Author Guideline

Notes on the preparation of paper

Annals of Phytomedicine (AP), is an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal, dedicated to publishing cutting edge research in all areas of phytomedicine. It will publish significant and outstanding developments in all phases of phytomedicine, thus ensuring its scientific priority. The manuscripts intended for publication shall be rigorously refereed and selected on the basis of quality and originality of the work. The journal is aimed at publishing and disseminating the innovative findings in the field of phytotherapy (clinical trials), phytopharmacology, pharmacognosy, phytopharmaceuticals, molecularbiological studies, natural product chemistry, biological activity of plant extracts and isolated compounds, pharmacological applications and traditional medicine, pharmacokinetic and bioavailabillity studies, clinical studies of standardized phytopreparations, phytotoxicity and standardization of drugs and also other related aspects within a single publication. Annals of Phytomedicine (AP) “An International Journal” is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of phytomedicine. AP aims to publish original, peer-reviewed, papers encompassing all aspects of phytomedicine. The journal welcomes submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. This Journal will provide a forum for the publication of following types of contributions:

. Regular articles . Short communications . Invited reviews

We invite you to submit your manuscripts to AP which aims at rapid publication of high quality research articles while maintaining rigorous but simple peer-review process. The manuscripts intended for publication shall be rigorously refereed and selected on the basis of quality and originality of the work.

Editorial policy
Research papers submitted to AP must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The corresponding author of the paper is responsible for ensuring that the manuscript has been approved by all the coauthors. It is also the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the papers emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the necessary approval of that institution. Authors must note that plagiarism of any sort of is not acceptable. Even after acceptance of the paper, if it is found to have been plagiarized, it will not be published.

Manuscripts should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Phytomedicine. Authors are advised to submit their manuscripts online at ukaaz@yahoo.com. If there is any difficulty in submitting the manuscript online, they can send the hardcopy along with a softcopy of CD in Page Maker format / MS-Word. However, it is mandatory to send a hardcopy along with the CD in either of the cases.

Publication
The corresponding author must be member of this journal at the time of submission of the manuscript. All the papers submitted for the publication in “Annals of Phytomedicine” will be charged at the rate of Rs. 200/- ($15) per typed page of the manuscript. The authors are advised to prepare the manuscript typed in double space on one side of A4 size white paper with 11 font size in Page Maker format / MS-Word, keeping proper margin on each side. Three types of manuscripts may be submitted for publication in this journal.

Regular articles
These articles should describe new findings and experimental procedures in sufficient detail for the editorial board and the other reviewers to verify the work. These articles should not be more than 15 manuscript pages.

Short communications
A short communication is suitable for recording the results in brief or giving details of new models or hypotheses, besides inventing new formula, compound, molecule, innovative methods or new techniques etc. It should not be more than 6 manuscript pages in length.

Invited reviews
Publication of reviews will only be through invitation, however authors may approach the Editor-in-Chief with a proposal. Authors are advised to concentrate more on their work and to review the same keeping into consideration the significant recent contributions by other authors. Invited reviews will also be subjected to peer-review. Reviews should be concise and conform to the limit of 20-25 manuscript pages including tables and figures.

Advertisement
Annals of Phytomedicine is an effective and easy medium for advertisement of conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops on phytomedicine and other related fields. Interested persons/organizations may contact the Editor-in-Chief for the rates and other related informations.

Peer-review
Annals of Phytomedicine aims at rapid publication of high quality research work. The manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by two experts in this field to maintain international standard of the journal. Manuscripts with significant results will be reviewed and published with the highest priority and speed. Referees of the journal have to give possible decisions on a manuscript, such as:

  • Accepted as it is
  • Accepted after minor revision
  • Accepted after major revision
  • Rejected

Note : Authors are requested to return the manuscripts with minor revision within 48 hours and major revision within 72 hours otherwise the publication of the same will be delayed and would appear in next or subsequent issues.

Ethical policy
Submission of a manuscript to Annals of Phytomedicine implies that authors have certified that the scientific work described has neither been published nor is under consideration for publication anywhere else. It also implies that the content of the manuscript has been approved by all co-authors or otherwise by competent authority of the organization where the work was carried out.

Ethics to consider

Authors
Those who have made significant contribution to the article with its conception, writing, data collection, statistical analysis, interpretation and data reporting of the study. AP highly encourages the transparency about the contributions by authors.

Originality and plagiarism
It should be entirely first-hand information i.e., authors are responsible and ensure that the written article is of their own work or own words. It must not be copy of others in any aspect. It should not be plagiarized. The author must be able to provide the raw data collected for the article study as and when asked.

Redundancy
The work or the study carried must not be published multiple times with any other form, Work once submitted to current journal then it should not be submitted to other journals or any other sources in any other forms.

Acknowledgement of sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

Conflict of interest and disclosure
The author or authors must declare any conflict of interest related with the article to be published before submitting and publishing the data or the study.

Errors or false reporting
The author or authors should be whole responsible for the published work;if at all any errors or mistake found with the study or in reporting the data.It is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Hazards and human or animal subjects
Statements of compliance are required if the study involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of human or animal subjects.

Case details
Studies on volunteers or patients require ethical committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the submitted work.

Copyrights and Permissions
The Editor-in-Chief and the editorial board will not be responsible for the statements and opinions expressed by the authors in their articles and reviews including short communications. No part of Annals of Phytomedicine may be reproduced in any form without the written permission from the Editor-in-Chief. Submission of the manuscript implies that the work done has not been published before or it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the copyright of the articles and reviews is automatically assigned to AP or the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

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