Instructions to Authors
International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics is an online peer-reviewed journal devoted to the excellence and research in the pure pharmaceutics. This Journal publishes original research work that contributes significantly to further the scientific knowledge in conventional dosage forms, formulation development and characterization, controlled and novel drug delivery, biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, molecular drug design, polymer-based drug delivery, nanotechnology, nanocarrier based drug delivery, novel routes and modes of delivery; responsive delivery systems, prodrug design, development and characterization of the targeted drug delivery systems, ligand carrier interactions etc. However, the other areas which are related to the pharmaceutics are also entertained includes physical pharmacy and API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) analysis. The Journal publishes original research work either as a Full Research Paper or as a Short Communication. Review Articles on a current topic in the said fields are also considered for publication in the Journal.
*Type-written manuscripts prepared using MS Word should be submitted by online submission system
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*(Article should be submitted through any one of the mode- email or online submission system).
Online submission system must be preferred
Manuscripts will be subjected to peer review process to determine their suitability for publication provided they fulfill the requirements of the journal as laid out in the instructions to authors. After the review, manuscripts will be returned for revision along with reviewer’s and/or editor’s comments. Prepare the manuscript in Times New Roman font using a font size of 12. There shall not be any decorative borders anywhere in the text including the title page.
All the tables and figures should be in the text at suitable place.
Submission of a manuscript to International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for publication implies that the same work has not been either published or under consideration for publication in another Journal. Authors, in their cover note to the Editor, have to clearly mention whether the manuscript shall be considered as a Research Paper, Short Communication or Review Article and also confirm that the manuscript has not been submitted to any other Journal for publication. Authors publishing results from in vivo experiments involving animals or humans should state whether due permission for conduction of these experiments was obtained, from the relevant ethics committees, in the Materials and Methods section. In addition, authors wishing to publish research work involving human studies should also send a notary verified letter of approval from the Ethics Committee or the Institutional Review Board.
Manuscript should be divided into Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, conclusions, Acknowledgements, References.
Title page- In separate lines, title page should contain the title of the manuscript, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), and the mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author. The title must be specific, concise and informative.
Title - HEPTOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF -----------(12 FONT SIZE, TIMES NEW ROMAN, NORMAL, BOLD)
Authors - Avijeet Jain, Amit K Jain ---(12 FONT SIZE, TIMES NEW ROMAN, NORMAL, BOLD)
Keywords and abstract- Please include 3-10 keywords for indexing purposes; Full-length manuscript submission should contain an abstract of up to 250 words in a structured form, consisting of: Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.
Headings – INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS.
Subheadings- Preparation of extracts
Introduction- It should summarize the rationale, provides a concise research background (not an exhaustive review) and states in single sentence the objective of the study. Please do not include any results or the conclusion of the study.
Materials and methods- All the ethical permission associated in the research work must be specified. It should provide technical information about the study. Published methodological details are not needed to describe that have been published previously. Specifications (including the manufacturer, city, and the country) should be given for the main drugs, chemicals, and instruments. Indicate the statistical methods used and identify statistical significance using superscripts (* and **) following the data (*P<0.05, **P<0.01).
Results- It should reveal the findings of works.
Discussion- It should be with the interpretation of the results and their comparison with those of other studies. No need to repeat the results, review literature, textbook knowledge or cite references that do not have a close relationship with the present result.
Conclusion – conclude the study linking back to the aim of the study.
Abbreviations- At the first appearance in the abstract and the text, abbreviations should be preceded by words for which they stand.
Tables- Tables must be concise and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text (table 1, table 2...etc.). The title of the table should clearly indicate the nature of the contents and sufficient detail should be included in the footnote to facilitate interpretation without reference to the text. Use horizontal rules only.
Table Format – It should be designed using table tools of MS Word and exactly same as below
Table 1: ---(12 font size, times new roman, normal, bold)
|Groups||Change in body weight (unit)|
Figures -Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams and charts) should be clear, easily legible and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text(fig. 1, fig. 2...etc.). Please supply figures 1.5 to 2 times the size at which they will be finally reproduced. For line work, submit black-ink drawings of professional quality. Micrographs or other glossy photographs must be of the highest quality. Use standard symbols: ○, ●, ×, □, ■, △, ▲. Freehand or typewritten lettering is unacceptable. If a figure comprises more than one glossy photograph, these should be marked A, B, C...etc. Figure legends should be marked clearly with their correspond letters. Legends should contain sufficient detail to permit figure interpretation without reference to the text. Scale markers should be indicated in the photographs. Color plates are also welcome. The choice of cover art illustration will be made by the Editor.
Figure format –
Fig. 1: ---(12 Font size, Times New Roman, Normal, Bold)
Manuscripts that fail to conform to the requirements of the Journal, as specified under 'Instructions to Authors', will be rejected outright.
Tables and figures should be cited in the text in numerical order. Table 2 should not be first cited before Table 1.
Units and Symbols - The use of the International System of Units (SI) is recommended.
|Physical quantity||Base unit||SI Symbol|
|Amount of substance||mole||mol|
|Use lowercase for symbols or abbreviations,||Kilogram||kg|
|Symbols are not followed by a period, exception end of sentence||meter||m|
|Do not pluralize symbols||kilograms||kg|
|When numbers are printed symbols are preferred||100 meters||100 m|
|Space between number and symbol||2mol
|Place a zero before a decimal||0.01|
|Decimal numbers are preferable to fractions||0.75|
|Space used to separate long number exception four-digit numbers||1 500 000
References 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 parenthesis/bracket like- . 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. 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.
The commonly cited types of references are shown here, for other types of references such as electronic media, newspaper items, etc. please refer to ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.icmje.org).
Articles in Journals
- Devi KV, Pai RS. Antiretrovirals: Need for an Effective Drug Delivery. Indian J Pharm Sci 2006;68:1-6. List the first six contributors followed by et al.
- Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994;102 Suppl 1:275-82.
- Issue with supplement: Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women’s psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996;23(1, Suppl 2):89-97.
Books and Other Monographs
- Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers;1996.
- Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone;1996.
- Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.
Journal abbreviations source
Journal names should be abbreviated according to CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool abbreviations: http://cassi.cas.org/search.jsp
The journal publishes exciting findings, preliminary data or studies that did not yield enough information to make a full paper as short communications. These have the same format requirements as full papers but are only up to 5 pages in length. Short Communications should not have subtitles such as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion - all these have to be merged into the running text. Short Communications preferably should have only 3-4 illustrations.
Should be about 18 pages long, contain up-to-date information, comprehensively cover relevant literature and preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge on the topic. All format requirements are same as those applicable to full papers. Review articles need not be divided into sections such as Materials and Methods and Results and Discussion, but should definitely have an Abstract and Introduction, if necessary.
Conflict of Interest statement
It must be declared by authors.
IJAP is an open access journal, free to access, read and print. There is no pay-per-view, pay-per-print fee for the published articles. There are no editorial/peer review charges being solicited from the authors. However, the journal charges minimum amount towards author registration (on accepted article, after peer review) for publishing and maintaining the content online, outsourcing facilities, tools and resources towards publication of the article. The amount will be as follows:
|Physical quantity||Base unit||SI Symbol|
|Amount of substance||mole||mol|
|Indian authors||Foreign authors|
|1 or 2 authors||More than
|1 or 2 authors||More than
|Original Research Article,
Letter to Editor etc.
|Rs. 1000 per author||Rs. 500 per author||US$ 100 or 75 per author||US$ 50 per author|