|Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine|
GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine (AAM) (An Official Organ of Society of Ayurvedic Physicians of India (SAPI)) invites contributions from authors for their prospective publication in AAM. The contributed material should be related to Ayurvedic Medicine with element of new reporting, new findings and novelty. We welcome articles in English. These should be relevant to the aims of Society of Ayurvedic Physicians of India (SAPI). The manuscripts should be typed in English in double spacing with wide margins and should be numbered beginning with the title page. Research papers should be divided in to Abstract (up to150 words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and References.
The journal follows a 'double blind' peer review policy. To ensure this following should be observed carefully
Cover Letter : Should contain only (1) Title of the paper, the names ,affiliations and the addresses of the authors, (2) Short title not exceeding 40 letters, (3) Name and the mailing address of the corresponding author to whom correspondence should be sent.
Main Article: Should contain the title , Abstract , Key words and the main text only. Figures, Tables and graphs should also be included within this file. The main article should not reveal the author name or identity in any way. It should also not contain any other component in the text which may reveal the authors identity.
1. Authors are suggested to refrain from translating fundamental words of Ayurveda in superficial English parallels. Following is a good example how these translations can adversely affect the whole flow of text : Acharya Sushruta has quoted health definition, “Health is the complete state of equilibrium of Dosha (humors), Agni (digestive power), Dhatu (body constituents) and Mala (proper excretion of waste products) along with mental, sensory and spiritual pleasantness’ and happiness of an individual.” In this text we need not to add prefix to sushruta and we need to understand that Dosha are not humors, agni is not digestive power, Dhatu are not body constituents and mala are not merely the excreta and essentially they mean for much more than what can be explained by their near English translations.
2. Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine currently is not able to use diacritical marks in the text. The authors therefor are requested not to use these marks while preparing the text.
3. Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine currently is also not able to use the Hindi/ Sanskrit script written in Devanagari form. In case if any such reference seem highly important in adding value to to the article , it may be done by putting it as a scanned image.
4. While presenting Table, Figure and Graph kindly be careful that these are properly designed and have a proper caption above or below . Such table, graph and figure should be numbered appropriatately as Table-1 , Table- 2 etc. and should be referred in the text where they are intended to be read. In the designing the table, spacing between the words, italicisation of ayurvedic words, proper spellings of latin names should be given extra care .
Supplementary files: any file which is required to be added as a supplement
Table should be given a short informative title and should properly be referred in the text, should be numbered and should be presented at the end of the manuscript. Figures (if any) should be submitted electronically in JPG format or otherwise as requested. Each should also be provided with a figure number, a suitable title, any legends used within the figure and should be properly referred in the text.
1.The AMA referencing style should be uniformly used for references. References should be cited in the text by arabic number in superscript after the fullstop or after a statement is made in the text for which reference is made.The authors are encouraged to read the manual related to AMA style of referencing before they begin writing their article.
2. If there are two or more references in text they should be separated with a coma without any space.
2. Kindly be remineded for the completeness of the references in all aspects. It should include year of publication, and page no also. If a reference has DOI , this should also be included in reference.
3. Please use only those references which are directly connected to your work. Inderect referenceing is discouraged by AAM.
4. Use recent references only unless old references are manadatory to used.
5. Do not use references from social sites, predatory journals and wikipedia .
6. While referenceing dont use any soft ware like end note etc. This creates trouble in final typesetting and formatting of the article.
7. Avoid self citations unless it is felt completely essential.
8. Do not use Dr, Prof, Vd , Pt. as prefixes to references.
In the document/paper/poster you are writing, materials are cited using superscript numerals. The first reference used in a written document is listed as 1 in the reference list, and a 1 is inserted into the document immediately next to the fact, concept, or quotation being cited. If the same reference is used multiple times in one document, use the same number to refer to it throughout the document.
At the end of the document, include a reference list with full citations to each item. Order citations as they appear in your paper.
You may also use author names in your writing, as long as these mentions are accompanied by numbered citations. For materials with one or two authors, include both names. For materials with 3 or more authors, include the first author's name and then et al.
Finding treatments for breast cancer is a major goal for scientists.1,2 Some classes of drugs show more promise than others. Gradishar evaluated taxanes as a class.3 Other scientists have investigated individual drugs within this class, including Andre and Zielinski 2 and Joensuu and Gligorov. 4 Mita et al's investigation of cabazitaxel 5 seems to indicate a new role for this class of drugs.
1. Cancer Research Funding. National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/NCI/research-funding. Publication date unavailable. Updated June 6, 2011. Accessed November 3, 2012.
2. Andre F, Zielinski CC. Optimal strategies for the treatment of metastatic triple-negative breast cancer with currently approved agents. Ann Oncol. 2012;23(Suppl 2):vi46-vi51.
3. Gradishar WJ. Taxanes for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer (Auckl.). 2012;6:159-171.
4. Joensuu H, Gligorov J. Adjuvant treatments for triple-negative breast cancers. Ann Oncol. 2012;Suppl 6:vi40-45.
5. Mita AC, Figlin R, Mita MM. Cabazitaxel: more than a new taxane for metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer? Clin Cancer Res. 2012;18(24):OF1-OF6.
Where do I need to put the reference numbers in text ?
Within the text in AMA Citation Style, references are numbered and the numbers are shown in superscript.
Reference numbers should appear:
- After the fact, quotation, or idea being cited
- Outside periods and commas
- Inside colons and semi-colons
If citing more than one reference at the same point, separate the numbers with commas and no spaces between.
- This drug is used to treat hepatitis. 1
- Storing latex at high heat may cause degradation, 2,3 but it is difficult to keep materials cool in a desert environment.
- Some physicians choose to store prescription pads in locked cabinets 4; others keep them in their coats at all times. 5
Standard abbreviations for the journals as are recommended at Index Medicus journal abbreviations: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html should be used in referencing.
Replying to revisions
If revision is invited for your submission, keep is as a chance to maximise the possibility of its publication by replying meticulously to all points raised by editor and reviewres . Do following to increase your chances-
1. Read all comments care fully , save them in a separate word file. Segregate the running paragraphs into points easy to answer by breaking the paragraph in to sentences.
2. Reply to each point and to each reviewer . There should not be a generic reply stating that the "appropriate cahnges have been made"
3. Dont forget your revised manuscript to repgflect the changes you have made in response to comments. Most reveiwers are keen to actually check how the authors have responded to their comments. You can do this by highlighting the text or making the changes in track change mode.
4. While writing the reply to revsion letter, dont disclose your identity. This reply will be shared with reveiwer and since the journal follows a double blind peer reveiw policy , the author's identity should not be revealed to reviewrs and vice versa.
CERTIFICATE TO BE FURNISHED BY AUTHORS
I Dr. _________________________________________ do hereby certify that the submission ID…………………………….entitled_______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ submitted to Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine (AAM) (An Official Organ of the Association of Ayurvedic Physicians of India (AAPI)) for publication is my original and unpublished work and that I have not copied the same from anywhere. Where-so ever, data/tables/figures are quoted verbatim necessary from some other publication, I have given proper citations to the previously reported works and that the required permission to do so has been obtained. I hereby indemnify Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine (AAM) (An Official Organ of Association of Ayurvedic Physicians of India (AAPI)) for any sum or action, if the same is found copied or claimed by anybody. I also take the responsibility of the originality of all the contents of the manuscript on behalf of all the contributing authors listed to the manuscript.
Signature of the Corresponding author:
Implementation of Article Processing Charges From 1 July 2020
Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine announce the initiation of Article Processing Charges (APC) for all articles submitted from 1 July 2020 upon their acceptance for Publication. The articles submitted before 1 July 2020 will be exempted from APC even if the decision about their acceptance comes after 1st July 2020.
There is a uniform slab of APC irrespective of number of words, pages, color images or diagrams contained in an article.
APC for article submitted by Indians as corresponding author is Rs.3000/-
APC for article submitted by any other national as corresponding author is US$ 150
Invited articles including editorial, guest editorial, invited commentaries, book review , letter to editor and students corner will be exempted from APC.
A few selected researches from lower income countries and Indian researchers doing the research utilizing their own resources may apply for a partial waiver of APC. Such waiver applications however should come along with the article submission and should explain the justification of waiver application. Kindly be reminded that such applications will be reviewed on a case to case basis and will be decided before the actual decision on the article is made. Kindly also be reminded that these two are independently assessed procedures and will not be influencing each other in any manner. Once accepted, the authors will not be allowed to raise any application regarding APC waiving neither they will be allowed to withdraw the article.