About Journal

About the Journal of Medicinal Herbs" (Formerly known as Journal of Herbal Drugs or J. Herb Drug) 

J. Med Herb (An International Journal of Medicinal Herbs) is an open access, peer reviewed and international journal published by slamic Azad University, Shahrekord Branch and Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Quds Branch (Research Center for Medicinal Plants), under licensed ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, IRAN.

The Journal of Medicinal Herbs welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The J. Med Herb  invites mainly original articles covering research work results and review articles dealing with issues related to progress in the field of herbal substances and natural products, reports from conferences, meetings, symposium, congress, as well as reviews of books and journals and reviews of various publications on medicinal plants. Papers submitted to the J. Med Herb must be written in English. An abstract, being an outline of the main findings, is required in English and Persian (Farsi).

All research articles submitted to Journal of Medicinal Herbs should be original in nature, never previously published in any journal or undergoing such process across the globe. All the submissions will be peer-reviewed by the panel of experts associated with particular field. Submitted papers should meet the internationally accepted criteria and manuscripts should follow the style of the journal for the purpose of both reviewing and editing.

Journal of Medicinal Herbs

Journal DOI: 10.14196/J. Med Herb

Print ISSN: 2008-8884

Online ISSN: 2476-5392

Abstracting and Indexing:

Journal of Medicinal Herbs has been indexed in: CrossRef (DOI), CrossMark, CrossCheck (iThenticate), IC Journals Master List-Index Copernicus International, Google scholar. 

Our review process is very strict and the papers not fulfilling the criteria are outright rejected. The journal has a wide network of very good academicians and researchers spread throughout the world and our referees are constantly working hard to maintain the journal standard. On global scale a large number of journals are present but we are keeping our promise to strictly adhere to the norms framed and so are vigilant to maintain the journal standard. All authors are hereby informed that the paper once accepted cannot be withdrawn at any condition. The Publishing Team of J. Med Herb suggest you to not to submit same article to the multiple journals simultaneously. This may create a problem for you. Please wait for review report, which will take a maximum period of 20 to 30 days.

Editorial Policy

J. Med Herb prevailing criteria for articles include the originality, high academic quality, and genuine interest to a wide international audience. The journal editorial team encourages the authors to pay close attention to the factors that will increase the likelihood of acceptance. Manuscripts that fall short of setting out the international debates and policy lessons are more likely to be rejected or returned to the authors for redrafting prior to being reviewed. J. Med Herb supports the Open Access initiative. Abstracts and full texts (PDF format) of all articles published by J. Med Herb are freely accessible to everyone immediately upon publication. 

The following guidelines should be read in line with the journal’s guide for authors. The statements confirm that confidentiality and fairness should be considered in all the J. Med Herb procedures and interactions. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with J. Med Herb

Policy statement – Conflict of Interest

Authors publishing in Journal of Medicinal Herbs must declare all financial disclosures and conflicts of interest in the cover letter and on the title page of manuscripts submitted for publication. All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘competing interests’ section at the end of the manuscript listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial). Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read “The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.” Editors may ask for further information relating to competing interests. Editors and reviewers are also required to declare any competing interests and will be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists.

Policy statement – Human and Animal Rights

All studies submitted to Journal of Medicinal Herbs for publication must be in compliance with institutional and international regulations for human and animal studies such as the Helsinki declaration. Human studies require ethics committee approval and informed consent which must be documented in your manuscript. Animal studies require ethics committee approval and must conform to international guidelines for animal research. Compliance with these requirements must be documented in your manuscript.  Experimental research on vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines, and where available should have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing compliance with guidelines and/or ethical approval must be included in the manuscript. For studies involving client-owned animals, authors must document informed client consent and adherence to a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care. If a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should also be detailed in the manuscript (including the name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption). Further information and documentation to support this should be made available to Editors on request. Manuscripts may be rejected if the Editor considers that the research has not been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. In rare cases, Editors may contact the ethics committee for further information.

JHD CrossMark Policy

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative by the CrossRef Organization to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of a document. Clicking on the CrossMark logo will provide the current status of a document and may also provide additional publication record information about the document.

JMH CrossMark Policy DOI: 10.14196/JHD.crossmark_policy

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Professor A. Ghasemi Pirbalouti

Journal of Medicinal Herbs