Instructions to Authors
ARPB accepts research and review article in Pharmaceutical
science and technology. The manuscript would be considered under the specific branches
of pharmaceutical science and technology but not limited. Those branches are as
follows Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy
& Phytomedicine, Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Novel Drug Delivery
Systems, Drug Design and Development, Natural Products, Drug analysis, Ethnomedicine
All manuscripts are subjected to rapid peer review process and high quality (which
are not published previously and are not under consideration for publication by
another journal) will be published without delay in the later edition. The online
submission of the manuscript is highly recommended. A manuscript number will be
mailed to the corresponding author within two days.
Cover Letter During submission of the article, a cover letter should be included
Authors full address and telephone/fax number.
The type of article (Research or Review) along with the title and the type of branch
(for branch kindly see “Aim and Scope” of this journal) under which
the article to be published should be mentioned.
The corresponding author should mention the undertaking that if any animal studies
carried was in accordance with their country or institutional ethical committee
and also state that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere (except in the
form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis).
Research Article should clearly describe new and carefully confirmed results and
experimental procedure which should be given in required details for others to verify
the work. The article can be up to 2500 words excluding references and abstract.
For proper referring and fast publication all manuscript should be grammatically
correct. Additional fee may be charged by the editor for correction if the manuscript
has extensive grammatical mistakes which would be intimated to the
corresponding author before final acceptance.
The manuscript should be prepared in English using “MS Word” with 1cm
margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. “Times
New Roman” font should be used. The font size should be of 12pt but main subheadings
may be of 14pt. All plant and microorganism's scientific names should be written
in italic. All research article should be typed double spaced and should have the
following sections: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and
methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and References.
Title Page The title should appear on a separate page which should then followed
by the author name and the institution name and address by indicating suitable superscripts.
Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, title case (font size
14), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by
the address(es) in normal face lower case. An asterisk (*) must be placed after
the corresponding authors name as superscript whose email id, fax, telephone number
can be given at the bottom left corner of the title. Corresponding author has the
responsibility to ensure that all co authors are aware and approve the contents
of the submitted manuscript.
- Abstract: This section should start on a new page and should detail the problems,
experimental approach, major findings and conclusion in one paragraph and should
appear on the second page. Avoid abbreviation, diagram and references in the abstract.
It should be single – spaced and should not exceed 150 words for full papers.
- Keywords: Author(s) must give about 4-6 key words which can identify the
most important subjects covered by the paper. They must be placed at the end of
- Introduction: The manuscript should include a brief introduction stating
the purpose of the investigation and relating the manuscript to similar previous
research. Only information essential to the arguments should be presented.
- Materials and Methods: This section must contain specific details about the
materials studied, instruments used, specialized chemicals source and related experimental
details which allows other research worker to reproduce the results. Obtain permission
for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in
- Results and Discussions The results should be concisely presented. Results
and discussion may be separate or combined based on the author’s requirement.
Tables and figures should be designed to maximize the comprehension of the experimental
data. The interpreted results should be explained clearly in discussions and should
relate them to the existing knowledge in the field as clearly as possible. Tables,
Graphs and figures (Illustrations) should be inserted in to the main text at respective
place they should appear when published and should have appropriate numbers and
titles with an explanatory heading. The table, graph and figures heading
may have smaller font titles but should not be less than 10 pt in size. Labels of
the table, graph and figures MUST be in the text form and should not form part of
the image. Color photographs and illustrations (line drawings, halftones, photos,
photomicrographs etc) must be clean originals or digital files would be charged
that may be intimated along with the acceptance letter. Those photographs must be
clear and sharp. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction
and should follow the following guidelines
300dpi or higher sized to fit journal page
JPEG, GIF, TIFF and PDF formats are preferred)
Acknowledgement (if any) :This section can be kept at the end of the manuscript
before reference section and should not be more than 50 words. This section can
be used to acknowledge the help of those who do not qualify for authorship or to
acknowledge funding, donated resources or significant contribution to the research
- References: References to the literature cited for the manuscript should
be numbered in order of appearance in the manuscript and cited in the text with
superscript numbers. The reference number should follow the ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.icmje.org).
- For journals: M. Getie, J. Wohlrab, and R. R. H. Neubert. Dermal deliveryz
of desmopressin acetate using colloidal carrier systems, J. Pharm. Pharmacol 57
(2): 423-427 (2005).
- For the Books: S. A. Edwards. The Nanotech Pioneers, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim,
- For Chapters in books: P. S. Meltzer, A. Kallioniemi, and J. M. Trent. Chromosome
alterations in human solid tumors. In: B. Vogelstein, and K. W. Kinzler (eds.),
The Genetic Basis of Human Cancer, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2002, pp. 93-113
- For Patent: H. Aviv, D. Friedman, A. Bar-Ilan and M. Vered. Submicron emulsions
as ocular drug delivery vehicles, U.S. Patent US 5496811, 1996.
Review Article Organisation of the review article is at the author’s discretion
and must be at a length of 3000 words excluding references and abstract. Abstract
and key words are required. Tables, figures, illustrations and references are to
be arranged according to research papers. Copyright Submission of the manuscript
represent that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not considered
for publication elsewhere. Authors would be required to sign a CTA form (Copy Right
Transfer Agreement) once the manuscript is accepted which would be sent to the corresponding
author’s email. The corresponding author can download the form and after getting
authors and co-authors signature it can be send as an attachment file after scanning
to the journal.
Ethical Matters Authors involving in the usage of experimental animals and human
subjects in their research article should seek approval from the appropriate Ethical
committee in accordance with “Principles of Laboratory Animal Care”.
The Method section of the manuscript should include a statement to prove that the
investigation was approved and that informed consent was obtained.
Manuscript Charges: Author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay the
publication charge Rs. 1000 for Indian Authors and 100 $ to for International Authors.
The fees depends upon the number of pages, images etc. Before the accepted paper
is published we will intimate the fees in the acceptance letter. Gallery
Proofs 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 is to be returned without delay with correction (if any). The authors
are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.
High profiled experts in their respective field of research are invited for advisory
editorial members/referees/reviewers. They can send their biodata with their field
of interest to the following email: email@example.com
The Advisory editorial members/referees/reviewers are honorary position where their
contributions to the journal would be acknowledged in each issue.