Editorial Policy and Processes

We aim to deliver certified, accurate and reliable data

Our mission is to make healthcare understandable and accessible to all. We focus on furnishing trusted, well-researched, and comprehensive healthcare information. Our team of qualified doctors, pharmacists, medical experts, and editors have expertise and extensive experience in medical writing and scientific research. Our team curates the content that we publish on health and medicine through a highly organized editorial and in-depth review process.

Our Experts

Dr. Vishwas Madhav Thakur

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon

Dr. Garima Sharma

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad

Dr. Anil Mehta

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi

Hina Firdous

MPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care

Editorial Workflow

01

Research and Planning

We conduct comprehensive research to identify unfulfilled gaps or needs in the content that is available to prepare a database of ideas. We also gather data from queries from our readers. Once the database is prepared, our team of clinical specialists then validates these ideas.
02

Structuring the Content

Keeping in mind the uniqueness of each content category, we provide our expert team of clinical specialists a well-defined structure to follow in order to ensure consistency.
03

Curating the Content

Our specialized team curates content from genuine research articles published in medical journals, meta-analysis, review articles, systematic reviews, and practice guidelines, a summary of product characteristics, textbooks, and consensus statements.
04

Creating Content

Our team of doctors and healthcare editors work jointly to formulate authentic content.
05

Referencing and Citations

We follow the principle of CWYW - 'Cite while you write'. Our policies and processes ensure that every statistic, scientific claim, or fact is backed by standard and appropriate references.
06

Content Review

The content created, then undergoes a reviewing cycle to ensure consistency and reliability to meet our stringent quality standards.
07

Readability Assessment

The information is published in a simple manner for the ease of understanding of the readers while ensuring its scientific integrity. We then conduct user testing to make sure that the content is easy to comprehend.
08

Feedback Assessment

We take into consideration user feedback to learn about the readers' preferences and continuously strive to improve our content quality.
09

Regular Updates

At Lybrate, we review the content periodically to ensure it is up to date with the latest research and advancements.

Guiding Framework to generate Content

The Lybrate team follows a strong code of conduct for health and medical content generation to ensure the validity and authenticity of the information. We ensure that the content conforms to the highest standards of medical virtue using the below guidelines -
Accurate
Create well-researched, authentic and reliable medical content
Authoritative
Recognize and identify the author, his/her qualification, and the source of the content
Up to the Minute
Include the latest news, guidelines, and medical research at regular intervals
Contextual
Create content keeping in mind the user needs
Complementary
Provide data that supports the relationship between the doctor and the patient
Reliable
Quote references of appropriate sources of the information that has been published
Transparent
Deliver information that is not biased towards any product, brand, or service

Research Papers

  • Talib Hussain, Gehad M. Subaiea, Hina Firdous , 2018. Hepatoprotective evaluation of Trapa natans against drugs-induced hepatotoxicity of antitubercular agents in rats. Pharmacognosy Magazine. Volume 14, Issue 54. ISSN: 0973-1296.
  • Singh, M., Hussain, T., Firdous, H., Shaikh, S., Danish Rizvi, S.M., Moin, A., Khan, M. and Kamal, M.A., 2018. Preclinical hepatoprotective effect of herbalism against ethanol induced hepatotoxicity: a review. Current drug metabolism, 19(12), pp.1002-1011.
  • Pathak, R., Hussain, T., Bajpai, S., Singh, M., Firdous, H., & Ahmad, I., 2016. Pre- clinical antipyretic herbs: A potential source for modern medicine. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 8(4):815-821.
  • Shamim, A., Mahmood, T., Mukeem, M., Siddiqui, H. H., Bagga, P., Firdaus, H., & Roy, S., 2016. Effect of ethanolic extract of Glycyrizza glabra against stereptozotocin and high fat diet induced diabetes and hyperlipidemia. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 8(4):259-266.
  • Khatoon, S., Siddiqui, H. H., Hussain, T., Firdous, H., 2015. Botanical and phytochemical evaluation of fruits ofSpondias pinnata. Der Pharmacia Lettre, 7(5):276- 280.
  • Singh, M., Hussain, T., Firdous, H., Shaikh, S., Danish Rizvi, S.M., Moin, A., Khan, M. and Kamal, M.A., 2018. Preclinical hepatoprotective effect of herbalism against ethanol induced hepatotoxicity: a review. Current drug metabolism, 19(12), pp.1002-1011.