GUIDELINES FOR AUTHOR

The Innovations in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology (IPPT), is a quarterly published online Research Journal, which publishes innovative research papers, reviews, mini-reviews, short communications, Case Studies and notes dealing with Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology, Nanotechnology, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance, Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacy Practice includes Hospital Community and Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Natural Products, Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, Regulatory Affairs and Pharmaceutical Marketing Research, and Alternative Medicines). All manuscripts are subject to rapid peer review. Those of high quality (not previously published and not under consideration for publication in another journal) will be published. In short, IPPT welcomes innovative research and review work relevant to the various fields of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Articles with timely interest and newer research concepts will be given more preference.

We publish the following manuscript types:

  • Original Research Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Short Communications
  • Case Study

MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE

RESEARCH ARTICLE FORMAT

The preferred format of all manuscripts is in MS office. Manuscript should be concisely typewritten in 1.5 spaces in A4 sized sheets. The pages shall be numbers consequently. Only on one side, with a 1 inch margin on all sides. The manuscript shall be prepared in Times New Roman using a font size of 12 and title shall be font size of 14, bold space capitals. All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 12, bold face capitals and subtitles in each section shall be in font size 12, bold face lower case. Illustrations (Figures & Tables) must be inserted at appropriate place in the article. Standard International Units should be used throughout the text. Pages should be numbered properly. There shall not be decorative borders anywhere in the text including the title page. The manuscript should be starting with the title page and the text should be arranged in the following order :

  • Title Page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

Title Page:

The title should be as short as possible on the first page and provide precise information about the contents. The title should be followed by full names of author (s), affiliations of author (s) and institutional addresses.

Authors and Co-Authors Details and Their Affiliations

Each author must provide their full name including their forenames and surname. The Corresponding Author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk*, and should be listed first. In addition the corresponding author must include Telephone and E-mail address at the bottom left corner of the title page. If any of the co-authors are from different organizations, their addresses too should be mentioned and indicated using numbers after their names. Maximum 6 authors should be allowed.

Abstract:

Provide on a separate page an abstract of not more than150-250 words. A concise and factual abstract is required. The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations and references should be avoided.

Keywords:

Provide three to six appropriate keywords after the abstract.

Materials and Methods:

It should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. All the procedures should be described in detail, previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

Result and Discussion:

The results should be concisely presented. Results and discussion may be separate or combined based on the authors’ 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. 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.
  • Preferred formats: JPG, PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIF.

Conclusion:

Manuscript should have relevant brief conclusion (limit of 300) and should reflect the importance and future scope.

Acknowledgement:

This section should be positioned at the end of the manuscript before reference section and should not be more than 50 words. Under this section, the authors should duly acknowledge the help of those who do not qualify for authorship or to acknowledge funding, donated resources or significant contribution to the research.

References:

For Journal Reference

Padi, S. S., & Kulkarni, S. K. (2008). Minocycline prevents the development of neuropathic pain, but not acute pain: possible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant mechanisms. European journal of pharmacology, 601(1), 79-87.

Jones, L., Holmans, P. A., Hamshere, M. L., Harold, D., Moskvina, V., Ivanov, D., ... & Hampel, H. (2010). Genetic evidence implicates the immune system and cholesterol metabolism in the aetiology of Alzheimer's disease. PloS one, 5(11), e13950.

Chakkarwar, V. A. (2011). Fenofibrate attenuates nicotine-induced vascular endothelial dysfunction in the rat. Vascular pharmacology, 55(5), 163-168.

Tables:

These should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Each table should be typed using a table format (i.e., each variable must be typed into a separate cell in the table) with only horizontal lines above and below the table column headers and at the bottom of the table. No vertical lines should be included in any table. The title should be typed at the top of the table in the sentence case format, i.e., only the first name should be in capital letters; as appropriate. Any footnote should be typed at the bottom of the table in italic.

Illustrations and Figures

Figures must be numbered independently of tables, multimedia, and 3D models 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 Arabic numerals in the order of their appearance in the text and bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters below the figure. Do not duplicate data by presenting it both in the text and in a figure. For any figure directly extracted from previously published materials, you must have written permission from the publisher of that figure for reprint use. A copy of that permission release must be submitted with your article.

REVIEW ARTICLES:

Review articles should not be more than 25 pages and contain comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. Review articles should preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge of the topic. 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, and Results and discussion, but should definitely have an abstract and introduction.

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS:

The research and technical communications section of this journal (maximum 3,000 words) is open to interesting results worthy of publication without requiring extensive introduction and discussion. This section should be organized as follows: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion (combined). Not more than 10 references should be provided. Tables, figures and references are to be arranged in the same way as for research papers. Brevity of presentation is essential for this section.

  • Note: Figures and tables should be included at appropriate place in the manuscript
  • Chemical Terminology: The chemical nomenclature used must be in accordance with that used in the Chemical Abstracts
  • Biological Nomenclature: Names of plants, animals and bacteria should be in italics.
  • Enzyme Nomenclature: The trivial names recommended by the IUPAC-IUB Commission should be used. When the enzyme is the main subject of a paper, its code number and systematic name should be stated in its first citation in the paper.
  • Symbols and Abbreviations: Use only standard abbreviations. The use of non-standard abbreviations can be extremely confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.

ETHICAL MATTERS:

Authors involving in the usage of experimental animals and human subjects in their research work should seek approval from the appropriate Institutional Animal Ethics Committee in accordance with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care". The material and methods section of the manuscript should include a statement to prove that the investigation was approved and that informed consent was obtained.

PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE

The Innovations in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology (IPPT) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. All authors submitting their works to the IPPT journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. In the same manner, the IPPT journal is committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editors-in-Chief, who is unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to any of such a type of problems.

COPYRIGHT

Submission of the manuscript represents that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not considered for publication elsewhere. Authors would be required to sign a Copy Right Transfer Agreement Form once the manuscript is accepted.

GALLEY PROOF

Unless indicated otherwise, galley proofs are sent to the address given for correspondence. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proofs are returned without delay.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

AUTHOR FEES

This journal charges the following author fees.

Only after acceptance of their manuscript are required to pay a $100 or INR 2050 (for Indian authors) as processing & handling fee to the author. The payment details will be sent after acceptance on as an acceptance letter by email.

Any figure submitted as a colour original will appear in colour in the Journal’s online edition free of charge. Print copy reproduction will only be considered on condition that authors bear the associated costs.