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Instructions for Authors
All manuscripts submitted to the Asian Journal of Pharmacognosy are required to follow the guidelines in the instructions for authors.



Types of articles published by AJP: 
 
AJP wants to give to researchers and academics from developing Asian countries as well as young scientists the possibility to communicate their work and/or scientific observations although being simple or preliminary.
 
1. Ethnopharmacological/ethnobotanical notes: AJP consider for publication notes in the form of a simple letter to the editor to report a medicinal use of a plant observed in villages, tribes, remote area. It must provide date, precise geographical location, name of the healer/shaman/medicine man consulted. The botanical identification of the plant must be provided as well as part used, mode of preparation. A few bibliographical references can be added. 
The Asian Journal of Pharmacognosy encourages the submission of ‘Ethno Notes’, meant for scientists who do not have enough research funds to accumulate a large amount of ethnopharmacological data prior to publishing. Simply put, Ethno Notes can be a novel use of any plant species, which has not been described before, accompanied by a clear photograph of the plant, and an accepted mean of identification (not necessary for very common plants). Publication of Ethno Notes has two advantages. First, many such traditional therapeutic uses of plants are possibly getting lost or may get lost if not known widely. As such dissemination of such knowledge is required, preferably through scientific journals, because journals can potentially reach thousands of people. Second, such Ethno Notes can enable a researcher without sufficient funds to still stay in the scientific field and acquire recognition.
 
2. Short Communications: AJP consider for publication short communications of 4 pages including tables/figures/photos. The number of bibliographic references is advised to be less than 10. 
 
3. Research paper: AJP consider for publication research papers. Although not mandatory, we encourage authors to provide certification of the botanical identification of their samples. 
 
4. Review papers. 
 
Format to follow: 
 
Short Communications and Research Papers include:  
Title 
Abstract, 
Introduction,  
Materials and Methods, 
Results,  
Conclusion 
Acknowledgment 
Declaration of Conflict of Interest 
References 
 
Line spacing: 1.5. 
 
Alignment: Justified. 
 
Font: Times New Roman 12, non-bold throughout the manuscript 
 
Authors: First name and family name. 
 
for example, 
 
Fiona Shiptona, Shahadat Hossana, Avigail Bergmanna, Vijay Kumarc, Khoo Teng Jina, Julietta Duterteb* 
 
Affiliations: Italic 
 
for example, 
 
aDepartment of Medical Bacteriology, University of Malaya, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
bDepartment of Botany, University of Philippines, 34000 Manila, Philippines. 

 
Corresponding author: Times New Roman, marked with upper box *, email address 
 
for example, 
 
*Julietta Duterte: JuliettaD@yahoo.com 
 
Abstract: Should give a brief overview of rationale, methods and results 
 
Reference in text: provide author family name(s) and year. 
 
for example, 
(Kumar, 2001) 
(Jones & Smith, 2010) 
(Ismael et al., 1978) 
 
References:  
 
for example, 
 
Journals: Steven M, Moore M, Perry G (2002) Antibiotic alkaloids in Acorus calamus. Asian J. Pharmacogn. 3(2):212-215. 
Books: Perry M (1980) Medicinal Plants of India. Academic Press, New York. 
 
Keywords of the Journal:  
Pharmacognosy  
Materia medica  
Medicinal plants  
Plant extracts  
Pharmacology  
Toxicology  
Cosmetology  
Antibacterial  
Antifungal  
Antiviral  
Antiprotozoal  
Cytotoxic  
Metabolic Syndrome  
Ageing  
Ethnopharmacology  

Manuscript processing fee:
Articles selected for publication require a 30 USD fee  
Accepted articles are published online (free access).  

Article retraction:
The retraction of an article shall be only considered in cases of plagiarism, conflict of interest, the use of fake data, and other unethical practices.