Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Advances in Pharmacognosy and Phytomedicine is an open access peer reviewed and quarterly published research journal that publishes articles in the field of Phytomedicine and Clinical Therapeutics. It is an international journal to encourage research publication to research scholars, academicians, professionals and students engaged in their respective field.

 Advances in Pharmacognosy and Phytomedicine aimed at publishing high quality Original Research Articles, Methods, Techniques and Evaluation Reports, critical Reviews, Short Communications, Commentaries and Editorials of all aspects of Medicinal Plant research including Natural Product discovery and evaluation, Pharmacognosy and Pharmacological Investigations, Biological evaluation of crude extracts, essential oils and pure isolates, Isolation, identification and structural elucidation of natural products.

 Advances in Pharmacognosy and Phytomedicine publishes innovative studies on efficacy, safety, quality and mechanisms of action of specified plant extracts, phytopharmaceuticals and their isolated constituents. This includes clinical, pharmacological, pharmacokinetic, and toxicological studies of specified herbal medicinal products, herbal preparations and purified compounds which have a defined and consistent quality assuring reproducible pharmacological activity. 


Subjects Covered

The purpose of journal to publish original research study that contributes notably to further the scientific knowledge in the following fields:

Phytopharmacology – Phytochemistry – Pharmacognosy – Chemistry of Natural Compounds – Phytomedicine - Herbal Medicine - Medicinal Plants Studies – Botany – Ethnopharmacology - Marine Plants Research - Ethnobotany - Legislation of Botanicals - Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology - Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology – Medicinal Food – Nutraceuticals – Dietary Complements – Phytonutrients – Essential Oils – Analytical Chemistry - Phytopharmaceuticals Standardization


Section Policies

Editor’s Note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

General Procedures

The suitability of all manuscripts for publication in APP is judged by the reviewers and associate editors, division editors, and the editor-in-chief. All communications regarding a submitted manuscript should maintain confidentiality. Associate editors handle correspondence with the author and promptly advise the division editor whether a manuscript should be rejected or accepted. The division editor’s decision to reject or accept is based on the associate editor’s recommendation and his or her own review of the manuscript. The division editor forwards document files for accepted manuscripts to the editor-in-chief for further review and editing, after which the editor-in-chief forwards the document file(s) to the technical editors. Note that most manuscripts that are eventually published are first returned by the associate editor to the author for revision, and in addition, the division editor may ask for changes before acceptance. The editor-in-chief is the final arbiter regarding acceptance or rejection of manuscripts submitted for publication.

There are 3 main grounds for rejection of manuscripts. First, manuscripts that are not written clearly, concisely, and coherently or that do not conform to APP style and form guidelines will be rejected without review. Authors whose first language is not English are urged to have their paper reviewed by an editing service. Second, the substance of the manuscript may not meet APP standards: the work may be incomplete, the evidence may not support the conclusions, the experimental approach may be poorly conceived, or the work may repeat established fact or represent no advance of existing knowledge. Third, although the work may be sound and the results valid, the paper may be better suited for publication elsewhere.

If a manuscript is rejected, as a first course of action the author may discuss the matter with the associate editor or division editor responsible for the manuscript. Decisions must be appealed to the editor-in-chief if the author(s) believe(s) that the judgment was erroneous or unfair. A letter presenting the reasons for the appeal should be sent to the editor-in- chief. The editor-in-chief will review the author’s reasons, as well as all materials related to the manuscript and, after consulting with the editors who reviewed the manuscript, will render a decision whether to accept or deny the appeal. A rejected manuscript may be resubmitted for publication in another division of APP only if this course of action has been specifically recommended by the associate editor or division editor originally assigned to the manuscript and the transfer has been approved by the editor-in-chief.

Most manuscripts that are eventually published are returned to the author(s) for revision. Normally, the revised manuscript must be returned to the associate editor via APP Manuscript Central within 6 weeks from the date of receipt by the author or the manuscript will be withdrawn. Extenuating circumstances must be communicated to the technical editing staff, who will consult with the editor-in- chief before granting an extension.



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Publication Charges

Article publication fee: 75$

Prompt payment is advised, as the article will not be published until payment is received. For questions regarding billing and payment of fees, email: editor.aipp@gmail.com.


Abstracting and Indexing

The Advances in Pharmacognosy and Phytomedicine (APP) has been abstracted and indexed in following database:

- Google Scholar