‘Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine’ ( AAM) is oriented to act as a platform commissioning the communications between practitioners , researchers, academicians and policy makers in the field of Ayurveda. Its primary focus is application based appreciation of Ayurveda in India but with a constant watch for its benefits which can be offered to the mankind surpassing the geographical and cultural boundaries. To meet its objectives, AAM invites from researchers, philanthropists and practitioners, articles on Ayurveda and allied subjects. Articles can focus upon Ayurvedic fundamentals or their clinical applications. There can also be the articles on clinical, interventional or observational researches and reviews related to the field of Ayurveda. Case reports, case series, hypothesis, book reviews, life profiles, short communications and letter to the editor are also welcome as a submission to AAM.
AAM is currently included in UGC's approved Journals list under Science category for consideration of its publications for various career promotion schemes under the mandate of UGC.
The policies of the journal on plagiarism, open access and how its content may be reused
The policies of the journal on plagiarism, open access and how its content may be reused are in unison with open access scientific journals. Plagairism in any form is not acceptable to the journal and if such act is brought into the notice of editorial board, a subsequent action may be warranted . The journal follows an open access model of publishing where the contents of the journal are freely available and are citable with a proper citation to the original publication. Readers of AAM are not charged for getting an access to the published material of the journal.The material published in the journal may be reused as permitted under the CC BY-NC-SA licence, with due recognition and citation to the original work published at Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine .
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Policy
AAM is a proud member of COPE and observes carefully the policies on publication ethics and Malpractices. To ensure the best quality publications and to avoid duplicate publications, journal asks clearly from the submitting author if the article is submitted solely to AAM and is not considered for publication elsewhere. A distinct copyright form is asked from the authors to be submitted if their article is accepted for publication. This form includes the statement about the originality of the content and proper citation of all referred work. This also makes all the contributing authors responsible for any malpractice related with publication if comes or being brought into the notice of the editorial board.
Retracting the articles:
Journal also has a policy of retracting the published articles if some serious fallacy is being brought into the notice of the editorial board after its publication.
Post Publication review:
To ensure a fair debate in the peer community, AAM has a policy of having post publication review also. Any comments after the publication of an article are welcome and can be published in next issues of the journal depending upon the merit of the comments.
Conflict of Interest
The conflict of interest statement is required from authors, reviewers and also from the editors handling a particular article. Editors and reviewers are advised to stay away from decision making of any article they are found to have a potential conflict of interest
Every author enlisted in the author list is supposed to have contributed significantly in designing, executing or drafting the article. A clear statement of this kind is required to be submitted at the time of submission.
AAM accepts the advertisements on its pages from the individuals, organizations or institutions who are genuinely promoting Ayurveda. Accepting the advertisement however is entirely the decision of editorial board subject to its advertisement policy.
Policy on Conflict of Interest, Human and Animal Rights, and Informed Consent for publications
A conflict of interest declaration is required from authors, peer reviewers and also from the subject editors while handling a particular article. In case of arrival of any conflict while dealing with an article , reviewers and editors are advised to notify it immediately so that the remedial steps may be taken .
An ethical clearance pertaining to human and animal use in research is manadatory for all experimental or human trial studies. The editoral board may ask for the digital copy of the clearance in case it is needed.
Informed consent is essential for all clinical trials, case reports and case series. A clear statement of this intent should be given in all such articles.
The role of journal editors in reviewing and approving material that is published
Journal editors are assigned with specific articles pertaining to the area of their expertise. They suggest the reviewers on the basis of reviewer’s data base available in the journal or a new reviewer may also be suggested. After the process of review and subsequent revisions, editor marks his opinion about the publish ability of the article. The final decision about publication is taken up by the chief editor.
The process for handling cases requiring corrections, retractions, and editorial expressions of concern
Corrections and corrigendum are published in next issues as early as it is noticed. A serious concern about an article may lead to its retraction. An editorial expression of concern may also be issued for some issues not at par with common belief or not agreeable with common understanding but have a value.
For more information, on ethical issues viewers are requested to look at https://publicationethics.org/ which is the official website of COPE.
AAM adheres to the ethics policy as is recommended by COPE