Author Instructions

1. Aim and Scope

The International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research (IJPBR) is a peer-reviewed International Journal scheduled to appear bi-monthly, which publishes innovative research works in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences includes: Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Industrial Pharmacy, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Physical Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Ethnopharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmacy Practice, Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy, Genomics and Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacoeconomics. The Journal publishes research articles in the form of Review and Research articles.

2. Organization of Manuscript

Manuscript should be typewritten in 10 font size, Single-spaced, with margins of at least 1 inches on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Sections (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions), Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figures along with caption and legends. Research articles should have more than 15 pages and Review articles in the range of 15-30 pages, inclusive of illustrations.

2.1 Title Page: Title page contains title of the manuscript in bold face, title case (font size 20), names of the authors in normal face, title case (font size 11) followed by the address of authors in normal face, title case (font size 10). 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 “*Corresponding Author” and provide telephone number and fax number of the research institution/college and functional Email address of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence (including galley proofs) is to be sent.

2.2 Sections: Manuscripts should be divided into the following section titles (normal face, upper case) and subtitles in each section (bold face, lower case):

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 and Discussion: 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. The discussion should deals with the interpretation of results, making the readers to understanding of the problem taken and should be logical. The scope of the results, which need to be further explored, could also be dealt.

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

2.3 Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements as well as information regarding funding sources may be provided.

2.4 References: Citations of literature within the text must be presented in numerical order and should be set in square brackets, 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 'Medline Index 2007', which can be downloaded here (in iconPDF). 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.

Journals:
Billa, N., Yuen, K.H., Peh, K.K., Drug Dev Ind Pharm 1998, 24, 45-50.
Wang, X., Michoel, A., Van den Mooter, G., Int J Pharm 2004, 272, 181-187.
Argekar, A.P., Powar, S.G., J Pharm Biomed Anal 2000, 21, 1137-1142.

Books:
Morgan, E., Chemometrics-Experimental Design, Wiley, Chichester 1991.
Myers, R.H., Montgomery, D., Response Surface Methodology, Wiley, New York 1995.

Chapter in a book:
Brown, M.B., Traynor, M.J., Martin, G.P., Akomeah, F.K., in: Jain, K.K., Walker, J.M. (Eds.), Drug Delivery Systems, Humana Press, USA 2008, pp. 119-140.
Crowther, J.B., in: Ahuja, S., Scypinski, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis, Academic Press, New York 2001, pp. 415-443.

2.5 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. Tables caption should be in Times New Roman font and 8px.

2.6 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 Figures caption should be in Times New Roman font and 8px.

3. 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.

4. Copyright

Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published. The Copyright form can be downloaded here (in iconPDF). Submission of your paper to this journal implies that the paper is not under submission for publication elsewhere. Material which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in this journal. Submission of a manuscript is interpreted as a statement of certification that no part of the manuscript is copyrighted by any other publisher nor is under review by any other formal publication. By submitting your manuscript to us, you agree on KEJA Publications copyright guidelines. It is your responsibility to ensure that your manuscript does not cause any copyright infringements, defamation, and other problems. Submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the KEJA Publications or its Editorial Staff. The main author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.

5. Page Charges and Re-print

The journals published by KEJA Publications are Open access journals, which mean that the publication cost should be covered by the author, author's institution or research funds.

6. Manuscript Handling and Publishing Charges

Since this journal is an Open access journal, we charge a nominal fee of Rs. 500 per author (For Indian Authors) / US$ 50 per author (for International Authors).