Instruction to Authors

AYUSHDHARA is an international peer reviewed Bi-monthly open access journal publishing print and online versions. AYUSHDHARA focused towards the publication of current research work carried out under Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, Allopathy systems of medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

AYUSHDHARA publishes the following manuscript types:
● Original Research Articles
● Review articles
● Book Reviews
● Short Communications/ Research Letter
● Case Studies
● Letter to the Editor/Correspondence

Manuscript preparation:
The manuscript should be prepared in English using "MS Word" with 1 inch margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. "Times New Roman" font should be used. The font size should be of 10pt but main Title should be of 16pt bold sentence case, main headings should be of 11pt bold sentence case, subheadings should be of 10pt bold sentence case. Manuscript should be concisely typewritten in 1.0 spaces in A4 sized sheets. The pages shall be numbers consequently. The length of Review/Science Education article should not exceed 12-15 manuscript pages to include figures, tables and references. No abbreviations on acronyms shall be used in the titles or Abstract acronyms except for measurements. There shall not be decorative borders anywhere in the text including the title page.

Sequence for Manuscripts Submission:
Title Page
Authors and Co-Authors details and their affiliations
Abstract (200 to 250 words)
Keywords
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion
Conclusion
Acknowledgement (optional)
References

Original Research Articles: Original Research papers should present new experimental studies in elaborate form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge and should not exceed 6 pages. A research paper should be arranged into the following sequence.

TITLE: All manuscripts should start with a title page. The title should be as short as possible on the first page, which provides precise information about the contents, followed by names of author (s), affiliations (s) and institutional addresses.

AUTHOR NAMES: All author names must provide their full name (surnames first) and mentioned below the title. Designations of the authors with full contact details like address, phone number and email to be mentioned. The Corresponding author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk (*) and should be listed first. In addition, the corresponding author must indicate his or her complete mailing address, phone number, fax number and email address at the lower left of the title page.

ABSTRACT: Abstract must between 200- 250 words and be informative, completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, important observations and conclusion. Standard nomenclature should use; abbreviations and references should be avoided.

KEYWORDS: All the manuscripts should include keywords. Keywords reflecting the major features of the work should be inserted about four to six. These keywords will be used for the indexing purpose.

INTRODUCTION: Introduction should include background of the subject, earlier works carried out, signify the relationship with the proposed work and aims and objectives of this study.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: It should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. All the procedures should be described in detail. For example, diagnostic methods, description of the eligibility of the inclusion and exclusion criteria, methods adopted for the study along with the references to the established method, dosage, route of administration should be mentioned in detail.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The observations of the study must illustrate with figures or tables wherever necessary. The research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be self explanatory.

CONCLUSION: The major findings of the work highlighting its importance, relevance and their usefulness of the study shall summarized. The conclusions of this study must discuss a short summary and further scope in the field should describe in this context.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: All acknowledgments be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.

REFERENCES: References should be in Vancouver style and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Cite the references in the text by the appropriate number with superscript e.g. [1], [2, 3], [4-6], [7, 8-10] and the numbers should be within square brackets. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Avoid using abstracts as references and do not cite any references in conclusion section.

The commonly cited types of references are shown here:
Journals
Format: Authors. Article title. Journal title. Date of publication; Volume (Issue): Page no
Example:
1. M Ozaki, Y. Adachi, Y. Iwahori, and N. Ishii, Application of fuzzy theory to writer recognition of Chinese characters, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, 18(2): 1998, 112-116

2. Parija S.C, Sambhasiva Rao R, Stool Culture as a Diagnostic Aid in the Detection of Entamoeba histolytica in the Faecal Specimens. Indian J. Pathol. Microbiol. October,1995; 38(4): 359-363.

Books and Other Monographs
Format: Author. Title. Edition. Place of Publication; Publisher; Date of Publication. Page no
Example:
Mukhopadhyaya GN. The Surgical Instruments of the Hindus. Vol. - 2. Calcutta; Calcutta University Press; 1913. p. 225-230.

From Websites
Example:
Hypertension, Dialysis & Clinical Nephrology [homepage on the Internet]. Hinsdale (IL): Medtext, Inc.; c1995-2001 [cited 2001 Mar 8]. Available from: http://www.medtext. com/hdcn.htm

Tables
Tables should be typed in MS word table format (with rows and columns visible) and be numbered consecutively in numerals and bear a brief title in capital letters normal face and must insert in within the text. Abbreviations should be defined as footnotes in italics at the bottom of each table.

Figures
Figures must be insert within the text and bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters below the figure. Photographs, drawings, diagrams and charts are to be numbered in one consecutive series of the numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text and abbreviated as Fig. 1, Fig. 2 etc., Photos or drawings must have a good contrast of dark and light. Legends of figures should be brief, but complete and self- explanatory so that the reader can easily understand the results presented in the figure.

Review Articles
Reviews are systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources in a particular field. Usually, reviews are invited from researchers with considerable experience in the field concerned. The purpose of these manuscripts is to discuss in detail the existing state of knowledge, critical analysis of different opinions, and up-to-date developments on the subject of current interest.

Book Reviews
Introduction, Author's recognition, Subject matter of book at a glance, Analysis of particular methodologies and techniques mentioned in the book, Chapter Discussion, Indices, Practical aspects, Demerits of the text, Conclusion.

Short Communication/ Research Letter
Original research work that does not fulfill the criteria for a full-length research paper can be published as a short communication or research letter.

For short communication
Prepare the manuscript exactly as described under Research Paper category.

For research letter
Prepare the manuscript exactly as described under Research Paper category without any subheadings.

Case Studies
Clinical cases with unusual presentation of a disease as well as unreported adverse drug reaction cases can be submitted under this category. The authors must be able to provide a statement that the patient described in the case report has given their informed consent for the case report to be published. The case reports should include unstructured abstract, key words, introduction, case report, brief discussion and conclusion with references.

Letter to the Editor/Correspondence
Comments on previously published articles in the journal AYUSHDHARA or are relevant brief reports of preliminary data that can be published if they provide new insights. Letters must have a title.

Plagiarism
Author(s) are fully responsible, if the submitted manuscript contains any such type fabrication, fraud, or plagiarism. If any objections or complaints regarding the submitted article, Chief Editor have full rights to modify or delete whole or part of the written content even after publication also.

Online Submission
Authors can submit their manuscript through Submit Paper online option and submit your manuscript by sending it through mail to the Chief-Editor email address: ayushdhara14@gmail.com

Each manuscript will be provided with a manuscript reference number (ID) and all correspondence is done through e-mail. Please always refer to the manuscript reference number for any further enquiries.

Manuscript Review Process
Double blind peer review
Manuscripts submitted to the journal are initially reviewed by the Chief Editor, who determines whether the manuscript meets the requirements of the journal and is worth sending out for thorough review. After the review, the necessary changes and comments on the manuscript will be sent to the author within 7 working days from the time of submission. Even after the 1st review, if the requirements of the editor are not fulfilled, will go for 2 nd review and so on.

Confirmation of acceptance by chief editor will be given only if the author satisfies the comments and comply with the changes suggested. Confirmation about the acceptance of the manuscript will be sent to e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Publication process of Articles
After final corrections, approved articles are uploaded in the website constantly in the current issue.

Copyright
It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to the journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden, and by submitting the article for publication the all authors agree that the Chief Editor have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors, if plagiarism or fabricated information is discovered. Corresponding author required to sign on behalf of all co-authors in Copyright Agreement and Authorship Responsibility Form once the manuscript is accepted.

Gallery Proofs
Page proofs and correction format are sent to the corresponding author through email. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proofs are returned within 7 days of receipt. If require any corrections in article, if yes, and then use the correction format, which is attached. If there are no corrections then give us permission [by sending a reply mail as NO correction] to upload it on website.

Privacy Statement
The names, email addresses, phone numbers entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Open Access
Ayushdhara is open access journal, which all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.
Benefits of open access for authors, include:
● Free access for all users worldwide
● Authors retain copyright to their work
● Increased visibility and readership
● Rapid publication

Waiver Policy
If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

Disclaimer
No responsibility is assumed by AYUSHDHARA, publisher, its staff or board members for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products instructions, advertisements or ideas contained in a publication by AYUSHDHARA.

NOTE: Authors are requested to send their articles strictly according to the given format mentioned in the guidelines to the authors.

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