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Author Guidelines

Dear Researchers,


Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Clinical Practice (JPRCP) is a quarterly published, open access, peer-reviewed, an international multidisciplinary, online pharmacy journal.


The journal, particularly welcomes the original research articles, reviews, short communications and case studies relevant to the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research and Clinical Practice. The journal broadly includes the various fields of Pharmaceutical Sciences such as; Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacy Practice includes Hospital, Community and Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, Regulatory Affairs and Pharmaceutical Marketing Research, and Alternative Medicines.


All manuscripts are subject to rapid peer review. Those of high quality (not previously published and not under consideration for publication in another journal) will be published without delay.


Preparation of Manuscript:


Cover Letter:

All the submitted manuscript should have a cover letter signed by corresponding author. The cover letter should indicate the corresponding author full address; with telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address. Attachment as Model Cover Letter

Manuscript Format:

The mode of presenting manuscript is English. The preferred format of all manuscript is a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times New Roman, 12 fonts with double space). Tables, figures and images must be inserted in the manuscript at the position they should appear when published.

Research Article:

The research article should be arranged in the following order: Title Page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.

Title Page:

The Title page should be at the beginning of the research article. Title page should contain title of the article in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by the address in normal face lower case. The author to whom all correspondence be addressed should be denoted by an asterisk mark. The title should be as short as possible and precisely indicate the nature of the work in the communication. Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames. At the bottom left corner of the title page, please mention address for correspondence and provide a functional e-mail address.

Abstract:

Precise and overtly written abstract should not exceed more than 250 words. Abstract should start on a new page after the title page and should be typed in single-space. Abstracts should briefly reflect all aspects of the study, as most databases list mainly abstracts.

Keywords:

Provide and arrange four to six appropriate keywords alphabetically after abstract.

Introduction:

Introduction should start on a new page after the abstract & key-words. The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant recent literature on the subject, objectives of the research study, and the proposed approach or solution.

Materials and Methods:

Materials and Methods should start as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned. The main methods used shall be briefly described with appropriate reference. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. Methods in general use need not be described in detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.

Results:

Results section should start as a continuation to materials and methods on the same page. This section should focus on the execution of stated objectives as given in the introduction part of the research study. It should contain the findings represented in the form of tables, figures and photographs. All tables and figures must have a title or caption and a legend to make them self-explanatory. The data should be statistically analyzed and the level of significance stated.

Discussion:

Discussion section should follow results, deal with the interpretation of results, convey how they help to increase the current understanding of the problem and should be logical. Unsupported hypothesis should be avoided. The Discussion should state the possibilities the results uncover, that need to be further explored. The Results and Discussion sections when appropriate can be combined as Results and Discussion.

Acknowledgements:

Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements. Please list the source(s) of funding for the study, for each author, and for the manuscript preparation in the acknowledgements section. Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the study by making substantial contributions to conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, or involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content, but who does not meet the criteria for authorship. Also include their source(s) of funding, acknowledge anyone who contributed materials vital for the study.

References:

The references should be listed on a separate sheet and should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetical order). Cite the references in the text by the appropriate number e.g. [1], [2,3], [4-6], [7,8-10] and the numbers should be within square brackets. Avoid using abstracts as references.

Citing A Journal Article (Print/online)

The essential details required are in following order:

1. Name/s of author/s of the article

• Where there are 6 or less authors you must list all authors.

• Where there are 7 or more authors, only the first 6 are listed and add “et al” (et al means “and others”).

• Put a comma and 1 space between each name. The last author must have a full-stop after their initial(s).

2. Title of article

• After writing author/s name and full-stop, you can write the article with full-stop.

3. Title of journal

• After writing title of the article and full-stop you can write title of the journal and 1 space.

4. Year/month/day of publication

• Abbreviate the month to the first 3 letters. Example: 2010 oct 27 or 2010 oct (if date not available)

5. Volume, issue and page number

• Volume number (no space) issue number in brackets (colon, no space) and page numbers (full-stop) OR volume number (colon, no space) and page numbers (full-stop).
Example: 2010;11(7):129-137. or 2010;10:29-31.

Example of citing reference for journal article:
Authors. Title of article. Title of journal publication (year/month/day);volume/issue number:page numbers.


Citing A Book

The essential details required are in following order:

1. Name/s of author/s of the article

See "Citing a journal article" section for full details

2. Title/subtitle of publication

• Only the first word of book titles/subtitle (and words that normally begin with a capital letter) are capitalised. Title/subtitle of the book (full-stop, 1 space)
Example: Harrison's principles of internal medicine.

3. Edition

• If other than first edition.

• Abbreviate the word edition to: ed.

• Edition statement (full stop, 1 space) Example: 3rd ed.

4. Place of publication

• Place of publication (colon, 1 space) Example: Hartford (CN):

5. Name of Publisher

• The publisher’s name should be spelt out in full. Publisher name (semi-colon, 1 space) Example: Williams & Wilkins;

6. Year and page number of publication

• Year (full-stop, add 1 space followed by page numbers and full-stop)

• Abbreviate the word page to “p.” Example: 2010. p. 27-29.

Citing A Conference Article

Example: Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-1565.

Citing A Conference Proceedings

Treat the proceedings of a conference like a book, adding pertinent information about the conference and cite a presentation from the proceedings like a work in a collection of pieces by different authors. Example: Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.

Citing A Thesis

Format: Name of researcher. (full stop one space) Title of (Thesis/ Dissertation, full stop one space) University/Institute name (full stop one space) Year (full stop one space) Page number (full stop)

Citing A Patent

Format: Name of researcher/s. (full stop one space) Title of patent (full stop one space) Patent authority (full stop one space) Year (full stop).

Citing A WWW site

Format: Author (full-stop after last author, 1 space) Title (full-stop, 1 space) [Online] (full stop, 1 space) Publication Year (1 space) [cited year month (abbreviated) day] (semi colon) Number of screens in square brackets or pages (full-stop, 1 space) Available from (colon, 1 space) URL: (no space) URL address underlined Example: National Organization for Rare Diseases [Online]. 1999 Aug 16 [cited 1999 Aug 21]; Available from: URL:http://www.rarediseases.org/

Citing A software:


Format:

Title (1 space) medium in square brackets [eg. computer program, computer file] (full-stop, 1 space) Version (full-stop, 1 space) Place of production (colon, 1 space) Producer (semi-colon, 1 space) Year (full-stop)



Example:

Epi Info [computer program]. Version 6. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 1994.

 

Illustrations

Tables:

All the tables should be at a proper position as the author like to have at the time of publication. Only Microsoft word format should be used to prepare tables. Tables should show lines separating rows but not those separating columns. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and bear a brief title in capital letters normal face.


Figures:

All the figures should be at a proper position as the author like to have at the time of publication. Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and bear a brief title in title in capital letters normal face below the figure.


Abbreviations, Units etc

Authors should follow internationally agreed rules especially those adopted by the IUPAC-IUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (CBN). The journal will essentially follow the rules defined in the IUPAC Manua1 of symbols and terminology for physico-chemical quantities and units.


Ethics in research

Research study involving the use of animals or human being should state whether due permission for conduction of these experiments was obtained, from the relevant ethics committees/board/country, and informed consent was obtained from the patients included in the research study in the Materials and Methods section.


Review Article:

The review articles of current interest are welcome to being review for publication in the journal. The article should be about 10-20 pages long excluding references, contain up to date information, comprehensively cover relevant literature and preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge on the topic. Review article should have an abstract, keywords and remaining part of the manuscript may have introduction with appropriate headings and subheadings.


Short Communication:

The journal publishes precise scientific data that has materialized as part of a major scientific investigation that are really novel/original, preliminary data or studies that did not yield enough information to make a full research article published in the form of short communications. A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus.

A Short Communications should also be documented with all the relevant information that is applicable to a research article such as the format and references. Short communications are 2 to 5 printed pages in length and a limitation of maximum of two figures and two tables.


Case study:

A case study should base on an in-depth investigation of a single individual, group, or event. Case studies may be descriptive or explanatory. Case study should involve an in-depth, longitudinal (over a long period of time) examination of a single instance or event. They provide a systematic way of looking at events, collecting data, analyzing information, and reporting the results. Case studies are the critical surveys of any complication performed in any region, area or demography to study and focus the causes and exclusion of complication.


Submission of Manuscript

Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times New Roman, 12 fonts with double space).

 

Peer Review Process

All the manuscript submitted to the journal receives individual identification code and immediately sent to the peer-review to the reviewers.

After receiving the reviewer’s report/comments, the report will be communicated to the authors for possible corrections if accepted. After primary acceptance authors will be directed to submit revised manuscript within the time limit.


Galley Proof:

Galley proofs would be sent unless indicated otherwise to the corresponding author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proofs are to be returned without delay with correction (if any). The authors are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts. Prompt action may ensure fast publication of a manuscript finally accepted for publication.

 

Processing Fee:

Authors have to pay a minor publication cost (Cost towards processing, reviewers fees, maintenance of article in secured data storage system, and to meet various overhead expenses like employees charges etc.). The cost to be paid if article accepted for publication. There is no processing fee for Invited Articles.

Contact Information

Dr. Pravinkumar V. Ingle
E-mail: jprcp@rediffmail.com
Publisher
Mrs. Anaja P. Ingle

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