Clinical and Experimental Homeopathy

Author Guidelines

Please send your manuscript by email to the editor at : clin.exp.hom@gmail.com

Title Page :

The title page should include the authors’ names with highest academic degrees, address of the first author; include email address, affiliations, key words, and a running title of no more than 50 characters. The title and authors' names should be in bold type, and the same font size as the text. Titles should be short and descriptive. Write the name of the corresponding author at the bottom of the title page.

Running title :

Provide the last name of author (use et al. for more than 2) and a shortened title. Style: Anderson et al – Effect of Nux vomica.
Abstract: This should follow the title page and starts from page-2. The length of abstract of the paper should not exceed 200 words. The abstract should outline the objective, methods used, conclusions, and significance of the study. The abstract is headed with the word abstract, typed in bold capital letters and does not contain literature citations.

Introduction :

The word INTRODUCTION is typed in bold capital letters. The introduction should follow the abstract and should starts from page-3. The context of the paper by stating the general field of interest, reporting findings of others that will be challenged or developed has to be established. The standard abbreviations are used for homeopathic medicines e.g. Ars-iod, Arg-nit. Homeopathy potencies are indicated as 6x, 30c, 1M. At the first appearance, spell out the term and give the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter, use only the abbreviation. It is not necessary to spell out standards of measure, even at its first appearance. For botanical names, use the Linn. Classification in its first appearance in the text; thereafter, use either the common or Latin name.

Materials and methods :

This heading should be typed in all bold capital letters and started at the left-hand margin of the page. This section should give sufficient information to permit repetition of the study by others. Methods and apparatus used should be indicated, but specific brand names and models need to be mentioned only if significant. If the materials and methods section is short or absent in clinical reports, it should not be subdivided beyond the primary head,

Results :

The word RESULTS be typed in bold capital letters and started at the left-hand margin of the page. This section should contain a concise account of the new information. Tables and figures are to be used as appropriate, but information presented in them should not be repeated in the text. Avoid detailing methods and interpreting results in this section.

Discussion :

The discussion part should cover proper interpretation and explanation of the relationship of the results in connection to current work. Emphasis should be placed on the important new findings, and new hypotheses should be provided with supporting data. Conclusions must be supported by fact or data. All letters in DISCUSSION should be in capital, bold, and started at the left-hand margin.

Acknowledgments :

Ethics require that colleagues be consulted before being acknowledged for their assistance in the study. The author should acknowledge only those people and institutions that have made significant contributions to the study. Details of sources of funding must be given and any potential conflicts of interest declared, e.g., financial, personal, political, or academic. This should be in capital, bold, and started at the left-hand margin.

Reference :

References should be cited by consecutive numbers in the text. The numbers should appear in parentheses. References should be from peer-reviewed publications that are generally available to the readers of the Journal.

Authors' names :

Never use et al. in the references or text. See the following examples.

Examples of articles :

Mcintosh E, Bunnag D, Keiser JM Jr, Mitra JM III, 2006. Enhancement of photosynthesis and plant growth by potentized drugs. Env Eco 11: 472--476.

Examples of books :

Sukul NC and Sukul A, 2004. High Dilution Pharmacology and Homeopathy. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 79-83.

Chapter in a book :

Rademacher DL, 2007.Homeopathic treatment in psoriasis. Dutta B, Banerjee M, eds. Homeopathic prescriber on chronic diseases. Third edition. Kolkata: 124-163.

Web reference :

Amelioration of Root-knot Disease of Lady's Finger Plants by Potentised Cina and Santonin - Available at: http://www.hpathy.com/research/sukul-root-knot-disease-cina-santonin.asp Accessed July 17, 2008.