ISSN 2249-3875

Instructions to Authors

General Guidelines

Manuscripts and other communications should be relevant to the broad area of pharmacy and submitted in English. All articles that are submitted, except editorials are subject to the peer-review process and should include appropriate references. Editorials are subject to be approved by the editor. Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they have not been published in other journals or publication media and they are not concurrently under review elsewhere.

Pharmacy students are highly encouraged to submit manuscripts. These manuscripts will be reviewed and judged by the reviewers. Students are particularly encouraged to team with an experienced faculty member or other pharmacist. Senior faculty members' guidance can be invaluable.

Manuscript Format

Manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word and will be peer-reviewed in the format submitted. Do not submit manuscripts as a pdf (Acrobat Reader) format. Please read carefully the Manuscript Preparation section below. If a submitted manuscript does not comply with the prescribed below format, no action will be taken and the corresponding author will be notified.

Manuscript Submissions

Manuscripts are to be submitted via electronic uploading process. The author(s) should retain an original copy in case file uploaded becomes corrupted. The author that submitted the article will be considered the corresponding author, and will supply their full name, mailing address, phone, fax number, and email address, within the provided space in manuscript submission form at Online Submission. Receipt of initial manuscript submission from the corresponding author will be acknowledged. If online submission fails then directly  send to  or

Review Process and Notification

Manuscripts are examined by the editorial staff and generally by two reviewers. Decisions regarding publication are made by the editor and are final. All material associated with the manuscript accepted for publication is subject to copyediting. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of their manuscripts, including references, proper credit for use of the work of others (i.e. freedom from plagiarism), figures, tables, etc. Neither the editor, nor the editorial staff, reviewers, nor publisher, are responsible for inaccurate or misleading data, conclusions or statements.

Corrections and/or recommended changes to manuscripts will be accomplished as much as possible via email and phone after the review process is complete. The corresponding author of accepted manuscripts will be notified via email from the editor.

Manuscript Preparation

                        Margins, Type and Font:.

                        Preparation of Manuscript: Manuscript should be Set the word processor pages for 1" margins (top/bottom, left/right) and font toTimes new roman, size 12. Double-space the type except when dividing sections within the body. Number the title page as one (1), then consecutively throughout the article. Indent at the beginning of each new paragraphsubmitted as per the order  


                        Title Page: The title page (page 1) should include: the  concise and informative title( Font size 12, bold phase, title case; full name of authors (Font size 12, normal phase, upper case) name(s) of the author(s)  followed by Postal address/es (Font size 12, normal phase, lower case)including department, institution, city,  state, or country, e mail and telephone number).

                        Abstract and Key Words: Page 2 should include the title of the article followed by the abstract, which should not exceed 250 words and typed in single space. The abstract should summarize the main points of the article. Immediately following the abstract, list  minimum five  and maximum ten key words for indexing.

                Introduction: This part should define the background and significance of the study by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications.  It should be typed in double –space.

               • IMaterials  and Methods: Please provide concise but complete information about the material and the analytical, statistical and experimental procedures used. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientist to repeat the research presented. It shall start as continuation of introduction on the same page. IJPE prefers to publish work that has been subjected to an appropriate statistical test at one level of significance.span>

               • IResult and Discussion: This section shall start after materials and methods section on the same page. The same data/information given in a table must not be repeated in a figure , or vice versa. This part must be written with and by considering information from the literature.   

                        Acknowledgments: In the acknowledgment section, the authors should note all funding sources (corporate, academic, and institutional associations). The authors should disclose all financial, institutional, or consultant sponsorship that is related to the submission and any association that might pose a conflict of interest with the submitted manuscript. It should be given after the text and  not in the form of foot-notes.

                        References: Begin the references on a new page at the end of the article and title the page "References. References should be cited in the text in Arabic numerals in superscript. The references should be cited at the end of the manuscript in the order of they are  mentioned in the text (Single space within the individual references, but double space between the completed references).  

  Guidelines for Referencing

   Article in Journals

  Typical entry for journal article

                        Smith J, Canton EM. Weight-based administration of dalteparin in obese patients. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2003; 60(7):683-687.

            Note: If the journal does not have a volume or issue number, use the issue date.

    Typical entry for journal with more than 6 authors

                        (If more than 6 authors, list first 3, then et al)

      Hunter DJ, Hankinson SE Jr, Laden F, et al. Plasma organochlorine levels and the risk of breast cancer. N Engl J Med. 1997; 337(18):1253-1258.

  Issue with supplement(the basic format)                                                                                   Dworkin RH, Jolnson RW, Breuer J, et al. Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster. Clinic Infect Dis. 2007;44(1)(suppl 1):S5-S10.                                                                           Note: if there is no suppl number, leave it blank, e.g., (1)(suppl):S5-S10.

    Committee, group or organization

      Council on Scientific Affairs. Scientific issues in drug testing. JAMA. 1987;257(22):3110-3114.

          No author

           Pediatric studies become costlier; Congress may make them less profitable. Prescr Pharm and Biotechnol: Pink Sheet. 2007;69(12):23-24.

                        The choice of antibacterial drugs. Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1998;40(1023):33-42.

                        Drug Topics Red Book (update). May 2007;26(5):49.


                        Book with one author or editor

                        Davis NM. Medical Abbreviations: 26,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communications and Safety. 12th ed. Huntingdon Valley, PA: Neil M.Davis Associates; 2005:173.

                        McEvoy GK, ed in chief, Snow ED, ed. AHFS: Drug Information. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2008:1125-1126.

                        Book with two or more authors/editors                                                                                                        Aronoff GR, Berns JS, Brier ME, et al. Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians; 1999:39.

                        Dukes MNG, Aronson JK, eds. Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs. 14th ed. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier; 2000:xvi-xvii.

                                             Online Journals (journal article) on Internet

                        Seal A, Kerac M. Operational implications of using 2006 World Health Organization growth standards in nutrition programmes: secondary data analysis. BMJ. 2007; 334:733. /cgi/content/full/334/7596/733. Accessed April 12, 2007.

                        Note: the above citation is without page numbers; some online journals have inclusive page numbers, thus, use same format, but include pages after the colon; e.g., :733-736.

                        PubMed Abstract Citation

                        Benedict NJ. Sitaxsentan in the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension [abstract]. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007;64(4):363368. sum. Accessed April 12, 2007. PMID:17299175.

                        Note: abstract is placed in brackets [ ] to indicated the citation is solely an abstract; also, note that the PMID (PubMed Unique Identifier) number is placed last.

                        IPA Abstract Citation

                        Schrimsher RH, Freeman MK, Kendrach M. A survey of drug information resources in Alabama pharmacy facilities [abstract]. Drug In J. 2006; 40(1);51-60. Accessed April 16, 2007. Accession Number:43-07214.

                        Note: abstract is depicted in brackets [ ] to indicated the citation is solely an abstract; also, note that the accession number is placed last. The PMID and Accession number for both PubMed and IPA uniquely identify the citations.                                                                                    

    Tables: Each table will have a brief title and be numbered as they are cited in the text. Define all abbreviations and indicate the units of measurement for all values. If table data are from another source, cite the source at the bottom of the table and also in the Reference Section. Place the table in the body of the text in the sequence that the author desires it to be read. Tables may also have to be slightly resized due to conversion to pdf. When developing tables, the table function within the word processor must be used. A graphic produced table is unacceptable.

                        Figures: Most figures will also be converted to a pdf format. Place the figure in the body of the text in the sequence that the author desires it to be read. Figures may also have to be slightly resized due to conversion and spacing. Figure captions are to be placed at the bottom of the figure and numbered consecutively as they are cited in the text. If a figure has been previously published, acknowledge the original source and obtain written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.

                        Abbreviations: The first time an abbreviation appears it should be spelled out, then followed by the abbreviation listed in parentheses.

 Copyright Upon acceptance of a manuscript for publication, a copyright transfer form will be emailed to the corresponding author for completion. The manuscript will not be published until this form is returned from the corresponding author.

 International Journal of   Pharmaceutical Erudition (IJPE)