Original Research papers should present new experimental studies in elaborate form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge and should not exceed 6 pages. A research paper should be arranged into the following sequence.


TITLE: All manuscripts should start with a title page. The title should be as short as possible on the first page, which provides precise information about the contents, followed by names of author (s), affiliations (s) and institutional addresses.

AUTHOR NAMES: All author names must provide their full name (surnames first) and mentioned below the title. Designations of the authors with full contact details like address, phone number and email to be mentioned. The Corresponding author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk (*) and should be listed first. In addition, the corresponding author must indicate his or her complete mailing address, phone number, fax number and email address at the lower left of the title page.

ABSTRACT: Abstract should not be more than 250 words and be informative, completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, important observations and conclusion. Standard nomenclature should use; abbreviations and references should be avoided.

KEYWORDS: All the manuscripts should include keywords. Keywords reflecting the major features of the work should be inserted about four to six. These keywords will be used for the indexing purpose.

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

MATERIALS AND METHODS: It should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. All the procedures should be described in detail. For example, diagnostic methods, description of the eligibility of the inclusion and exclusion criteria, methods adopted for the study along with the references to the established method, dosage, route of administration should be mentioned in detail.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The observations of the study must illustrate with figures or tables wherever necessary. The research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be self explanatory.

CONCLUSION: The major findings of the work highlighting its importance, relevance and their usefulness of the study shall summarized. The conclusions of this study must discuss a short summary and further scope in the field should describe in this context.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: All acknowledgments be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.

REFERENCES: References should be in Vancouver style and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Cite the references in the text by the appropriate number with superscript e.g. [1], [2, 3], [4-6], [7, 8-10] and the numbers should be within square brackets. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Avoid using abstracts as references and do not cite any references in discussion and conclusion section.

The commonly cited types of references are shown here:


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


Srinivasulu Bandari, Bhadra Dev P, Murthy P H C. Clinical Evaluation of Panchavaktra Ras in the Management of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis). International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine. 2012; 3(1): 22-39.

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.

Books and Other Monographs

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


Mukhopadhyaya GN. The Surgical Instruments of the Hindus. Vol. - 2. Calcutta; Calcutta University Press; 1913. p. 225-230.

Singjhal GD. Susrutasamhita Vol. II (Sarira,Cikitsa, and Kalpasthana). Delhi; Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishtahan; 2007. p. 429.

Sharma RK, Bhagwan Dash. Caraka Samhita (Eng. Translation) Vol. III (Chikitsasthana Chp. I-IV). Varanasi; Chaukhamba Sanskrit Series Office; p. 3-4.

From Websites


Hypertension, Dialysis & Clinical Nephrology [homepage on the Internet]. Hinsdale (IL): Medtext, Inc.; c1995-2001 [cited 2001 Mar 8]. Available from: http://www.medtext. com/hdcn.htm


Tables should be typed in MS word table format (with rows and columns visible) and be numbered consecutively in numerals and bear a brief title in capital letters normal face and must cited in within the text. Abbreviations should be defined as footnotes in italics at the bottom of each table. Please do not duplicate material that is already presented in the tables.


Figures must be on separate pages in JPEG format but not inserted within the text and bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters below the figure. Photographs, drawings, diagrams and charts are to be numbered in one consecutive series of the numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text and abbreviated as Fig. 1, Fig. 2 etc., Photos or drawings must have a good contrast of dark and light. Legends of figures should be brief, but complete and self- explanatory so that the reader can easily understand the results presented in the figure.

(B). Review Articles: Reviews are systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources in a particular field. Usually, reviews are invited from researchers with considerable experience in the field concerned. The purpose of these manuscripts is to discuss in detail the existing state of knowledge, critical analysis of different opinions, and up-to-date developments on the subject of current interest.

(C). Book Reviews: Introduction, Author's recognition, Subject matter of book at a glance, Analysis of particular methodologies and techniques mentioned in the book, Chapter Discussion, Indices, Practical aspects, Demerits of the text, Conclusion.

(D). Short Communication/ Research Letter: Original research work that does not fulfill the criteria for a full length research paper can be published as a short communication or research letter.

For short communication: Prepare the manuscript exactly as described under Research Paper category.

For research letter: Prepare the manuscript exactly as described under Research Paper category without any subheadings.

(E). Case Reports: Clinical cases with unusual presentation of a disease as well as unreported adverse drug reaction cases can be submitted under this category. The authors must be able to provide a statement that the patient described in the case report has given their informed consent for the case report to be published. The case reports should include unstructured abstract, key words, introduction, case report,brief discussion and conclusion with references.

(F). Letter to the Editor/Correspondence: Comments on previously published articles in the International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research or are relevant brief reports of preliminary data that can be published if they provide new insights. Letters must have a title.


Author(s) are fully responsible, if the submitted manuscript contains any such type fabrication, fraud, or plagiarism. If any objections or complaints regarding the submitted article, Chief Editor have full rights to modify or delete whole or part of the written content even after publication also.

Manuscript Submission

Authors can submit their manuscript through Journal's email address:,

Each manuscript will be provided with a manuscript reference number (ID) and all correspondence is done through e-mail. Please always refer to the manuscript reference number for any further enquiries.

Manuscript Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are initially reviewed by the Chief Editor, who determines whether the manuscript meets the requirements of the journal and is worth sending out for thorough review. After the review, the necessary changes and comments on the manuscript will be sent to the author within 7 working days from the time of submission. Even after the 1st review, if the requirements of the editor are not fulfilled, will go for 2 nd review and so on.

Confirmation of acceptance by chief editor will be given only if the author satisfies the comments and comply with the changes suggested. Confirmation about the acceptance of the manuscript will be sent to e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Publication process of Articles

After final corrections, approved articles are uploaded in the website constantly in the current issue.


It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to the journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden, and by submitting the article for publication the all authors agree that the Chief Editor have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors, if plagiarism or fabricated information is discovered. Corresponding author required to sign on behalf of all co-authors in Copyright Agreement and Authorship Responsibility Form once the manuscript is accepted.

Gallery Proofs

Page proofs and correction format are sent to the corresponding author through email. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proofs are returned within 7 days of receipt. If require any corrections in article, if yes, and then use the correction format, which is attached. If there are no corrections then give us permission [by sending a reply mail as NO correction] to upload it on website.

Privacy Statement

The names, email addresses, phone numbers entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Open Access

International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research (IJAPR) is open access journal, which all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

Benefits of open access for authors, include:

 Free access for all users worldwide

 Authors retain copyright to their work

 Increased visibility and readership

 Rapid publication

NOTE: Authors are requested to send their articles strictly according to the given format mentioned in the guidelines to the authors.

Guest Editorial

A guest editorial provides an opportunity for an author to reflect on a recent event, methodological innovation, or gap in the literature.  Many successful editorials do all three, culminating in proposing an agenda for the discipline.

Book Review

A book review is a form of literary criticism in which a book is analyzed based on content, style, and merit. A book review can be a primary source opinion piece, summary review or scholarly review. Books can be reviewed for printed periodicals, magazines and newspapers, as school work, or for book web sites on the Internet. A book review's length may vary from a single paragraph to a substantial essays. Such a review may evaluate the book on the basis of personal taste. Reviewers may use the occasion of a book review for a display of learning or to promulgate their own ideas on the topic of a fiction or non-fiction work.

Review Articles

Analyze or discuss research previously published by others, rather than reporting new experimental results. An expert's opinion is valuable, but an expert's assessment of the literature can be more valuable. When reading individual articles, readers could miss features that are apparent to an expert clinician-researcher. Readers benefit from the expert's explanation and assessment of the validity and applicability of individual studies.
Review articles come in the form of literature reviews and, more specifically, systematic reviews; both are a form of secondary literature. Literature reviews provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original experimental papers that meet the criteria; they then compare the results presented in these papers.

Research Articles

A research article reports the results of original research, assesses its contribution to the body of knowledge in a given area of experimental studies in elaborate form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge. Research articles generally consist of the following components: Title, Abstract, Keywords, an Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (If Any) and References.

Case Study

A case report is generally considered a type of anecdotal evidence. Given their intrinsic methodological limitations, including lack of statistical sampling, case reports are placed at the foot of the hierarchy of clinical evidence, together with case series. Nevertheless, case reports do have genuinely useful roles in medical research and evidence-based medicine. In particular, they have facilitated recognition of new diseases and adverse effects of treatments. Case reports have a role in pharmacovigilance. They can also help understand the clinical spectrum of rare diseases, as well as unusual presentations of common diseases. They can help generate study hypotheses, including plausible mechanisms of disease. Case reports may also have a role to play in guiding the personalization of treatments in clinical practice. The case reports should include unstructured abstract, key words, introduction, case report,brief discussion and conclusion with references.

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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.