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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
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Author Guidelines


RADS Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences publishes research work that facilitates scientific knowledge in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The aim of the journal is to publish new, contemporary, and quality research, including conceptual and empirical research papers.

Copyright: Submitting the manuscript to Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences means that the work has not been published before in any other journal, printed or online (except in the form of an abstract or an academic thesis), and it is also not in any way under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Waiver Policy: Submission and publication of manuscript is free of cost. There are no article processing and article submission charges.

 Organization and style of Manuscripts

Manuscript should be typed in MS Word, should be double spaced throughout, and print on one side of the A-4 size paper with clear margins on the both sides. Tables as well as illustrations should be typed and drawn on separate paper. Only black & white photo graphs can be submitted because the layout of the journal supports only black and white color.

 Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will accept

  1. Guests Editorials on important subjects of current interest.
  2. Original papers / articles.
  3. Review articles.
  4. Short Communications
  5. Letters to the Editor.

The manuscript except short communication & Guest Editorials should contain the following:

  1. Title page:

The complete title of the manuscript, the name of all the authors with their affiliation addresses, for correspondence make sure that along with e-mail address and the complete postal address of anyone author, his/her telephone number (with country and area code) must also be written.

  1. Abstract:

All original articles must be accompanied by an

abstract that should be 100 – 200 words in length. It should state purpose of the study, methodology employed, main outcome measures, results & conclusions.

  1. Key Words:

Below the abstract give few keywords not more than five.

  1. Text:

It should include Introduction, Materials and

Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.

  1. Tables:

Should be separate from the text, numbered

consecutively in Roman numerals and with

explanatory caption.

  1. Figures:

It should also be separate from the text, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and with explanatory caption.

  1. Acknowledgement:

If desired, it should be included after the discussion and conclusion and before references.

  1. References:

References should be in Vancouver style and

numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. The reference should provide the following information: Author’s name with initials, year of the publication, full title of the cited article, name of the journal inwhich the article appeared (in abbreviated form), journal’s volume number and finally first and the last page number such as: Devi KV, Pai RS. Antiretrovirals: Need for an Effective Drug Delivery. Indian J. Pharm. Sci; 2006:68:1-6.

The manuscript should be accompanied by a

Covering letter signed by corresponding authors.

Plagiarism policy: Manuscripts should be check for plagiarism before submission and not more than 19% of plagiarized matter should be present. The editorial body also scrutinizes the manuscripts for plagiarism and if found more than 19%, the respective authors are informed and required to modify the content of the manuscript. 

 Peer Review: All manuscripts are subject to double-blind system for peer-review; the reviewer(s) identities remain anonymous to authors. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; one is an editorial board member and the other two are external reviewers. The review process may take 12 days. Decisions will be made as fast as possible, and reviewer(s) comments sent to the author immediately.