Submissions and Evaluation Process

Manuscripts can only be submitted electronically through the “Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP)” website [] after creating an account. This system allows online submission and review.

You can download the “Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP)” article submission and evaluation process.

CUPMAP is an international journal, which publishes at the highest scientific level on original research articles dealing with Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in the fields of science and technology such as Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Biochemistry, Botany, Ethnobotany, Environmental Science, Forestry, Horticulture, Health Care & Public Health, Nutrition and Food Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and so on. Originality, high scientific quality, and citation potential are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted for evaluation should not have been previously presented or already published in an electronic or printed medium. The journal should be informed of manuscripts that have been submitted to another journal for evaluation and rejected for publication. The submission of previous reviewer reports will expedite the evaluation process. Manuscripts that have been presented in a meeting should be submitted with detailed information on the organization, including the name, date, and location of the organization. All authors submitting their works to “Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP)” for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. “Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP)” ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

The studies have to be prepared according to scientific rules and ethics. The results of any research (especially biology, veterinary, aquaculture and zootechnics) to be published as a manuscript need to have the report of a committee of ethic and that report’s copy should be attached with the manuscript itself. Inclusion of the approval letter from the relevant Ethics Committee or Institution's Review Board regarding the research protocol and the rights of the subjects. The author or all the authors whose studies are to be published in the journal will own all kind of liabilities in terms of their manuscripts.

After the peer review process has ended and an adequate number of reviews has been received, the assigned editor makes the final decision about the manuscript (accept, invite a revision, or reject) based on a consideration of all the reviewer comments, general critique, and other external factors (e.g. the article is consistent with the Journal purpose, similar articles recently published, number of accepted articles awaiting publication, potential impact of the article, etc.). Editors may consult with each other when making the decision. A decision summarizing the opinions of editors and reviewers will be sent to the corresponding author.

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the “Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP)” should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the CUPMAP's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.