Instructions to Authors​

Submission of manuscripts

    Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscripts electronically by online manuscript submission system of IJPRT (http://www.ijprt.com). If the manuscript can’t be submitted online, the electronic version of original manuscript can be sent by e-mail to the editor@ijprt.com.

Review process

    All manuscripts are anonymously reviewed by the editors, members of the editorial board, or qualified ad hoc reviewers. When a manuscript is submitted to the journal, it is given a number and assigned to two reviewers. The reviewers operate under strict guidelines and are expected complete their reviews quickly. Within 4 to 5 weeks after submission, the corresponding author will be notified of the editor’s decision to accept without change, recommended for modification, further review, or reject. When modifications are requested, the corresponding author must either submit the modified version within 2 months or withdraw the manuscript. Manuscripts that have been rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided in the appropriate field on the submission form.

 

Manuscript preparation

    The manuscripts must be type-written in clear, grammatically correct English with no typographical errors. Manuscripts that do not meet the minimal requirements for English grammar and composition will be rejected immediately. Manuscripts with text that is faint or illegible or with substandard illustrations will be returned to the authors. 

    Neatly type every portion of the manuscript with 1.5 times of spacing and 2 cm margins on all sides, including figure legends, table footnotes and references. The manuscript should be prepared and numbered consecutively as follows: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Figure legends, Tables and Figures. 

    Use one font type and size throughout the manuscript. Leave one space after a comma, except in chemical names, for example, 1,2,3,4- tetramethyl. For the identification of pharmaceutical substances, the International Nonproprietary Names (INN) proposed and recommended by the WHO should be used. For the units of measurement, the use of the International System of Units (SI) is recommended: m (meter), g (gram), kg (kilogram), μg (microgram), s (second), min (minute), h (hour), d (day), y (year), l (litre), μl (microlitre), ng/ml not ng•ml-1 and r/min not rpm. Excessive abbreviations should be avoided and abbreviations other than those acknowledged, uniform and standard should be contained in brackets at their first use.

 

Research papers

 

New, significant, innovative and original findings are suitable as Research papers.

Title page Please give the title in capital ,  name of each author and an asterisk placed after the name of the corresponding author, address(es) of the institution(s) at which the work was performed, each author’s affiliation, and a footnote including the complete mailing address, a single telephone number, a single fax number, and a single e-mail address for the corresponding author.

Abstract -A structured abstract not exceeding 250 words should be arranged, which clearly indicates Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusion of study. Avoid abbreviations and references, and do not include diagrams. The abstract with keywords should be typed on a separate sheet.

KeywordsBelow the abstract, type 3-5 keywords or short phrases suitable for indexing.

Introduction -The introduction should not be an extensive literature review although it should provide sufficient background information for the reader to understand and evaluate the results of the present study without referring to previous publications on the same topic.

Materials and methods -The section should include sufficient technical information to allow the experiments to be repeated. Procedural detail that has been published previously should be referred to by citation. When a modified procedure is used, only the author’s modifications of the previously published method need to be given in detail.

Results and discussion Results should be described as concisely as possible in one of the following ways: text, table(s), or figure(s). Avoid extensive use of graphs to present data that might be more concisely or more comprehensively presented in the figures or tables.  The reproducibility and statistical significance of measurements, material or biological data, must be included where relevant. The discussion should provide an interpretation of the results and their significance with regard to previously published work. There should not be any significant repetition of the experimental procedures or reiteration of the introduction.

ConclusionA short, paragraph summarizing the most important finding(s) of the research is required.

Acknowledgments Should write the name of home university under acknowledgement. The source of any financial support, technical assistance and advice received for the work being published must be indicated in the Acknowledgments section.

References -Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with authors. Citations of literature in the text must be presented in numerical order and a separate Reference List should be supplied. Type numbers in square brackets and do not use superscripts. References should include the list of authors (last name and initials), title of the article, Journal/Book title (should be in italic font style), volume number, issue number and page number, year.  e.g.

  1. Reddy M.C.., Roo G.D. and Babu. “Spectrophotometric determination of nimesulide in Tablets Dosage Forms”. The Indian Pharmacists. Vol.3 (26):78-79 (2004).
  1. Shah S.A.., Rathod I.S. and Baldania M. A “Simple and sensitive HPTLC method for estimation of gatifloxacin in Tablet Dosage Forms”. Indian J. Pharm. Sci.66 (3):306 (2004).
  2. Kasture V.S. Bhagat A.P. and Puro N.C. “Spectrophometric method for simultaneous estimation of ofloxacin and ornidazole in tablet Dosage Form. Indian Drugs”.41 (1): 51-53(2004).

Tables -All tables must be numbered consecutively (using Algebric numerals) and be cited in the text. Titles should be short but descriptive. Each table should be on a separate sheet, together with a legend and/or footnotes identified by superscripts a, b, c, etc. Do not use vertical lines and keep horizontal rules to a minimum. 

Figures -Figures (photographs, drawing, diagrams and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of algebric numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text and abbreviated as Fig. 1. Figures should be of equal size and uniform.

Formula and equations Structural and chemical formula, process flow diagrams and complicated mathematical expressions should be very clearly presented. All subscripts, Greek letters and unusual characters must be identified. Structural and chemical formulae as well as process flow diagrams should be prepared in the same way as graphs.

Review article Review articles should be about 15-20 pages long and contain up-to-date information providing comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. Review articles should preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge of the topic. All format requirements are similar to those applicable to Research 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.

Proofreading -is not re-writing. Checking the proofs is solely the authors’ responsibility. Corrections are restricted to printing errors. Answer all queries (in the interest of accuracy) on the proof. Make all corrections legibly (preferably by typing) in the margins, or point out the mistakes in another separate file.