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Journal of Musculoskeletal Diseases in Ayurveda is peer reviewed Semiannual journal published by The Ayurvedic Trust, Coimbatore, India. The journal publishes clinical and clinically relevant original papers, case reports, review articles, research communications and editorials pertaining to the Musculoskeletal Diseases its understanding and its management in Ayurveda and allied traditional medical systems.

Journal of Musculoskeletal Diseases in Ayurveda (JMDA), is the Journal devoted exclusively to a clinical specialty area in the field of Ayurveda and allied medical systems. The launch of this Journal is inspired and supported by the Center of Excellence Grant awarded by the Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The new Journal from The Ayurvedic Trust is yet another milestone in three decades of its activity in scientific communication and publishing. The Ancient Science of Life, a multidisciplinary research journal published by The Ayurvedic Trust is the first journal in the field to go completely online and offers free access to archives of all its back issues. The JMDA adopts open access policy and authors are free to archive it six months after publication.

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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.

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About the Association

The Ayurvedic Trust was established in 1950. It is the philanthropic wing of AVP Group of Institutions. The Trust has been promoting Ayurvedic Research right from its inception and the Hospital associated with it has evolved into a referral center for Rheumatology in Ayurveda. In 1976, Trust had signed an agreement with World Health Organization (WHO) and Indian Council for Medical Research for Clinical Research in Rheumatoid Arthritis. In 2003, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA awarded PICRC Research Grant to the Ayurvedic Trust through the University of Washington to study Ayurveda in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Both these initiatives were first of its kind activities in the field of Ayurveda.

The Ayurvedic Trust, has now received the Center of Excellence grant from the Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India as a Clinical Research Hospital specializing in Rheumatology.

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