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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.docx) *MS word 2007 version or above, Google doc or RTF document file format. The text is multiple 1.15 spaced; uses a 12-point, TIMES NEW ROMAN font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the document. IJATM Article Templates are followed as per the categorization of the article. 3. IJATM MANUSCRIPT POLICY has been followed.
  • IJATM Author Checklist (i.e. 2. IJATM AUTHOR CHECKLIST) has been followed and documents are arranged accordingly.
  • Submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed: 4. IJATM Submission Policy (must read).
  • For Case Report: Case Report Consent Form was downloaded, get it signed, and the original with the patient chart and a copy is submitted.
  • All co-authors are to be added (in stage 3. Enter Metadata) in the list of contributors (click add contributor) during the submission process.
  • IJATM SUBMISSION - Dropdown content [Submit the Article>Manuscript Guidelines> Author Downloads>Submission Guidelines> Author Resources] has been respectively followed.

Author Guidelines

1. IJATM AUTHOR GUIDELINES
Download: IJATM Author Guidelines.pdf

IJATM Articles
Focus and Scope 
IJATM invites original research papers, review articles, case reports, traditional knowledge, medical education, viewpoints letter to the editor containing new insight into any aspect of Ayurveda, Health Sciences. The journal is particularly interested and welcomes literary, fundamental, clinical, drug, inter disciplinary research papers on Ayurveda and traditional medicines.

EDITORIAL:
It is written by IJATM editors or invited (Guest Editorial) on the most pertinent issues/context of Ayurveda and Traditional Knowledge.  It undergoes a fast-track peer review process. 

IJATM ARTICLE CATEGORIZATION (TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS): 

  1. ORIGINAL ARTICLE : Conceptual study/Fundamental research/ Randomized controlled trails/ Intervention study/ Studies of screening and diagnostic test/ Outcomes studies/ Case control series and survey. These should be divided into sections with headings Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Methods, Observations and Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References, Tables and Figure legends.   Upto 3000 words excluding references (upto 30). 
  2. REVIEW STUDY: Systematic critical assessment of literature and data sources/ Literary review)  Upto 3000 words excluding references  (>30 and <100).
  3. CLINICAL CASE REPORT: Clinical Case study/ Case series. New/ interesting/ very rare/ clinically successful evidence based implications can be reported. Upto 1000 words excluding the references (upto 10), upto  5 (five) photographs. Guidelines to be followed AYUSH CARE checklist.
    Available:  https://data.care-statement.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/CAREchecklist-English-2013-1.pdf.
  4. TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE: The study related to traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions. Original/ review/ clinical case of indigenous system/ traditional medicine is considered special. Any framework/ discussion/concept of ongoing innovation and creativity that benefit indigenous and local communities as well as society are included in this section. Upto 3000 words excluding references (upto 30). 
  5. MISCELLANEOUS (Meta-analysis /Systematic study/ View point): View point refers to  based on issues related to health sciences to raise the new ideas, thought to provoke concepts, and personal expert opinion to improve the health/ education/ research in Ayurveda.  Upto 2000 words excluding references (more than 5, less than 30). 
  6. LETTER TO THE EDITOR 
    The section includes a reaction and issue relating to IJATM, be it a comment relating a recent article, an elaboration of an important discovery, or simply a thought-provoking commentary of fewer than 1000 words without an abstract.
  • Please note: Delete the Guiding Comments given in templates before submission: Review "Delete All comments in Documents".

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The Editorial Process (Brief Information to Author) 
The submitted manuscripts are duly acknowledged and initially reviewed for possible publication by the Editors with the understanding that they are being submitted only to the IJATM, have not been published, simultaneously submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Condition: Rejection
Most of the submitted manuscript is rejected by the preliminary in-house review process, mostly due to lack of format/ templates [to avoid preliminary rejection, please go through submission guideline in detail, follow them strictly and prepare your manuscript accordingly of IJATM].
On average, commonly the manuscripts with insufficient originality or insignificant message, serious scientific and technical flaws are rejected after peer review. However, we do encourage the author to resubmit after the revision if the research was conducted scientifically. The preliminary rejection of the manuscript is related to; manuscript being out of scope, manuscript not formatted correctly, not following checklist and guidelines accurately, submission below publishable standards, incomplete submission (e.g. lack of ethical approval letter in condition mandatory for research article). The rejection could also be due to lack of originality, flaws in the methods section, generalizing and exaggerating the finding not supported by internal and external validity, peer reviewers' comment not adequately answered or unanswered, plagiarism, publication misconduct and more. While declining the submission, we do not make comment on each aspect of the manuscript but give the reason for inadequate IJATM  formatting, which means one or all of the above reasons.
If you follow the IJATM  guideline in detail, you will find out the reason for the rejection. If you fail to pinpoint, we request you to consult a modern epidemiologist, methodologist, or medical statistician. Therefore, we request you to go through the author guideline in detail to avoid rejection of your submission.

We truly value your hard work and wish to publish most of the submissions to the IJATM. We have to maintain the highest standard of scientific values in our work to maintain quality. Therefore, we urge you to help us to improve Ayurveda and Traditional Knowledge together. We hope that the rejection of your current submission will not deter you to continue submitting your work to the IJATM.

Publication and Decision Time:
Time to first decision overall (average) within3 -5 days for initial decision (without review); 30-45 days (with the review). Those articles which have been submitted six months to a year ago undergo auto-pruning (automatic declining). It happens due to one of the following reasons i) to iii) or due to loss of contact with the authors.
If you find encounter delay and find no update on your IJATM submission account, which could be due to;
i) submission was incomplete or 
ii) submission was without following IJATM format and supplementary documents or 
iii) there is an issue with your submission (e.g. ethical issues or research misconduct or related)
Any  issues or any other reasons, if you do not receive any information or update about your submission within 2-4 weeks, please contact IJATM as soon as possible. We will make sure that your voice is heard and addressed appropriately.

N.B. Please do not contact on personal email, social media or phone number to Editor-in-Chief, Editorial team (except the mail and number provided in the website) related to your submission. All communication must be made via IJATM official email address only. IJATM best editorial practice ensures that it publishes the highest standard articles. 

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The Peer Review Process (Brief Information to Author) 
The manuscripts are then sent to two expert peer reviewers blinded to the contributor’s identity and vice versa for meticulous review, inputs and comments. The final decision on whether to accept or reject the article is taken by the Editor-in-Chief based on editorial board and peer reviewers. The contributors are informed about the rejection/acceptance of the manuscript with the peer reviewer’s comments. Accepted articles have to be resubmitted after making the necessary changes or clarifying questions made during the peer-review process.
The accepted articles are edited for grammatical, punctuation, print style and format errors and page proofs and are sent to the corresponding author who should return them within a week (condition applied). Non-response to galley proof may result in the delay of publication or even rejection of the article.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
- Conceptual study/Fundamental research/ Randomized controlled trails/ Intervention study/ Studies of screening and diagnostic test/ Outcomes studies/ Case control series and survey.
- These should be divided into sections with headings Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Methods, Observations and Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References, Tables and Figure legends.   
- Full article Limit: Upto 3000 words excluding references (references upto 30)

REVIEW STUDY

REVIEW STUDY: 
Requirement:
*Systematic critical assessment of literature and data sources/ Literary review)
*Full article Limite: Upto 3000 words excluding references  (>30 and <100).

CLINICAL CASE REPORT

CLINICAL CASE REPORT: 
* Clinical Case study/ Case series. New/ interesting/ very rare/ clinically successful evidence based implications can be reported. 
* Full article text limit: Upto 1000 words excluding the references (upto 10), upto  5 (five) photographs.
Guidelines to be followed AYUSH CARE checklist.
Available:  https://data.care-statement.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/CAREchecklist-English-2013-1.pdf.

TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE

TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE: 
*The study related to traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions.
*Original/ review/ clinical case of indigenous system/ traditional medicine is considered special.
*Any framework/ discussion/concept of ongoing innovation and creativity that benefit indigenous and local communities as well as society are included in this section.
*Upto 3000 words excluding references (upto 30). 

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLE

MISCELLANEOUS 
*(Meta-analysis /Systematic study/ View point): View point refers to  based on issues related to health sciences to raise the new ideas, thought to provoke concepts, and personal expert opinion to improve the health/ education/ research in Ayurveda. 
*Full article text limit: Upto 2000 words excluding references (more than 5, less than 30).

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses 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. Term and conditions are followed as per 4. IJATM Submission Policy (must read).