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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another server for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Moderator).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word 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 numbered, labelled, cited in the text and placed after the bibliography at the end of the manuscript and not as separate files.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The Case Report complies with the CARE Guidelines and all 13 items of the CARE Checklist has been covered in the content of the manuscript.
  • The Case Report has been prepared using the template provided in the ayurCASERxiv website. Check Author Guidelines to download the template.
  • The CARE Checklist has been filled from the goodreports ( website and is ready for submission along with the manuscript.
  • The patient consent form for publication (mandatory) and consent for treatment (if applicable) have been filled and signed by the patient and is ready for submission along with the manuscript. Check Author Guidelines to download the patient consent form template.

Author Guidelines


1. A Case Report can have a maximum of four authors and at least one must have been involved in the patient's care. All authors must have made an individual contribution to the writing of the article and not just been involved with the patient's care.

2.  The uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to medical journals state that authorship credit should be based only on a substantial contribution to the following:

  • Conception and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data
  • Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  • Final approval of the version published.
  • Agreement to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved.

Compliance with CARE guidelines

It is mandatory for authors to comply with the CARE guidelines. Authors must download the Case Report Template provided to prepare the Case Report and ensure compliance with CARE guidelines. Case Reports that do not comply with CARE guidelines will not be accepted for archiving. Please visit Equator Good Reports for CARE and fill the CARE checklist and attach the filled checklist along with the Case Report. Manuscripts not accompanied with the filled CARE checklist will be returned immediately without editorial processing. Please download the Case Report Template here to prepare and submit the manuscript. We are unable to archive Case Reports that are not prepared using the template.


The Editorial Team will check all submissions for plagiarism and authors are advised to make sure that they check the manuscript for plagiarism before submitting. Submissions that do not clear the plagiarism check will be rejected without option for revision.

Written Informed Consent

The manuscript must include a statement detailing that written informed consent for publication was obtained and from whom (e.g. “Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and any accompanying images.”). If the patient has died, consent for publication must be obtained from their next of kin. If the patient described in the case report is a minor or vulnerable, then consent for publication must be obtained from the parent/legal guardian. If the patient has undergone risky medical procedures that require prior informed consent to treat, then written informed consent from patient for undergoing the treatment must also be attached. The completed consent form must be made available and will be treated confidentially. Please download the publication consent form template here. Where consent for undergoing treatment is required, the standard consent form used in hospitals may be attached with signature of patient. Patient Consent Forms must be attached as additional supplementary files and should not be included in the pre-print manuscript. Preprint manuscripts without relevant patient informed consent forms attached will be returned to the authors without editorial processing. Please read the Journals’ Best Practices for Ensuring Consent for Publishing Medical Case Reports: guidance from COPE by clicking here.


References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals with square bracket around, after the punctuation marks.

Reference to a journal publication: Standard journal article (for up to six authors):
Rison, RA, Kidd, MR, Koch, CA. The CARE (CAse REport) guidelines and the standardization of case reports. J Med Case Reports 2013  7, 261

Standard journal article (for more than six authors): List the first six contributors followed by et al.
Riley DS, Barber MS, Kienle GS, Aronson JK, von Schoen-Angerer T, Tugwell P et al. CARE guidelines for case reports: explanation and elaboration document. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Sep;89:218-235.

Issue with supplement:
Siva Balaji K, Ashwini, BN. Shrinkage and non-recurrence of Ethmoidal Nasal Polyp with ayurvedic treatment – Case report. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2018, 9(2, Suppl 1):S2

Books and Other Monographs
Malhotra VK. Biochemistry for Students. 12th ed. New Delhi: Jaypee; 2012.

Editor(s), compiler(s):
Morandi A, Narayanan Nambi AN, Editors. An Integrated View of Health and Well-being - Bridging Indian and Western Knowledge. Dordrecht: Springer; 2013 p. 221

Chapter in a book:
Ram Manohar P. Toxicity of Ayurvedic Medicines and Safety Concerns: Ancient and Modern Perspectives. Toxicology in Antiquity. In: Wexler P, Editor. San Diego: Academic Press, 2019, p. 441 - 458

Referencing Ayurvedic Classics
Text from a classic:
Yadavji Trikamji Acarya (Ed), Carakasamhita, Sutrasthana, Dirghanjivitiya: Chapter 1, Verse 61-62. Chaukhambha Publications, New Delhi, 2017, p. 17

Verse /Text in a commentary on classic:
Yadavji Trikamji Acarya (Ed), Commentary Ayurveda Rasayana of Chakrapanidatta on Carakasamhita, Vimanasthana, Trividhakukshiyam: Chapter 2, Verse 14. Chaukhambha Publications, New Delhi, 2017, p. 240

Please note that if the references from a classical text (e.g. Samhita) are more than three, then please cite once the reference of the text and add numbers of verses in running text.

Please note that except for preprints, references should be from authentic journals that are indexed in Scopus, PubMed, Science Citation Index (SCI) or Web of Science.

Journal abbreviations source

Journal names should be abbreviated according to
Index Medicus journal abbreviations:

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