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JSAP would welcome articles in the categories mentioned below.

  • General Articles : This type shall include articles explaining and exploring basic principles of Ayurveda and Samhitas, author’s original understanding of different topics explained in the Samhitas and their application in today’s practice. General articles may also include an interpretive or contemplative study regarding a relevant topic discussed in different Samhitas or by eminent physicians (Vruddha vaidya) in their writings. May include articles relevant to contemporary issues in Shuddha Ayurveda practice and research. Articles which promote the non-clinical techniques like record keeping, presentations skills etc., which in-turn help improve the scope and ability of an Ayurveda physician and the discussion of contemporary issues in imparting authentic ayurvedic education, teaching methods and approaches may also be included here. Word limit not more than 3000 words, abstract 250 words.
  • Short communications : This class shall includes articles regarding similar topics as mentioned above but written in a very concise manner. Word limit for the text – 1500 words and abstract about 250 words.
  • Original Research Articles : Articles duly in tune with basic texts, aimed at promoting the research culture amongst the Shuddha Ayurveda practioners for improvement of Ayurveda practice. Articles aimed at highlighting the applied aspect of the Samhita sutras, in a more technical and specialized nature than general articles along with supportive documentation, photographs and related personal observations from the author. This would also include research articles for different ayurvedic formulations, therapeutics, pharmaceutics and quality control of Ayurvedic drugs and the present norms of clinical practice in Ayurveda. The journal also encourages endeavors in designing of new instruments to ease Ayurvedic examination techniques or comparative studies of efficacy of methods of drug/ treatment administration described in the texts and the norms followed today.  Word limit for abstract 250 words, main text not more than 5000 words.
  • Case study, Case series: A case study or a series of similar case studies concerns a unique IPD or OPD based successful application of ayurvedic treatment administered and described in proper Ayurvedic method of Rugna and Rog pariksha, Nidaan, Saadhyasaadhyatva, Chikitsaa sutra, Chikitsaa padhati (shodhana chikitsaa, shaman chikitsaa), Upashaya. Elucidating and interpreting the treatment administered to the patient with the description in the Samhita or the Vriddha vaidya anubhava is expected to be included as a part of discussion. Word limit abstract 250 words, main text not more than 3000 words. JSAP also welcomes case studies with negative results, such cases shall be included under the sub-title of ‘Cases with negative results’.
  • Rural practice of ayurveda : Articles written by physicians practicing ‘Shuddha Ayurveda’ in rural parts of India. Articles which would enlighten the students about the problems and challenges in rural practice and solutions for the same. Specific and rare case studies or research work carried out by physicians in rural areas. Word limit abstract 250 words, main text not more than 3000 words.
  • Book review : includes reviews of contemporary or ancient writings of Ayurvedic scholars for the benefit of the readers. Book reviews are generally solicited by the editorial board, however suggestions from readers would be welcome. Abstract not required, word limit not more than 1500 words.
  • Life Profiles : This section shall include biographical sketches of eminent Ayurvedic physicians or the Vriddha-vaidya personalities. Articles should highlight their philosophies and contributions to the field of Ayurveda. Abstract not required, word limit not more than 1500 words.
  • Initiatives : A detail description of the activities or projects of important organizations/ institutions from the field of Ayurveda, their philosophy, history, mission and their contributions to the advancement of study and research in Shuddha Ayurveda. Abstract of about 250 words and main text 1500 words only.
  • Vignettes : Illustration or character sketch of a well known personality from the field of Ayurveda generally in the form of interview, accompanied by the photograph of the personality. Interview/ short talk with the personality generally conducted by a member of the editorial staff or person from the field of Ayurveda and questions concerning the work done by the physician or recent achievement in the field or illustrating an important point in the philosophy of the particular Vaidya parampara of the physician.  Abstract to describe the background information of the personality, word limit 250 words, main text not more than 1500 words.
  • Dissertation work review : Review of dissertation work by Ayurveda students written with aims, objectives and understanding in tune with Shuddha Ayurveda practice and research. This would include articles largely concerning some issue of wide potential interest designed to stimulate further discussion and research in Shuddha Ayurveda. Old research studies and dissertations/ thesis reviews shall also be welcome if appropriate permission is obtained by the author from the concerned institute. Abstract with word limit of 250 words, main text not more than 3000 words.
  • Vanaspati review : A systematic review of a single plant or a range of medicinal plants mentioned in the Samhitas, their attributes, usage, availability, possible alternatives or substitutes in case of rare or extinct species, authenticity of such alternatives. This study should be largely based on the Ayurvedic ‘Dravya-Guna-Shastra Vijnana’ and not merely the botanical or phytochemical evaluation of the drug. Abstract of not more than 250 words, main text not exceeding 3000 words.
  • News and Future Events : Generally written by the editorial staff, concerns highlighting events in the field of Ayurveda, recent achievements of personalities from the field or information regarding symposiums, lectures or camps conducted by individuals or institutions from the field.
  • Letters to the Editor : Letters written by readers to the editor regarding their opinion about some article in the recent issues of the journal or to attract attention to some contemporary issue from the field.