|GUIDELINES TO SUBMIT
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS (or) Guidelines to prepare and submit
The IJAPB publishes the research and review articles in different areas of pharmacy and
biosciences. Papers written in English will only be considered. The manuscripts submitted
should be typewritten in MS Word format with 1.5 spacing in A4 sheet. The articles prepared
shall be in Times New Roman using 12 font size and title shall be in 14 font size, bold capitals.
All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 12, bold capitals and subtitles in each
section shall be in font size 12, bold lower case. Illustrations (Figures & Tables) must be inserted
at appropriate place in the article. The pages shall be numbered consequently. The manuscript
shall be started with the title page and the text should be arranged in the following order:
Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion
The title should be at first page of 14 font size, bold capitals, followed by the author and co-
author(s) name(s) and the institution name and address by indicating suitable superscripts of 10
font size. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding author name as superscript
whose email id, fax, telephone number can be given at the bottom left corner of the title.
This should start at next page and should not be more than 150-200 words. The Abstract should
briefly explain about the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and
point out major findings and conclusions.
Provide three to six appropriate keywords related to the work at the bottom of abstract.
The Manuscript should provide a brief introduction of the study which clearly states the
hypothesis or purpose statement, how and why the purpose or hypothesis was developed and
why the author deems it important.
Materials and Methods
This section contains the materials and instrument(s) used for the experiments and the brief
discussion of experimental procedure(s) should be provided.
Results of the experimental data should be clearly presented and tables, figures should be
illustrated wherever necessary.
This section deals with the interpretation of results, which clearly discuss a critical review of the
results in the light of relevant literature. Results and Discussion may be combined.
This section summarizes the main conclusions of the research and a clear explanation of their
importance and relevance.
Acknowledgement should be brief like giving reference to source of financial support etc.
The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the bibliographic information. It must be
numbered consecutively in the order that they are cited in the text and designated by superscript
with square brackets after the punctuation marks. E.g., [X]
A list should be included on separate 1.5 spaced pages at the end of the text. For the proper
abbreviations of the journal titles, refer to "Chemical Abstracts". The style and punctuation of the
references should confirm to the following examples:
1. Chakkapan S, Kiran Gandhi, Suja Thomas, Katkam RR, Puri CP and Srivastava R. Studies in transdermal drug delivery system for estradiol. Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 1994; 56(4): 121-125.
2. Jagadish Singh and Kaidi Zha. In-vitro percutaneous absorption enhancement of Propanolol HCl through Porcine epidermis by terpenes/ethanol. Journal of Control. Release, 1999; 62: 359-366.
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In:
Vogelstein B and Kinzler KW (eds.). The Genetic Basis of Human Cancer, New York; McGraw-
Hill: 2002, pp. 93-113.
Tables should be numbered with numerals in the order which they are cited in the text. E.g.,
Title should be placed at the top of the table with center alignment in lower case bold letters.
Footnotes can be included below the table. Table caption should be 12 point italic.
Illustrations and Figures
Figures must be numbered independently of tables, and cited as the relevant point in the
manuscript text, e.g. "Fig. 1", "Fig. 2", etc. All figures including photographs should be
numbered consecutively in numerals in the order of their appearance in the text and bear a brief
title in lower case bold letters below the figure.
Review articles should not be more than 25 pages and contain comprehensive coverage of
relevant literature. All format requirements are similar to those applicable to Research papers.
Review articles need not to be divided into sections such as Materials and methods; Results and
discussion, but should definitely have an abstract, introduction and references.
Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not
under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors would be required to sign a form (to be
supplied by the Editor) transferring copyright before the manuscript can be published.
Authors publishing results from in vivo experiments involving animals or humans should state
whether due permission for conduction of these experiments was obtained, from the relevant
ethics committees, in the Materials and Methods section. In addition, authors wishing to publish
research work involving human studies should also send a notary verified letter of approval from
the Ethics Committee or the Institutional Review Board.
The complete manuscript along with covering letter has to be sent as attachment with mail to
Instructions to Authors