International Journal of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biological Sciences (IJPCBS) is an open access peer-reviewed online international journal published quarterly. IJPCBS aims primarily to promote prompt publication of Research articles, Review articles, Mini-reviews and Short communications in all fields of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biological Sciences.
Submission of Manuscript
Manuscripts should be submitted to Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biological Sciences as an E-mail attachment to: [email protected]. Manuscript is sent for review to the reviewers based on the topic of research. After the review, the necessary changes and comments on the manuscript were sent to the author within a week from the date of submission. Confirmation of acceptance will be given once the author satisfies the comments and comply with the changes suggested. Confirmation about the acceptance of the manuscript will be sent to e-mail address of the corresponding author.
Manuscripts should be typewritten in double spaced in A4 sized sheets with a 1.2 inch margin on all sides. The manuscript shall be prepared in Times New Roman font using a font size of 12. Title shall be in a font size 14. All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 12, bold face capitals. Subtitles in each section shall be in font size 12, bold face lower case followed by a colon. The pages shall be numbered consecutively with a numbers, beginning with title page, ending with the last page of figure legends.
The content of the manuscript shall be organized in the following sequence and shall start on separate pages: Title page (including names and addresses of the authors, e-mail of corresponding author), abstract (including at least 4 key words), text (consisting of introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion and acknowledgements), references, tables and figures.
Article processing charges (APC):
Average Article prorcessing time (APT) is 55 days
Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process):
International Journal of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biological Sciences is participating in the Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) with an additional prepayment of $99 apart from the regular article processing fee. Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process is a special service for the article that enables it to get a faster response in the pre-review stage from the handling editor as well as a review from the reviewer. An author can get a faster response of pre-review maximum in 3 days since submission, and a review process by the reviewer maximum in 5 days, followed by revision/publication in 2 days. If the article gets notified for revision by the handling editor, then it will take another 5 days for external review by the previous reviewer or alternative reviewer.
Acceptance of manuscripts is driven entirely by handling editorial team considerations and independent peer-review, ensuring the highest standards are maintained no matter the route to regular peer-reviewed publication or a fast editorial review process. The handling editor and the article contributor are responsible for adhering to scientific standards. The article FEE-Review process of $99 will not be refunded even if the article is rejected or withdrawn for publication.
The corresponding author or institution/organization is responsible for making the manuscript FEE-Review Process payment. The additional FEE-Review Process payment covers the fast review processing and quick editorial decisions, and regular article publication covers the preparation in various formats for online publication, securing full-text inclusion in a number of permanent archives like HTML, XML, and PDF, and feeding to different indexing agencies.
All animal experimental procedures followed must be approved by appropriate ethical committee.
Research articles are considered for publication provided that the results of the significant portion of the research work is not published anywhere in any form either electronic or print.
Title page should contain a clear and concise title of article, names and addresses of the authors, e-mail and contact details of the corresponding author. Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames. The corresponding author should include an asterisk* at the end of the name.
Abstract should start on a new page after the title page, should not more than 250 words and describe the essential aspects of the investigation. No references should be cited in the abstract.
Keywords reflecting the major features of the work should be inserted and not more than five.
Introduction should be brief, indicates the state of the art of the topic, background information and significance of the study by considering the relevant literature.
Materials and Methods
Materials and methods should be written clearly and in such detail that the work can be repeated by others. The research design, subjects, materials used, analytical methods, experimental methods, statistical methods and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented. In animal experimentation, ethical guidelines shall be followed.
Results and Discussion
All data acquired from research and results based on experimental methods must be included. Discussion should relate the results to current investigation must be presented.
Major findings of the study, their importance and relevance shall be summarized.
Acknowledgements if any should be included supporting industries, financial grants and so forth may be included.
References should appear on a separate page. The references should be cited at the end of the manuscript in the order of their appearance in the text. References of journal articles, books, chapters in book etc. should be cited as follows:
Eg:- Zhou Q and Gallo JM. Quantification of sunitinib in mouse plasma, brain tumor and normal brain using liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry and pharmacokinetic application. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2010;51(4):958-964.
Eg:- Mandell GL and Petri WA. Antimicrobial agents: penicillins, cephalosporins, and other ß-lactam antibiotics. In Goodman and Gilman`s. The pharmacological basis of therapeutics, Edited by Hardman JG and Limbird LE. McGraw-Hill, New York. 1996;9th Edn:1073-1101.
Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included at the end of the manuscript on separate pages, indexed as Table 1 and Figure 1. Each table should have a short, descriptive title and numbered in the order cited in the text. Only MS word table format should be used for preparing tables. Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted on word. Photos or drawings must have a good contrast of dark and light. Legends of figures should be brief, but complete and self explanatory.
Review articles should include the extensive data collections with illustrative tables and diagrams. It describes recent advances in pharmaceutical and chemical sciences. Authors should include abstract for the review articles also.
Short communications are the one that should present new important findings in a brief form.