Guidelines for Authors

Guidelines for Authors


iRASD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (JOPS) is dedicated to the exchange of information and knowledge about all the areas of pharmaceutical sciences including physical pharmacy; pharmacology; pharmaceutics; nanotechnology; pharmacogenomics; pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy and other related disciplines. The editorial board as well as experts of relevant field will review the manuscripts submitted to iRASD JOPS. However, the editorial board reserves the right to reject a manuscript, if the manuscript is "out of scope" or does not meet the minimal acceptance criteria for publication. 

Research Articles: Articles should be comprehensive and must have significant and original experimental and/or theoretical results that fit within the scope of iRASD JOPS. Authors are asked to write their manuscripts in a clear and concise manner.

Authorship and collaboration: The name of authors listed in an article should be limited to those who have made significant contribution to the report. The contribution(s) of authors will be included while submission.

Conflict of interest: A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Plagiarism: Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized, and has not been published or being considered elsewhere.

Multiple or redundant: Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research output in more than one journal or primary publication. A similar manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal concurrently as this constitutes an unethical publishing behavior, and, is unacceptable.

 Preparation of Manuscripts for iRASD JOPS

Section A: Formatting Guidelines

File Format: Manuscript files can be in DOC or DOCX format. Microsoft word documents should not be locked or protected. However, a pdf file can also be attached.

Length: The manuscript should consist of 20 to 30, double-spaced letter-sized pages. All pages should be numbered, beginning with page 1, the title page.

Headings: The manuscript should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections, and the sections and sub-sections must be limited to 3 heading levels. Make sure heading levels are indicated in the manuscript text, like 1, 1.1, 1.1.1….

Font: Use “Times New Roman” as the font style and size of body text should be 12pt, and size of first, second and third level should be bold 14, 13 and 12, respectively.

Language: The language of the manuscript must be English (American or British style is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

Abbreviations: Abbreviations must be defined upon first appearance in the text.

Tables and Figures: Tables and figures (up-to 6) should be numbered serially (as 1, 2, 3…). The legends to all the illustrations should be prepared on one separate sheet attached after manuscript and before tables and figures.

 Section B: Guidelines about Manuscript Organization

Title Page: The following elements must be included:

  • Title: Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae, where possible.
  • Author names and Affiliation(s): Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all the names are accurately spelled.
  • Name, address, telephone (fax, if any) numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract as one paragraph is required. The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Article should be divided into introduction, objectives, material and methods, results, and conclusions of the study.

Key Words: To identify the subject under which the article may be indexed, 4 to 5 keywords should be provided.

Introduction: Clearly state the basis of your study along with background information and a statement of purpose. The introduction must emphasize the significance of the research, and how the research being undertaken is different from the pre-existing work, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Present the critical review of the relevant studies and properly identify the research gap that is being filled by your study. Properly give a theoretical ground on which your present study is based.

Material and Methods: Include a clear and concise description of the study design, experiment, material, and methods including statistical analysis. Methods that are already published may however, be summarized, with due reference. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.

Results and Discussion: Results should be clear and concise. Data listed in tables should not be listed/phrased in the results; instead, refer to the table. Interpret and discuss the results of the study and its implications and explore the significance of the work.

Conclusion(s): A brief paragraph (5-6) lines to conclude the results of study may be included.

References: The use of EndNote is encouraged for reference management, but this is not necessarily mandatory. Use “Harvard” style for references.

Note: You can download these instructions in PDF format.