Indo American Journal of Pharmacy An Official International Publication of PHS Scientific House

Instruction To Author

The Journal will accept original and innovative submissions in English on understanding that the work is unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. The Journal publishes reviews, original research papers, short communication and case study aiming novelty in pharma and health sciences. Manuscripts will be reviewed by specialized members of the editorial board, whose opinions will be the basis of the final decision will be made within 2 week by the editor-in-chief. It is recommended for British English check of the manuscript by a competent and knowledgeable native speaker be completed for easy understanding before submission. Hence it is advised to all authors for careful construction and editing, failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected.

Types of Manuscripts

  • Review Articles
  • Original Research Articles
  • Short Communications
  • Case Study

Review Articles

The purpose of review articles are to aware and provide the latest and up-to-date knowledge regarding the relevant field. The review language should be clear, understanding and must be concise and updated, so that non-professional readers can even easily capture the above. The article should not more than 20 pages double spaced including tables and figures. The manuscript would be reviewed by editorial office for suitability followed to expert reviewers before final decision of publication.

Original Research Articles :

The manuscript submitted under this category should be clear, concise, well-organised (not more than 15 pages 1.5 cm line space excluding Abstract, Tables and Figures) and novelty as per outcome of the research. The experimental work has not been published anywhere else. The journal does not encourage the fragmentation of original work to small fragments. Acceptance of the article will be based on originality, investigation and extend of work. The journal follows strict point on animal and human experimentation. Whenever such type of experimentation work is carried, corresponding author has to assure that animals were properly treated and work was conducted by approved animal ethical committee (Attachment of animal ethical committee report). In case of data reported from human experimentation, the author must prove assure that the informed consent has been obtained in written manner and study protocol was carried out under approved ethical committee. The Manuscript must be in “Times new roman” with 12 size-fonts. Arrange the manuscript in manner like Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussions, Conclusion, References, Tables, Figure captions and Figures. The tables and figures must be cited appropriate place in the article as yellow colour mark. To avoid unnecessary errors in grammer and construction it’s advised to use “spell check” and “grammer check” in your processor.

Title page: The manuscript should start as title of the article in bold face, Lower case (font size 14), names of the authors in bold face, Lower case (font size 12) followed by the affiliation in normal face lower case of all authors. Authors’ affiliation should mark as lowercase superscript immediately after names. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding authors name as superscript with valid email id, fax and telephone number. The title page must contain a running title (not more than 40 characters) along with declaration of conflict of interest and source of funding and acknowledgements, if any.

Abstract: This section should start on a new page after title page. This portion should contain headings such as objective, experimental approach, findings and discussion and an appropriate conclusion. Avoid abbreviation, diagram and references in the abstract. Sentences should be 1.5 cm space and should not exceed 250 words.

Keywords: Author(s) must provide about 4-6 key words which can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper.

Introduction: State the brief introduction, objectives of the work and an adequate background must be provided, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Materials And Methods: The section must contain sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced, new methods or modification of established method already published must be indicated by references. Results And Discussions The results should be concisely and clearly presented. Results and discussion: portion should provide the significance and outcome of work. Cite tables and figures at appropriate place in the text. Conclusion Authors must mention the outcome and future prospective of the proposed work but it should not include any discussion (limit upto 500 words).

Short communication: Short communications can be submitted within the limit of 5 pages. Also the corresponding author/authors should mention the objective and purpose of the work to be included in this section. Case study The manuscript submitted under this category should not more 8 pages, including figures and tables. Formulae Carefully write the formula especially in superscript and lowerscript. Write valences or ions in manner such as Ca+2 -2 (+2 -2 as superscript) , SO4 (4 as lowerscript) and Chemical formula such as H2O2 (2 as lowerscript). Colour artwork (or Figure) The journal accepts all artwork files in acceptable format only (JPEG, JPG, TIFF) with high resolution, preferably 300 dpi. Tables Cite tables at appropriate place in manuscript. Provide foot note below the table body. Avoid vertical lines.

Figure Captions: Ensure that each figure has separate caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figures and attach after tables. A caption should sufficient to describe the illustration.

References: Provide references after conclusion portion. Appropriately place and number the references in order in which they appear in the text should be marked as superscript. The citations of references are solely the responsibility of corresponding author/authors.

Journal References: Arshady R. Preparation of biodegradable microspheres and microcapsules: Polylactides and related polyesters. J Controlled Release 1991; 17: 1–22. Johansen P, Men Y, Merkle HP, Gander B. Revisiting PLA / PLGA microspheres: an analysis of their potential in parenteral vaccination. Eur J Pharm Biopharm 2000; 50: 129– 146.

Book Reference: H.P. Rang, M. M. Dale, J.M. Ritter and P.K. Moore. Pharmacology, Fifth edition, Churchill Livingstone; An imprint of Elsevier, India, 2003. Book Chapters SJ Phillips, JP Whisnant. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995: 465-78

Web Refernces: Provide full URL address and the date when the reference was last accessed. Patent Reference R Jha, R Agarwal, R Singh Raghuvanshi. A stable aspirin tablet and process of preparation thereof. European Patent EP 2340814 A2, 2011.

Copyright Agreement Form: Upon acceptance or preferably during submission of manuscript the corresponding author/ authors have to send scanned signed copyright agreement form through online or by speed post to editorial office. The form can be downloaded from journal website. Citing the published copyrighted tables, figures or any information must be accompanied by written concern from original publisher and author/authors.

Conflict of Interest: All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest if any, including any financial or personal in regards with the manuscript.

Gallery Proofs: The corresponding author would receive gallery proof after acceptance of manuscript. It is the responsibility of corresponding author to return the final corrected manuscript without being delay.