Just four or five short years ago, there was not a single online Ayurvedic journals much less peer-reviewed English language journals keeping practitioners, students and educators up-to-date on the latest developments in their discipline. Now one finds the internet populated with a growing number of just such periodicals. Whether your interest is in Ayurvedic research, education or clinical practice, the following are among a growing number of open source (i.e., free) information sources online that will be an immeasurable boon to everyone in the Ayurvedic profession and community.
THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AYURVEDIC RESEARCH
The International Journal for Ayurveda Research is a completely free online publication of the Dept. of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Sidda Medicine & Homeopathy), Ministry of Health of the Government of India, IJAR is a Quarterly peer-reviewed international journal in English. The journal’s full text is available online at www.ijaronline.com . The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs. This is the first journal from India that can present to the world the wealth of science generated in the Ayurvedic medical schools and research organizations in the country. The journal’s purposes will be to provide a common platform for publication of research in Ayurveda, promote a research culture among students of Ayurveda, update research in Traditional medicine in India and abroad, describe various centers and academic institutes conducting research in Traditional Medicine in the world to enhance interaction, and to give Ayurvedic students a direction for their future goals. Archives afford free access and include all back issues to volume 1, issue 1 (January 2010).
THE JOURNAL OF AYURVEDA & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
The Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (J-AIM) [ISSN 0975-9476] is a peer reviewed, open access international circulating professional journal published by the Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (www.iaim-frlht.org). As a trans-disciplinary platform for integrative health sciences, J-AIM aims to explore the relationships between Ayurveda, biomedicine and other contemporary health sciences, encouraging meaningful collaboration to promote effective, safe and affordable global health. All manuscripts contributed to J-AIM are examined by the editorial staff and all original articles are evaluated by peer expert reviewers assigned by the editors with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Journal is published quarterly. Archives afford free access and include all back issues to volume 1, issue 1 (January 2010).
AYU: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN AYURVEDA
AYU: An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda, is published quarterly by Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar. The full text of journal is accessible on the website at www.ayujournal.org. The journal allows free access (open access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and for color reproduction of photographs. Started in 1964, the journal has continuously contributed for the research, education and propagation of Ayurveda on the national as well as international platform. Archives afford free access and include all back issues to volume 27, issue 1 (January 2005).
ANNALS OF AYURVEDIC MEDICINE
Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine is intended to function as a platform to enhance communications between practitioners , researchers, academicians and policy makers in the field of Ayurveda primarily focusing into its application based appreciation 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, series, hypothesis, book reviews, life profiles, short communications and letter to the editor are also welcome as a submission to AAM. ‘Annals of Ayurvedic medicine’ is currently indexed in Index Copernicus International. Archives afford free access and include all back issues to volume 1, issue 1-2 (January 2012).
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED AYURVEDA, YOGA, UNANI, SIDDHA AND HOMEOPATHY
International Journal of Advanced Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy is peer-reviewed, open access online journal which welcomes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public a greater global exchange of knowledge. Archives afford free access and include all articles and other items dating back to 2013.
JOURNAL OF AYURVEDA & HOLISTIC MEDICINE
JAHM encourages and publishes critical aspects of intellectual and scientific communication amongst contemporary health knowledge systems keeping Ayurveda at the center. It publishes articles explaining and exploring principles of Ayurveda, articles encouraging evidence based clinical practice of Ayurveda, articles promoting research culture amongst the Ayurveda fraternity and seeks to provide a common platform for publication of research in Ayurveda and to promote research culture among students of Ayurveda. JAHM also appreciates researches that strive to design new instruments to simplify the Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, quality control of Ayurvedic drugs and clinical practice of Ayurveda. The content of JAHM focuses on three broad themes: Theoretical Research (Epistemology, Fundamental Concepts, History, and Literary studies related to Ayurveda, Yoga, modern medicine and science); Experimental Research (Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Phytochemistry, Drug Discovery & Development), and Clinical Research (clinical trials, case reports, case series, cohort and case control studies, epidemiological and public health studies). Archives afford free access and include all articles and other items dating back to volume 1, issue 1 of 2013.
THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AYURVEDIC MEDICINE
International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine (IJAM) is an international peer reviewed online open access journal. It is intended for the publication of original research articles in the field of Ayurveda and other allied systems of medicine. It invites articles in literary research in the basic concepts of Ayurveda and the principles of Ayurveda, pharmaceutical research in the pharmacognostical, phytochemical and pharmacological evaluation of the herbal, animal, mineral and metallic drugs and formulations and other drug materials, ethnobotanical, ethnomedicine and clinical research in all the subjects of Ayurveda like Kayachikitsa (General medicine), Shalya Tantra (Surgery), Shalakya Tantra (ENT and Ophthalmology), Stri Roga Prasuti Tantra (Gynecology and Obstetrics) and Kaumarabhritya (Pediatrics). It also covers subjects like pharmacovigilance, drug standardization etc. Review articles based on the Ayurvedic principles are also accepted for publication. Archives afford free access and include all articles and other items dating back to volume 4, issue 4 of September, 2013.
THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN AYURVEDA & PHARMACY
International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy (IJRAP) is an online and print Journal. IJRAP endeavor is to promote Research and Development in Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Sciences through its scientific and authentic research publication. Researchers may submit (1) Original Research Articles (2) Review articles (3) Short Notes (4) Abstracts and (5) Letter to the editor. Ayurvedic topics include Kayachikitsa, Rachana Sharira, Panchakarma, Dravyaguna, Rasashastra, Roganidana, Bhaishajya Kalpana, Shalyatantra, Prasooti & Striroga, Siddhanta, Shalakyatantra, Kaumarabhritya, Swasthavritta & Samitha. Archives afford free access and include all articles and other items dating back to volume 1, issue 1 of September, 2010.
THE JOURNAL OF HOMEOPATHY & AYURVEDIC MEDICINE
The Journal of Homeopathy and Ayurvedic Medicine is an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal which aims to provide the most rapid and reliable source of information on current developments in the field of Homeopathy and Ayurveda. The emphasis will be on publishing quality papers quickly and freely available to researchers worldwide. JHAM appears to be a new journal, and there are as yet no archives.
Article provided by William Courson, BVSA, D. Ayur., an Ayurvedic Practitioner, faculty member and the College Dean of Institutional Development at Sai Ayurvedic College & Ayurvedic Wellness Center.