About the Journal

About the Journal

The Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) stands as a beacon within the realm of holistic healthcare, dedicated to fostering a profound understanding and appreciation of Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine rooted in the Indian subcontinent. JAHM serves as a vital conduit for intellectual discourse, scientific inquiry, and the advancement of Ayurvedic knowledge in contemporary health systems.

At its core, JAHM encapsulates a multifaceted approach to promoting Ayurveda. It provides a platform for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to explore and elucidate the fundamental principles of Ayurveda. Through insightful articles and scholarly discourse, the journal delves into the intricate concepts of doshas, gunas, dhatus, and the holistic approach to health and wellness that underpins Ayurvedic philosophy.

JAHM is committed to advocating evidence-based clinical practice within the Ayurvedic community. By showcasing research studies, clinical trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses, the journal empowers practitioners with the latest evidence on the efficacy, safety, and applicability of Ayurvedic interventions across various health conditions. This emphasis on evidence-based practice not only enhances the credibility of Ayurveda but also ensures the delivery of optimal healthcare outcomes for patients.

Furthermore, JAHM plays a pivotal role in nurturing a robust research culture among Ayurvedic scholars and practitioners. By providing a prestigious platform for the publication of original research, the journal encourages innovation, collaboration, and the dissemination of new insights within the Ayurvedic community. From herbal medicines to lifestyle interventions, from preventive healthcare strategies to therapeutic modalities, JAHM showcases diverse research endeavors that contribute to the evolution and refinement of Ayurvedic practice.

In addition to its scholarly pursuits, JAHM also serves as a bridge between tradition and modernity in Ayurveda. The journal appreciates and supports efforts to modernize Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, enhance quality control standards, and innovate in clinical practice. Through its publication of research on new instruments, formulations, and quality assurance techniques, JAHM celebrates the ongoing evolution and relevance of Ayurveda in today's healthcare landscape.

SCOPE OF JAHM

JAHM encourages and publishes critical aspects of intellectual and scientific communication amongst contemporary health knowledge systems keeping Ayurveda at the center.

Articles explaining and exploring principles of Ayurveda,

Articles encouraging the evidence-based clinical practice of Ayurveda

Articles promoting the research culture amongst the Ayurveda fraternity

Provide a common platform for publication of research in Ayurveda

Promote research culture among students of Ayurveda

JAHM also appreciates researches that attempt to design new instruments to simplify the Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, quality control of Ayurvedic drugs and clinical practice of Ayurveda.

The content of the Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) is meticulously curated to encompass three overarching themes, each vital in its own right for the advancement and enrichment of Ayurvedic knowledge and practice:

  1. Theoretical Research: JAHM dedicates significant space to scholarly inquiry into the theoretical foundations of Ayurveda, as well as its intersections with other disciplines such as yoga, modern medicine, and scientific paradigms. Articles within this theme delve into fundamental concepts, historical perspectives, and literary analyses that deepen our understanding of Ayurvedic philosophy and its relevance in contemporary contexts. By exploring the historical evolution and philosophical underpinnings of Ayurveda, JAHM seeks to foster a comprehensive appreciation of this ancient healing tradition.

  2. Experimental Research: A cornerstone of JAHM's content lies in experimental research, which encompasses a broad spectrum of scientific investigations aimed at advancing our understanding of Ayurvedic pharmacology, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical chemistry, and pharmaceutics. This theme encompasses studies on phytochemistry, drug discovery, and development, with a particular emphasis on herbal, herbo-mineral, and mineral formulations. By rigorously evaluating the bioactivity, safety, and efficacy of Ayurvedic remedies through experimental methodologies, JAHM contributes to the evidence base supporting their use in clinical practice.

  3. Clinical Research: JAHM serves as a vital repository for clinical research findings that elucidate the practical application of Ayurvedic principles in healthcare settings. This theme encompasses a wide array of study designs, including clinical trials, case reports, case series, cohort and case-control studies, as well as epidemiological and public health investigations. By documenting clinical outcomes, therapeutic approaches, and patient experiences, JAHM facilitates the integration of evidence-based Ayurvedic interventions into mainstream healthcare practices, thereby enhancing the quality of patient care and expanding the scope of Ayurveda within the broader medical landscape.

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

Atreya Ayurveda Foundation, as the publisher of the Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM), upholds the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. We are committed to ensuring that all published research adheres to rigorous ethical guidelines and practices. As guardians of the publishing process, we recognize and embrace our ethical responsibilities at every stage of the publication cycle.

These guidelines are in compliance with the COPE Principles of Transparency and Best Practice Guidelines and the COPE Code of Conduct (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices).

Our commitment to publication ethics encompasses several key principles:

  1. Integrity: We prioritize honesty, integrity, and transparency in all aspects of publishing. We expect authors, reviewers, and editors to uphold these principles throughout the research and publication process.

  2. Fairness: We ensure fair and unbiased treatment of all submitted manuscripts, regardless of the authors' background, affiliation, or status. Manuscripts are evaluated based on their scientific merit, originality, and relevance to the journal's scope.

  3. Confidentiality: We maintain strict confidentiality regarding all submitted manuscripts and associated correspondence. Confidential information is safeguarded throughout the peer review process and beyond.

  4. Authorship and Attribution: We require that all individuals who have made significant contributions to the research are listed as authors. Proper attribution of sources and contributions is essential, and any conflicts of interest or potential conflicts must be disclosed.

  5. Plagiarism and Publication Malpractices: We have a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism, fraudulent data, and other publication malpractices. Manuscripts found to contain unethical practices will be promptly rejected or retracted, and appropriate actions will be taken against authors, including notification of their institutions and funding agencies.

  6. Editorial Independence: We uphold the editorial independence of JAHM and ensure that editorial decisions are based solely on the scientific merit of the manuscripts, without interference from external influences. The editor will make the final decision of the articles submitted regarding acceptance and publishing. The decisions will be made after strict editorial and peer review of the article.

  7. Corrections and Retractions: In cases of errors or misconduct, we are committed to promptly issuing corrections, retractions, or expressions of concern as necessary, to maintain the integrity of the published record.

Protection of Patients' Rights to Privacy

Patient's 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 a copy of the consent should be uploaded with the cover letter.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used only for the stated intentions and will not be disclosed to any other party or person.

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.

EDITORIAL POLICY

During the initial editorial review, if the article does not fit the scope of the journal, and methods followed are wrong then it will be rejected. 

During the initial editorial review, if the article is not prepared as per JAHM guidelines it will be sent back for resubmission.  
If the article fits the scope of JAHM, prepared as per the JAHM guidelines, then it will be sent for peer review.

Editors will do strict evaluation regarding the plagiarism using https://www.duplichecker.com/, if found, then the article will be rejected on the basis of plagiarism.     

Executive Editor will assess the reviewer reports and makes the decision on the submission. The final decision is arrived after conversing with the peer reviewer and related editors.  

The revised manuscript is assessed by the editor first if the revision is satisfactory, then he will send the acceptance decision to the Executive Editor for the final decision. If the revision is not satisfactory, then the article will be sent for 2nd round peer review.  

Archiving

All the archives are harvested through open harvester to OAI.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

This journal is Open Access means readers all over the world can read full-text articles either online or can be downloaded in PDF format. The articles are published with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License. 

PEER REVIEW POLICY

All manuscripts contributed to JAHM at first blinded. Then Editors will email selected Reviewers the title and abstract of the submission, as well as an invitation to log into the journal website to complete the review.  Most of the blinded articles are sent by email and the reviewed article is also received from email. Three days time period is given for the reviewers to accept the article for review. Reviewers are invited through email notification and, upon agreeing to do the review, are allowed to download blind manuscripts, submit their comments, and select a recommendation. For this process, peer reviewers will be given 10 days. The JAHM will publish a peer-reviewed manuscript within 4 weeks of receipt.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

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 author 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 works in any online website for any 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 4.0 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.

INDEXING

  1. Open Access Initiative
  2. Worldcat
  3. Researchbib
  4. Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  5. Sherpa Romeo https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/27662 
  6. IndexCopernicus  https://journals.indexcopernicus.com/journal/31832 
  7. Open Access Digital Library
  8. Electronic Journal Libray (ZDB)
  9. Google Scholar
  10. OAJI  http://oaji.net/journal-detail.html?number=843
  11. Live Ayurveda  http://www.liveayurved.com/national-and-international-journals-of-ayurveda.shtml
  12. Ayurbhishak http://ayurbhishak
  13. EUROPEAN SCIENCE EVALUATION CENTER https://journal-index.org/index.php/asi/article/view/1033
  14. Academic Journals Database https://journaldatabase.info/journal/issn2321-1563
  15. ISSN https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2321-1563
  16.  Quest Library https://quest.library.illinois.edu/OAIRegistry/Home/Detai

Publication Fees: (With Effect from Jan 6th, 2024)

A. For Indian Authors - article processing charges = Rs.1500(INR)  

B. For Foreign Authors- article processing charges of US$80.00 for all articles.