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Author Guidelines

 Regular articles: Original research which describe new and carefully and logically confirmed findings. Sufficient experimental details should be given for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be 4 or more printed pages or the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

Reviews: Authors are encouraged to submit reviews covering current topics which are relevant to academia and industry. Reviews should be more than 4-6 printed pages. All reviews are peer-reviewed.

Review Process: All papers are subjected to extensive peer review. Authors submitting articles for consideration must submit 2 external reviewers who they think can review the manuscript. Manuscript will be sent to these reviewers and to one member of the editorial board along with a peer review form. Every effort will be made to complete the review process within 6-8 weeks. Manuscript will be considered for publication only if all the three reviewers recommend publication. All reviewer comments, suggestions and scores will be compiled and sent back to the corresponding order. The author will have 1 week to notify the editor their willingness to continue the publication process and 30 days to address the reviewer comments and resubmit. The Chief Editor will review the resubmitted manuscript, If major reviews were recommended then additional editorial board members may also review. The Chief Editor will make the final decision.

Conflict-of-Interest Statement: Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") -- February 2006

Informed Consent Statement: Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance. Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note. The requirement for informed consent should be included in the journal's instructions for authors. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") -- February 2006

Human and Animal Rights Statement: When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") -- February 2006

Format Guidelines:

The papers must be in technical English, suitable for scientific publication. All articles have to be original articles that have not been published elsewhere or are being considered for publication in other journals. Manuscripts submitted for reviews should be double spaced with line numbers and page number indicated. All manuscripts should be in MS WORD format (XP or higher) only with a font size of 12 in Arial or times new roman. A margin of 2.5 cm all around must be present.


Title - It must be a full title. Names and affiliations of all the authors to be indicated. Provide full address including e-mail, fax, and telephone of the corresponding author.

Running Title- 4 words or less must be present on every page excluding the tile page.

Summary -Abstract is mandatory. The abstract should clearly summarize different aspects of the manuscript. It should present a summary of the problem, scientific method, major findings and conclusion in not more that 200 words.

Industrial relevance - A paragraph describing the industrial relevance of the work must be discussed in no more than 150 words.

Keywords - The author should provide 3 to 5 unique keywords which will be used for indexing the manuscript and should accurately reflect the scope of the work.

Introduction - Should be crisp and to the point. Must clearly indicate the aim of the study and the essential back-ground information. All relevant information must be appropriately cited in the introduction.

Materials and Methods - The source, origin, method of collection and Latin /botanical names of all the materials should be given in detail. Original or modified methods must be described in complete detail to so that they can be reproduced by other investigators, if required. Methods borrowed from other investigators and/or manuscripts must be cited. All experimental procedures should be accompanied with appropriate controls and must be repeated sufficient times to obtain statistical significance.
All animal experiments should be humane and must be approved by the IACUC. Please provide reference number for approval from your institution's IACUC committee.
All human/Clinical studies must be approved by the IRB.
Please provide reference number for approval from your institution's IRB committee.

Results and Discussion- The data should be presented in a meaningful fashion to allow for clear and logical flow. The same data may not be presented in tabular and graphic forms. Excessive and redundant usage of graphs and tables should be avoided. It is recommended that the data not be interpreted or discussed in results section. However, if required for a more coherent flow they can be combined in one section. Principal conclusions may be drawn only from the results in this manuscript along with other published data elsewhere. Data that is unpublished, and/or not presented and/or which is part of a personal communication may not be used to strengthen the discussion.

References - AMA STYLE OF CITATION (‎)

PLEASE USE ENDNOTE or REFWORKS or MENDELEY (free) reference management software to insert references in the manuscript.

List of Abbreviations: Must be provided at the end of the manuscript after the references.

List of Tables and List of Figures: Must be provided at the end of the manuscript after the list of abbreviations.

Tables -Tables generated using EXCEL or MS word with a descriptive title above the table

Figures - Figures with a descriptive title below the figure
Portrait orientation only. PLEASE DO NOT INSERT IN LANDSCAPE.

Proofs -Should the manuscript be accepted the proofs in pdf format will be sent to the corresponding author only after the receipt of the processing fees. These should be corrected and returned as soon as possible (Usually within 72 hours).

Complete Author METADATA for all authors


In order to facilitate the review process it is imperative that you carefully and accurately complete

the author METADATA.


This step is required for the completion of the submission and review process.


You can complete the author METADATA by following these steps.


1. In the 'Authors' section, Please check information for all the authors

for completeness and accuracy.

2. You MUST ADD ALL AUTHORS (in the order they are listed on the manuscript)

3. This can be done easily by clicking on 'ADD AUTHOR' button

4. Please add the following information (Please avoid using ALL


(a) First name* (eg. John);

(b) Middle name (if available eg. Bernard)

(c) Last name* (eg. Spencer)

(d) Email*(eg.

(e) Affiliation (Complete mailing address e.g. "Department of Pharmacy,

School of Medicine, Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings Street,

Vancouver, British Columbia)

(f) Country (Please select the country from the drop down list eg. Canada)

(g) Please select if the author is the principal contact for editorial correspondence.

5. Please repeat steps 7 & 8 for each additional author.

6. To Reorder author's name please click on ↑ ↓

(upward arrow to move the author up and down word arrow for moving the author down)

7. To delete an author click on 'DELETE AUTHOR' button

8. Please move to the INDEXING section, to enter the following

(a) Academic discipline and sub-disciplines separated by a semicolon (eg. Pharmacology; Natural Product)

(b) Keywords for your manuscript separated by a semicolon (eg. Turmeric; anti-inflammatory; curcumin)

9. CLICK on the 'SAVE METADATA' button (Information will not be saved

unless this is done)


International Journal of Applied Research in Natural Products adheres to the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, which is the emerging standard for providing well-indexed access to electronic research

resources on a global scale.


This information you will provide for your manuscript will be permanently entered in to various indexing databases upon publication. So please pay special attention to the accuracy and completeness.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.

    It has been prepared in accordance to the The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors guidance to authors. Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations)

  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. The manuscript has continuous page numbers and line numbers included.
  4. 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.
  5. Figures/Tables are embedded WITHIN the text, NOT at the END
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. Cover Letter is included as a separate document and uploaded as a supplementary document (NOT as a part of the manuscript)
  8. Names/titles/address and emails of TWO suggested reviewers qualified to review the manuscript have been included on the manuscript COVER PAGE.

    (Note: The two reviewers suggested should not belong to any of the author(s) institutions and should not have any conflict of interest.

  9. Complete Author METADATA for all authors has been completed. THIS IS ESSENTIAL. (Please see above)

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Fast-Track Review: 695.00 (USD)
With the payment of this fee (pro bono), the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 14 working days.

Article Publication: 295.00 (USD)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

Payments can be made via PayPal or Direct Wire Transfer.

Unfortunately due to increased processing costs, manuscript processing fees cannot be waived at this time.