Instructions to Authors

Instructions for Authors


The Journal publishes reviews, research articles and short communications. The scope of the journal is to publish clinical and Pharmaceutical Sciences which include organic, inorganic, analytical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutical microbiology and biotechnology. It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission. The manuscripts should be checked carefully for grammatical errors. All papers are subjected to peer review.


Types of manuscripts

Research papers should present new experimental studies in elaborate form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge. Research Papers should not exceed 10 pages. Short communications are the one that should present new important findings in brief, a maximum of 5 pages including illustrations.

Review articles should bring up the most important current topics or present interpretative and critical accounts, but not simple compilation, on subjects of general interest. They should be around 12 pages.

Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publication. Manuscripts with multi-authors imply the consent of each of the authors. Submission of an article to IJPRD is understood to imply that it has not been either published or not being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be neatly typed, single-spaced throughout, including tables, graphs, figures. Manuscript should be uniform size with at least 2.5 cm margins on all sides. We do not want any hard copy or CD of the Manuscripts. Only complete file should be submitted to the e-mail: paper@ijprd.com

Manuscripts preparations

Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with “Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal” developed by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (October 2001).

Please refer to ICMJE Guidelines  at http://www.icmje.org

Type-written manuscripts prepared using MS Word should be sent as a MS word document to
editor@ijprd.com. Prepare the manuscript in Arial font using a font size of 12. Title shall be in a font size 14, bold face capitals. All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 12, bold face capitals. Subtitles in each section shall be in font size 12, bold face lower case. Standard International Units could be used throughout the text. Pages should not be numbered, manuscript should be starting with the title page and the text should be arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion (Figure and Table titles and legends), Acknowledgements, References.

Title Page:

The title must be as brief as possible, comprehensive and descriptive. Each author must provide their full name including their forenames and surname followed by their address in normal face lower case. The Corresponding Author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk, and should be listed first. In addition the corresponding author must include telephone, fax and E-mail address at the bottom left corner of the title page. If any of the co-authors are from different organizations, their addresses too should be mentioned and indicated using numbers after their names.

Abstract:

Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the reason of the study, the main findings, and principal conclusions, not more than 250 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.
Keywords: 3-6 keywords are to be provided by the authors.

Materials and Methods:

Introduction:
Should start on a new page and should clearly indicate the aim of the study.

Objective:
Should clearify the Obkective of the Study.

Experimental Work or Actual Materials and Methods :

The section Materials and Methods should include concise details on the methodology adopted, sufficient to repeat the experiment. Extracts and/or fractions tested for in vitro or in vivo biological activities should be chemically defined, at least by means of the results of preliminary phytochemical screening. Complete formulation details of all crude drug mixtures and extracts should be mentioned. The plant name should be fully mentioned when cited first, and the authors are asked to add the details regarding its identification, voucher herbarium specimen number and name of the herbarium institution where it has been deposited. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen should be clearly stated.

Results:
All results presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section. All Tables and figures must have a title and a legend to make them self-explanatory and they should be given numbers. Tables and figures should be typed on separate sheets.

Discussion:
should contain a critical review of the results of the study with the support of relevant literature. It can end with brief conclusions.

Acknowledgements:
All acknowledgments should be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section.

References:
References should be referred to by number. Nothing should be italicized.
Should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order).
Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in superscript in square brackets. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure.
Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used by the NLM in Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals.
Avoid using abstracts as references. Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source.
Avoid citing a “personal communication” unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text. For scientific articles, contributors should obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal communication.


Examples:
Journals: Author (last name) AB (initials), Author BB, Title of Article, Journal name, volume, year, page numbers.

Books:
Author AB, Author BB, Author CC, Title of Book, Ed, Vol, Publisher, City, year, page numbers.

*Publication of article is subjected to one time nominal article processing fees (Indian author Rs. 1200 Non Indian author USD : $30 )  in order to maintanance and promotion of journal.
*No hard prints will be provided.
*Certficates will be issued by speed post only.
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