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Medline Index 2007
Author Instructions
 1. Aim and Scope

The International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research (IJPBR) is a peer-reviewed International Journal scheduled to appear Quarterly, which publishes innovative research works in the field of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences includes: Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Industrial Pharmacy, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Physical Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Ethnopharmacology, Toxicology, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Cardiology, Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Diabetology, Dermatology, General Surgery, General Medicine, Genetics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Hematology, Urology and Virology, Herbal Therapy, Human Physiology, Immunology, Infertility, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Techniques, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Rheumatology, Neonatology, Neurology, Nephrology, Nursing care, Nutrition, Oncology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Stem Cell Research. The Journal publishes research articles in the form of Review and Research articles.

 2. Organisation of Manuscript

Manuscript should be typewritten in 12 font size, double-spaced, with margins of at least 2 cm 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 14), names of the authors in normal face, title case (font size 12) followed by the address of authors in normal face, title 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 “*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.


HariPrasad O, Navya A, Vasu D, Chiranjeevi T, Bhaskar M, Sreedhar Babu KV, Sarma PVGK. Protective effects of prosopis juliflora against staphylococcus aureus induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Int J Pharm Biomed Res. 2011;2(3);172-8.
Miao J, Zhang J, Ma Z, Zheng L. The role of NADPH oxidase in taurine attenuation of Streptococcus uberis-induced mastitis in rats. Int Immunopharmacol. 2013;16(4):429-35.
Morgan E. Chemometrics-Experimental Design, Wiley, Chichester 1991.

Myers RH, Montgomery D. Response Surface Methodology, Wiley, New York 1995.
Chapter in a book:
Brown MB, Traynor MJ, Martin GP, Akomeah FK. in: Jain KK, Walker JM (Eds.), Drug Delivery Systems, Humana Press, USA 2008, pp.119-40.
Crowther JB. in: Ahuja S, Scypinski S. (Eds.), Handbook of Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis, Academic Press, New York 2001, pp.415-43.

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.

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.

 3. Article Proofs

Galley proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Galley proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within 3 days of the receipt. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Because IJPBR will be published freely online to attract a wide audience, authors will have free electronic access to the full text of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

 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 icon PDF). 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 PharmSciDirect 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 PharmSciDirect 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. Publication Cost

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




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