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Invitation to submit an article

The objective of Journal of Homoeopathy University (JHU) is to establish a scholarly forum through which aspects of homeopathic medicine and clinical application of the same are explored, discovered and discussed.
This exchange of information related to homeopathic medicine relating to individual researchers and institutions who are creating a change in approach to health and disease will contribute to an increased knowledge base among readers, thus promoting critical importance homeopathy within health sector.
JHU is currently accepting articles for publication. Please include a brief letter indicating your interest in having your manuscript considered for publication in JHU.
Recent student papers (post-graduation theses, other scholarly works etc.), clinical trials, case studies, drug provings are being currently accepted. However we are not limited to above categories.

 

Journal Background

JHU is a journal dedicated to scientific and evidence based study in the field of homeopathy and encourages institutions, researchers, academicians and clinicians who demonstrate a high standard of scientificity and accuracy within their work & are committed to bring homeopathy at par with current scientific standards in medicine. We endeavor to showcase their excellent work and contribution through our journal.

 

Journal description and format

JHU will be published annually and produced in print format that will be disseminated via post or other means to subscribers. The journal shall soon be available in electronic format also.

 
 

Guideline for Authors

 

JHU - Guidelines for Authors

 

The Journal of Homoeopathy University (JHU) is a peer reviewed annual journal published by Homoeopathy University, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India). Its objective is to present various aspects of homoeopathic education, research and practice before the profession.

The journal will encourage to publish scientific and evidence based studies in the field of homoeopathy and invites medical particularly homoeopathy institutions, researchers, academicians and clinicians to share their knowledge and experience through the unique platform provided by University. We endeavor to showcase their excellent work and contributions through our journal to bring homoeopathy at heights with contemporary standards in medicine.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The journal shall be published annually and each volume/ issue will be released on the auspicious day of 10th April every year.
  • Manuscripts must be solely the works of the authors, must have not been previously published elsewhere, and must not be under consideration by another journal. The journal strongly discourages duplication/re-duplication of data already published in other journals even when certain cosmetic changes/additions are made. If and when duplication is detected after publication the journal will be forced to retract such articles.
  • All papers submitted are subject to peer-review process and will be reviewed by the concerned experts. The comments of the reviewers shall be conveyed to the authors for compliance/ comments.All accepted papers will be suitably edited before publication. However, the decision of the Editorial Board regarding the publication of the articles or any other matter is final.
  • Articles contrary to the principles of homoeopathy shall not be accepted.
  • The   articles   are   invited   from   the scientists and academicians of both Homoeopathy and allied sciences as well as Homoeopathy clinicians.
  • If the article is accepted but remains unpublished in the forthcoming volume, it may be considered for the next volume of the journal. 

 

Areas of Publication

The Journal of Homoeopathy University will publish articles on the following area:

  • Editorial
  • Education (UG/PG)
  • Teaching methodology
  • Curriculum development
  • Lesson Plan
  • Existing lacuna(e) and how to overcome
  • Community based education
  • Research
    • Basic /Fundamental research
    • Drug Standardization
    • Drug Proving (Homoeopathic Pathogenetic Trials)
    • Clinical Verification
    • Clinical Research
  • Medical Ethics (Relating to Research, Practice & Publications)
  • Case Reports
  • Review articles (Relating to Education, Research & Practice)
  • Letters to Editor
  • Research Updates
  • Book Review

 

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

 

All the manuscripts submitted for publication should include the following:

1.   Covering Letter

2.   Manuscripts including tables, figures and photographs

3.   Contributions of individual authors

4.   Conflict of interest and source of funding statements

5.   Disclosure of correspondence from other journals and reviewers if previously submitted

6.   Declaration form duly signed by all authors

7.   Particulars of corresponding author (if the article is written by more than one author)

Manuscript can be submitted by email, in addition to the hard copies. All the hard and soft copies should be typed on separate sheets and not in continuation of the main text.

Instruction regarding Appendices while submitting Manuscript

Tables

Please submit tables as editable text and not as photographs/ jpeg images. Tables should be placed on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Title of the table should be underlined followed by legend. Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells. Tables with their legends should be provided at the end of the text after the references.

Illustrations/ Figures

Upload the images in JPEG format. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. The lettering for figures should be large enough to be legible after reduction to fit the width of a printed column. Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations not on the illustrations themselves. When graphs, scatter-grams or histograms are submitted the numerical data on which they are based should also be supplied. If photographs of individuals are used, their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph. If a figure has been published elsewhere, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.

Legends for illustrations: Type or print out legends (maximum 40 words, excluding the credit line) for illustrations using double spacing, with Arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one in the legend. Explain the internal scale (magnification) and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.

Final figures for print production: Send sharp, glossy, un-mounted, color photographic prints, with height of 4 inches and width of 6 inches at the time of submitting the revised manuscript. Print outs of digital photographs are not acceptable. If digital images are the only source of images, ensure that the image has minimum resolution of 300 dpi or 1800 x 1600 pixels in JPEG/TIFF format. The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORIES OF MANUSCRIPTS

The Journal of Homoeopathy University will publish original papers on education research review articles, reports and letters to the editor etc. as stated above. Specific guidelines are shown below:

 

Original Research: Such articles should be written in less than 3,000 words, but longer papers may be accepted if found suitable. Abstract of not more than 300 words must be included and the paper may contain a maximum of five tables or figures with references preferably following the Vancouver style. The article should usually be organized using the Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion (IMRAD) structure. Articles on qualitative and quantitative research; prospective /retrospective studies are welcome. All articles must clarify how the findings of the study will advance the existing knowledge on the subject concerned.

 

Education:these should be written generally in less than 1,000 words plus abstract of not more than 250 words, with sufficient references  preferably following the Vancouver style.The article should usually be organized using the Introduction, Discussion & Conclusion. These articles should enhance the existing knowledge on teaching methodology; curriculum development; Lesson Plan; Existing lacuna(e) and how to overcome etc.

 

Review articles: These should be written generally in less than 3,000 words, but it should includea structured abstracts of not more than 250 words each; up to 2 tables or figures and references in Vancouver style. Systematic or critical reviews are also welcome.

 

Case Reports: Such reports should contain usually less than 1,000 words plus abstract of not more than 250 words, with one table or figure and up to 5 references preferably following the Vancouver style. While writing case reports, the CARE guidelines/Hom-case guidelines should be followed.

 

Letter to the Editor:It may contain up to 400 words and 6 references preferably following the Vancouver style.

 

 

 

 

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT

  • Word limit for an article is 3000 words including abstract except the clinical case histories where the limit is up to 2000 words and short reports which will have a word limit of 1000. Although flexibility is applicable on the size of article if justifiable with the context. Text drafting should be with 1.5 spacing, on A4 size good quality white paper, in Times New Roman font.
  • The article has to be typed single-sided.
  • Only British/American English is acceptable with minimum spelling errors.
  • Abbreviations and contractions should be defined in text when first used.
  • File type should be : TIFF/EPS/PDF/MS OFFICE
  • Lay out of the manuscript
    1. Title of the manuscript
    2. Name(s) of author(s) (Full name (s) required)
    3. Department(s) and institution(s) of all authors with corresponding author’s address, Phone No./Email Id
    4. Abstract (Not exceeding 300 words)
    5. Keywords (Up to 3-7 keywords)
    6. Background/ Introduction
    7. Material & Methodology
    8. Results
    9. Discussion
    10. Conclusion
    11. Acknowledgements
    12. References
    13. Appendices Including: