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Author Guidelines: IJCPS

Instructions to Authors

The authors are requested to prepare their manuscripts as per the instructions or specifications given below. It should be noted that the review process is solely depend upon the significance of the work and the care used by authors to represent it, in the form of their manuscripts. Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing/submitting their manuscript for publication.
Criteria for Manuscript
Submitted manuscripts must meet the following criteria:
1. The material must be original.
2. The writing must be clear, concise and unambiguous.
3. The data should be valid
4. The discussions and conclusions drawn by the authors must be reasonable and supportable.
5. The information must be relevant and interesting.
Manuscript Type
1. Full length Research papers
2. Review articles
3. Short communications and Case reports
Manuscript Preparation
Page format: Manuscript should be typewritten in Times Roman, 12 font size, single-spaced, title should be in a font size 14, bold face capitals, with margins of at least one ( on all sides. All figures and tables should be in the body of the text. 
Fonts: Times New Roman and font size should be 12 for content. 
Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively and kept be in the body of the text itself.  
Figures : The figures and images should be in JPEG / PNG format with good quality. All the figures must be in the text and be numbered. 
The order of Manuscript 
1. Title page
2. Abstract
3. Keywords
4. Introduction
5. Materials and Methods
6. Results and Discussion
7. Conclusion
8. Acknowledgements 
9. References
1. Title page
Title (Short title)
The title should be relatively short but informative. If a long title is necessary, please prepare an optional short title.
Names (s) of author (s)
A list of all authors of the paper should be prepared. It should contain full name.
Name and address of workplace (s) 
Authors’ affiliations should be indicated in this section. Either endnote or footnote (endnote recommended) can be used to present additional information (for example: permanent, adequate postal addresses).
Personal E-mail ID’s
At least one e-mail address is needed. It will be used as the corresponding author’s email address in all contacts with the authors.
2. Abstract
An abstract must accompany every article. It should be a brief summary of the significant items of the main paper. An abstract should give concise information about the content of the core idea of your paper. It should be informative and not only present the general scope of the paper but also indicate the main results and conclusions. An abstract should not normally exceed 250 words.
3. Keywords
List of all keywords proposed by the authors, separated by commas. Up to 5 key terms can be selected.
4. Introduction
It should present the subject of paper clearly, indicate the scope of the subject, and present the goals of paper, novelty of research work and finally the organization of paper.
5. Materials and Methods
Animals, chemicals and permission from animal ethical committee should be mentioned should be mentioned in the first paragraphs. Newly introduced techniques should be described in detail to allow easy repetition. Any modification should be mentioned briefly, with proper references. Techniques which have been previously described should be mentioned in brief only, with proper references, unless they were published in sources that are not easily accessible. The experimental part should be written in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat the authors’ work. Chemical compounds should be named according to the systematic rules of IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts. Units and dimensions should be expressed according to the metric system and SI units.
6. Results and Discussion
It may be combined or kept separate and may be further divided into subsections. It should deal with the major findings and their explanation/interpretations.
7. Conclusion
It should represent the summary of the important findings.
8. Acknowledgements
Information concerning research grant support and the assistance of colleagues or similar notes of appreciation should appear in Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper.
The references should be cited in the text in large brackets not in superscript or subscript. A complete reference should comprise the following:
An article in a journal
Author’s Initials Surname. Title. Journalyear, Volume, Issue, Page no.
CS Sharma, RK Nema, SN Meyyanathan. Floating Drug Delivery System An Overview. W. J. Pharm. Biotech., 2009, 2(1): 19-24.
A book
Author’s Initials Surname. Title, Edition, Publisher, Place of publication, Year of publication,page no.
RK Nema, SN Meyyanathan, CS Sharma. A Practical Approach to Pharmaceutical Analysis, 1st Edition, CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, 2008, pp. 89-90.
A thesis
Author’s Initials Surname. MSc/PhD/DSc thesis, University (town, country, year of publication).
RJ David. PhD thesis, Edinburgh University (Edinburgh, UK, 1998).
Patents:  AB Inventor1, CD Inventor, (Holder), Country Code and patent number (Registration year).
Submission Check List
The following items should be supplied while submitting 
1. Manuscript
2. Cover letter 

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