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Instruction To Authors

International Journal of Biopharmaceutics publishes original research papers, critical reviews and communications on the latest developments in the pharmaceutical sciences with strong emphasis on originality and scientific quality.

International Journal of Biopharmaceutics publishes manuscripts pertaining to the new research on how drug action may be optimized by new technologies, and attention is given to understanding and improving drug interactions in the body. At the same time, International Journal of Biopharmaceutics maintains its established and well-respected core strengths in areas such as pharmaceutics and drug delivery, molecular and clinical pharmacology, biopharmaceutics and drug disposition, and drugs from natural sources. The primary criteria for acceptance and publication are scientific rigor and potential to advance the field. It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission. The manuscripts should be checked carefully for grammatical errors. All papers are subjected to peer review.

CRITERIA FOR MANUSCRIPT

Submitted manuscripts must meet the following criteria..

The material must be original.
The writing must be clear, concise and unambiguous.
The data are valid .
The discussions and conclusions drawn by the authors must be reasonable and supportable.
The information must be relevant and interesting.
Pharmacist

Manuscript Preparation

The following detailed instructions are necessary to allow direct reproduction of the manuscript for rapid publishing. Manuscript should be typewritten in Times Roman, 12 font size, double-spaced, title should be in a font size 14, bold face capitals, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References and Figure and Table titles and legends. Abstract should start on a separate page and each table or figure should be on main body of the text.

Abstract

Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the aim of the study, material and methods, results and conclusions, not more than 300 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.

Key Words

Three or more key words must be provided by authors for indexing of their article. Key words will be listed directly below the Abstract.

Introduction.

Should start on a new page and should clearly indicate the aim of the study.

Materials and Methods

Should start as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned. The main methods used shall be briefly described, with 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

All results presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section. All Tables and figures must have a title and a legend to make them self-explanatory and they should be given numbers. Each table or figure should be on main body of the text.

Discussion

should contain a critical review of the results of the study with the support of relevant literature. Unsupported hypothesis should be avoided. It can end with brief conclusions.

Acknowledgements

All acknowledgments should be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section.

Tables/Figures

Incorporate tables and/or figures with their legends into the main body of text.

References

References should be referred to by name and year in the text (e.g.: Pierce and Broadman, 1963; Smith, 1999; Lindsey et al., 1987) and listed alphabetically at the end of the paper in reference section.

Examples

Journals: Author (last name) AB (initials), Author BB. Title of Article. Journal name. year; volume: page numbers.
Freemantle N, Blonde L, Duhot D, et al. Availability of inhaled insulin promotes greater perceived acceptance of therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2005; 28: 427-428.
Lee EB, Shin KH, Woo WS. Pharmacological study on piperine. Archives of Pharmaceutical Research. 1984; 7(2): 127-132.
Books. Author AB, Author BB, Author CC. Title of Book, Ed, Vol, Publisher, City, year, page numbers. Strunk W, White EB. The Elements of Style, 3rd ed., Macmillan, New York, 1979: 234-36.

Book in chapter

Mettam GR, Adams LB, In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, Introduction to the Electronic Age, Edn 2, Vol. 3. E-Publishing, New York, 1994: 281.

Ethical guidelines

They are subject to editorial review,
They have not been and will not be published in whole or in part in any other journal, and
Authors using experimental animals and human subjects in their investigation must seek approval from the appropriate Ethical Committee in accordance with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care" and/or the declaration of Helsinki promulgated in 1964 as amended in 1996.

Article Proofs

Page proofs are sent to the designated author through e-mail. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within 48 hours of receipt

Manuscript Charges

There is no charge for the processing of paper but author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay the publication charge of Rs 1500/- or $ 50 only before the accepted paper is published as a demand draft in favour of Pharma Intelligence payable at Chennai, which may be intimated in the acceptance letter (The demand draft can be conveniently taken equivalent to the authors country currency money which may be confirmed by sending an email to the editor - editor@ijbonline.com).

Copyright

Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published. The Copyright Transfer Agreement can be downloaded here (in editable PDF ).

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