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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
The main aim of Journal of Ayurveda Physicians and Surgeons (JAPS) is to provide platform for sharing the knowledge derived from the Research and Development, evidence based medicine and experience based medicine. We are committed to publish high quality articles and our journal is indexed in more than 25 international databases.
Authors may submit Original Research Articles, Review articles, Short reviews, Case Report, Case series, Letter to the editor in following disciple:
Ayurveda: Kayachikitsa, Roganidana, Panchakarma, Rasayana, Vajikarana, Prasooti & Striroga, Kaumarabhritya, Bhuta vidya, Manasa Roga, Shalakyatantra, Shalyatantra, Swasthavritta, Agada Tantra, Sharira Rachana, Sharira Kriya, Dravyaguna, Rasashastra, Bhaishajya Kalpana, Samitha, Moulika Siddhanta.
Allied sciences: naturopathy, yoga, medicinal plants sciences, pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, Pharmaceutics, analytical chemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry.
The article should be written according to the journal format & style, decipherably written in good English, comprehensive, concise and complete. It is essential that all the manuscripts should be written as per the journal instructions. Failure to follow them may result in delay in publication or rejected. Therefore, authors are requested to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission. The manuscripts should be checked carefully for grammatical errors. All papers are subjected to editorial and peer review.
Conflicts of Interest/ Competing Interests
All authors of 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. Authors should also disclose conflict of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in their manuscript.
Use of Ayurvedic / Sanskrit / Regional language Terms in JAPS
Authors are suggested to use English words for self-explanatory terms. (e.g. use ‘sleep’ instead of ‘Nidra’)
Authors can use ‘Tilde’ (~) sign for use of approximately nearer terms. For example, Pandu (~Anemia). The sign (~) indicate that, though the disease ‘Pandu’ is nearer to ‘Anemia’ it sparingly/cautiously differs from Anemia and the term used in the bracket is just for the understanding of readers.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS:
All manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the website https://japs.co.in. First time users will have to register at this site. Registration is free but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their user name and password. Authors have to pay publication fees if article is accepted for publication. See details in author payment section. If you experience any problems, please contact the editorial office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submitted manuscripts that are not as per the “Instructions to Authors” would be returned to the authors for technical correction, before they undergo editorial/ peer-review. Generally, the manuscript should be submitted in the form of two separate files:
 Title Page/First Page File/covering letter:
This file should provide
(a) The type of manuscript (original article, case report, review article, Ethics Forum, Education Forum, Letter to editor, Images, etc.) title of the manuscript, running title, names of all authors/ contributors (with their highest academic degrees, designation and affiliations) and name(s) of department(s) and/ or institution(s) to which the work should be credited, . All information which can reveal your identity should be here. Use text/rtf/doc files. Do not zip the files.
(b) The total number of pages, total number of photographs and word counts separately for abstract and for the text (excluding the references, tables and abstract), word counts for introduction + discussion in case of an original article;
(c) Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these;
(d) Acknowledgement, if any. One or more statements should specify 1) contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair; 2) acknowledgments of technical help; and 3) acknowledgments of financial and material support, which should specify the nature of the support. This should be included in the title page of the manuscript and not in the main article file.
(e) If the manuscript was presented as part at a meeting, the organization, place, and exact date on which it was read. A full statement to the editor about all submissions and previous reports that might be regarded as redundant publication of the same or very similar work. Any such work should be referred to specifically, and referenced in the new paper. Copies of such material should be included with the submitted paper, to help the editor decide how to handle the matter.
(f) Registration number in case of a clinical trial and where it is registered (name of the registry and its URL)
(g) Conflicts of Interest of each author/ contributor. A statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest, if that information is not included in the manuscript itself or in an authors' form
(h) Criteria for inclusion in the authors’/ contributors’ list
(i) A statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors, that the requirements for authorship as stated earlier in this document have been met, and that each author believes that the manuscript represents honest work, if that information is not provided in another form (see below); and
(j) The name, address, e-mail, and telephone number of the corresponding author, who is responsible for communicating with the other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs, if that information is not included on the manuscript itself.
 Blinded Article file: The manuscript must not contain any mention of the authors' names or initials or the institution at which the study was done or acknowledgements. Page headers/running title can include the title but not the authors' names. Manuscripts not in compliance with The Journal's blinding policy will be returned to the corresponding author. The main text of the article, beginning from Abstract till References (including tables) should be in this file. Use rtf/doc files. Do not zip the files. Limit the file size to 400 kb. Do not incorporate images in the file. If file size is large, graphs can be submitted as images separately without incorporating them in the article file to reduce the size of the file. The pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the first page of the blinded article file.
 Images: Submit good quality color images. Each image should be less than 1024 kb (1 MB) in size. Size of the image can be reduced by decreasing the actual height and width of the images (keep up to 1240 x 800 pixels or 5-6 inches). Images can be submitted as jpeg files. Do not zip the files. Legends for the figures/images should be included at the end of the article file.
 The contributors /copyright transfer form (template provided below) has to be submitted in original with the signatures of all the contributors within two weeks of submission via email as a scanned image.
Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (October 2006). The uniform requirements and specific requirement of JAPS are summarized below. Before submitting a manuscript, contributors are requested to check for the latest instructions available.
Copies of any permission(s)
It is the responsibility of authors/ contributors to obtain permissions for reproducing any copyrighted material. A copy of the permission obtained must accompany the manuscript. Copies of any and all published articles or other manuscripts in preparation or submitted elsewhere that are related to the manuscript must also accompany the manuscript. The material should be sent to any of the two addresses given above.
Ethics: When reporting studies on human beings, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki 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 about approval of (regional/ national/ institutional or independent Ethics Committee or Review Board, obtaining informed consent from adult research participants and obtaining assent for children aged over 7 years participating in the trial. 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 experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council’s guide for, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand. Animal experimental procedures should be as humane as possible and the details of anesthetics and analgesics used should be clearly stated. The ethical standards of experiments must be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CPCSEA and World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki on Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Humans for studies involving experimental animals and human beings, respectively). The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods’ section.
Types of Manuscripts
Download Templates for Writing Article :
- Title or First Page
- Copyright form
- Template for replying Comment
Download Guidelines for Writing Various Types of Articles in JAPS
- Case Report
- Case Series
- Checklist for Authors
- General Article
- Letter To Editor
- Original article-Experimental
- Research (Original) Article- Clinical
- Other Articles
- Review Article
- Short Communications
Writing References in JAPS
References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Don't use the automatic referencing tool in MS world. refererence no. should be added manually.
Use the complete name of a journal for non-indexed journals.
Avoid using abstracts as references.
Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as "unpublished observations" with written permission from the source.
Referencing Articles in Journals
Standard journal article (for up to six authors):
 Gupta MA, Gupta AK, Haberman HF. Psoriasis and psychiatry: an update. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 1987; 9: 157–166.
Standard journal article (for more than six authors): List the first six contributors followed by et al.
Gupta MA, Gupta AK, Kirkby S, Schork NJ, Gorr SK, Ellis CN, et al . A psychocutaneous profile of psoriasis patients who are stress reactors: A study of 127 patients. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 1989;11:166-73
Books and Other Monographs
- Personal author(s):
Patil Vasant, Principles and Practices of Panchakarma. 3rd ed. ILKAL: Atreya Ayurveda Publications;2012;p.321.
- Editor(s), compiler(s) as author:
Christopher Haslett, Editor. Davidson’s principles & practice of medicine, 18th ed, Harcourt publisher Limited;2000;p.900.
- Chapter in a book:
Upadhyay SN. Therapeutic potential of immunomodulatory agents from plant products. Immunomodulation. In: Upadhyay SN, Editor. New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House; 1997;p. 149-54.
Electronic Sources as reference
- Journal article on the Internet:
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 3 p.]. Available from:
- Monograph on the Internet:
Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington:
National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/.
- Homepage/Web site:
Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01
[updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.
- Part of a homepage/Web site:
American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002 [updated 2001
Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens]. Available from:
Referencing Ayurvedic Classics
- Verse in a classic:
Yadavaji Trikamaji, editor, Charaka Samhita of Charaka, Sutrasthana, chapter 27, verse no.349. 2nd edition (reprint), Varanasi: Chowkhambha Sanskrit Series; 2002;p.174.
- Verse /Text in a commentary on classic:
Yadavaji Trikamaji, editor, Commentary Ayurveda Deepika of Chakrapani on Charaka Samhita of Charaka, Sutrasthana, chapter 11, verse no.54. 2nd edition (reprint), Varanas: Chowkhambha Sanskrit Series;2002;p.77.
For other types of references such as newspaper, items please refer to ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.icmje.org or http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html).
- All tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end
- Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.
- Tables with more than 10 columns and 25 rows are not acceptable.
- 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, not in the heading.
- Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.
- Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
- For footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||,¶ , **, ††, ‡‡
- Upload the images in JPEG format. The file size should be within 1024 kb in size while uploading.
- Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
- All illustrations and figures are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- When graphs, scatter-grams or histograms are submitted the numerical data on which they are based should also be supplied.
- If photographs of individuals are used, their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.
- The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.
Protection of Patients' Rights to Privacy
Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian, wherever applicable) gives written informed consent for publication. Authors should remove patients' names from figures unless they have obtained written 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 the covering letter.
Manuscript submission, processing and publication charges
For Indian Nationals will be charged Rs.1500/- as Article processing fees for accepted articles. For M.D. and PhD scholars Rs.1000/-. This fee is not applicable to Case Reports and Case Series.
The entire contents of the JAPS are protected under Indian and international copyrights. The Journal, however, grants to all users a 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 derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights. The journal also grants the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal non-commercial use under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
- Signed by all contributors
- Previous publication / presentations mentioned
- Source of funding mentioned
- Conflicts of interest disclosed
- Last name and given name provided along with Middle name initials (where applicable)
- Author for correspondence, with e-mail address provided
- Number of contributors restricted as per the instructions
- Identity not revealed in paper except title page (e.g. name of the institute in Methods, citing previous study as 'our study', names on figure labels, name of institute in photographs, etc.)
Presentation and format
- Double spacing
- Margins 2.5 cm from all four sides
- Page numbers included at bottom
- Title page contains all the desired information
- Running title provided (not more than 50 characters)
- Abstract page contains the full title of the manuscript
- Abstract provided (structured abstract of 250 words for original articles, unstructured abstracts of about 150 words for all other manuscripts excluding letters to the Editor)
- Key words provided (three or more)
- Introduction of 75-100 words
- Headings in title case (not ALL CAPITALS)
- The references cited in the text should be after punctuation marks, in superscript with square bracket.
- References according to the journal's instructions, punctuation marks checked
- Send the article file without ‘Track Changes’
Language and grammar
- Uniformly US English
- Write the full term for each abbreviation at its first use in the title, abstract, keywords and text separately unless it is a standard unit of measure. Numerals from 1 to 10 spelt out
- Numerals at the beginning of the sentence spelt out
- Check the manuscript for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
- If a brand name is cited, supply the manufacturer's name and address (city and state/country).
- Species names should be in italics
Tables and figures
- No repetition of data in tables and graphs and in text
- Actual numbers from which graphs drawn, provided
- Figures necessary and of good quality (colour)
- Table and figure numbers in Arabic letters (not Roman)
- Labels pasted on back of the photographs (no names written)
- Figure legends provided (not more than 40 words)
- Patients' privacy maintained (if not permission taken)
- Credit note for borrowed figures/tables provided
- Write the full term for each abbreviation used in the table as a footnote