Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences

Author guidelines

Submission of an article to JMAPS implies that it has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere. Authors are advised to submit their manuscripts via our online web portal at as per the given author instructions. Authors should provide a covering letter, addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, giving (i) name(s) and complete address(es) (including telephone number and e-mail) of the corresponding author(s) and (ii) names, affiliations and complete addresses (including contact number and e-mail) of 5 potential reviewers. Authors are also requested to provide a self-declaration that the manuscript is free of plagiarism. They are advised to check the manuscript using any standard plagiarism detection software prior to submitting their manuscripts.

The manuscript will be first assessed by the Associate Editor and only if found suitable in terms of content and the journal mandate, it will be sent for peer review. Any queries regarding submission of manuscript may be sent to the Associate Editor ([email protected] or [email protected])

Manuscript Preparation:
Manuscripts should be double-spaced, and the pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page (Please note the title page needs to be submitted separately) and through the text, reference list, tables and figures.
The matter should be arranged in order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Author Contributions, Conflict of Interest, Acknowledgements, and References. The authors should also declare any conflict of interest. If there are no interests to declare then they must state in the manuscript that the "Authors have no conflict of interest".

JMAPS Manuscript Template.docx

Title: The title page should contain the title, followed by name(s) of author(s) (with full first name and initial of middle name, if any), author affiliations/addresses, and email address(es) of the corresponding author(s). The title should be brief, and authors are also encouraged to provide a short running title for its printing on header of the page.
JMAPS Title Page Template.docx

Abstract: Abstract should briefly give the significant results reported in the paper within 250 words. It should not contain references. Abbreviations should be avoided in the abstract.

Key Words: A maximum of five keywords should be provided for indexing and information retrieval.

Text: The text should be divided into sections in the following order: Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions. In a few cases, results and discussion can be provided as separate sections if the author finds it necessary for the clarity of the discussion. Numerical results should be shown in the tables and not be repeated in the text. Units of measure should be metric or SI. Standard abbreviations of units used (viz., mg, g, cc, etc.).

Abbreviations: Internationally accepted rules, especially those adopted by IUPAC-IUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature, should be followed. All abbreviations used must be fully explained at first mention.

Tables: Tables must be numbered in Arabic numerals and cited in the text accordingly. The width of the tables should be within 18 cm. They should bear a short descriptive heading and should have proper rows and columns types in single line space.

Figures: Figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals and cited in the text with that number. They should have self-explanatory captions. The size of letters, numbers, dots, lines, etc. in the figure should be large enough to permit size reduction without loss of detail. If an illustration is taken from another publication, reference to the source should be given and prior permission secured.
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Cover Photograph: A good colour photograph that pertains to a submitted article will be considered for use on the front cover. Photoshop editable picture with a figure legend may be required for printing, if accepted.

References: References at the end of the paper should be listed alphabetically by author(s) name (s). The format and style of the references are of the APA format (latest edition). References should be cited in the text as per the APA format. All the references should be sorted alphabetically with paragraph hanging indention by 1.27 cm.


Here are the references converted to APA format (latest edition):

1. Mishra, P., Singh, M., Dwivedi, S., & Kumar, S. (2000). Descriptors of periwinkle Catharanthus roseus. Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences, 22, 268-272.

2. Hemsworth, G. R., Davies, G. J., & Walton, P. H. (2013a). Recent insights into copper-containing lytic polysaccharide mono-oxygenases. Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 23, 660-668.

3. Hemsworth, G. R., Taylor, E. J., Kim, R. Q., Gregory, R. C., Lewis, S. J., Turkenburg, J. P., Parkin, A., Davies, G. J., & Walton, P. H. (2013b). The copper active site of CBM33 polysaccharide oxygenases. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 6069-6077.

Book Chapter

Kumar, A., Shukla, A. K., Shasany, A. K., & Sundaresan, V. (2018). Systematic position, phylogeny, and taxonomic revision of Indian Ocimum. In A. K. Shasany & C. Kole (Eds.), The Ocimum genome (pp. 61-72). Springer.

Ravikumar, K., Noorunnisa Begum, S., Ved, D. K., Bhatt, J. R., & Goraya, G. S. (2018). Compendium of traded Indian medicinal plants. Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT).
PhD Thesis
Mall, M. (2017). Molecular studies related to key terpenoid indole alkaloid biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus (Doctoral dissertation, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India).

Page Proof: Unless specified otherwise, the proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. These should be corrected and returned by the date indicated in the enclosed letter.

JMAPS journal policy: JMAPS is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal adhering to a double-blind, rigorous review process to maintain the highest scientific standards. Initial quality control and plagiarism checks are conducted, with authors required to submit a self-declaration of originality. Manuscripts are first assessed by the Associate Editor for content and alignment with journal scope before proceeding to peer review.

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