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Ancient Science of Life, is the oldest peer reviewed scientific journal in Ayurveda which publishes full-length original papers and reviews on Ayurveda, allied disciplines and all forms of traditional medicines. The journal provides an inter-disciplinary platform for linking traditional knowledge with the latest advancements in science. Preferences are given for contributions that interface Ayurveda with disciplines like botany, ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, ethnopharmacology, biology, biotechnology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, clinical research, animal experiments and the like.
Articles on traditional medicines from the perspective of history of medicine, medical anthropology, medical sociology, epidemiology and community medicine will also be accepted. Original literary studies covering aspects of linguistics, philology, literary criticism and critical editing of the original writings of Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine will also be accepted for publication. All submissions are subjected to stringent peer review process before publication.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, Web of Science

Emerging Sources Citation Index 

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  About the Association

AVP Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation registered as a Section 25 company. It is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. AVPRF is the CSR subsidiary of The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Coimbatore Ltd. primarily engaged in research activities also offers specialised educational and clinical services. AVPRF is inspired by and built on the foundational work done by the AVT Institute for Advanced Research (AVTAR) under The Ayurvedic Trust over a period of nearly one decade. The foundation also publishes a clinical speciality journal in Ayurveda, titled ASL- Musculoskeletal Diseases.

  Scope of the journal

Ancient Science of Life publishes in full-length original papers and reviews on Ayurveda, allied disciplines and all forms of traditional medicine. The journal provides an interdisciplinary forum for all aspects of medicinal plants. Special attention is on theory and history of medicine, clinical studies, ethnomedicine and all aspects of traditional pharmacy. Relevant papers from the fields of medical sociology, medical anthropology, phytochemistry, microbiology and other disciplines are also accepted after review. The journal published in English and 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 and brings bigger impact.

Apart from Orginal papers and reviews, the journal also communicates Book Reviews, Short Communications, Conference Reports and Readers view points.


Scientists, scholars, professionals, practitioners, faculty, post graduate and research students in the field of Ayurveda, Siddha, Yoga, Homeopathy, Unani, modern medicine, life sciences, pharmacy and other related disciplines.

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