Instruction for Authors
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research (IJPSRR) is a non-profit, peer-reviewed, open access, bi-monthly published, international online journal, which emphasizing of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
It will publish innovative research papers, review articles and case reports dealing with Pharmaceutical sciences.
The journal will cover topics related to Pharmaceutical Sciences.
It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions/guidelines listed below.
The length and effectiveness of the peer review process will largely depend upon the care used by authors in preparing their manuscripts.
Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing/submitting a manuscript for publication.
Please read the following instructions carefully and for any questions, please contact at:
Guidelines/Instructions for Authors of "International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research"
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Instructions/Guidelines for Authors
Updated on 29-05-2012
Please refer the latest
guideline before sending the manuscript.
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research (IJPSRR) is a non-profit, peer-reviewed,
open access, bi-monthly published, international online journal, which
emphasizing of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
It will publish
innovative research papers, review articles and case reports dealing with
The journal will cover
topics related to Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutical Technology,
Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Novel Drug Delivery,
Pharmaceutical /Medicinal Chemistry, formulation technology, pharmaceutical
product development, nutraceutical product development, cosmetic product
development, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical
Analysis, Pharmacy Practice, Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmacogenomics,
Bioinformatics and Biotechnology of Pharmaceutical Interest, Pharmaceutical
Marketing, quality assurance, herbal technology, regulatory affairs, Biological
sciences (Botany, Zoology and Biochemistry), Chemistry etc….).
ISSN number of our
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research is eISSN: 0976-044X. USA CODEN: IJPSRR. Abbreviation: Int J Pharm Sci Rev Res.
Currently our journal was indexed in the following: Elsevier:
Scopus & Embase; EBSCO Publishing Inc, USA; Directory of Open Access
Journal (DOAJ), Sweden; Index Copernicus International Ltd, Poland; Urlich's
Periodicals Directory, Proquest, USA; SOCOLAR, China; NewJour-Georgetown
University Library, USA; The Open Access Digital Library, USA; Chemical
Abstracts Service (CAS), USA; Open-J-Gate, India; Dayang journal system, Korea;
Science central, USA; San Jose State University Library, USA; Pharma Trendz
International; Lenide Journals; Google Scholar; Pharmpedia, Canada; VIKAS PSOAR
(Pharmaceutical Sciences Open Access Resources). Further, in the positive
opinion by (In the process): Thomson Reuters, USA.
Note to Author:
It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to
the instructions / specifications listed below. The length and effectiveness of
the peer review process will largely depend upon the care used by authors in
preparing their manuscripts. Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to read
these instructions carefully before preparing / submitting a manuscript for
Please read the following instructions carefully and for any
questions, please contact at
Submission of a manuscript to International Journal of Pharmaceutical
Sciences Review and Research 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, case report 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.
Peer review process
All manuscripts receive individual identification codes. The Editor
in-chief (Managing Editor) then sends it to an appropriate Editor. However a
submission may be declined by the Managing Editor without review, if deemed
inappropriate for reasons other than scientific merit. The Editors are fully
responsible for decisions about manuscripts. The final decision whether to
accept or reject a paper rests with them. The Editor in-chief (Managing Editor)
only communicates the final decision and informs the authors about further
Revised manuscript submission
When revision of a manuscript is requested, authors should return the
revised version of their manuscript as soon as possible. Prompt action may
ensure fast publication if a paper is finally accepted for publication.
Types of manuscripts
Research articles should present new experimental studies in
elaborate form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge. Research
articles should not exceed 15 pages.
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. It should be long enough to cover
up-to-date information. 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. Review Papers should not exceed 25
Case reports: Case reports can be prepared with
suitable introduction and case out puts in suitable formats. Suitable sub
titles can be made.
Transfer of Copyright Agreement
A properly completed Transfer of
Copyright Agreement must be provided for each accepted manuscript and that
should be duly signed, scanned and sent via email to the Editor in-chief. The
copyright form can be downloaded from the following link or will be provided later after acceptance.
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Manuscripts preparation and submission
Type-written manuscripts prepared using MS Word should be sent as a MS
word document to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Prepare the manuscript in Calibri font using a font size of 12, with sufficient
margins on all the sides. 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 be numbered consecutively, manuscript should be starting with the
title page indicating author details and the text should be arranged in the
page, with names of Authors, affiliations/addresses, phone numbers, email ids
and address for correspondence
5. MATERIALS AND METHODS,
Each table or figure should be
presented with corresponding numbers. Tables and figures must be cited in the
text in numerical order. Table 2 cannot be first cited before Table 1. If
citation to a Table or Figure is not found in the text, the table or figure
will be deleted.The total combined tables and figures should not be more than 8.
1. 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 (mobile number, for ready contact during peer review)
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.
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 300 words. All the three categories,
Review Articles, Research papers and case report should have an Abstract.
4-7 keywords are to be provided by the authors. Recommended to use the MeSH terminology (U.S. National Library
of Medicine's controlled vocabulary), if suitable words available in this
database. You can refer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh. Other
standard pharmaceutical terminology also acceptable.
Should start on a new page and should
clearly indicate the aimof
the study. It should include the introduction to the work presented.
5.MATERIALS AND METHODS
The section 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.
6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
In this section all observations
should be described neatly in text with indication of corresponding table or
figure numbers. 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.
Conclusions should contain a critical
review of the results of the study OR with the support of relevant literature.
It can end with brief conclusions.
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 numerals in superscript (References should be referred to by number insuperscript after the paragraph).
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.
Journals: Author (last name) AB (initials),
Author BB, Title of Article, Journal name, volume, year, page numbers.
AB, Author BB, Author CC, Title of Book, Ed, Vol, Publisher, City, year, page
SJ. Posthospital Home Health Care: The
Elderly’s Access and Utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis, Washington
University (1995) 78-80.
Gallery Proofs/Draft copy:
copy would be sent unless indicated otherwise to the corresponding author. It
is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley
proof is to be returned without delay with correction (if any). The authors are
responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.
editorial board reserves right to condense or make necessary changes in the
length of manuscript.
Corresponding Author's Biography: (Optional)
As per some author’s
request, we are capturing the photograph and short summary of the
corresponding author in the published article. It is not compulsory and not
part of our author’s guideline, it is optional only.
Authors (corresponding author) who
interested to keep their photograph and short summary in their upcoming
article, they can send their passport size colour photograph with good clarity
(scan or image format) and their short summary to our mail id in word format
along with your article to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add this author short summary at the end of
the article (last page).
article will be charged with nominal publication
charges. For the details of Publication charges to be paid per article, please
refer the last page of the PDF file of “GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS – IJPSRR”.nbsp;