The Journal of Research & Education in Indian Medicine (JREIM) is a quarterly peer-reviewed international journal. JREIM has been established and launched in 1982 by a 'Group of Eleven'* dedicated academicians and researchers of Ayurveda and allied disciplines under the dynamic leadership of Padamshree Prof. K. N. Udupa, the then Rector, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India). The JREIM bridged the gap of the closure of the CCRIM&H, CCRAS / Govt. of India funded "Journal of Research in Indian Medicine & H".
JREIM was independently conceived, edited by a group of Academicians and Scientists from Banaras School of Indian Medicine, and published without any financial assistance of CCRIM&H, CCRAS, BHU or any other funding agency. JREIM maintained and is enjoying its non-aligned and independent academic status. For JREIM; the sole criterion for publishing is academic and scientific accuracy.
This deemed independence and academic status is the outcome of work culture inculcated by our Founder Sr. Chief Editor, Padamshree Prof. K. N. Udupa and associated founder Editorial Team. JREIM was aimed to aid the dissemination of important researches and theoretical works in different areas of common interest to the educators, researchers, specialized and general therapists of Indian Medicine, which includes Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Sidhha, Homeopathy (AYUSH), CAM, Integrative Medicine, and other Traditional / Alternative / Oriental Systems of Medicine in general and Clinical research, researches on Medicinal Plants / Herbs, Spices and Pharmaceutical sciences in particular.
The inaugural issue (Jan.-March 1982) of JREIM was released by Dr. Sombhong Kutranon, Regional Director, W.H.O. during International conference on “Role of Practitioners of Indian Medicines in Primary Health Care” at Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 20-22 February’ 1982.
A universal need has been felt since long by the scientific community with high expectations from organized institutions like the Banaras School of Indian medicine, for the academicians, researchers and specialized therapists of the Banaras School of Ayurveda have been pioneer in the field of education, research and hospital service, their enormous contributions in the field of research along international standards are now recognized. Recently there has been an awakening of International consciousness towards Indian Medicine. The curiosity of health caretakers, medical institutions, social scientists and pharmaceutical concerns is fast changing into a serious interest in Indian Medicine. India and its neighboring countries are now fully alive towards the potentialities of Indian Medicine- Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Sidhha, Homeopathy (AYUSH), Integrative medicine and other Complimentary and alternative traditional systems of Medicine. It is believed that an International journal from Banaras is the right media for propagating and popularizing this unique Indian heritage- the knowledge of life sciences across the frontiers of our country. It also aims that by monitoring up-to-date data with news and views of medical sciences, it will help the various education and research institutions of Ayurvedic Medicine in particular and Indian medical community in general, to keep abreast of time.
The journal will maintain the highest academic standard, as eminent academicians and researchers of India and abroad, with extensive editorial experiences in the field of Indian Medicine are contributing their academic services to it. The journal also aims to encourage the exchange of ideas and information throughout the world among the workers of different disciplines who are focusing their attention on important aspects of the inter-relationship between various systems of medicines, like Ayurveda (including medicinal plants and Pharma Sector), Unani, Yoga, Naturopathy, Siddha, Homeopathy, Western allopathic systems of medicine, Public Health and allied Bio-medical as well as socio-medical sciences Also Integrative Medicine, CAM, Pharma.. Sciences, Medicinal Plants ... ... Publishers of the journal hope that with willing co-operation and goodwill of educationists, researchers, Ayurveda/pharmaceutical industry and elites of the society, the journal shall be able to emphasize the legitimate relevance of Ayurveda/Indian medicine for the betterment of global healthcare delivery systems.
* 'Group of Eleven' Founders of Journal of Research & Education in Indian Medicine