Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

IJPDA accepts research and review articles in the following disciplines:

  • Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology, etc
  • Pharmaceutical /Medicinal Chemistry, Computational Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis, Molecular Drug Design
  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Practice, Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy
  • Cell Biology, Genomics, and Proteomics, Pharmacogenomics
  • Material sciences, Environmental Sciences
  • Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology

All manuscripts are subjected to a rapid double-blind peer review process and those of high quality (which are not previously published and are not under consideration for publication by another journal) will be considered for publication

Preparing your Manuscript

All the articles intended for review and publication must be submitted in the following format only.

The manuscript shall be prepared in the following sections:

1. Research Article

These articles should clearly describe new and carefully confirmed results and experimental procedures which should be given in detail to the maximum required extent, for any reader to verify the work.

The article can be up to 2500 words excluding references and abstract.

For proper referring and fast publication, the authors should ensure that their manuscript is grammatically correct. British English or US English is acceptable.

The manuscript should be prepared in English using “MS Word” with a 2cm margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left, and Right side) of the page. “Times New Roman” font should be used. The font size should be 12pt but the main subheadings may be 14pt.

All plant and microorganism's scientific names should be written in italic.

All research articles should be typed double-spaced and should have the following sections: Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any), and References.

2. Title Page:

  • The type of article (Research or Review) along with the title must be mentioned.
  • The title page should contain the title of the paper in boldface, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by the address(es) in normal face lower case.
  • An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding author's name as a superscript whose email id, fax, telephone number can be given at the bottom left corner of the title.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the Corresponding author to ensure that all co-authors are aware and have approved each and every part/content of the submitted manuscript.

3. Abstract Page

This section should start on a new page and should detail the problems, experimental approach, major findings, and conclusion in one paragraph and should appear on the second page. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and references in the abstract. It should be single-spaced and should not exceed 150 words.

4. Keywords

Author(s) must give about 4-5 keywords that can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. They must be placed at the end of the abstract.

5. Introduction

The manuscript should include a brief introduction stating the purpose of the investigation and relating the manuscript to similar previous research. Only information essential to the arguments should be presented.

6. Materials and Methods

This section must contain duly cited specific details about the materials studied, instruments used, source of specialized chemicals (if any), and related experimental details which, in turn, allow other researchers to reproduce the results with appropriate citation. Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.

7. Results and Discussions

The results should be concisely presented. Results and discussion may be separate or combined based on the authors’ requirements. Tables and figures should be designed to maximize the comprehension of the experimental data.

The interpreted results should be explained clearly in discussions and should relate them to the existing knowledge in the field as clearly as possible. Tables, Graphs, and figures (Illustrations) should be inserted into the main text at respective places they should appear when published and should have appropriate numbers and titles with an explanatory heading.

The table, graph, and figures heading may have smaller font titles but should not be less than 10 pt in size. Labels of the table, graph, and figures MUST be in the text form and should not form part of the image.

Color photographs and illustrations (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc) must be clean originals or digital files. Those photographs must be clear and sharp. Digital files are recommended for the highest quality reproduction and should follow the following guidelines:

  1. 300dpi or higher sized to fit journal page
  2. Preferred formats: JPG, PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIF.

8. Conclusion

The manuscript should have a relevant brief conclusion (limit of 300) and should reflect the importance and future scope.

9. Acknowledgments

This section should be positioned at the end of the manuscript before the reference section and should not be more than 50 words. Under this section, the authors should duly acknowledge the help of those who do not qualify for authorship or to acknowledge funding, donated resources, or significant contributions to the research.

10. Conflict of Intrest statement must be declared by authors.

11. Funding

12. Author Contribution

13. References

References to the literature cited for the manuscript should be numbered in order of appearance in the manuscript and cited in the text with superscript numbers. The reference number should follow the following format.

For Journal Reference

Barbucci R, Lamponi S, Borzacchiello A, et al. Hyaluronic acid hydrogel in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Biomaterials. 2002;23: 4503–4513.

Ryden L, Edman P. Effect of polymers and microspheres on the nasal absorption of insulin in rats. Int J Pharm. 1982; 83: 1 – 10.

Lim, S.T., Forbes, B., Berry, D.J., Martin, G.P., Brown, M.B., 2002. In vivo evaluation of novel hyaluronan/chitosan microparticulate delivery systems for the nasal delivery of gentamicin in rabbits. Int. J. Pharm. 231, 73–82.

For Book Reference

Joseph R. Robinson and Vincent H Lee, Controlled Drug Delivery Fundamentals and applications, 2nd Edn, Vol 29, Lippincott William’s publisher: 555 – 561, (1994)

For Patent Reference

Takizawa T. Repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions showing excellent support adhesion. JP Patent 2004217838, assigned to Saiden Chemical Industry Company; 2004.

Citing IJPDA published articles in your manuscript references is appreciable

Important Note

The authors should mention the undertaking that all animal studies were carried out in accordance with their country or institutional ethical committee guidelines.

The authors shall also state that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere (except in the form of a poster abstract (in conferences/seminars) or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis).

Review Article

The organization of the review article is at the author’s discretion and must be at a length of 3000 words excluding references and abstract. Abstract and keywords are required. Tables, figures, illustrations, and references are to be arranged in relevance and according to the content of the paper.

Ethical Matters

Authors involved in the usage of experimental animals and human subjects in their research and interested in publishing such research articles should seek approval from the appropriate Ethical committee in accordance with “Principles of Laboratory Animal Care”. The Method section of the manuscript should include a statement to prove that the investigation was approved and that informed consent was obtained.

Galley Proofs

Galley proofs would be sent unless indicated otherwise to the corresponding author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the corrected (if any corrections) galley proof is returned at the earliest to ensure rapid publication. The authors are solely responsible for the contents that appear in their published manuscripts.