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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submission Preparation Checklist 

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format. Manuscript should be submitted in 2 separate files i.e. Title Page (containing authors' details) and Blinded Article File (without any mention of authors' or institution names)
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; either Times New Roman or Arial font; and all illustrations, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Figure legends can be placed at the end of the text. Each figure is saved and uploaded as a single file, not embedded in the main text Word file. Figure format can be JPG or TIFF. Figure files should be properly labeled and important findings should be highlighted in figures e.g. by arrows.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines 

Indian Journal of Pharmacy is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access, international journal. It aims to focus on the utmost safety and efficacy among humans by publishing articles in the arena of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Pharmaceutical sciences are the ever-growing field and manuscripts from Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry and Toxicology,  Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Pharmaceutics and Nanotechnology, Pharma Research & Review, Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy are invited.

Manuscript Submission:

All manuscripts must be submitted online through the journal's online manuscript submission system. In case of any problem, the manuscript can also be sent to the editor as an e-mail attachment to however, online submission is must in these cases also as soon as problems have been sorted out. Any type of postal submission will not be entertained.

Ethics, informed consent and patient anonymity: 

Authors should obtain ethical clearance from the ethical committee for the study and if requested by the journal's editorial board, the authors should produce the copy of ethical clearance. It is the author's responsibility to ensure the patient's anonymity. In images or illustrations, the patient's eyes should be masked. However, if the eye area is the focus of illustration, patient's nose and mouth should be masked and written consent must be obtained from the patients'/legal guardian. Patients' names should be removed from the figures, radiographs, and CT scans unless written consent is obtained. Studies reporting the experimental investigation on human subjects, procedures should follow the standard guidelines and ethical standards and authors should indicate that study was performed with informed consent from the patients/legal guardian or assent from the children aged over 7 years participating in the trial.

The Editorial Process:

All manuscripts submitted to the journal must be original contributions submitted to IJP alone, must not be previously published, already accepted for publication, or under consideration for publication elsewhere. After acceptance in the journal, the manuscript must not be published elsewhere in any form, without prior permission of the editor-in-chief or publisher. All the manuscript submitted to the IJP receives individual identification code and would initially be reviewed by the editors for suitability for publication. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws or lack of a significant message are returned back before proceeding for formal peer-review.

Manuscripts found suitable for publication are sent to two or more expert reviewers for peer-review. At the time of submission, all the authors are requested to suggest two or three qualified reviewers, experienced in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but this is not mandatory. The reviewers should not be affiliated with the same institution as the contributor/s. However, the selection of these reviewers is at the sole discretion of the editor. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other's identity. After receiving the reviewer's report/comments, the report will be communicated to the authors for possible corrections. Authors will be directed to submit revised manuscript within the time limit, along with a point by point response to reviewers' comments.

We ensure speedy publication of the submitted articles and target to finish the initial review process within 4-6 weeks. However, this time period can change depending upon the quality of the manuscript submitted, reviewer's response and time taken by the authors to submit the revised manuscript.

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