VRI Press

1VRI- Phytomedicine (VRI-PM) is an international scientific eJournal that publishes all areas of ethnopharmacology, ethnobotany, medicinal activities and plant biotechnology. It broadly accepts all the areas of plant sciences, i.e. ethnobotany, medicinal plants, activity, isolation of minerals, volatile oils and many more.

VRI- Phytomedicine publishes regular research papers, Letters to editor, Short Communications, Mini Reviews and Reviews that deals with all the aspects of plant biology and medicinal values. VRI- Phytomedicine is encouraging scientists to publish experimental data in as elaborated as possible.

VRI- Phytomedicine will be published bimonthly (6 issues per year).  VRI- Phytomedicine is the rapid peer reviewed publication system, which will allow faster reviewing and notify editorial decision rapidly.

Latest Issue Online

Volume 3, Issue 2 is now available.

A Special Invitation for Sponsorship

VRI-PM seeks organizations interested in supporting unbiased research and educational practices. Learn more about opportunities to align your organization with this important initiative.


Sponsors of VRI-Phytomedicine will help advance topics and debates that address the most critical issue associated with continuing education in the healthcare field. A relationship with VRI-PM positions sponsoring organizations as champions of unbiased research and educational practice among this discerning audience.

Please contact admin, with any inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities at vri@vripress.com



VRI Press is become a member of CrossCheck, which check plagiarism (powered by iThenticate) in articles and books. VRI Press, Commited to provide high quality and original research papers. 

VRI Press "2nd Book" Accepted and Will be released Very soon on VRI Press Book Store.

VRI Press "First Book" Released on July 4th, 2014 at Boone, NC in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji Ashramam (Art of Living).

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji released our first book titled "Unravelling Ayurvedic Mystery" authored "Dr. Shanmugamurthy Lakshmanan, PhD"

"This book will be available soon in Printed Copy" and also in Soft copy as PDF, iPhone/lPad and Android. If you  want to order one, send us email at "vri@vripress.com


Author Guidelines

Overview of manuscript submission process

Here are the brief outlines of the manuscript submission process for VRI Press journals.

  1. Prepare a cover letter briefly describing the significance of the work.
  2. Prepare manuscript text in Microsoft Word.
  3. Acceptable figure formats are TIFF, high quality JPEGs, EPS files.
  4. The figures should be sent to us as single PDF or PPT file.
  5. Supplemental data files (which includes text and figures) should be submitted as separate single word or PDF file.
  6. Upload the main manuscript file, supplemental data files and the cover letter                                                                 
  7. All the manuscript must be formatted according to the VRI Press journal guidelines.
  8. If your manuscript is accepted for publication in VRI Press journals, you will be receiving an email to follow instructions to submit final edited and page-proof versions
  9. All authors on the manuscript or research article are responsible for the scientific content and obtain consent before publishing.

Preparing your Manuscript (Mini Review or Review)

We encourage all authors to submit manuscripts which are not previously published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Letters, Mini Reviews and Reviews and Manuscripts must be written in English, Authors from non-English speaking countries can take help from the certified professional editors within their campus/institution/university to avoid grammatical errors and typos before submitting the manuscript.

Copyright and consent from co-authors

All authors must agree and approve the submission of the final version of the manuscript. After acceptance of manuscript, Corresponding author(s) must sign the copyright to the VRI Press journals.


VRI Press journal article types

VRI Press review journals publish Letters, mini reviews and reviews. Reports,

Authors need to describe the significance of work in their summary/abstract. Introduction, methods, results and discussion sections should be precise. We encourage authors to avoid speculations and focus on their scientific data to describe in results and conclusions sections. 

Publication charges
Author Fee: 75 USD per article (which includes color figures)
Schematics, Color Figures and Tables: Free of charge.

Criteria for the preparation color figures: We encourage authors to use color figures where they will enhance the presentation of the data. Any figure submitted in color will be reviewed and processed with the understanding that the figure will be published in color.

If you want to withdraw manuscript after reviewed, there will be 25 USD withdraw fee for each manuscript.

Reprints: A high quality copy of the final original published manuscript will be sent to corresponding author via email.

Manuscript Page Specifications

Authors should use 8.5 / 11-inch paper size, the text should be typed in double space throughout. The text should be submitted as single column format with 1 inch space on left and right column and 0.5 inches spacing between columns, from title, summary/abstract, introduction, methods, results, figure legends and discussion. All pages in the manuscripts and figures should be numbered appropriately (Typical Research Article should be below specifications). 

Mini Reviews and Reviews

Must have Title, authors, affiliation, abstract, key words, Introduction and so on. Mini Reviews must be Less than 3500 words and full review must be more than 3500 words without references.

Manuscript Title

The title of the manuscript should be short and intelligible to the readers and should convey your essential meaning of the data presented in the manuscript. Which should not exceed 100 characters.


Authors should provide their complete names, affiliations and also specify corresponding author/s on the manuscript such as author’s name, phone and fax numbers, and current e-mail address.


Authors should describe the significance of the findings reported in the manuscript clearly and concisely in the summary or abstract. Abstracts can have one or two references relevant to a scientific question. The summary or abstract should not exceed 250 words.


You must mention at least five keywords and not more than eight key words


The purpose of introduction should be extensive review of the literature and authors should include the purpose of the study, specifying the relationship of the literature to the relevance of the questions addressed in the manuscript.

Meaningful information with heard lines and so on.


Citations can include, books/chapters, reviews, reports, opinions and letters published in any scientific journals. These should be numbered, and journals were abbreviated as published with legibly written with details like title, volume, page number and year.

Follow the journal citation style of “Current Opinion in Immunology” if you use any type of reference managers like “Endnote”

Important: Inside text must be use numbers as "[1]" and so on.

Reference Examples:

1. Koduru S, Wong E, Strowig T, Sundaram R, Zhang L, Strout MP, Flavell RA, Schatz DG, Dhodapkar KM, Dhodapkar MV: Dendritic cell-mediated activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID)-dependent induction of genomic instability in human myeloma. Blood2012, 119:2302-2309.

Book Chapter:

2. Billoski TV: Introduction to Paleontology edn 6th. New York: Institutional Press; 1992.

3. Schwartz MT, Billoski TV: Greenhouse hypothesis: effect on dinosaur extinction. In Extinction. Edited by Jones BT, Lovecraft NV: Barnes and Ellis; 1990:175-189.

Conference Proceedings:

4. Magott J, Skudlarski K: Combining Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets and PERT Networks For The Performance Evaluation Of Concurrent Processes. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Petri Nets and Performance Models, December 11-13, IEEE Xplore Press, Japan, 1989: pp: 249-256.

Website Citation:

5. UNEP: Cleaner Production Assessment in Industries. Production and Consumption Branch. United Nations Environment Program, 2012. http://www.unepie.org/pc/cp/understanding_cp/cp_industries.htm (Accessed on February 13, 2011).


Authors must define biochemical abbreviations in parenthesis first used in the text. Common biochemical abbreviations such as AChE, GAPDH, ADP, ATP, NAD, NADH, RNA, DNA need not be defined. Any such abbreviation/s which is/are not common, authors has to mention clearly when they are first used in the manuscript.


We suggest authors to make figures in RGB color mode, with high resolution using minimum of 300 dpi (dots per inch). If the figure contains multiple panels, they need to be annotated as Figure 1A, B, C, D, E and so on. Assemble single figure as one montage. Figure dimensions need to be specific with minimum of 6 X 6 inches. Any modifications such as brightness/contrast, or gamma corrections (with not less or more than 1) should be applied to the whole figure to get a uniform appearance.

Tables and Graphs

The line graphs and tables should be made with appropriate size, with the unit measurements must be mentioned near x or y-axes. The line should be 2 px thick and all letters should be minimum of 6 point size. Authors can use colors while making graphs and shade to express the % of expression in graphs and tables.

Data and Movie slides

We encourage authors to upload movies of appropriate files of protein 3D maps of protein / or biochemical data structures, microarray and NGS, RNA-seq data in movies or 3D slides in avi, ppt, tiff and docx files.

Supplementary files

Additional data will be reviewed thoroughly and considered as a part of the original manuscript as supporting information. The supplemental data should be submitted with the original manuscript with the following information: manuscript title, names of the authors with correspondence information which might include text, data, graphs, tables, figure legends and references and should be as a single PDF file. 

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