Contributions to the Journal are welcome. Categories include:
- Letter to the Editor - word count: up to 1000 words.
- Commentary/discussion pieces - issues of interest to Naturopathic and Herbal clinical practitioners and researchers in the field of traditional, complementary and integrative medicine (TCIM). Word count: up to 2500 words.
- Original research articles - case studies, clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, health services, utilization and public health. Word count: up to 3500 words.
- Review articles - literature reviews, including narrative, critical, interpretative, scoping and systematic reviews. Word count: up to 5000 words.
- Global dispensary - articles describing cultural and traditional practices and use. Word count: up to 3500 words for empirical research and 5000 for review articles.
- Case study or case series - a detailed exploration of an interesting case or a case series. Word count: up to 2500 for a case study and 3500 for a case series. For more detail see Writing for publication - case studies.
- Materia medica - covering all aspects of medicinal plants commonly used in clinical practice. Word count: up to 3500 words.
- Book reviews - new books of interest to herbalists, naturopaths, integrated medical practitioners and researchers. Word count: up to 1000 words.
Topics of articles include:
- All clinical conditions
- Clinical practice
- Quality and safety of medicines
- Naturopathic and herbal health services
- Evidence based practice
- Naturopathic and herbal philosophy
- Growing and manufacturing
- Sustainability and the environment, social impact
- Public health
- Professional practice
- Governance and policy
- Subject material must relate to naturopathy and herbal medicine.
- Manuscripts are submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere or are under consideration for publication elsewhere except in the form of an abstract.
- Accepted manuscripts become the property of the Australian Journal of Herbal & Naturopathic Medicine and will be copyrighted by the Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia.
- Contributions are subject to peer review and editing (in collaboration with authors).
- Any author whose name appears on the manuscript assumes responsibility and accountability for the final published manuscript.
- By submitting a manuscript to the Australian Journal of Herbal & Naturopathic Medicine the author/s agrees to each of the above conditions.
- All feature articles will be reviewed blindly by one to two independent peer reviewers.
- Peer reviewers will make a recommendation about publication
- Reviewed articles will be returned to the author for editing if recommended by peer reviewers.
- Manuscripts should be submitted here using Scholar One https//:mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ajhnm
- An abstract no longer than 250 words should be included.
- Botanical names must be used in the first appearance, thereafter either the botanical or common name can be used.
- Sources of all statements must be cited in text and a full reference list included at the end. If the statement is the author’s observation or opinion this should be made clear.
- Citations to someone else's work in the text, indicated using a number (superscript24 or in (brackets))
- a sequentially numbered reference list at the end of the document providing full details of the corresponding in-text reference
- All statements should be of a professional nature and exclude any inflammatory, derogatory, advertising or other inappropriate writing style.
- Please include a statement outlining any potential, actual or perceived conflicts of interest.
- Please refer to the AJHNM manuscript submission guidelines for more details