Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

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  1. Scope and Type of articles published

    International Journal of pharmacy and Technology (IJPT) is an international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary online journal publishing original research articles in pharmaceutical fields (Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacognosy, Natural Product Research, Pharmaceutics, Novel Drug Delivery, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Molecular Drug Design, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacy Practice, Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy, Cell Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Pharmacogenomics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology of Pharmaceutical Interest) and scheduled to appear quarterly. The journal accepts Review Articles, Original Articles and Short Communications.


  3. Manuscript Submission

    Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically through Journal’s email address ( along with a covering letter preferably by the corresponding author or first author. Each manuscript will be provided with a manuscript ID and all correspondence is done through e-mail. Please always refer to the manuscript ID for any further enquiries.


  5. Preparation of Manuscript

    Prepare the Manuscript should be typewritten in 12 font size using Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Title page, Sections (Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Conclusions), Acknowledgements, References, Illustrations (Tables and figures along with caption and legends) and Tables and Figures captions and legends. Original Articles should have more than 10-14 pages, Review Articles in the range of 14-30 pages and Short Communications up to 11-15 pages, inclusive of illustrations.

    a) Title Page

    Title page contains title of the manuscript in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, title case (font size 12) followed by the address of authors in normal face, lower case (font size 12). Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames. Full names may be given in some instances to avoid confusion. Followed by the author names, please provide the complete postal address or addresses with pin code number of the place(s), where the research work has been carried out. If the publication originates from several institutes, the affiliation of each author should be clearly stated by using superscript Arabic numbers after the name and before the institute. The author to whom correspondence should be directed must be indicated with an asterisk. At the bottom left corner of this page, please mention “*For correspondence” and provide a functional e-mail address of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence (including galley proofs) is to be sent.

    b) Sections

    Manuscripts should be divided into the following section titles and subtitles in each section:

    Abstract: An abstract not exceeding 250 words (for Short Communications between 60 and 80 words) should be provided typed on a separate sheet. Abstract should include aims, methods, results and conclusion.

    Keywords: Up to 4-6 keywords must be provided in alphabetical order, preferably taken from Index Medicus. These keywords should be typed at the end of the abstract.

    Introduction: It should be a concise statement of the background to the work presented, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced. It should be started in a separate page after keywords.

    Materials and Methods: It shall be started as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All important materials and equipments, the manufacturer’s name and, if possible, the location should be provided. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.

    Results: The important results of the work should be clearly stated and illustrated where necessary by tables and figures. The statistical treatment of data and significance level of the factors should be stated wherever necessary. Data that is not statistically significant need only to be mentioned in the text – no illustration is necessary.

    Discussion: This section should deal with the interpretation of results, making the readers to understanding of the problem taken and should be logical. The discussion should state the scope of the results, which need to be further explored. Results and discussion of the work can also be combined under one section, Results and Discussion.

    Conclusions: Concisely summarizes the principal conclusions of the work and highlights the wider implications. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.

    c) Acknowledgements

    Acknowledgements as well as information regarding funding sources should be provided.

    d) References

    Citations of literature within the text must be presented in numerical order, thus 1, 12. The cited literature are also collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading “References”. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the practice of Chemical Abstracts. The abbreviated title and the volume number should appear in italics. Only the papers and books that have been published or in press may be cited. Please give the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the paper is not yet in print. Please note that website addresses must not be included as a reference, but should be inserted in the text directly after the information to which they refer.

    Please note the following examples.

    1. A. Chimirri, S. Grasso, A.M. Monf orte, M. Zappala, 1991,Vol 46, pp925-933.
    2. C.J.E. Niemegeers, F. Awouters, P. A. J. Janssen, 1986, Vol 18, pp141–144.


    Carmen, J. B. fontgomery, D.Narrow Distribution of Nanotechnology, Wiley, New York 1995.

    Chapter in a book:

    Crowther, J. B., in: Ahuja, S., Scypinski, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis, Academic Press, New York 2001, pp415 – 443.

    e) Tables

    Should each be typed on a separate page, numbered in sequence with the body of the text. Tables should be headed with a short, descriptive caption. They should be formatted with horizontal lines only: vertical ruled lines are not required. Footnotes to tables should be indicated with a), b), c) etc. and typed on the same page as the table.

    f) Figures

    Should be on separate pages but not inserted with in the text. All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited. Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining in detail the contents of the figure and are to be typed under the figures. Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word. Alternatively photographs can be submitted as JPEG images. Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows, numbers or letters used in the illustrations should not be written on the illustration itself but should be clearly explained in the legend. Avoid inserting a box with key to symbols, in the figure or below the figure. All Tables and Figures captions and legends should be typed on a separate page.


  7. Article Proofs

    Page proofs are sent to the designated author through e-mail. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within 48 hours of receipt / 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 proof are to be returned without delay with correction (if any). The authors are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.


  9. Copyright

    Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published. The Copyright Transfer Agreement can be downloaded here( In editable file).



  11. Dummy Article Template

    Every Author is requested to use this dummy template as layout for your paper. Please submit a single file where you have to submit text, figures and tables.


Finally, Brief checklist for submission.

  • Have you provided a Title Page?
  • Have you provided an Author Information section at the end of the paper?
  • Have you provided an Abstract of not more than 250 words?
  • Have you provide an keywords of not more than 3 to 4?
  • Are your Tables denoted by Arabic numerals, and are they in order as cited in the text?
  • Are your Tables submit at the end of the text file?
  • Are your Figures denoted by Arabic numerals, and are they in order as cited in the text?
  • Have all your Figures been submitted text file or PNG or JPG files?
  • Are your References cited in the required style of the Journal?
  • Have you obtained permission and submitted documentation for all Personal Communications cited?

Publication Processing Fees:

Open Access Publication: All manuscripts submitted to IJPT are assumed to be submitted under the Open Access publishing model. In this publishing model, papers are peer-reviewed in the normal way under editorial control.
There is no charge for the processing of papers but author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay a publication charge before the accepted paper is published in IJPT. Published papers appear electronically and are freely available from our website.

*Archived Journals*

Authors are solely responsible for their manuscripts and data published in the journals and any mistakes in the published articles. The publisher does not take any such responsibilities. Copying and reproducing any parts of the published articles should be duly acknowledged, otherwise, it will be considered as an offence as per international law.