Aim and Scope

Instruction to Author

Editorial Board

From Editor Desk


JOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS is dedicated for publishing research works related to natural/plant products.JNP is an OPEN ASSESS, ON-LINE, ANNUAL journal and all published articles are freely available for researchers, private and government agencies, educators and widest possible public readers.All papers published in JNP are blind peer reviewed. All submitted papers are reviewed by Editor or members of editorial board or outside reviewers. Reviewer's comments and/or reviewed MS will be sent to corresponding author as email attachment. Final decision regarding publication of paper will be made only by Chief Editor as soon as possible.

Types Of Contributions
The following types of publications may be submitted:
(A) Reviews: Reviews will generally be invited. Beside this, submissions of reviews related to interesting topics of natural/plant products are welcome and encouraged. They should report aspects and developments in the field of medicinal plant research or traditional medical practice. They should concise as possible and do not need to include experimental details. The main purposes of these reviews are to provide a concise and accurate introduction to the subject matter and inform the reader of the latest developments in this area.
(B) Original Papers: Papers are research articles describing original experimental results and must be covering JNP aim and scope.
Publication Language
Language of Publication is only ENGLISH. American English spelling and punctuation is preferred.
Submission of Manuscripts
Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file as e-mail attachment to the chief Editor at: sudhansh4@rediffmail.com Submitted /attached MS file should be named corresponding author's surname MS.doc (i.e. Tiwari MS.doc).

A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 72 hours after receipt of MS and covering letter.

Electronic submission also included a covering letter. Doc as attached file, which also named corresponding author's surname covering letter.doc (i.e. Tiwari covering letter.doc).

Attached COVERING LETTER should included:

  1. Certificate that "The submission has not been previously published nor is it before another journal for consideration; or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor".
  2. Name and address with email of 4 possible reviewers of same field (JNP may designate other reviewers).
Copyright Notice
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a public lecture, review or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out; that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher; that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders. Authors who fail to adhere to this condition will be charged with all costs, which Journal of Natural Products incurs and their papers will not be published.
Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the journal.
Privacy Statement
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Organization of Manuscript
Manuscripts should be Single-spaced, font size 12 pt.(editors have right to adjust style and format at any stage). Pages should be numbered consecutively including title page and organized as follows:
The TITLE Page (p. 1) should contain the article title, authors' names and one author should be identified as the Corresponding Author and should include his/her full name, affiliation, postal address, telephone and fax number and email address just below title. All other authors should provide full names, affiliations and email addresses. The article title should be comprehensive and descriptive: proprietary names must not be used in titles, but may be identified in footnotes.

Page 2 should contain an ABSTRACT. The abstract should be limited to 250 words but must contain a concise summary of what was done, the results obtained, and valid conclusions, which are drawn there from. It must mention the compounds or families of compounds studied, their actions, and the species of animals. It must contain important words, which are used as index terms, but not proprietary names.

KEYWORDS: 3 to 4 keywords should be listed immediately after the abstract.
INTRODUCTION: Do not use a section heading. Two or three paragraphs that concentrate on the relevance of the study to physical, chemical, biological a toxicology suffice for this section.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Do not underline. Use italics for subheadings.
RESULTS: May use subheadings. Do not underline.
DISCUSSION: Do not use subheadings. Do not underline.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: This should appear as a separate paragraph two spaces below the last paragraph of the text. Acknowledgements should be limited to six lines.

REFERENCES: References are appeared in alphabetical order. All papers cited in the text should be given in parentheses, e.g. (Child, 1941; Godwin and Cohen, 1969; MacWilliams, et al., 1990) except when the author is mentioned, e.g., ``and the study of Hillman and Tasca (1989)''.
Reference as given at the end of the text under the first author's name, citing all authors (Surnames followed by initials throughout; do not use ``and'') according to the following examples:
Tiwari S., Singh A., (2005): Alterations in carbohydrates and the protein metabolism of the harmful freshwater vector snail Lymnaea acuminata induced by Euphorbia tirucalli latex extract. Environ. Res., 99: 378-386.
White J.J., (1983): Woodlice exposed to pollutant gases. Bull. Envir. Contam. Toxicol., 30:245-251.
Sokal R.R., Rohlf F.J., (1973): Introduction of Biostatistics. W.H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, pp. 368.
Work in an edited Collection:
Spices J.R., (1957): Colorimetric procedures for amino acids. In: Calowick S.P., Kaplon N.O. (Eds.), Methods of Enzymology. Academic Press, New York, pp. 468.

References by the same author(s) are arranged Chronologically. If more than one reference by the same author(s) published in the same year are cited, use a, b,
TABLES: Type each table on a separate sheet of paper. Each table must be numbered and should contain a brief title on the top. Every table must be referred to in the text.
FIGURES: Draw illustrations with black ink on good quality tracing paper. The originals or sharply focused glossy photographic prints should be submitted upon request. Each figure should be numbered and referred to in the text. Provide a separate sheet for figure captions. Sharp Laser printed figures are acceptable.

NOTE: The content, authenticity, validity, originality, data and experimental accuracy of manuscript are the sole responsibility of the authors and publication shall not imply the concurrence of the editors.


NOTE : All the dispute must be subject to Gorakhpur, U.P., India jurisdiction only.
Copyright Material
If copyright material is involved the author(s) must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if the manuscript is accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to the Publisher. The Copyright Transfer should be signed by the appropriate author(s). Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions to reprint previously published figures, tables, and other material.
Units will be in general accordance with the International System (SI) as adopted by the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures.
Common abbreviations to be used in this journal are: m meter; ppm parts per million; cm centimeter; cpm counts per minute; mm millimeter; L liter; dpm disintegrations per minute; µm micrometer; nm nanometer; kg kilogram; g gram; mg milligram; µg microgram; ng nanogram; LD50 medial lethal dose; ml milliliter; LC50 medial lethal concentration; µl micro liter; Hz hertz; s seconds; M molar; min minutes; mM millimolar; h hours ; M molar; µM micro molar ; SD standard deviation; N normal; SE standard error; Ci Curie; TLV threshold limit value; X mean When using a word that is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark, authors must use the symbol ®.
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author as PDF file. To avoid delay in publication, only necessary changes should be made, and proofs should be returned promptly.
Authors can download PDF file of their published paper from journals website.
If errors are detected in a published paper, than author should send a correction letter to the editor in chief including their MS reference no., title and volume number.