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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions to Authors

  1. About the Journal of Ayurveda Campus (JAC)

1.1 Open-Access

Journal of Ayurveda Campus (JAC) is a peer reviewed, open access journal. All articles published by Journal of Ayurveda Campus (JAC) Limited are selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. All articles published open access will be immediately free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute. The author does not have any publication charges for open access.

1.2 Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a “License to Publish”. Acceptance of the license will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a “License to Publish” form. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.

That the author(s) acknowledge that all articles published by Journal of Ayurveda Campus (JAC) team are selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. Journal of Ayurveda Campus (JAC) applies the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial.

1.3 Article Processing Charge

The Article Processing Charge (APC) and publication fee is waived for solicited manuscripts. In 2020, Articles processing charges and submission charges are free. All accepted papers will be published free-of-charge.

1.4 Privacy Policy

Journal of Ayurveda Campus (JAC) is committed to the protection of your personal information. The privacy policy outlined here applies only to information collected by Journal of Ayurveda Campus (JAC) through the www.jacjournal.org  website.

1.5 Disclaimer Statement

All rights reserved the Publisher and Editors cannot be held responsible for errors and any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this journal. Views and opinions expressed in this journal belong to authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the editorial board.

  1. Guidelines for manuscript preparation, submission, and manuscript format

Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the online Submission System. All contributions should be written in English. All articles must be prepared by Word-processing Software, using 12 pt Book Antiqua font and 1.5 line spacing with ample margins. There is no page limit. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. If some technical reason submission through the Submission System is not possible, the author can contact info@jacjournal.org 

2.1 Terms of submission

Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal published. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author (s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. Full instructions and support are available on the website where user ID and password could be obtained on the first visit. For assistance, click the link ‘Contact Us’ at top right of every Scholar One Manuscript page.


2.2 Manuscript types

2.2.1 Editorial

Editorial board members are invited to make comments on an important topic in their field, regarding its current research status and future directions that will promote development of this discipline.

2.2.2 Review

These are systematic and critical assessment of recent literatures on a particular issue of Ayurveda Medicine. The ethnic feature, regional distribution, and/or historical records about ayurveda Medicine must be indicated.

2.2.3 Original Article

This is the most important forum for authors to submit their works representing clinical studies and experimental researches. For randomized controlled trials, approval by ethics committee, signed informed consent from each subject and clinical trial registration number must be stated. The ethnic feature, regional distribution, and/or historical records about ayurveda Medicine must be indicated.

2.2.4 Paper for Debate

Papers for debate are appropriate for preliminary reports of work or the study that provided limited amounts of data. It can be a new research method or animal model of Ayurveda Medicine, and can be an academic problem of Ayurveda Medicine which is seldom concerned. The author must have an in-depth understanding for relevant literature and conduct a systematic analysis for the limited research data.

2.2.5 Case Report

These are brief reports of individual clinical cases, especially cases difficult-to-treat by conventional medicine means but benefit from Ayurveda Medicine with objective evidences (e.g., imaging data, photos of pathology or special physical signs) before and after treatment. We will protect the privacy of the patients and declare these reports only for research use.


  1. Submission

On submission, you will be asked to provide a cover letter. Please use this to explain why your manuscript should be published in the journal and to elaborate on any issues related to our editorial policies detailed in the instructions for authors. Manuscripts for research articles should be divided into the following sections:

   Title page



   Background or Introduction





   List of abbreviations used (if any)

   Conflicts of Interest



   Figure legends (if any)

   Tables and captions (if any)

3.1 Title Page

This page includes the title of the article which should be concise but informative; name of department (s) and institution (s) to which the work was done; address, telephone and fax numbers, and E-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript; and any grant support should be mentioned on this page. 

3.2 Highlight

Please write a summary of no more than 35 words to present the core content of your manuscript, highlighting the most innovative and important findings and/or arguments. The purpose of the Core Tip is to attract readers’ interest for reading the full version of your article and increasing the impact of your article in your field of study.

3.3 Abstract and Key Words

The abstract (of no more than 300 words) of research articles should consist of four paragraphs, labeled Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. They should state the purpose of the study or investigation, basic procedures, main findings (give specific data and their statistical significance), and the conclusions. This four-part form does not apply to other types of articles. Provide 3-6 key words below the abstract.

3.4 Text

Introduction: State the purpose of the article. Give a brief, relevant background to the study. The ethnic feature, regional distribution, and/or historical records about non-drug therapy must be indicated.

Methods: Describe the subjects (patients or laboratory animals, and the controls, including criteria for selection) clearly. Describe the methods, apparatus and procedures in sufficient detail. Identify precisely the integrative medicine used, including the therapy name(s), couse of treatment(s).

Results: Present the results in the text, tables and illustrations concisely, and do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; summarize only important observations.

Discussion: Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study in the integrative medicine area and the conclusions that follow from them. Include the implications of the findings and their limitations, as well as implications for future research. State new hypotheses when warranted, but clearly label them as such.

3.5 Conflicts of Interest

At the end of the text, under a subheading 'Conflict of interest statement' all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organisations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.

3.6 Acknowledgements

The role of a medical writer must be included in the acknowledgements section, including their source(s) of funding. Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements. Please list the source(s) of funding for the study, for each author, and for the manuscript preparation in the acknowledgements section.

3.7 References

These should be numbered consecutively in order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order) and placed as endnote. In the text they should be indicated above the line (superscripted). It should be in without end note format. Use the style of the examples mentioned below, which are based on the formats used by the National Library of Medicines (NLM) in Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals. Avoid using abstracts as references. Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as "unpublished observations" with written permission from the source. Avoid citing a "personal communication" unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text.

The commonly cited types of references are shown here, for other types of references such as newspaper items please refer to vancouver / ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.icmje.org or http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html ).

Articles in Journals

  1. Standard journal article (for up to six authors): Deole YS, Ashok BK, Shukla VJ, Ravishankar B, Chandola HM.  Psychopharmacological Study on Antidepressant effect of Brahmi Ghrita. AYU Int Res J Ayurveda 2008; 29(2):77-83.
  2. Standard journal article (for more than six authors): List the first six contributors followed by et al. Nozari Y, Hashemlu A, Hatmi ZN, Sheikhvatan M, Iravani A, Bazdar A, et al. Outcome of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients without major risk factors and patients with at least one major risk factor for coronary artery disease. Indian J Med Sci 2007; 61:547-54.
  3. Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994;102 Suppl 1:275-82.
  4. Issue with supplement: Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23(1, Suppl 2):89-97.

Books and Other Monographs

  1. Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996. p. 465-78.
  2. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996. p. 465-78.
  3. Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.

Electronic Sources as reference

Journal article on the Internet

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12]; 102(6): [about 3 p.]. Available from: http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm

Monograph on the Internet

Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/.

Homepage/Web site

Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.

Part of a homepage/Web site

American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002 [updated 2001 Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens]. Available from: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/1736.html

References frm Ayurvedic Classical Texts and Samhitas:

The references from Ayurvedic Samhitas should be given in the following order:

Name of the original writer(s) of Samhita, Name of the Samhita, then editor,  name of the Sthana(part or section), serial number of chapter/Shloka(verse)number, edition number, name of the publisher, then year of publication; Page number (if specified only).

E.g. Agnivesha. Charaka samhita of Acharya Charaka, Dridhabala krit,  edited by Vaidya Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya. Chikitsa Sthana. Ch.16, Ver. 10. 2nd edition,  Varanasi: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Sansthan; 1990. p. 222.

If the same Samhita or book is refereed two or more times then after quoting the full reference first time, on the second time write the word “Ibidem” followed by reference number (1) followed by name of the Samhita ‘Charaka Samhita’ and name of the Sthana, name of Adhyaya Number/ shloka number and at last page number if specific.

E.g. Ibidem Charaka Samhita(1), Grahani Chikitsa Adhyaya, 15/25;226.

If the reference is taken from the edited version or view of the editor on the original text, then the reference can include: Name of the editor, followed by designation like ‘editor’, and the reference from the Samhita as described above,

E.g. Jadavji T., editor. Charaka Samhita of AgniveshaChikitsa Sthana.  Ch.15, Ver. 20. 2nd edition,  Varanasi: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Sansthan; 1990. p. 225.

If the reference is quoted from a commentary of original text, then the reference can include: Name of the commentator, followed by designation ‘commentator’, and the reference from the Samhita as described above.

E.g. Chakrapanidutta, Commnetator. Charaka Samhita of Agnivesha,  Chikitsa Sthana. Ch.15, Ver. 20. 2nd edition,  Varanasi: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Sansthan; 1990. p. 225.


3.8 Tables

Each table should be numbered in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, 2, 3 etc.).Tables should also have a title that summarizes the whole table, maximum 15 words. Detailed legends may then follow, but should be concise. Smaller tables considered to be integral to the manuscript. Columns and rows of data should be made visibly distinct by ensuring the borders of each cell display as black lines. Double-space tables (including any footnotes) and provide a title for each.

3.9 Figures and Illustrations

Medical and scientific illustrations will be created or redrawn in-house. If an outside illustrator has created a figure, the Journal reserves the right to modify to meet our specifications for publication. Please describe and clearly indicate all modifications, selective digital adjustments, or electronic enhancements in all digital images. Photographs should be provided as high-resolution component files. For photographs of patients' body parts, written and signed consent of the patient should also be sent or faxed to the editors.

3.10 Units of Measurement

Measurement of length, height, weight and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. All hematologic and clinical-chemical measurements should be reported in the metric system in terms of the International System of Units (SI).

3.11 Abbreviations and Terminology

Use only standard abbreviations. All abbreviations and acronyms are to be spelled out in full on their first appearance in the text. Avoid abbreviations in the title and key words. Herbs are to be presented by their common, pharmaceutical and pinyin or Latin names. Acupuncture terms are to be conformed to the World Health Organization nomenclature.


  1. Ethics

4.1 Ethics of experimentation

Research published in Journal of Ayurveda Campus (JAC) must have been conducted to the highest ethical standards. The research must meet all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.

4.1.1 Research involving humans 

Research involving humans, including studies that are observational, survey-based, or include any personal data, must have been performed in accordance with the declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. If a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should also be detailed in the manuscript. Manuscripts may be rejected if the editor considers that the research has not been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework.

4.1.2 Research involving animals

Research involving animals (live or tissue), including observational studies, must state in the methods section that the research was conducted in accordance with the internationally accepted principles for laboratory animal use and was approved by the institutional human experimentation committee or equivalent, and that informed consent was obtained. The editors will reject papers if there is any doubt about the suitability of the animal procedures used.

4.1.3 Use of patient images or case details

Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.

4.2 Ethics in publishing

4.2.1 Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Upon submission of any manuscript for consideration for publication in Journal of Ayurveda Campus (JAC), the scientific editor first performs a search of the Web of Science, Google, PubMed databases and Turnitin to make an initial assessment of potential academic misconduct related to the general features of the study and/or topical content.

4.2.2 Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.

4.2.3 Concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.

4.2.4 Criteria for Authorship

Authorship credit should be given in accordance with the standard proposed by the ICMJE (http://www.icmje.org/), specifically, authorship is merited by (1) substantial contributions to conception and design of the study, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or making critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript; and (3) final approval of the version of the article to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2 and 3. 

  1. Manuscript language editing by authors

For non-native English-speaking authors, we strongly recommend that authors seek out and use the services of a professional editing service provider, either a professional English language editing company or a qualified colleague. Based on their good reputation and reliable quality, the following biomedical editing companies were recommended:

American Journal Experts: http://www.aje.com

Nature Publishing Group Language Editing: http://languageediting.nature.com

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