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“Journal of Indian System of Medicine” accepts following type of article for publication. The authors are requested to prepare the article as per the guidelines of the Journal.

Types of articles accepted:

  • Review Article [RA]: Systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources, etc. (2500 words)

  • Original Research / Article [OA]: Clinical trials, interventions studies, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analyses, pharmaceutical, pharmacognostical and surveys with high response rate. (2500 words)

  • Case Report /Series [CR]: New/ interesting/ rare cases or conditions of clinical significance or implications in the form of single case study or case-control series, (1500 words)

  • Short Communication [SC]: Conceptual studies, innovative hypothesis, observations, etc. (1000 words)

  • Current Trends / Principles and Practice of Clinical Research - Study Design [CT]: New/ interesting trends or conditions of Research significance or implications (1500 words)

  • Field Report / Technical Note [FR]: Experiences and analysis of collections in the field visits of Herbal, Mineral, Cultural or Social surveys (1500 words).

  • Educational Technologies / Strategies / Hypothesis [ET]: Different Educational Researches or practical skill based strategies and Hypothetical subject in the form of article are entertained (1500 words).

  • Proceedings Reports (National and International) / Conference Proceedings [PR]: Conference, seminar, CAME, etc of National / International are dealt here (500 words).

  • Book Review [BR]: Books submitted to the editorial board are reviewed by the selected reviewers (500 words).

  • Monograph [MG]: This is a new innovative addition in Journal where detailed one area segregated materials are published under the head of Monograph (Limitation is with the consideration of Editorial Board).

  • News / Events [NE]: Announcements of conferences, meetings, courses, awards, and other items likely to be of interest to the readers should be submitted with the name and address of the person from whom additional information can be obtained. (100 words).

  • Letter to the Editor [LE]: Letters about the published material either in the form of addition or rectification.

Specifications of the Journal :

Authorship is limited to three authors and the rest may be accepted with permissions by providing the role of additional authors (Maximum of Six). Provide authors academic details (e.g. M.D.) positions (e.g. Professor) and the mailing address, telephone/ mobile / fax numbers and Email address along with their contributions in the publishing material.
Provide a statement / undertaking verifying that –

  • The manuscript is original

  • All the authors were active participants (mention their contribution in publishing material)

  • Not been published (avoid simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere)

  • Complete financial disclosure information

  • Signed permission forms from the copyright holder and

  • Conflict of Interest: if any

  • Source of Support: if any

  • Ethical Clearance: whether obtained from or not - if obtained mention the source of permissions

  • Registered to: whether registered to any statutory body - if so provide the number for reference

  • Acknowledgment: if any

  • Responsibility of all the legal issues regarding the article content.

Pagination particulars:

Submit your manuscript in A4 size, Times New Roman font 11 size of 1.5 line spacing, with margins of 1 inch on all sides. All Ayurveda terms should be in italics with first letter in Capitals (Eg: Tamaka Shwasa, except for words like Ayurveda, Charaka, Sushruta, Vagbhata) and equivalent English term should be given where Sanskrit term is used for first time. Later either English or Sanskrit terms can be used.
All articles should provide -

  • Abstract (less than 200 words)

  • Keywords (4 to 6)

  • Introduction with aims and objectives -

  • Methods –

  • Observations & Results – in description format with appropriative tables / statistics/ figures

  • Discussion –

  • Conclusion –

  • Acknowledgement -

  • References - as directed in [] brackets

The referencing (Books, Article, Reports, Electronic, etc.) method is Vancouver and modified method for Ayurveda books (shown in example) (Authors / Editors: Name of chapter, Name of book, Publisher, Place, year, inclusive page numbers) and the references are typed Arabic numerals in square brackets (e.g.: [13]) in running text and also at the references place. e.g. [1] Choudhury P, Prajapati NC, Puri RK, Sachdev HP. Impact of national immunization schedule on vaccine preventable diseases: A hospital based study. Indian Pediatr 1992; 29: 33-38.

For Ayurveda Books:

Editor of the classic as written ed with surname first followed by name - if more than one - all names [1], Name of the classic ISBN number in brackets [2], Original author of classic [3], Commentator if any to be referred with name of commentary [4], original Language of the classic, Language of translation/ interpretation like (san/eng) for Sanskrit /English or (san/hin) for Hindi or (san/tel) for Telugu [5], Volume of the classic if any as vol-2 etc [6], edition [7] Name of Sthana (Section) of the classic if any [8], Adhyaya (Chapter) name and (number) oblique verse(s) [9], Publisher [10], Publication place [11], Publication year [12], Page number/s [13].

Please omit the inapplicable points in the citation. Here the examples are given for translation book and original text referencing.

Translation Book:- Sharma RK, Bhagwan Dash ed [1], Charaka Samhita (ISBN: 81-7080-014-5)[2] of Agnivesa [3], (sans)/(Eng) [5], Vol-3 [6], 3rd ed [7], Chikitsa [8], Kusta Chikitsa, 7/76-80 [9] Chaukhambha Sanskrit Series office [10], Varanasi [11], 1998 [12], pp 341-2[13] Original Book: Acharya Jadavji Trikamji ed [1]), Charaka Samhita (ISBN: 81-218-0062-5) [2] of Agnivesa [3], Chakrapani Datta’s Ayurveda deepika [4] (sans) [5], 1st ed [7] Vimana [8], Srotasam vimana, 5/3 [9] Chaukhambha Sanskrit Series office [10], Varanasi [11], 2006 [12], pp 241[13]

Original Book: Acharya Jadavji Trikamji ed [1]), Charaka Samhita (ISBN: 81-218-0062-5) [2] of Agnivesa [3], Chakrapani Datta’s Ayurveda deepika [4] (sans) [5], 1st ed [7] Vimana [8], Srotasam vimana, 5/3 [9] Chaukhambha Sanskrit Series office [10], Varanasi [11], 2006 [12], pp 241[13]
  • Article reviewing time is 30 days. If accepted the article will be notified with the editorial and peer reviewer’s comments by 45 days.
  • Articles asked for re-submission after reviewing should reply within 7 days if not the article may get delayed in publication which will be the sole responsibility of the author.
  • In case of withdrawal of the article from the journal author should specify with a letter.
  • It is considered for all electronic submissions that the author is abiding with the regulations of Joinsysmed and any further legal situations arise are not at the responsibility of Joinsysmed and the author has to clear by his own expenses and responsibility.

Disclaimer :

The institute / Editorial Board assume no responsibility for the statements expressed by the contributors. The editorial staffs in their work of examining papers received for publication is assisted in an honorary capacity by distinguished scholars working in various field and parts of India as adjudicators.

Editorial Policy :

  • The process of review has been designed with a number of objectives in mind. Authors should take the process positively, since it is intended to ensure high quality of published articles. The review process is also intended to help authors face all criticism and comments scientifically and with a dispassionate outlook.
  • After going through several reviews, an article may fail to come up to the specified standards of the journal, in which case the editors will reject the article. Authors should realize that this is done for maintenance of the quality and not for any other reason.
  • Efforts by the authors are always appreciated, and the reviewers are also instructed to encourage better writing, all their comments are towards this end. Reviewer’s comments are important feedback to authors, and the Editors hope that they will stimulate better research and better papers.
  • The entire editorial policy has been framed with quality, capacity building and encouragement to authors in mind. The journal with higher quality and better papers will be in the interest of all: authors, reviewers and editors

The Editorial and Peer Review Process :

    The article submitted for publication in Journal of Indian System of Medicine (Joinsysmed) undergoes the following steps.
  • 1. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. Editorial review for scanning & assessment of standard of the article.
  • 2. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review.
  • 3. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the Joinsysmed readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself.
  • 4. The editor decides whether to forward the article for peer review or to return the article to authors for modification to meet the Uniform standard requirements of manuscript submission in Joinsysmed.
  • 5. The journal follows double blind peer review system. Based on the editor’s decision, the article is forwarded anonymously to two subject experts for adjudication.
  • 6. The adjudicatory comments (if any) and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are again referred anonymously to the corresponding author for necessary modifications.
  • 7. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and make the amendments in the article are to be highlighted separately and then submit a revised version of the manuscript.
  • 8. The Editorial Board again examines the modified article and conveys the publication status of the article. The process of revision may be repeated till reviewers and editors feel that the article is modified up to expectations for publication in Joinsysmed.
  • 9. The whole process of submission of the manuscript till to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completely a online process.
  • 10.During the process of publication, the editorial office sends proofs to authors for checking which is to be returned within three days after checking the setting, tables, figures etc.
  • 11.To achieve faster and greater dissemination of knowledge and information, the journal publishes articles online as ‘Ahead of Print’ immediately on acceptance at the scheduled publishing dates.
  • 12.After publication, the Journal provides one author’s copy of the respective issue to the principal author.

Conflicts of Interest/ Human and Animal Rights/Informed Consent

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.

Protection of Patients' Rights to Privacy
  • Any information that could reveal identity of individuals in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., should not be included in the manuscript unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian, wherever applicable) gives written informed consent for publication. When informed consent has been obtained, it should be mentioned in the article and copy of the consent should be attached with the covering letter.
  • Research conducted on humans should be in compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki and the principles of Good Clinical Practices wherever applicable. Approval of research by relevant ethics committee is essential and should be mentioned wherever applicable.
  • Authors should mention details of authentication of raw drugs and finished formulations used, animal ethics committee clearance (if applicable) and guidelines followed for the study.
  • For all biochemical/laboratory procedures, either provide sufficient details or a reference for the details.
  • For trade names or commercial products (if any) provide the name and address of the manufacturer along with a copy of proper permissions obtained.