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Instructions to Authors

Instruction to Author
Original Article – word limit 2500 (excluding references), 40 references maximum not more than 6 figures/tables. 
Invited Review Article – word limit 3500 (excluding the references), 50 references maximum not more than 8 figures/tables 
Invited Mini Review Article – word limit 2500 (excluding references), 25 references maximum not more than 6 figures/tables. 
Instrumentation and Techniques – word limit 1200 (excluding references), 5 references maximum not more than 3 figures/tables. 
Invited Instrument Review - word limit 700 (excluding references), 5 references maximum not more than 2 figures/tables 
Case Report – word limit 1200 (excluding references), 4 references maximum, not more than 2 figures 
Invited Book Review - word limit 700 (excluding references), 5 references maximum, image of the book cover, ISBN and Publisher details required 
Short Commentary - word limit 800 (excluding references), 7 references maximum
Correspondence (Letter to the Editor) – word limit 600 words (excluding the references), 5 references maximum 
Clinical Photograph for the cover: Authors may send in their contributions for picture on the cover of the of the Journal. The picture should be of unique and exceptional academic interest to the Ayurvedic sciences and should be accompanied with a 50-word description of the image. This image should be sent directly to the Editor-in- Chief at editoriamjprint@gmail.com 
Please note that any submission reporting on animal or human subjects must include ethical and patient consent statements. 
Please Read the updated instruction carefully and follow them strictly. Submission not complying with these instructions will not be considered. 
Submissions of contributions
All submissions and correspondence should be addressed to the, Dr M Rathod, Editor in chief, The international Ayurvedic Medical Journal, #113/697, First floor, Opposite to Government School, Munnekolalu, Marathahalli, Begaluru-560037. 
All articles are submitted for publication are meant exclusively for the Publication in the Journal and must be accompanied by the following warranty signed by all the Authors- 
The undersigned author/authors hereby declare that the article is original, neither the article nor a part of it is under consideration for publication anywhere else and has not been previously published anywhere. We have declared all vested interests. We have meticulously followed the instructions. The article, if published, shall be the property of the Journal and we surrender all right to the Editor. We agree to provide the latest follow-up of cases prior to the publication of case reports when requested.  The journal office accepts only electronic paper submission on the website www.iamj.in or through the Email   editoriamjprint@gmail.com is submitted electronically, the same manuscript is not submitted in Journal office by post or on the website to avoid duplication and in case of duplication both submission may stand cancelled. 
Conflicts of interest/ Competing interests
All authors must disclose any and all conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript or an institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented. 
All articles published in this Journal becomes the property of the Journal and should not be published or reproduced in any form, in full or in part, without the written permission of the Editor. 
Copies of any permission (s) 
It is the responsibility of the authors/contributors to obtain permission for reproducing any copyright material. A copy of the permission obtained must accompany the manuscript. Copies of all published article or other manuscripts in preparation of submitted elsewhere that are related to the manuscript must also accompany the manuscript. The material should be sent to the address given above. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from authors. 
The content of the articles and the views expressed therein are the sole responsibility of the authors, and the editorial board will not be held responsible for the same. 
1.Manuscripts must be submitted in precise, unambiguous, concise and easy to read English. 
2.The number of authors should not exceed four. 
3.Type of article must be specified. 1. Review article 2. Original Paper 3. Case report 4. Letter to editor 
4.Using automated page numbering function, Number all pages consecutively in Arabic numerals at the top right side in the following order:
A)Title of the article and capsule: 
Capsule of one or two sentence giving the essence of the study 
Full names (Beginning with underlined surname) and designation of all Authors. 
Institution where study was conducted and address (with PIN/Zip code) for correspondence along with mobile and telephone number, Fax number and e-mail address and a list of three to five key words for indexing and retrieval.
B)Structured Abstract 
A structured abstract, limited to 150 words, is to be used for original articles only. The structured is to contain the following headings: Objectives, Methods, Result and Conclusions. The objective reflects the purpose of the study or the hypotheses that is being tested. The method (study design) should include the setting for the study, the subjects, (number and type) studied, the treatment or intervention, and the tools of statistical analysis. The result includes the outcome of the study and statistical evaluation. The conclusion states the significance of the results. 
Not to exceed six foolscap sheets, or 2500 words. Use only standard abbreviations, symbols and acronyms that are universally accepted. Give full form of all abbreviations at their first citation in the text.  Use only American spell check for English. When using Microsoft word, click on tools select spelling and choose English (US). All the Ayurvedic/ Devanagari words should be in Italic; Shlokas should be in English with italic. 
Text formatting 
Manuscript should be submitted in word
Use normal plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for text.
Use Italic for emphasis.
Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
Do not use field functions. 
Use tab sops or other commands for indents, not the space bar. 
Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables. 
Use the equation editor or Math Type equations.
Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older versions). 
Word template (zip,154kB). 
Manuscript with mathematical content can also be submitted in LaTex. 
LaTeX macro package (zip, 182kB). 
Please use no more than three level of displayed headings 
Introduction- Give the aim of the study and justification for the study.
Methods- Use only names of drugs. For referring to less than 10 persons, objects, etc., spell out he number. For more than 10 use Arabic numerals. While comparing less than 10 with more that 10 use Arabic numerals for uniformity. Number starting the sentence should be spelled out, unless it involves a decimal point. Refer obstetrics cases as women and not patient. Those in comparative studies should be referred to as subjects and controls. All the measurement must be in metric units and temperature in degree Celsius. 
Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material. 
The number of table should not exceed five. 
Table with more than 10 columns and 25 rows are not acceptable. Each column should have a heading. 
Do not use vertical rules.
Number tables, in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each.
Place explanatory matter in footnotes and not in the heading.
Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.
Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, modified tables and provide a cred line in the footnote.
For foot note use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, ¶, ††, *, ‡‡, Â, §. 
Tables with their legends should be provided at the end of the text after the references. Each table must be typed double spaced, on separate sheet of paper. 
The table along with their number should be cited at the relevant place in the text.
Figure and photographs 
These should be serially numbered in Arabic numerals. Figures should be unmounted in black ink drawings of professional quality with clear lettering. They should have legends. Matter given in a table must not be repeated as a Figure. Black and white photographs should have a sharp contrast between black and white areas. They should be 8x13 cm in size. If applicable a linear scale should be incorporated be incorporated in the photograph or magnification stated. The word “Top “should be written in the appropriate place. A legend should be supplied for each photograph typed doubles spaced in consecutive order on a separate page, in the text file of the manuscript, and not in the figure. 
Study design: Selection and description of participant: Describe your selection of the observational or experimental participants (patients or laboratory animals, including controls) clearly including eligibility and exclusion criteria and a description of the source population. Technical information: Identify the methods, apparatus (give the manufacturers name and address in parentheses) and procedure in sufficient details to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Give references to established methods, including statistical methods. (see blow); provide references and brief description for methods that have been published but are not well known; describe new or substantially modified methods, give reasons for using them, and evaluate their limitations. Identify precisely all drugs and chemicals used, including the drugs used (drug names), dose (s), and rout (s) of administration. 
Reports of randomized clinical trials should present information on all major study elements, including trials, present information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions (methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment groups) and method of masking (blinding) based on the CONSORT Statement.  (http://www.consortstatement.org).
Statistics: Whenever possible quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confident intervals). Authors should report losses to observation (such as dropouts from a clinical trail). When data are summarized in the result section, specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Avoid nontechnical uses of technical terms in statistics, such as ‘random’ (which implies a randomizing device), ‘normal, ‘significant’, ‘correlations, and ‘sample’. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used. Use upper italics (P 0.048). for all P values include the exact value and not less than 0.05 or 0.001. mean difference in continuous variables, proportions in categorical variables and relative risks including odds ratios and hazards ratios should be accompanied by their confidence intervals. 
Results: Present your result in logical sequences in the text, tables and illustrations, giving the main or most important findings first. Do not repeat in the text all the data in tables or illustrations; emphasize or summarize only important observations. Extra or supplementary materials and technical details can be placed in an appendix where it will be accessible but will not interrupt the flow of the text; alternatively, it can be published only in the electronic version of the journal. When data are summarized in the result section, give numeric results not only as derivatives (for example, percentages) but also as the absolute numbers from which the derivatives were calculated, and specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain the argument of the paper and to assess its support. Use graph as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in graphs and tables. Where scientifically appropriate, analyses of the data by variables such as age and sex should be included. 
Clinical Trail Registry
All clinical trials, including the ongoing ones, must be registered with Clinical Trail Registry of India on www.ctri.in 
Ethics: when reporting studies on human beings, indicate where the procedure followed were in accordance with the declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (available at http://www.wma.net /e/policy/17-c_e.html). for prospective studies involving human participants, authors are expected to mention approval (regional/national/institutional or independent Ethics Committee or Review Board), obtaining informed consent from adult research participants and obtaining assent for children age over 7 year participating in the trail. The age beyond which assent would be required could vary as per regional and/or national Guidelines. Ensure confidentiality of subjects by desisting from mentioning participants’names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. When reporting experiment on animals. Indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council’s guide for, or national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. 
Evidence for approval by local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand. The ethical standards of experiment must be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CPCSEA (committee for Control and Supervision of Experiment on animals (India) and World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki on Ethical Principles for Medical Research involving Humans for studies involving experimental animals and human beings respectively).
Discussion - Statement made should be supported by the data collected and/or literature references. 
Review Articles- 
The article would be written by individuals who have done substantial work on the subject or are considered experts in the field. A short summary of the contributors(s) in the field of review should accompany the manuscript. 
The prescribed word count is up to 5000 words excluding tables, references and abstract. The manuscript may have about 30 references. The manuscript should have an unstructured abstract (150 words) representing an accurate summary of the article. The section title would depend upon the topics reviewed. 
Case reports
The manuscript should be of up to 500 words (excluding references and abstract) and should be supported with up to 2 references and one photograph. Case report could be authored by up to four author. Only exclusive case report of practicle interest and a new massage will have considered. 
i. The number of references must not exceed 15 only.
ii. References must be numbered consecutively in the sequential order in which they are mentioned in the text, tables and figures. They must be cited in the text, tables and figures as the numbers in square brackets, corresponding to reference in the reference list. 
iii. References list must be set out in format used the NLM (Vancouver style) in Index Medicus, giving authors’surname and initials, title of the paper, abbreviation of the Journal, year, Volume number, and first and last page numbers. Give surnames and initials of all the authors. 
iv. Medical Journal abbreviations must be as used by Index Medicus. 
v. Books- Text book should not be used as a reference. Other books should be quoted as Authors (surname followed by initials) of chapter/ section, and its title, followed by editors- (names followed by initials), title of the book, number of the edition, city of publication, name of the publisher, year of publication and number of the first and last page referred to. 
vi. Abstract of paper presented at conferences should be cited only from published proceedings strictly using the format of surname of the author followed by initials, title of the paper, title of the abstract book, city of publication, name of the publisher, year of publication and page number referred to. 
vii. Unpublished work, work in preparation, and personal communication should only be mentioned in the text and not used as reference. Personal communication must carry the date of the communication.  However, wok accepted, for publication should be included in the reference list ‘in press’giving name of the Journal. 
viii. ‘Quoted by’ references are not accepted.
ix. Responsibility: Authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of the references. 
x. Scanned copies of the title page of all the Journal articles, and the title page and its back side of the book quoted in reference list must accompany the manuscript. 
The editorial process
A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it being submitted to the Journal of International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, along at that point in time has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The Journal expects that authors hold authorize one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. On submission, editor review all submitted manuscripts initially suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of significant massage or rejects before proceedings for formal peer review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be interest of the Journal of International Ayurvedic Medical Journal. Readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself. Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in the Journal of International Ayurvedic Medical Journal are sent two or more experts   reviewers. The Journal follows a double-blind review process, where in the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity.  A blinded manuscript without any authors name and affiliations in the text or on the title page. Self- identifying citations and reference in the article text should be avoided. A separate title page, containing title, all authors name, affiliation, and the contact information of the corresponding authors. Any acknowledgments, disclosers, or funding information should also be included on this page. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejections/amendments in manuscripts) received from reviewers are conveyed to the editor for further processing. 
Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited or grammar, punctuation, print style and format.
Once all formality completed your article will be processed and you will receive the proofs 
Copyright transfer
Authors will be asked to transfer copy right of the article and processing fee to the Chief Editor of the Journal. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws. 
Offprints can be ordered by the corresponding authors 
Proof Reading 
The purpose of the proof when sent to author is to check for type setting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, table and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the editor. After online publication, for the changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article. 
Online First
The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is official first publication with the citable option. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers. 
Manuscript will not be returned or preserved. 
Right to privacy Identifying information should not be published in written description, photographs, sonograms, CT scan etc., and pedigree unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient ( or parent or guardian, wherever applicable) gives written informed consent for publication. Author should remove patients’ names from figures unless they have obtained informed consent from the patients. When informed, consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the article and copy of the consent should be attached with covering letter. 
Please ensure compliance with the following check-list  
Warranty- signature of all authors 
Designation and institute of all authors, specify name, address and e-mail of corresponding authors 
Specify type of paper, number of tables, Number of figures, Number of references, 
Original article 
Capsule- 50 words 
Running title of up to five words 
Structured abstract- 150 words 
Key words – 3 to 5 words 
Tables- Not more than 5 
Figure with legends- 8x13 cm in size 
Reference list: up to 15 references in Vancouver style 
Case report and letter to editor- 500 words without abstract with 2-3 references in Vancouver style, & 3-4 key words 
Review article 4000 words, unstructured abstract of 150 words with up to 30 references in Vancouver style and 3-5 keywords